If you're lucky enough to have a woman in your life – mother, wife, sister, significant other – who shares your passion for bikes and the cycling lifestyle, she deserves a thoughtful, well-chosen gift this Mother’s Day. What, you’re out of ideas? Nothing? Fear not, the team at BikeRoar are here to help. Check out some of our favorites, from budget choices to grand experiences:
Made from a lightweight, durable, and breathable fabric, the Morvelo Paisley comes in a fit that is close but comfortable, with plenty of freedom of movement when in and out of the saddle. The fast-wicking fabric features a BioActive treatment and antibacterial properties to keep riders fresh and cool throughout a long ride. Morvelo use a side panel construction and set-in sleeves to tailor the fit perfectly for the female form, and the high-stretch fabric is forgiving and provides excellent mobility. The long, raw-cut sleeves are a nod towards aerodynamics whilst also giving the jersey a modern and sleek finish, and the addition of a full length zip offers maximum ventilation control. Three full-size rear pockets means there is plenty of storage space for riding essentials.
The perfect mixture of fashion and function, this minimalist bag from Moab Bag Co. is made of recycled bike tubes. Because they’re all hand-made, they come in all shapes and sizes, from coin purses to tool bags. Each bag is hand-made with bicycle tube rubber, bright nylon lining and nylon zipper..
Generally, women who ride mountain bikes have had a choice – they can wear functional clothing that looks pretty average, or wear cool looking clothes that don’t really perform. Finally, the crew at Shebeest have put it all together and produced some flattering, lightweight mountain bike shorts. They know how to tailor bike clothing for women, because that’s all they do. The Smitten Kitten Ultimo shorts feature wide fabric wings that extend beyond the padding area to keep stitching away from sensitive areas. Their entire line features fun patterns and flattering, fashionable cuts.
These funky bright bicycle lights from Knog are the perfect last-minute gift. Each Pop blasts a 35 lumen beam of light in front of the bike and has side illumination thanks to a nicely designed lens – see and be seen and be safe. It features a long run time of 6.5 hours running on standard, and 100 hours on Eco-Flash, powered by AA batteries. Pop also has replaceable silicone straps. It comes in 10 wild colors and patterns, and attaches easily to any size handlebars.
The sweet-looking Giro Empire range was a big hit for road riders last year, so now Giro have launched a corresponding MTB shoe. Built for comfort and performance in the home of style and fashion, these stylish Italian shoes are a must for mothers with style and class. They feature a lightweight but rigid EC90 carbon sole for performance, with the MTB version having an extra high-traction outsole by Vibram. Fastening is old-school by way of classic lightweight laces. Available in a range of classic colors, these shoes are sure to grab the attention of every rider in the peloton.as
The lady in your life will look the part as she shreds the trails in the new Joyride from Bell. With revised fit inside and out for 2018, it’s designed specifically to fit the shape of the female skull, offering unrivalled protection and confidence. Purpose-built for the trails, it comes standard with a peaked visor and is available in a nice range of colors.
Gloves may seem a bit boring as a gift, but mom’s hands will be forever grateful if she gets caught in a rainstorm and your foresight is able to save them. This high-performance glove is perfect for those times of the year with cool, unstable weather, achieving a perfect balance between breathability and protection against the cold and rain. Their durable, water-resistant treatment provides extra protection against the typical off-and-on between-season rains, and their great elasticity and improved pattern ensure exceptional comfort. They’re made from Thermoroubaix, a fabric that boasts extraordinary temperature regulation and sweat expulsion, and come in a tight-fitting design with a long cuff to tuck in under the sleeves or wristband to ensure complete protection. They have a reflective trim on the back for greater safety, and non-slip silicone on the fingers and palms for improved grip.
The latest version of the Pique from Liv is an XC / trail dual-suspension bike with a lovely compact design and a great component range, offering great value for money along with some serious off-roading capabilities.
Often the smaller bikes in any range – men’s or women’s – come with a smaller range of travel due to the restrictions of the frame size. But Liv have really done their research here and have come up with a range of frames that all offer the same 130mm travel, meaning that the smallest women get the same shredding capabilities as the taller ones. Coming standard with a Fox 34 Rhythm suspension fork, a 1×11 Shimano SLX drivetrain, Giant dropper post, Liv women’s saddle, and Giant XC-1 27.5” wheels, this bike is loaded with features. The gnarly moms will love it.
If an immersive experience is what you have in mind, look no further than a bike tour. There are almost limitless combinations of road bike tours, guided mountain bike rides, multi-activity tours, cultural exploration rides, and charity experiences.
Each guided tour is escorted by an expert with a deep understanding of the region and culture in which they operate. There are tours with lengths and ability to cater to everyone; the intensity level and fitness requirements vary widely from tour to tour.
And for the ultimate biking holiday gift, Roar Adventures can put together a tailor-made tour just for her. She can decide the location, duration, intensity level... even the menu!
Check it all out at www.roaradventures.com.