Cyclist Gift Guide

December 10, 2018

It's already running up on mid December, and time is running out to find the perfect gifts for all those cyclists that made it onto your good list this year.

Behold, 10 great gifts to make any pedal-powered person smile this holiday season.

1. Bicycle Wrapping Paper:

Make your gifts great before they're even opened.

Paper comes in printed sheets 27.5" x 19.75".

1 sheet = $4
3 sheets = $10


2. Brooks B17 Saddle:

First introduced in the 1890s, Brooks leather saddles are known for contouring to their owners "rear end" after an initial break-in period – making it one of the most comfortable saddles a cyclist will ever own.

Available in honey, brown, or black, these saddles will last a lifetime when properly cared for.

  • 100% genuine leather 
  • Handmade in England

(See how a Brooks saddle is made here)


3. Mission Bicycle Frameset:

Hands down our gift with the most potential to make a cyclists face light up.

Our signature frames serve as a blank canvas for a cyclist (or emerging cyclist) to begin their very own custom build. Even better, they come in a size range broad enough to cover 99% of men and 95% of women according to the U.S. Census.

  • Designed in San Francisco
  • Available in over 200 colors

Click here to see all frame options.

4. Co-Pilot Handlebar Bag:

Whether stashing snacks, a water bottle, or the entire contents of one's pockets, the co-pilot utilizes a three point mounting system which allows for zero sway and sag while on the move. Use this bag on your bars, carabiner, belt, or saddle- it's ready for anything.

  • Made in Los Angeles, CA
  • Weight: 2oz
  • Dimensions: 5" x 3" x 3"

5. Lumos Helmet:

Lumos is the world's first bicycle smart helmet to beautifully integrate front, rear, and turn signal lighting all in one sleek, safe helmet. With super adjustability, it's one size fits all. New and improved with Apple Watch gesture control for turn signals.

Now available in 2 versions:

Lumos Kickstart Lite -

  • Front and rear lights

  • USB rechargeable

  • Smartphone app to monitor battery life

  • Weatherproof

  • CPSC Safety Certified

Lumos Kickstart -

  • All the above plus...

  • Handlebar-mounted bluetooth turn signal controller

  • Automatic brake light under hard braking

  • Optional gesture control of the turn signals through an Apple Watch (watch not included)

6. Abus Granit X Plus U-lock:

Dubbed "The San Francisco Lock" for its ability to easily fit around our notoriously oversized parking meter poles, this U-lock encompasses all the things you love about the Abus Granit 640 but with a wider locking area and higher security rating.

Weight optimized, double shackled, and German designed, the Granit X Plus will have you locking worry-free. 

  • ABUS Code Card for additional or replacement key
  • Weight: 1200g
  • Made in Germany


7. Mission Bicycle Shop Patches:

Our all new shop patches are an easy way to adorn everything from hoodies to messenger bags with our prestigious logo.

  • 1.5" x 3.5"
  • Iron on backing


8. Continental Gatorskin Tires:

Continental continues to push tire innovation. The Gatorskin features their PolyX Breaker - a woven fiber borrowed from car tires - to resist punctures. The sidewall casing is protected by Continental's DuraSkin, an extremely tough but flexible fabric. They're light, fast, and strong, with great grip.

Maybe the best endorsement is this: most of our staff ride Gatorskins.

Handmade in Germany. Price is PER tire ($60 = 1 tire).

  • 700c x 23mm
  • 220 grams (per tire)
  • 120 max PSI
  • 180 TPI (threads per inch)
  • Folding bead
  • Visual wear indicators


9. Soma Sutro Cap:

A crowd favorite at the shop, this cap features a typical scene in the city we call home: The Sutro Tower "towering" above a sea of SF fog.

Side panels feature the Soma logo.

Made in Garden Grove, California, of cotton. One size fits all.


10. Bike in a Box:

Introducing a more thoughtful way to gift a custom Mission Bicycle. Inside: everything they need to start planning their build with one of our in-house designers and a few staple tools for their shiny new bike.

Simply select a deposit amount and we'll build the bike of their dreams.

  • Gift card preloaded with any deposit amount you want
  • A note from our team laying out the first steps to designing their new custom bike
  • Catalogue outlining options & upgrades
  • Crankbrothers F10 multi-tool for making quick adjustments
  • Pedro's Tire Levers for changing the occasional flat
  • Mission Bicycle Company shop patch. Represent!

To add a custom deposit select "Bike in a box + deposit amount of your choice" and type the desired amount in the notes section on the checkout screen. We'll take care of the rest.



Didn't see the perfect gift? We've got plenty more where that came from – our web store! Click here to see the full collection.