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RCUK's Christmas Gift Guide: Splash the cash – five under £150

The fourth article in our Christmas Gift Guide series (under £10, under £50 and ten cycling books) brings you a selection of present ideas under £150.

Giro Savant helmet – £59.99

The Savant is only one up from the bottom of Giro’s helmet range but don’t let that fool you – it shares many of the features found on the more expensive lids found in the collection.

First up, it’s light, weighing just 238g. It also uses the company’s new Roc Loc 5 micro-dial, meaning it’s easy to adjust while on the move, while there are 25 vents which allow for plenty of airflow. The price is excellent at £59.99 and six colour combinations are available. /

Brooks B17 saddle – £77.17

The B17 is Brooks’ flagship model, designed for long distance riding. It’s been tried and tested over many, many thousands of miles having been on the market for more than 100 years.

At 460g it’s not going to satisfy the weight weenies, but what you do get is an exceptionally crafted perch which will provide mile after mile of comfortable riding. Six colours are available, while the saddle also comes in a women’s fit (B17 S, same price), with copper plated steel metalwork (B17 Special, £110.61) or with titanium rails (B17 Titanium, £192.93). or buy it on Mpora Gear.

Garmin Edge 200 – £129.99

Garmin unveiled the Edge 200 earlier this year, heralding a new age of wallet-conscious GPS cycle computers. It’s based on the Edge 500 but reduces the features to make it more affordable. It offers essentials like speed, distance, time and calories expended, as well as the ability to uploaded your route to Garmin Connect.

What’s missing are the navigational features that the Edge 800 does so well, but the courses feature makes it easy to compare a current ride with a previous performance. If you’re looking for a simple but stylish cycle computer still packed with all the essential ride info, this could be it. Read our First Ride review here. or buy it on Mpora Gear.

Niterider MiNewt Mini 600 front light – £134.99

With daylight severely restricted for regular cyclists who work any resembling a 9-5 job, the amount of time you can spend on your bike is limited unless you have a super-bright light to ensure you’re seen by motorists.

The Niterider MiNewt Mini 600 front light’s three modes pump out 275, 400 and 600 Lumens respectively; enough power to ride on unlit roads, so there’s no need to be confined to the turbo in the garage in order to get in some training time. The MiNewt comes with a helmet mount (useful if you also ride off-road) and it’s USB rechargeable.

Gore Bike Wear Oxygen III So Winterstopper jacket – £139.99

We’re not tell you anything new by saying winter’s a cold time of year, but it’s particularly chilly when on you’re bike because you’ve got wind chill to combat as well as low temperatures. A good windproof jacket will help keep you riding year-round and this one from Gore Bike Wear is just that.

Gore’s Windstopper soft shell fabric is among the best out there and the aerodynamic cut means there’s no compromise when it comes to speed. Features include a fleecy collar to keep your neck toasty, three rear pockets and reflective piping/print, plus pre-shaped elbows and a dropped tail for a bike-specific fit.

What’s on your Christmas wish list? Tell us on the forum.


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