Everybody loves a gadget. One time, for Christmas, I was given a small machine that pitched tiny baseballs for me to hit with a plastic bat. It took about 20 minutes for everyone in the house to deeply regret giving that to me.
The best part about cycling-related gadgets is that they’re cycling-related, obviously. But another good thing is that they’ll get you out of the house which is a great way to tempt people into buying them for you.
And just in case you need a little inspiration when it come to what you want, here’s a shortlist of toys that’ll not only be fun, but also pretty useful. And that’s a formidable combination.
Garmin Edge 25 computer
As a throwback to simpler times, Garmin’s Edge 25 combines GPS tracking with speed, distance, time and all the classic metrics on a bike computer. It might even be a present that makes your life a little simpler seeing as it does away with so many of the distractions on the modern unit. It also has ANT+ so can read data from compatible gadgets like heart rate monitors and power meters.
Just don’t say ‘it’s nice, but I really wanted the Edge 520’ when someone gives it to you. Do that and you deserve all the Christmas afternoon arguments you get.