As the week draws close to the festive season, many people, looking for that perfect gift for this Christmas? In this article we feature 5 of these great ideas for yourself or your partner. Packed with features and value, these are deserving gifts for every aspiring cyclist.
6D ATB-1T Trail Helmet
Head protection is one very important aspect all riders should take never take for granted, and we feature the 6D ATB-1T Trail helmet. Packed with advanced safety features, including the foam shell of the helmet, essentially two separate and thinner foam shells held together by twenty-seven red coloured rubber dampers, is 6D's patented Omni-Directional Suspension Technology, or ODS for short, it is actually two separate EPS liners that are separated by special elastic isolation dampers which offers a three-dimensional displacement of the inner liner upon any impact. This simply means that it uncouples the force of the impact at the helmet's outer shell away from the rider's head, significantly reducing any linear accelerations and mitigates angular acceleration forces to the head and this helmet also features progressive 'ride-down' for any low, medium and high velocity impacts that may happen, for much more superior safety performance, and when the impact load is removed, the inner EPS liner will automatically re-center itself again. The 6D ATB-1T helmet is available at Wheels and Cycle. Check out the full review here.
Universal Bike Binder
The most integral part of affixing your phone onto the handlebars, well designed phone mounts allow connected cyclists to stay connected, whether it is to record that epic ride on Strava, view ride metrics or for commuters following Google Map directions heading to work, the phone mount keeps your phone safe where it should be, on the handlebars. The Universal Bike Binder allows cyclist to fit any phones they own, regardless of size due to the high grade, elastic silicon material. Better than changing phone covers with built in mounts, the bike binder adapts itself to your phone. Designed to be intuitive to use, they should be your phone’s best partner on the bike. The universal bike binder is available at Wheels and Cycle as well as on the Togoparts Estore.
EPIC-id Emergency Tag
Reviewed previously in Jul earlier this year, the Epic ID is the answer to having your personal medical history and emergency contact information and details on your wrist, in the moments you hope never to make use of. Featuring a sleek silicone strap and designed to withstand corrosive liquids such as sea water, the emergency data can be retrieved from the USB drive for medical first responders and medical staff to access the information, to better make an informed decision on the best possible treatment to save your life. Designed with ease of use and unobtrusive on the wrist, the Epic ID is an insurance to a life saver, an insurance that we all hope not to make use of, but definitely a very important part of accidents, should they happen. The Epic-ID is available at Wheels and Cycle. Check out the full review here.
Ragley Marley Hardtail Bike 2017
The 2017 Marley is a great value bike that is trail friendly and yet designed with all mountain capabilities. Building on the success of the award winning 2016 Marley, the 2017 Marley features a 44/56mm tapered headtube and the frame is made from custom butted 6061-T6 Heat treated aluminium. With the lightweight frame and updated trail geometry designed ride like a full suspension bike without the rear sag, the 2017 Marley is the hard tail choice for riders wanting control and stability at high and low speeds, riding stiffer yet not sacrificing comfort with the supple frame. Featuring a SR Suntour fork with Upgraded Raidon 130mm Travel and Circus Monkey 27.5" fitted with Schwalbe Nobby Nic 27.5 " x 2.25" tires, the 2017 Marley brings back the fun, ride quality and handling of a hard-tail. Distributed by Willow Bike.Art.Cafe, the 2017 Ragley Marley Hardtail is now available for purchase.