Christmas is creeping closer. Over the past year we’ve kept you up-to-date with all of the latest and greatest releases from the industry’s biggest brands and most promising up-and-comers. As a celebration of the past year, we’ve collected together a selection of five products that represent just some ideas for stocking fillers, secret santas and last-minute gifts.
1. Pro Cycling Trumps
Christmas is undoubtedly a time for playing games with family and friends, and what better past time could there be than a cycling version of the classic top trumps card game? Pro Cycling Trumps has a similar format to the traditional top trumps card, and features icons such as Gino Bartali, Chris Boardman and Sean Kelly amongst its vast ranks. Expansion packs include a 2017 edition, Track, Climbs and various women’s specific editions.
De-cluttering is never a bad thing, and finding somewhere to securely store cycling helmets can be a chore for any avid cyclist. It was with this in mind that inventor Timothy Mccrea created the Helmetor unit. The device secures to any surface and is designed to hold practically any helmet on the market. Helmetor’s two flexible arms slot into the air holes on the helmet to clasp the helmet, which can be removed by simply bending the arms. Look out for a full feature on Helmetor in the next print edition of BikeBiz.
3. Muc-Off Amino Recovery Balm
The Amino Recovery Balm is a key creation in Muc-Off’s range of rider-focussed products. The balm is specifically designed to aide riders when in retaining and competition, the muscle cell volume declines and muscle degradation occurs, this can lead to intense muscle pains. The glutamine in the balm is said to increase glycogen storage and hydrates muscle cells. This is claimed to increase protein synthesis and energy metabolism, which in turn helps improve the body’s regeneration process.
4. Knog PWR Road
Knog recently dropped the hugely popular PWR range, built around the concept of a modular portable battery, to which users can attach a range of lighting configurations, or even use with a mounted camera. According to Knog, a wider range of attachments and power banks of varying sizes are in the process of being released. The PWR Road features 450 lumens, and can also be used as a power bank. Various modes can be utilised via an accompanying smart phone app.
5. Caps not hats
Every shop has its own branded cycling cap, yes? OK, not all do, but they're steady sellers and iconic shops can spread their brand far and wide with the right designs. Take, for example, the the Look Mum No Hands cap. A core mainstay of the brand’s range is the Banana Cap. It’s one size fits all, and features a ‘loud banana’ print. Got a shop cap? Tweet your pix to @bikebizonline and we'll retweet them out there!