Holiday Gift Guide for the Gravel Cyclist
The holidays are just around the corner and Shimano, PRO, and Lazer have the hottest new components and equipment for all the gravel cyclists in your life. Get your gravel friends and family something they actually want this year like slick new RX8 race shoes or the do-it-all Lazer Century helmet. Go big with Shimano GRX gravel components or keep it small with PRO’s handy 22-function Mini Tool. However big or small you want to go this gift-giving season, Shimano, PRO, and Lazer have something perfect for you.
Shimano RX8 and RX8W Gravel Race Shoe
Give your gravel friends the gift of comfort and speed this season with Shimano’s featherweight RX8 and RX8W (women’s specific) gravel shoes. Blending the top performance features of Shimano’s mountain bike and road racing footwear, the RX8 shoes deliver a lightweight, stiff, and walkable shoe. The super stiff carbon outsole enhances pedaling efficiency while the shoe’s minimal TPU lugs, micro toe armor, and an anti-slip pad increase walkability and protection. With a glove-like fit, the RX8 shoes are constructed from a one-piece synthetic leather upper design with perforated ventilation and BOA dual micro adjustment dial.
PRO Discover Gravel Frame Bag
Expand riding adventures with PRO’s lineup of robust and intuitive gravel bags. The Discover Frame Bag boasts a waterproof construction, easy adjustable straps, and reflective details for added visibility out on the road. It’s the perfect size for storing extra snacks, tools, or spare gear for long days of exploring wild terrain. The bag easily attaches to the bike’s top tube and down tube, keeping it securing in place even over rugged and bumpy roads. Two internal compartments keep all your gear securely tucked away and organized while keeping it easy to access while riding.
Shimano GRX Gravel and Cyclocross Component Group
Give the gift of exploration this holiday season with Shimano’s new GRX gravel component line. Built to enable riders to explore beyond normal riding possibilities, Shimano GRX delivers premium performance and versatility for any adventure. Offering both 1x11 and 2x11 drivetrain options with both mechanical and Di2 electronic shifting options, GRX allows riders to tailor their mixed surface riding experience just for them. Further expanding its versatility, the new group also features gravel-tuned gearing ratios, custom ergonomics, dropper post integration, and gravel specific GRX wheels with wider rim profiles.
Lazer Century MIPS
Lazer’s Century MIPS is your do-it-all helmet for gravel riding and racing. It features an integrated LED light in the back of the helmet that boosts visibility for those early morning training rides or evening adventures. The Century MIPS also includes Lazer’s Twist Cap technology, which quickly transitions the helmet’s ventilation system from fully open to shut with a simple twist of the hand. In the open position, this system directs airflow through the helmet to keep riders cool on hot gravel rides. Flip the Twist Cap to the closed position when temperatures are cooler or when aerodynamics matter most.
PRO Stealth Offroad Saddle
With added durability and extra comfort, the new Stealth Offroad Saddle delivers PRO’s signature elite-level snub-nose saddle performance to mountain bikers and gravel riders. The saddle’s wide nose is constructed of super light, dual-density EVA padding, which provides the ideal mix of support and comfort for rough roads and bumpy trails. And to boost comfort, the back of the saddle offers a wider anatomic sitting area that helps relieve pressure on the sit bones. Designed with durability in mind, the PRO Stealth Offroad saddle utilizes stainless steel seat rails to withstand the rigors of technical gravel and modern trail riding.
PRO Mini Tool 22 Functions
PRO’s most comprehensive multi-tool delivers 22 essential functions for tackling nearly any mechanical issue out on the road. For gravel cyclists that venture out on remote roads, the Mini Tool 22 is a vital component for self-reliance and safety. Packed with functions and features, the Mini Tool 22 is made up of two pieces that slide apart for easy access to each tool. One half of the multi-tool includes essential hex, Torx, and Phillips-head bits while the other half includes a tire lever, chaintool and chain holder, brake pad spreader, and 7, 8, 9, and 10 mm wrenches.