Top Gifts for Christmas 2017

Here at Merlin, we fully appreciate how hard it is to make sure that your loved ones don’t get you something that you just don’t need. With that in mind, here’s a list of potential gifts which could take the guesswork out of their decision. Now, all you have to do is forward this blog to their inbox..


Under £20


Chiba Gel comfort plus mitts offer as much comfort as you can get while holding handlebars for extended periods of time. Gel cushioning reduces vibration which can cause discomfort, while the Airmesh backs of the gloves keep hands cool.



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.


Secret Training gels are the worlds most advanced isotonic energy gels, developed right here in Lancashire. They are used by some of the best bike riders in the world and are very easy to digest.




Under £50

The Fabric Line Shallow saddle features a ground-breaking three-piece bonded design. The Line also includes a full-length pressure relief channel, creating a saddle of supreme comfort, lightness and durability.



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.


With 3 liters of hydration capacity, it carries enough water for a substantial 3+ hour ride,
and the external fill means you can top off the reservoir without unpacking anything.




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.




Under £100


Spatz overshoes are unique and an absolute game changer. If you value warm feat and a very well engineered product – these are for you.


The Castelli Fondo FZ cycling jersey is a capable, warm, protective cycling jersey designed to cope with the colder weather you’ll encounter during the winter months. Featuring a super-warm thermal fabric that’s lined with soft fleece you’ll feel snug and enclosed despite the cold winds with moisture management stopping you from overheating and sweating.



Shimano RS010 wheels are ideal for training or commuting, featuring a solid build and shimano’s renowned reliability.



The glasses made famous by British sprint star, Mark Cavendish. The Switchlock changeable lens system makes it easy to adapt vision for changing light. Hi level impact protection is also built-in to every pair.


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.




Premium Gifts

The latest Shimano Dura-Ace C24 carbon laminate wheelset. You’ll experience a faster, smoother and more responsive ride. Expect to out-accelerate and out-climb the competition. It boasts increased rigidity for improved drivetrain efficiency and lightweight titanium hubs for reduced friction.



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 2018 Merlin Cordite mixes rider-friendly geometry with clever carbon fibre engineering to put you in a neutral position on the bike while isolating you from road buzz. Shimano’s latest R8000 Ultegra group set and quality finishing kit mean that the Cordite can be successfully raced too – an agile yet comfortable road bike.



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 Tadpole features a lightweight, sturdy aluminium frame of the Tadpole makes this the perfect “learn to ride bike”; suitable for kids aged 2-3 years.



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.


The MET Buddy is a well-proportioned shape which is reassuringly safe. With their sleek curved lines, the buddy and Super Buddy Kids helmets designs have become timeless classics. Striking the perfect balance between solid volume and air vents has created a well-ventilated helmet at a highly competitive price.


Chiba Eurotex gloves are a waterproof, windproof and breathable glove to keep little hands happy on those challenging rides.



The Altura Sprint kids jersey, features everything that the younger rider could need in a road jersey. The brushed fabric is an excellent insulator and has high wicking properties that draw away perspiration so they don’t overheat.




  • What do you get the bike rider who has everything? Merlin Gift Vouchers are available in increments from £5 to £100.





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