2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets for your cycling geek

10 great cycing gadgets even James Bond would love

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2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Cyclists are inherently gadget geeks, fully capable of boring friends while arguing the finer points of minor bicycle componentry. To help them explore new topics of gadget geek’dome, here are 10 great gifts that even James Bond would love to find under the tree.

Dynaplug Micro Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit

Dynaplug Micro Pro Tubeless Tire Repair Kit

The Micro Pro from Dynaplug contains a sleek tubeless tire repair kit that can quickly plug a hole that’s too large for sealant to repair. While initial cost for the Pro kit is relatively high, replacement plugs are $10 for a set of 5 — or just $2.50 a flat. And from personal experience, they’ve saved us from long walks out of the woods — and are a must on race day. As an added bonus, the tools are made in the USA. To learn more check out our review and video here. Price is $55 | More info at www.dynaplug.com

Industry Nine Matchsticks

Industry Nine Matchsticks

We love heading out for a ride without wearing a hydration pack, which is why we dig the new Matchsticks from Industry Nine. Available as a replacement front, rear, or axle set, the Matchstick allow you to carry several tool bits and a spare chain link in the hollow space inside your axle. The axle handle doubles as both a chain tool and a spoke wrench. Price: $215 | More info at www.industrynine.net

PowerTap Joule GPS Plus

PowerTap Joule GPS Plus

For the data hungry cyclist there’s no better product than a high end cycling computer. The updated Joule GPS+ from PowerTap is arguably one of the most powerful on the market. It can pair with any heart rate strap or speed/cadence sensor via ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart, and the display can be customized with over 50 individual metrics. Price: $250-330 | More info at www.powertap.com

Rotor INpower Power Meter

Rotor INpower Power Meter

While most mountain bikers aren’t overly concerned about power output, being able to parse ride data allows you to more effectively train and provides objective measurement for testing things like different suspension settings or tire pressure. What makes the Rotor INpower unique is how it is integrated in the crank arm spindle. This keeps it protected from the elements and doesn’t affect the bikes aesthetics. To learn more check out our First Look here. Price: $780 | More info at inpower.rotorbike.com

Specialized Top Cap Chain Tool

Specialized Top Cap Chain Tool

While carrying a multi-tool with a built-in chain tool might be more practical, it won’t make you feel like the world’s most famous secret agent. The Specialized Top Cap Chain Tool allows you to channel your inner 007 by hiding an emergency chain tool under your top cap. It’s compatible with modern 11 speed chains and only ads 25 grams. Price: $30 | More info at www.specialized.com

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