2017 Triathlete Gift Guide

Whether you are buying for someone doing their first tri or their 100th, this gift guide will have your triathlete smiling swim, bike and run.

Remember, it is best to leave items such as shoes, goggles, and bike saddles for the giftee to pick out. If these items are on their top want list, you may opt for a gift card or make sure the items are returnable.

Cycling Trainer

Wahoo KICKR  $1,200

For those looking to go high tech, the Wahoo Kickr is the one to have. It integrates seamlessly with several different mobile apps, including Zwift, and has direct chain integration so you don’t have to worry about wearing out your tires.

 

 

CycleOps Fluid 2 $349

One of the top-selling trainers on the market, The Fluid 2 offers a Fluid resistance unit that provides a quiet and consistent ride as well as progressive resistance and road-like feel.

 

GPS Watch

Garmin Forerunner 735XT  $450

Garmin’s smallest triathlon watch to date, making it possible to double down as an everyday watch. With an optical heart rate sensor and gets about 10–12 hours of real-world GPS-on time per charge, this is the clear winner.

 

 

FitBit Iconic $299

This Bluetooth-connected sport-focused smart-watch features sleep and heart-rate monitoring, and built-in GPS. Quick-change watchbands make it easy to match your style.

 

Helmets

Giro Foray $85

Trickledown technology! The Foray includes many similar key features (two-way fit system, light, slim design) to the fancier Synthe, but at a more affordable price. Includes MIPS technology, available without for $65.

 

 

Bontrager Velocis MIPS Road Helmet $199

Trek’s most innovative helmet to date, for serious riders looking for maximum cooling and an aerodynamic advantage. Features BOA system closure, so finding the perfect fit is easy.

 

For the Person who has Everything

Entry to The Rookie Tri

A great way to put all of their gear to work! The Rookie Tri is great for beginners and seasoned veterans.

 

Entry to Kerrville Triathlon

The Kerrville Triathlon offers sprint, intermediate, and half distance triathlons. This hill country getaway is the perfect gift for the triathlete in your life. Buy an entry for yourself while you are at it and give them the gift of company on course.

Stocking Stuffers

Clif Nut Butter Bars – $1.79 each

Our athletes need fuel, and these yummy bars are perfect for a snack at your desk or out on a long bike ride.

Vibrelli Mini Bike Pump and Repair Kit – $20

It easily switches between Presta and Schrader valves, comes with a mounting bracket, and will inflate tires in a jiffy.

 

Bike Lights – $14 to $100

Lezyne makes great LED bike lights with a range of products for those who just need a little bit before sunrise

to those who find themselves spending hours without sunlight.

 

SPI Belt – $19 to $44

Great accessory for bike and run. Great for carrying your phone and nutrition without bulk or bounce.

 

 

Trigger Point Massage Balls – $7.99 to $24.99

After playing with all of their new toys, triathletes are going to need some good recovery time. These Trigger Point balls are designed to get deep into tissue, aiding recovery and relaxing sore muscles.

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