Father's Day is just around the corner and the BikeRoar team has pulled together a list of some of the sweetest cycling gifts on the planet sure to please dad.
Designed just for cyclists, the Levi's Commuter collection delivers stylish, performance-driven products for the modern urban rider. The Levi's Commuter 511 Slim Fit Jeans feature strong, stretch fabric, water repellency, reflective details, u-lock holder, and a higher back rise for coverage while riding. These jeans are slim through the waist and hip, and will make your super-cool dad look even cooler.
If your dad can't put his iPhone down then this is the gift for him. The mount attaches to handlebars and the phone can be mounted or released with a few twists of a knob. The phone is protected inside a transparent case made of sonically welded waterproof fabric with rainproof zippers, but still has perfect sound clarity whether using either headphones or speaker. The protective case allows full access to the touchscreen and cameras, and the internal CushionFit padding keeps the phone secure and protected from vibrations.
Iconic cycling brand Rapha have teamed up with Bang & Olufsen to create these sweat-proof headphones. Ideal for travelling or smashing out a wind-trainer session, they feature an ergonomic design that adjusts to fit both head and neck perfectly for optimal comfort and sound. The ear pads are made from African Hair Sheep leather - as used for the Rapha GT Gloves - a beautifully comfortable, sweat resistant and breathable material.
The inline remote/microphone lets you control your devices directly from the cord, which is finished with signature Rapha pink, and the famous B & O sound quality means dad can enjoy the details and definition of every track with a naturally rich bass and perfectly balanced acoustics.
Cycling emergencies are an unfortunate facet of the sport dad loves. Make sure all his relevant medical and personal details are available if necessary with a Crash Tag from Elevengear. It's made from lightweight titanium and features a bottle opener for post-ride beers. More importantly, dad's vital information — name, address, phone number, and plenty of room for custom info — are all laser-engraved onto the tag in case of emergency. A QR code also links to a custom web page with even more information that might be useful in an emergency. It all hangs from a nylon micro-cord with a strong magnetic clasp.
Just the right backpack for dad to grab when he's ready to roll, this bag carries both his gear and a positive impact on the environment. It's made from reclaimed bicycle tire inner tubes. The tubes, which would otherwise have been discarded, are cleaned, trimmed and stitched, creating a material that combines good looks with waterproof durability. The interior computer sleeve and curved shoulder straps are padded for comfort and protection, and there are plenty of pockets to hold smaller essentials. Made in Seattle, Washington, each bag is unique - in the upper right corner of each product is a logo that represents the percent (by weight) of upcycled material that went into its production.
Legendary cycling outfitter Castelli has branched out into the luggage market, producing this beautiful rolling travel bag that dad will love. They've finished the bag with a few welcome details that will help him get from home to the start line with his kit intact, including a fleece-lined compartment for his helmet and a reinforced bottom for protection while bouncing over curbs and supporting oversized carry-ons after being stowed. Its material is water and stain-resistant, it has multiple handles for all angles of carrying and hefting, and the two main compartments are further divided into sub-compartments to keep your base layers separate from your casual clothes and bibs. With its high-density, low-noise wheels, this bag will see him happily rolling from race to race.
If a family holiday is in the planning, or even if Dad needs some hard-earned cycling alone-time, a cycling tour could be the answer. Explore the rural roads and vast wilderness of the U.S., venture further afield and get a taste of pro European cycling at the home of the Tour de France, or go for even more exotic locales.
The ultimate Father's Day indulgence: if dad deserves the world's most versatile and technologically advanced performance road bike, look no further than the S-Works Tarmac eTap. The tapered S-Works-specific FACT full carbon fork provides incredible front end stiffness and steering response, and guarantees legendary climbing responsiveness and descending prowess. New for the 2017 models, the Tarmac is now available with SRAM's much anticipated eTap groupset—the world's first wireless shifting system. The system communicates wirelessly with the front and rear derailleurs for a ground-breaking level of performance, while offering new and intuitive shift capabilities. This bike is the complete package.
Have a Happy Father's Day!