2023 Contender Gift Guide - Local Flavor

Written by Contender Bicycles, on December 01, 2023

Temps outside have dropped, the days are noticeably shorter, the leaves are down, and local cyclocross is wrapping up (salute to those who keep it truly seasonal and hop barriers all winter!) This all adds up to one thing: gift-giving time has officially been engaged! 

We’re all about spreading cycling love all year long here at Contender, and we’re ready to crank it up a notch now to help you get your riders covered this season. We’re keeping things a little “closer to home” this time around and featuring some Utah brands and local flavor! Check out what we’ve selected for your list this year, and don’t forget to get something for yourself while you’re at it. You’ve earned it!

Some Of Our Contender Favorites

Limited Edition Silca HX-One Tool Kit
Pro-level tools, local flair! Silca is behind some of the highest quality tools in the business and now you can get their Home Essentials kit in a limited edition case with our “Contender Handlebar” motif adorning the lid. Rep your favorite shop in your own workspace, but act quick, these are indeed limited!

New Contender Handlebar Hoodie and T-shirt
Our new Utah-themed Contender Handlebar design is already a favorite around the shop! Available in a nice warm hoodie and super comfy t-shirt, both have arrived just in time to fulfill the gift lists!

Contender Rope Hat - New Colors
We’ve added fun new colors in our popular Contender Rope Hat, just in time to gift your favorite cyclist, cap off your holiday couture, or a healthy combination of both. Lavender, Patina Green and Dark Grey join the lineup of one of our favorite hats!

Contender DaKine Shop Apron
Take pride in your favorite local pro shop while wrenching your own in the Contender Shop Apron by DaKine. Constructed from tough, top-notch materials and featuring pockets in all the right places, the Contender Shop Apron will make any bike service experience even better.

Utah Companies And Products We Love


Contender Utah Cycling Mug

Uniquely created by a Utah artist, our handmade Contender Utah Cycling Mug celebrates local art, local cycling and the universal spirit of camaraderie that brings us together on our bikes. Each hand-crafted mug is one-of-a-kind and as a result, colors and sizes may vary slightly, adding to the individuality of each piece.

Forge & Bond Wheels
Made right here in Utah with the ethos “Waste Nothing”, Forge & Bond wheels are about as local as it can get. Forge & Bond manufactures their own lower impact carbon and assemble high-end carbon wheels using US-made Industry 9 hubs. If anyone on your git list is wishing for new carbon wheels, Forge & Bond is a great option!

Godspeed Socks
Comfort is key to a great ride, and comfortable feet are a huge part of the overall picture. The good folks at Utah-based Godspeed Socks have developed an obsession with creating the perfect athletic sock, and every pair is engineered to deliver superior comfort, cooling, compression, and performance. Push past your limits and achieve greatness, Godspeed Socks has your back every mile of the way.

Stocking Stuffers

DZ Nuts Products
Our history with DZ Nuts Chamois Cream goes way back to when we paired up pro cyclist Dave Zabriske with the chemist that would create this amazing product based on his feedback. Favoring natural ingredients over petroleum based waxes, oils and potentially harmful preservatives, DZ Nuts helps eliminate chafing, reduces inflammation and helps heal existing saddle sores. Don’t head out on a ride without it!

SCC Tech Products
Utah-made SCC Tech products are designed to help you ride your bike more, and work on it less! From cleaning products and suspension treatment, to their signature Ride It Slick drivetrain lubricant, SCC Tech will help your bike run smoother overall. Ride It Slick both cleans and lubricates chains, and also works great in cable housing, derailleur pivots and suspension pivots.

Perfect Gifts For Any Cyclist
Local Trails Foundation Donation or Membership
Oftentimes the best gift you can give is the support of local organizations that help us do what we love. Consider a pledge of support in the name of your favorite cyclist, or treat yourself to a gift you can truly feel good about! We’re big fans of both Mountain Trails, and Trails Utah and the great work they do. Multiple membership and donation levels are available and most levels come along with awesome perks and even gifts!
Join or donate to Trails Utah
Donate to Mountain Trails Foundation
Contender Bicycles Gift Card
It’s a near universal truth that sometimes the greatest gift is the one you pick out yourself. A Contender Bicycles Gift Card will help your cyclist get just what they want, and support their favorite shop at the same time! Our gift cards can be used online or in person, and are available in increments from $5.00 to $500.00.
Reach Out Any Time For More Gift Ideas
We're always happy to help you find the perfect gift for any cyclist on your list, any time of year! Give us a call at the shop, drop us an email or reach out on the chat. Ride safe, ride often and happy holidays from all of us here at Contender Bicycles!

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