Once again comes the NYC Velo Holiday Gift Guide – otherwise known as the list of good things to get cyclists in your life – and we think there’re some pretty good options for you early-bird shoppers out there. For those of you that like to play it on hard mode, check back for the Gift Guide Supplement coming soon!
Brompton X CHPT3 Folder
David Millar was perhaps “unconvinced” about folding bikes before striking up a conversation with Brompton founder Will Butler-Adams, but from that meeting began to journey that led to this: The Brompton X CHPT3, produced as a collaboration between Brompton and the TdF-stage winner and clothing designer Millar. With only 500 produced initially, make sure to pick one up quick at either of our Manhattan locations before they’re gone!
Alpine Luddites Bags
Adventure biking is here to stay, and for us, with it came the search for the perfect gear. And we’re proud to say we think we’ve found it in Colorado-based Alpine Luddites. From handlebar bags to panniers, and everything in between, these high quality, fully waterproof bags are some of the finest we’ve ever seen, and have already been featured on our Fall Adventure Series rides. We’ve got a mixed selection in-stores, so come on by and take a look!
NYC Velo Adventure Orange Camo Jersey
Our Fall and Spring Adventure Series have been staples at the shop for the past few years, taking interested parties to areas previously un-cycled and across terrain previously un-forged, which, as you might imagine, takes most slightly out of their comfort zone. One thing that we believe is a little too far out of that zone is the risk of being shot by overzealous duck hunters. So, voila! We introduce the Adventure Orange Camo jersey, specifically designed to keep you warm and seen, which are both good things in our books. Available for purchase here
Cafe Du Cycliste Apparel & Accessories
The high-end road apparel market is flooded with unknown names and Rapha-knockoffs. Why not bedeck yourself in garb from the South of France, steeped in cycling heritage, that also looks really good? If you agree, Cafe du Cycliste is right for you! With fantastic colors, cuts, and prints you’ll stand out from the masses and keep yourself comfortable with some of the best cycling apparel out there. We’re proud to be an outpost, and we have a large selection to choose from at our East Village shop.
The Fridge Neck Gaiters
Before global warming kicked in, winters in New York were pretty brutal: sub-freezing temps, snowdrifts in the bike lanes, and massive heating bills; all things that our friends in Portland at The Fridge Goods didn’t have to worry about. But they went ahead and made a great product for those of us who have to endure (and the everyone else who just wants to look cool and stay warm) in a few fantastic colors. Get yourself one here
Kona Rove LTD
The breakout bike of the 2018 season: The Kona Rove LTD. Built with Reynolds 853 tubing and coming standard with 650b 47c Horizon tires, this is the bike for those off-road, off-camber, and weekend-off rides. Purposely equipped with a SRAM Force 1×11 drivetrain and hydraulic brakes, there are few places that’ll be off-limits to the adventurer mounted atop this steed. And with a color this pretty, heads will turn almost as many times as the cranks.
One thing that we love here at the shop (slightly less than bikes) is classic cars. Sometimes mixing the two doesn’t quite work out; interiors were designed too small to fit a full size bike or there aren’t many rack options available. Luckily there’s a perfect solution: SeaSucker racks. Available in several bike configurations and widely adaptable to to most cars (and with incredibly easy installation to boot!), SeaSuckers are the perfect addition to any cyclists garage, trunk, or roof.
Fix It Sticks
Let’s face it: no one wants to get stuck on the side of the road halfway through their ride with an issue that could be solved with a minor adjustment and no multitool (or worse, with a multitool that just doesn’t work!). Enter the Fix It Stick: a simple, collapsible t-handle tool with the basic allen wrench sizes, built strong enough for shop use and compact enough to carry in a jersey pocket.
Wahoo KICKR Trainer
This isn’t the first time the Wahoo KICKR has made our list (and probably won’t be the last!), but when the improvements keep rolling in, it just makes sense to keep touting. With added compatibility for Thru-Axles and getting quieter every year, as well as new accessories (like the all new CLIMB unit) and connectivity to programs like Zwift and Trainer Road, make it our go-to choice for winter training. You can pick yours up (be careful, they’re heavy!) in-store or on our webstore here
Classic Car Club Caps
We may have mentioned that we like classic cars, which is why we were super excited to partner with the Classic Car Club Manhattan on some projects earlier in the year. The club may be exclusive, but you too can look like a member on the bike with the limited edition CCCM cycling cap. Stock is limited, so get yours (or your classic car loving-friend’s!) in the shop or by purchasing here