Wahoo Element Mini (€90)
Bank account feeling sore after a festive splurge? Best not spend hundreds on a new bike computer, then.
Grab the Element Mini from Wahoo instead and you'll get Bluetooth, ANT+ and a speed sensor - all with change from £100. Yes, there's no GPS, but you can probably pick up a decent map book from the pound shop - or connect your phone for ride tracking and sharing. Bargain.
Cinelli Cyclops Bar Tape (£30)
Buying your buddy a new bike might be beyond your budget, but this Ana Benaroya-designed tape will do plenty to spruce up their bars.
Combining Cinelli’s famous tape-tech and grippy comfort with limited edition visuals, the Cyclops design is eye-deal for fans of bikes, biology and all things grippy. Even better, the red ribbon wrap will definitely distinguish their set o’ wheels from the crop of identikit carbon cycles cruising the tarmac.
Fifty Bicycles That Changed The World (£13)
A tome that ought to grace any bike-lover’s coffee table, this book from the Design Museum takes the reader through the most important and innovative bicycles in history, from way back when penny-farthing pedallers cruised the cobbles to the latest Pinarello ridden by the Sky team.
Plume Mudguard (£28)
Drop your fair-weather friend’s excuses in a puddle with this saddle splashguard: a thermoplastic and stainless steel combo of super-lightweight style and supreme splatter protection, this is one mudguard that won’t compromise on cycling street cred.
Plume’s seat stem strap-on gives 78mm of water-blocking width when extended, and recoils into a neat reflective package when the sun reappears.
Vulpine MEN'S MERINO SOFTSHELL CYCLING BLAZER (£290)
Save on taxi fares by cycling to the party with this multi-functional blazer from Vulpine. Smart enough to get you past the bouncers, a breathable outer softshell and a fast-drying, odour-fighting Merino wool lining mean it'll also do the duty when you’re pedalling through town with a six-pack in your panniers.
Once you’re dancing, a subtle reflective strip on the rear is all that’ll give your do-it-all dress code away.
PDW The Bird Cage (US$18)
Rather than lopping an inch or two of the drops, a new bottle holder is a 5-minute upgrade that can make your bike feel light(er) and new(er).
There are thousands on offer, but we particularly like this nifty bird-shaped cage - perfect for when you need a swift swallow.