Turkey. Family. Fall bike rides. Pumpkin Pie. Winter bike rides. Never-ending holiday music. That's right, it's that time of the year again, which means it's time to start working on the annual holiday shopping list.
If you're like us you've got a cyclist or two or three (or a whole family of bikers) on your checklist. With so many cycling-specific options to choose from, it can be mind-boggling to figure out the perfect gift.
To help guide you through our line of trunk racks, hitch racks and bike storage, we asked our employees and 2017 brand advocates to share with us which Saris product they'd give to a special someone this holiday season and why.
A Weekend Getaway Must-Have
“We would give my well-deserving sister the SuperClamp EX 4-bike hitch rack. Not only is it the most secure rack for holding your bike, but it’s loaded with features. Fat tire trays, no frame touch clamps and integrated lock cables makes this gift the best for her one car weekend getaway with friends.”
Fat Bike Tracs for All
"For Christmas, I wish my wife would gift me four Fat Tire Bike Tracs so that I could get all of our bikes off of the garage floor to free up some space for my motorcycle and big ole lawn mower!"
Konrad Hermann, Saris Manufacturing Engineer and fat bike enthusiast, also mentioned the wall mounted bike rack. Fat Bike Tracs are on his list for his brother who recently took up fat bike riding in the mountains of California.
"Here's an insiders tip. If you have the option to hang the bike trac near a drain in your basement or garage, that way when the snow melts off, it runs into the drain rather than pool on the floor."
Rack Envy? Bring It On.
“The SuperClamp EX 2-bike platform rack is life changing! With blazing fast bike installation, I would get this rack for my brother who is always struggling to wrestle his bike into his trunk. Although he may soon find himself the official designated driver because of how secure and solid the SuperClamp EX is.”
The Bike Beam for a Do-It-All Friend
"My friend mentioned wanting to hit the local bike trail with her new bike (cruiser-style down tube), her son's smaller bike, and is always looking for additional riding partners.
Hurdles rarely interfere with her goals and the Bike Beam offers practical solutions she could use."
Share the Limelight
"For my bike admiring friends, The Show Off is the go-to gift. That way they can showcase their love for cycling anywhere in their home."
Saris Cycle Glide for a More Organized 2018
"To my good friend and neighbor, David. Once your 20+ bike collection is stored neatly away from the middle of your garage using the Saris Cycle Glide, your wife will be able to park her car in the garage this winter. No more scraping and digging the car out of the snow. You’re welcome!"
More Family Adventures Ahead
"For my brother and his family of 4, I’d get them the Freedom 4-bike. It’s versatile enough to carry their adult and kid’s bikes for all their family outings."
Gift Like A Boss
"I'd give The Boss bike stand to friends that are feeling the need to exercise with their bikes, but are not super aficionados.
The Boss is small (can fit under the tree), is pretty universal (with the exception of fat bikes) and it solves the problem of leaning a bike up against something that wasn't designed to support a bike.
Plus, it's affordable, looks good, and pretty much anyone with a bike has the space for one."
You Can't Go Wrong with a Classic
"The Bones bike rack is the best gift for my best friend and her family. They’re just starting to fall in love with biking and there's no better rack to give a new enthusiast than the classic Bones. It fits nearly every car out there, and is built to last long enough for her to hand down to her sons."
No matter your choice, you really can't go wrong. Our Executive Assistant, Lindsay, said it best, "How great to give a gift with a lifetime warranty and the promise of endless biking adventures!"
We can toast to that. Happy Holidays!