It’s that time of year again! Time to think about gifts for the cyclist in your life. From socks, to a Colnago C60 – ask Santa and hope for the best! Here at Merlin, we would be happy to see any of these in our christmas stockings…
Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Bike Fed – bfw.org
E Touch Dura gloves allow the wearer to use their smart phone and keep hands warm at the same time, ideal for those stationary selfies! The gloves come in several colours including flouro to keep the wearer more visible.
Merlin Core winter socks are slightly longer than standard socks with 8 cm cuffs. Comfortable warm and breathable, Merlin Core socks will keep your toes warm.
Ass Saver’s do a great job, they stop most of the filth which would otherwise be sprayed up your back. The Ass Saver can be folded neatly under the saddle when not needed.
Torq Recovery System ia ideal for those wanting to try recovery products.The pack includes a shaker, two serves of recovery drink mix and two recovery bars.
Altura Airstream is a multi-panel jersey and has three rear pockets to secure those ride essentials. The jersey features breathable, high wicking thermal fabric and full length zip at the front.
The Xenda MTB helmet features excellent ventilation and comfort. The adjustable front visor and large upper area for mounting a helmet-cam make this helmet ideal for MTB adventure.
The Merlin Team jersey features a full zip for those warm summer days and an extra, zipped security pocket as well as the standard three pockets in the rear. A silicone hem gripper stops the jersey riding up and reflective detailing adds a safety aspect to the rear.
Camelbak’s minimalist bike pack holds 1.5 L and features a narrow profile to maximise the riders range of motion. A front pocket and reflective rear strip add extra useful features to the Hydobak.
Moon Meteor X Pro and Arcturus rechargable lights pack a lot of power in a small package. With 450 lumens on the front and 35 lumens at the rear and 7 different modes, these lights will light any rider up like a christmas tree.
Silca Premio seat roll provides a decent amount of storage in a small package. The Premio has enough room for a spare tube, levers, small tools etc, while it’s subtle, stylish looks add a touch of class.
The Z16RC’s offer a super stiff carbon sole and excellent breathability through small perforations in the uppers. The precise closure system consists of two Kevlar cables and two wheels, the shoes come with warm and cool weather insoles.
Shimano RS010 wheels are ideal for training or commuting, featuring a solid build and shimano’s renowned reliability.
The Merlin padded bike bag is manufactured in tear resistant Cordura and features a hard base, 2 built in wheels as well as carry handles and shoulder strap.
Shimano 9000 CL wheels feature 35mm deep carbon laminate rims offering excellent aerodynamics and rigidity. Designed to meet the demands of pro level road racing.
THE Rolls Royce of pumps. Featuring components manufactured from stainless steel, leather and rosewood, this pump is an item of sheer beauty. Weighing in at a solid 3.2 KGs the Ultimate is compatible with both Presta and Schrader valves and will make inflating a joyous occasion.
The latest version of Shimano’s flagship mechanical groupset features a sleek dark finish and redesigned components. Dura Ace 9100 pushes the Shimano pinnacle of perfection higher, building on the 40 years that the Dura Ace has been at the sharp end of professional cycling.
The 2017 Colnago C60 is the top of the line frameset from the world renowned Italian manufacturer. Hand made in Italy and individually painted, the C60 was used at the highest level by Team Europcar. The latest C60 is the latest evolution from the original C40 frame which won more professional bike races than any other bike frame.
Gifts for Kids
The Mini Hornet light and horn has both a great safety and fun. A decent light and 25 different selectable horn sounds, ranging from Tour De France car horns to the sound of a steam train as well as more regular horns. Test the horns here!
The Belter features belt drive, SRAM 3 speed gearing and avid disc brakes. Quality components throughout keep the weight down to 8.4 Kgs. Probably THE coolest kids MTB available, suitable of ages 6 – 9.
Give your children’s bike added horse power and stand out from the crowd with one of these gorgeous horses on you handlebars. Available in a variety of styles suitable for boys and girls.
The Frog 48 features a lightweight aluminium frame and high quality components throughout. Supplied with a bell, reflectors and mudguards as standard, the Frog 48 is suitable for a minimum inside leg of 48cm, or youngster’s age 4-5 years approximately.
- What do you get the bike rider who has everything? Merlin Gift Vouchers are available in increments from £5 to £100.