Looking for the ultimate gift for your loved ones? Then check out our Christmas special: we present 9 products that will fill any biker’s Christmas with joy. Or, forget about charity and give yourself a treat this year.

If you’re still looking for surprises for your bike-mad partner or friends, here are a few cool products to score points under the Christmas tree.

CAMELBAK Chase Bike Vest hydration pack

Santa has a heavy enough load to carry, so he’ll be grateful for the 285g Chase hydration pack. More of a second skin than a backpack, the Chase Bike Vest is designed for those who want to carry a minimal amount of gear without sacrificing hydration or performance. With a 2.5 L capacity, the Bike Vest offers countless options on the front and rear to store and easily access your phone, tools and other essential gear. Good cooling is provided by the 3D Vent mesh, while the CRUX water bladder has a volume of 1.5 L. All in all, a well-conceived minimalist vest with a low weight, comfortable fit and many thoughtful details.

€ 99.99 €
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Diamant 137 gravel cruiser

With 137 years of history, Diamant aren’t just almost as old as Santa Claus, but also at least as steeped in tradition… at least among bike enthusiasts. What’s special about the Diamant 137? The times when you needed 2 or more bikes in the basement are a thing of the past. The Diamant 137 can do everything a normal city bike can do, just better and faster. It comes as a fully-equipped, everyday gravel cruiser with practical features like a rack, mudguards, lights and a dynamo, packed in a gravel-suited aluminium guise. Whether you use the bike to get around, to have fun with, or both, it doesn’t matter with the Diamant 137. It can do that and much more. The oxide green metallic finish will perfectly match the Christmas tree in the living room.

€ 2,049.00
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Velocio Alpha Merino Air jacket

This ultra-light and stylish jacket is a must-have for under the Christmas tree. The Alpha Merino Air offers the best warmth-to-weight ratio in Velocio’s range. It provides the warmth of a heavy winter softshell but weighs the same as a long-sleeved jersey. This is made possible thanks to the latest version of Polartec’s well-known Alpha insulation. In addition, merino wool is incorporated on the sleeves, front and collar. On the outside, Pertex Quantum Air fabric forms an ultra-light wind- and water-resistant barrier that is also breathable. Thoughtful details and an optimal fit make the jacket a pleasure to wear even on cold winter days. If you want it all to yourself, Velocio are raffling off the Alpha Merino Air Jacket to GRAN FONDO readers here. The closing date for entries is 21.12.2021.

€ 229.00
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Hayes Reynolds Blacklabel ATR wheelset

If you want to make a gravel fan in your circle of friends happy for Christmas, you should go for the Reynolds Blacklabel ATR 700C wheels. The wheels feature 32 mm wide carbon rims and weigh just 1,526 g. The 23 mm inner width can easily accommodate large-volume gravel tires, which can be set up tubeless thanks to the pre-installed rim tape. Don’t forget to install the included tubeless valves beforehand! The rear hub is available with a SRAM or Shimano freehub body, which has 3-pawls with a 6° engagement angle. If something does break, Reynolds offer a lifetime warranty. We think this is a well-rounded product that will put a smile on the face of every gravel rider.

€ 2,300.00
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Supernova M99 DY PRO

Christmas is the festival of lights and what could be more natural than a gift that illuminates your loved ones’ dark season? With the Supernova M99 DY PRO, Supernova herald a new era of dynamo lighting. The dynamo-powered LED headlight has a high beam, StVZO approval, and can put out more than 1,000 lumens and 200 lux in high beam with its matrix of 11 LEDs and new control electronics. This makes rapid descents and winding roads a pleasure to ride. For the first time, brightness increases without any limit the faster you go. During the day, a light sensor automatically switches to an energy-saving 1 W daytime running mode, though when driving through tunnels or other dark spaces, the 700-lumen low beam is activated immediately. The fact that the M99 DY PRO headlight is climate-neutral in addition to all these technical accomplishments makes justifying this gift even easier.

€ 325.00
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FIDLOCK TWIST Bottle 800 + Bike Base

You can only survive hours of touring if you have enough to drink. Santa Claus knows this too, which is why FIDLOCK now offer the TWIST Bottle with an 800 ml capacity just in time for Advent. The FIDLOCK team has been producing these unique magnetic-mechanical closure systems for 5 years, creating a secure, modular and intuitive solution. The TWIST system replaces your bottle cage and is replaced by the flat Bike Base. A simple twist releases the bottle and when you put it back again, the magnets snap it back together and hold the bottle securely to the bike, even on the roughest surfaces. The TWIST Bottle 800 is compatible with all TWIST Bases. Now you just have to decide how long the route is and how thirsty you are, because the TWIST Bottles are available with capacities of 800 ml, 600 ml, 590 ml and 450 ml.

€ 39.99
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MET Estro MIPS helmet

The MET Estro MIPS doesn’t just look great under the tree, but also stylish on the head! Moreover, the road helmet with its 26 vent holes will make any Swiss cheese turn green with envy. This makes it the perfect companion to keep a cool head on sunny winter days. The vents are positioned in such a way that you’ll be able to fit a pair of glasses perfectly inside without causing any pressure points. Despite the many holes, it’s a safety-conscious companion thanks to the patented MIPS system. The helmet is available in 3 sizes and the fit can be adjusted both vertically and circumferentially with a 360° headband. In size M the helmet weighs just 270 g. If the Christmas-tree-bauble-red helmet is too flashy for you, it’s also available in 5 other colours.

€ 130 | £ 120 | US$ 159
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Brooks Scape Feed Pouch

The Brooks Scape Feed Pouch is a practical storage option and a must-have gift for all bikepacking fans. The tube-shaped pouch easily attaches to any handlebar and will hold a spare lens, water bottle or snacks with ease. It can be closed securely and easily, even while riding with only one hand. In addition, the Brooks Scape Feed Pouch has a small mesh pocket for sunscreen or energy bars on the outside. The stylish bag is made of robust waterproof material and if water does get in or a stowed bottle leaks, it has a metal drain port on the bottom. You’ve got this Christmas in the bag!

€ 50.00
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Of course, you can’t miss out on reading material under the Christmas tree. With the coffee-table-style E-MOUNTAINBIKE Magazine, you can immerse yourself in the world of eMTBs. Over 250 pages of the finest reading material full of tests, useful information and practical tips make this magazine the ultimate test bible on the market. This issue, which has been available since May, has already helped countless eMTB newcomers get started with its timeless mix of topics and articles. Combined with the exquisitely produced format, the print edition is a must-have for every eMTBer, and all those who want to become one.

15,00 €
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Whether you want to give your besties or yourself a present, with our Christmas buyer’s guide you no longer have excuses like, “I can’t think of anything.” Of course, if you want, you can also write your own wish on your gift list and give it to your loved ones. Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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Words: Susanne Feddersen, Julian Schwede Photos: Ben Topf