Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Merlin Cycles we have collected some of our top last minute gift ideas that are perfect for cyclists everywhere.

Rushing around at the last minute to find that perfect gift can be quite a daunting task. Between buying and wrapping up presents, organising the Christmas day dinner and going to work, there really can be little or no time to find that perfect, outstanding gift for your loved ones.

Luckily for you, here at Merlin Cycles we have collected some of our top last minute gift ideas that are perfect for cyclists everywhere.

Bike RacksBike Rack

If you or someone you know are planning on taking a much needed break over the holidays, why not bring a couple of bikes with you and do a bit of exploring?

With the Saris Grand Fondo 2 Bike Rack it could not be simpler to hit the road and then hit the trail.

Products Specs & Information:

  • Can carry 2 bikes weighing up to 35ibs each
  • Will fit bikes with 700c, 26” and 29” wheels
  • Rust resistant aluminium frame
  • Covered under a limited lifetime warranty
  • Compact frame for easy storage

The Saris Grand Fondo 2 Bike Rack is available now for £199.99.

Tool Kits

Tool Kit

A must have this Christmas, the Park AK-38 Advanced Tool Kit is perfect for the home mechanic who loves making repairs, adjustments and maintenance tasks on bicycles.

Whether you are making simple changes to a bike or completely modifying its frame, this tool kit has everything you need.

Products Specs & Information:

  • 38 piece collection of fine shop-quality tools
  • Strong casing to protect your tools
  • Covered under Park’s limited lifetime warranty
  • 1-2 day standard courier delivery or next day delivery available

The Park AK-38 Advanced Tool Kit is currently on sale for £249.95.

Cycle Computer


Do you have a friend or relative that is currently in training, or maybe just likes to take a casual bike ride over the weekend?

The Bryton Rider 20E GPS Cycle Computer is the perfect riding companion, no matter what the length of the journey.

Products Specs & Information:

  • Large screen and font for easily reading in all weather conditions
  • Built in GPS technology to record laps, times, speed, distance and calories burned
  • Heart Rate monitor included
  • Standard, 1st class and next day delivery options available

The Bryton Rider 20E GPS Cycle Computer is available for £69.95.

Road Shoes

Road Shoe

Comfort and endurance are essential for cycling footwear. The Rexton Road shoes make a great accessory for those just getting into biking. These tactile trainers also come complete with a set of Look Keo Flex Pedals to kick things off.

Products Specs & Information:

Rexton Road Shoes:

  • Padded tongue and sole with resin support
  • Synthetic leather with mesh panels for good ventilation
  • Velcro straps for a secure fitting
  • Shimano SPD-SL and Shimano SPD fitting

Look Keo Flex Pedals:Flex Pedal

  • Made from Black, Chromoly Steel
  • Automatically clips the body and pedal lever in one
  • Cleats included

The Rexton shoes and Look Keo Flex Pedals can be purchased for £54.95.

Bicycle Repair Book

Repair Book

Written by Park Tools, the Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repair (2nd Edition) provides a great step-by-step manual detailing the repair procedures for almost any bike, including: road, mountain, BMX and single speed.

The book comes packed with hundreds of photos and processes to assist anyone planning on fixing their bike; from simple roadside repairs to a complete bike rebuild.

You can buy the Big Blue Book of Bicycle Repairs now for £19.99.

Cycling Bags


Make the daily commute to work and weekend rides easier with the Camelbak Charge 10-LR. This lightweight bag comes with a number of excellent functions to improve endurance and motivation on those harder rides. Stay hydrated with the 10L water reservoir and ease the weight of your bag with the ultralight suspended harness.

Products Specs & Information:

  • 10 litre water reservoir and straw
  • Ultralight 3-D Mesh Independent Suspension™
  • Stretch overflow storage
  • Bike tool organizer pocket
  • Helmet hook
  • Available in either Pirate Black/Graphite or Skydiver Blue/Dove

The Camelbak Charge 10-LR (this is an old post and the linked content no longer exists) is out now and costs just £63.95.

Cycling Attire

Milano Jersey

For the cycling champion in all of us; the Bianchi Milano World Championships cycling jersey is the perfect lightweight attire for a more comfortable ride.

Products Specs & Information:

  • Three rear pockets
  • Elasticated cuffs and hem with a silicone grip to stop the jersey riding up while cycling
  • Made from Plasmaterial and Lycra
  • Available in black and white
  • Sizes range from Small to XXX Large

The Bianchi Milano jersey is available for purchase for just £52.49.

We hope you have found this post useful when it comes to discovering the perfect last minute Christmas gifts that every cyclist needs this year.

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