8 Holiday gift for bicycles

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From sleek cycling helmets and indoor training centers to roadside repair kits, these 8 gifts for bikes are a priority for safety, recreation, training and more.

In the last few years, cycling has taken off around the U.S. as more people continue to cycle to work, drive around town, and more. Needless to say, cycling for pleasure or exercise is a popular activity for many and there are many cycling facilities to add to the overall experience. Below, we’ve unveiled eight gifts for bikes to take bike rides to the next level. Be sure to check out TechRepublic’s holiday gift guides.

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The SENA RI is a bicycle helmet for the time of the smart device. The Bluetooth-enabled helmet with pairs of audio speakers with a rider smartphone allows them to listen to music and podcasts on the open road and more. The helmet also throws a microphone for hands-free calling capabilities and mutes to help reduce background distractions during conversations. Up to four cyclists can communicate over short distances using the group intercom feature and FM radio integration allows those less likely to speak into their favorite local stations.

$ 129 at Amazon

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Indoor bicycle trains are a popular cycling facility for year-round athletes. This Sportneer model is compatible with a wide range of bike models and uses six protective settings to keep in-house training regimes up to date. Five rubberized nonslip parts on the bottom hold the unit firmly in place during operation and an easy-to-use bicycle spreader makes cinch fitted and attached.

$ 150 at Amazon

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Dedicated heart rate monitors are a great way to monitor fitness measurements and measure cycling levels. This Bluetooth-enabled Wahoo model integrates with compatible devices to provide work-out details such as heart rate, calories burned, and more. The monitor also works with many popular fitness apps including Zwift, Runkeeper, Runtastic, Peloton, and others, depending on the manufacturer.

$ 80 at Amazon

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In the age of smart device, many individuals prefer to carry their phones with them on bike rides. Unfortunately, most stock bikes come without onboard cargo rations. With a nylon strap and adjustable buckle, this Topeak unit securely attaches to a wide range of seat models to store personal items. The exterior is waterproof and has a reflective strip behind it to increase visibility on the roads.

$ 24 at Amazon

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Whether it’s a steep ride around the block or hard work at a distance, flat tires and mechanical issues happen. This accessory acts as an all-in-one emergency device for common bike repairs. The unit includes a multifunction multitool, tube repair kit, tension levers, bicycle pump, and more. Two layers hold the model in place across the frame or individuals can store the accessory in their backpack during trips for peace of mind.

$ 27 at Amazon

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Bicycle lights are a great gift for cyclists who regularly ride on heavily trafficked roads. This rear bike light casts many light modes in addition to brake light and turn signals. Riders control the lighting options and turn signals through a small hand-held device. The model is recyclable via USB and has an IPX4 waterproof rating for added durability.

$ 35 at Amazon

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While taillight is a great way to increase posterior visibility for approaching vehicles, a front headlight is also a bike; especially for cyclists who prefer night trips. This Vont model emits 120 lumens to illuminate the road ahead and uses an adjustable mount to attach it to the handlebars. As an added bonus, this model also comes with an advanced view for panoramic visibility.

$ 16 at Amazon

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Bike ride fair is a popular bike accessory. Instead of constantly standing and changing a smartphone to change routes or answer phone calls, bikes allow cyclists to hold their phone front and center across the handlebars. This allows riders to easily move to the next step or answer an incoming call with minimal drag or reset.

$ 19 at Amazon

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