If your special someone likes the road less traveled, then these great gifts for bikepackers and gravel grinders are sure to please. We’ve rounded up gifts that will satisfy wanderlust without breaking the bank. Check out these gifts for gravel cyclists and bikepackers.
NINER RLT 9 STEEL RIVAL 1x
The road less traveled is being ridden more thanks to gravel bikes. The gravel bike category continues to grow in popularity and many new bikes are coming out that make gravel riding a blast. This Jenson USA Exclusive build comes expertly spec’d with a SRAM Rival 1 1×11-speed drivetrain. This drivetrain performs excellently in a wide variety of terrain and comes with a cassette that has an ultra-wide 11-42T gear range. SRAM Rival hydraulic disc brakes provide excellent stopping power so you can descend with confidence. DT Swiss rims are paired with Kenda Alluvium tires that can be set up tubeless for a smoother ride, better traction, and fewer flats.
MSR WINDPRO 2 STOVE
While out on a bikepacking trip or camping trip, you might get hungry. However, eating an energy bar might not be satisfying enough. The MSR Windpro 2 Stove is a camp stove that combines the stability and wind protection of a remote-burner design with the convenience of canister fuel. The Windpro 2 is capable of running on liquid-feed direct from the canister which lets you run the stove in the traditional upright mode for optimal efficiency and flame control or, with a simple twist, invert the canister on the included stand to deliver liquid gas directly to the burner. This is perfect for cold weather and low-fuel performance. It includes a windscreen, heat reflector, canister stand, instructions, and a stuff sack.
ORTLIEB BIKEPACKING PARTIAL FRAME-PACK
This Ortlieb Bikepacking Toptube Pack is a partial frame bag that fits inside the main triangle of your bike so you can store all your riding essentials. It’s waterproof and attaches underneath your top tube and to the seat tube with Velcro straps. This bag is perfect for storing extra clothes, snacks, tubes, a pump, or anything you need to bring along while still leaving room in the main frame for water bottles.
SALSA ANYTHING CAGE HD
Whether you are touring, bikepacking, or just out exploring, the Anything Cage adds new capabilities to your bicycle. Carry lightweight roundish objects such as Nalgene bottles, small dry bags, and ultralight sleeping pads and shelters. Mounts to water bottle cage mounts on frames and fork lets with a three-bolt pattern.
WTB VENTURE TIRE
When you’re riding offroad, the type of tires you use on your bike have a significant impact on your performance and ride quality. The WTB Venture 700C Tire delivers optimal performance across the widest range of conditions. It is designed with elevated centerline ridges that provide excellent climbing traction and two rows of outer knobs that provide confident cornering capabilities. This tire will be the tire of choice when you’re out riding the gravel or going on an adventure.
TUBOLITO TUBO CX/GRAVEL TUBE
The Tubolito Tubo CX/Gravel Tube is twice as robust as standard tubes, which adds to its durability and puncture protection. Due to its low weight of 54g (30mm), it guarantees a lightweight set up that’ll have you enjoying your rides with fewer worries in mind.
PNW RAINIER GEN 3 27.2 DROPPER POST
Dropper posts have revolutionized the way people ride their bikes. They aren’t just for mountain bikes anymore, with a wide variety of dropper posts working with gravel and cyclocross bikes. The PNW Rainier Gen 3 27.2mm Dropper Post is a lightweight dropper post that has infinite height adjustment. It is routed internally and features a dual-bolt micro-adjust head so you can dial in the perfect saddle angle.
Red Shift ShockStop Stem
Gravel racing can be brutal. High-frequency vibrations can wear riders down. This is why some frame manufacturers have started adding suspension systems to their gravel rigs. Red Shift’s ShockStop stem is a great way to add comfort without investing in a new bike. The ShockStop pivots on elastomers that can be tuned to rider weight. It offers up to 20mm travel — just enough to keep you fresh and focused.
SOCKGUY CAMPER WOOL CYCLING SOCKS
With a classic design that serves well on winter rides, the Camper Wool by Sockguy is warm and comfortable, without making you stuffy or sweaty. It’s comprised of 75% TurboWool, a great blend of polyprophylene and Merino wool, giving you five times the strength of Merino wool, with the added benefit of being shrink and itch resistant. The Camper wicks away sweat and keeps your feet ventilated while still providing excellent warmth.
VITTORIA TERRENO ZERO G2.0 TIRE
Terrain isn’t always so nice to riders, but there are occasions when the conditions are perfect and the ride is simple. When you’re riding on hardpack and pavement, you don’t need all the knobs that you would normally need when you’re riding in rougher terrain. The Vittoria Terreno Zero G2.0 Tire is a gravel tire that is great for riding on the pavement and hardpack dirt. It features a smooth center tread that reduces the rolling resistance and side tread scales that grip well when braking and cornering in the dirt. It is built with a Graphene 2.0 compound that performs well and the 3C compound in the tread increases the wear life.
SHIMANO SH-RX800 GRAVEL SHOE
When you’re in a race, you need every advantage you can get. Everything down to your shoes will have an impact on your performance. The Shimano SH-RX800 Shoes are featherweight gravel racing shoes that have a super stiff and light carbon composite sole. They are system-engineered with SPD pedals for max pedaling efficiency and stability and they have abrasion-resistant TPU lugs that grip well off the bike. The surround upper pattern provides the perfect balance of holding power and absolute all-day comfort and the Boa IP1 with dual micro-adjustment function lets you dial in the perfect fit.
Entry into a Ramble Ride Event
Are you searching for your next adventure but aren’t quite ready to take on a self-supported bikepacking trip? Ramble Rides are a fun, inclusive, and safe gateway to bikepacking. Think of a Ramble as “bikepacking light” with your soon-to-be friends. For 2021, the Rambles are taking extra precautions to make sure everyone has fun while remaining safe, healthy, and appropriately distanced. The routes will take riders through some of the most stunning terrain in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. The Rambles are fully catered and partially supported, meaning riders are expected to carry everything they need for a long day on the bike, with the option of leaving casual clothing and camp gear with the support crew. The curated routes lead riders through remote forest roads with plenty of aid stations along the way. The scenery is stunning, but the real treats are the new friendships you will forge along the way.
More Info: ramblerides.com
Price: Varies — early bird discounts available