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Five Father’s Day gift ideas for cyclists under $50

Because Dad already has enough neckties and BBQ tools

Buying a Father’s Day gift for dad can be a headache. Rather than giving him a cliché gift such as a new set of BBQ tools or an ugly necktie, try impressing him with one of the following items. Even if you don’t know anything about bikes, you’re almost guaranteed to hit a home run with one of these great gifts.

Maxima SC1 Clear Coat

Maxima SC1 Cleaner

Maxima bills their SC1 cleaner as being a “new bike in a can” and we tend to agree. If you follow the simple instructions, it will leave your bike’s paint gleaming and help prevent future mud accumulation. It also works great on motorcycles and car interiors. Price $10 | More info at

Paul Bottle Opener and Disc Truing Tool

Paul Bottle Opener and Disc Truing Tool

There must be a dozen different ways to open a bottle with your bicycle, but we still love bottle openers. Especially when they’re combined with a handy tool, like a disc truing slot. We’ve been using this one by Paul Components for years. It’s made in Chico, California, and is available in a variety of colors. Price $20 | More info at

Road ID

Road ID

The Road ID is a small customizable metal ID tag that lists your name, medical conditions, contact information, and more. This information could prove invaluable in the case of an accident, although we hope that you’ll never have to “use” it. Price $20 | More info at

Specialized Zee Cage 2 with Tools

Specialized Zee Cage with Tool

Considering how simple a water bottle cages is, you’d be surprised to learn they’re not all created equal. We’ve found this side loading model from Specialized works well both on and off road, and love that it includes a cleverly mounted multi tool. Price $60 | More info at

Spurcycle Bell

Spurcycle Bell

If you ride busy trails, having a bell on your bars is a must. Our favorite is this beautifully designed model from Spurcycle, which also happens to be manufactured right here in the United States. Price: $50 | More info at

About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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