The Contender Bicycles 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Written by Alvin Holbrook, on March 03, 2021

If ever there was a holiday season that called for spoiling your loved ones (or yourself!), it’s the 2020 holiday season. We’re sure you don’t need reminding, but 2020 has been a beast and we’re looking forward to better days ahead.

And what could possibly make those days better than a bundle of bicycle-related gifts under the Christmas tree?

We've put together the Contender Bicycles 2020 Holiday Gift Guide full of gifts we’re sure the cyclists in your life - yourself included - will love. Check out our list of some of the hottest accessories, tools, and more that'll be sure to bring the heat this holiday season.

And before we begin, we'd be remiss to mention that a Contender Bicycles sweatshirt, t-shirt, or kit is always a great option if you want to rep the shop.

8-Bit Pack Pliers from Wolf Tooth Components - $70

One tool to rule them all? This might be it. The Wolf Tooth Components 8-Bit Pack Pliers is a pocket-sized toolbox that can take care of countless problems you might encounter while out riding. With 17 functions ranging from a chain master link tool to a valve stem clog remover and a ball-detent swivel head, you’ll be glad you made room in your saddlebag for this multitool. Hex bits, torque wrench, spoke wrench and a handy master link storage spot make this an indispensable part of your big ride prep.

Occam Apex Tube Straps - $35

Minimalist design meets maximum function with the Occam Apex Tube Straps. If all you need is the bare essentials during your race - like just an extra tube - and want to ride with as little extra stuff as possible, the Occam Apex Tube Straps are just the ticket.

Wrap up your tube, tire levers, and CO2 in X-Pac fabric which is highly resistant to abrasion and has an interior made of sticky Rhinotek to prevent items from slipping out. Mount the Occam Apex anywhere on your frame, and take it off with ease thanks to the BOA fit system which gives your frame's paint an extra touch of protection. Fast, functional, and simple, the Occam Apex Tube Strap works on mountain and road bikes alike. Available in black and black and white checkered patterns.

Blackburn Honest Digital Gauge - $28

Too often, the cyclist in your life ‘goes by feel’ when inflating their tires and tubes. Give them the gift of precision with the Blackburn Honest Digital Gauge. Compatible with Schraeder and Presta valves and accurate to one percent of pressure, the Honest Digital Gauge fits neatly into a pocket, a toolbox, or saddle bag.

Contender Breakaway Insulated 20oz or 24oz Bottle $14-15 

Do your water bottles need a refresh? The Contender Bicycles Breakaway Insulated Water Bottle has an easy-on, easy-off removable valve in the cap to make cleaning a snap. This BPA-free bottle keeps beverages cool during long rides - or warm during winter rides - and is dressed up with your favorite bike shop’s logo for an added level of undeniable awesomeness. Fill it up with nutrition products or cycling socks to create a perfect stocking stuffer for any cyclist. Available in 20 ounce and extra thirst-quenching 24 ounce options.

Carbon Water Bottle Cages - $40-70

Contender Bicycles has a variety of high-quality cages ready to be wrapped up with a bow on top as the final touch to your latest bike build. Options from Arundel and our own Contender Bicycles branded cages make an appreciated gift for the discerning cyclists who might hesitate to indulge themselves with carbon. Is your cyclist a lefty? Try the Contender Carbon Flippable Side Entry Bottle Cage which offers sideloaded access for both right-handed and left-handed cyclists.

Bicycle Bell - $19-49

Looking for something almost every cyclist will appreciate but few actually buy for themselves? How does a bike bell sound? In this case, the bicycle bells at Contender Bicycles sound bright and clear as well, a bell! 

One ping on the Spurcycle Bell and you’ll wonder why you ever had a different bell on your bike. The crisp, clear tone is long-lasting and needs just the flick of a finger to alert those ahead of you on the bike path, road, or trail that you’re there and announce ‘on your left.’ Available in the Original or Compact sizes and precision made from a brass alloy that offers up a loud ping that lasts three times longer than most other bike bells.

Arundel offers the Isabell, a small bar-mounted bell that takes up next to no space, and the Jezebell, a brass bell that’s a little larger and a little louder.

Not to be lost is the Timber Mountain Bike Bell. The minimalist design features an on/off switch that allows you to let the bell ring freely and you hit bumps as you ride or become a manually operated bell that pings only when you need to announce your presence.

Tools, Kits, and Maintenance - $10-250

While we at Contender Bicycles are happy to perform any repairs or maintenance a bike needs, we know some of you prefer to do the work yourself. We’re here to help with a variety of tools and gear to help create - or augment - your personal bike shop in the garage.

Give your tool chest a makeover with the PRO Advanced Tool Box or the Feedback Sports Team Edition Tool Kit, offering 25 tools and a rugged hard case for the bike shop on the go. The Feedback Sports Mechanic Repair Stand provides a strong, stable, and functional way to work on your ride. Naturally, when you’re finished with the repairs you’ll need to top off the air pressure in your tires and the Arundel Floor Pump 1 is not only high quality but has looks to match. Always helpful is a fresh bottle of Stan's Tire Sealant or a bottle of Muc-Off Drivetrain Cleaner.

Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel - on sale - $1,200

Got an old bike hanging in the garage that you can’t bear to part with, but also don’t ride much? Transform it and give it new life. The Superpedestrian Copenhagen Wheel is a self-contained rear-wheel electric bicycle system that transforms a traditional bicycle into a hybrid e-bike. Simply install the rear wheel and transform the bike you love into a seamless electric bike. All you need are a pair of rim brakes and a smartphone with Bluetooth connectivity. The Copenhagen wheel is controlled by an app that will allow you to control assist levels, lock the bike, and display current battery life. Regularly $1,749, you can get yours for $1,200.

Contender Bicycles Gift Card - $5 and up

Have you racked your brain and still not 100% sure what the perfect gift is? We’ve got you covered with Contender Bicycles Gift Cards. Available in amounts from $5 and up, this small package gift will bring out the big smiles when giftees get exactly what they’re hoping for. 

We hope this range of stocking stuffers for cyclists helps to offer some ideas. If you're still having a tough time finding that perfect gift for the cyclist in your life, feel free to give us a call or send us an email any time to Happy holidays everyone!


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