VYNL Gift Guide 2017 Sugar Spice and Bikes

The Holiday season of good cheer and giving has once again rolled around, and VYNL is here with our best picks for the riders in your life. Because as we all know, tis better to give than to receive....except maybe if the receiving is a new bike.

This year, we picked some of our favorites to share for the VYNL Gift Guide that we know will go over well at any bike shop Secret Santa party.

Hifi wheels

#VYNLHitFactory Approved

Frames and wheels are the components that make the biggest difference, and HiFi's 38mm deep EP carbon wheels will make any ride sing. They're available in tubular or tubeless-ready clincher, disc or non-disc, and are the wheels of choice for the VYNL Hit Factory CX Team. Put them on your wish list, or give the gift of an amazing upgrade this year for the rider in your life.


Roll 'em

A Friday tradition at Chrome HQ is a dice game called Threes, so when the time came to create a one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer, the company thought they would share their TGIF pastime with the rest of the world. The Chrome Dice Set features the Chrome Griffin in place of the 1 for an extra touch of class. And of course, they have all the normal goodies and accessories that make bike life worth riding.


Measure your Watts

Give the gift of faster. Training with power isn't just for pros and data nerds, and Stages makes it easy with their highly accurate crankarm-based power meter, user-configurable Dash head unit and Stages Link training software. All work great separately but when combined, you'll have access to custom tailored training plans and the same performance metrics used by Team Sky.


MAAP style for miles

For whatever weather the changing season brings, the Outline Stow Jacket is MAAP's lightest weight and most packable jacket to date. Windproof and water-resistant, it’s weather-ready and easy to stow – ideal for un-ideal conditions. Made with a water-resistant and breathable 10K membrane eVent® fabric, the Outline Stow Jacket has a lightweight, aero fit. And if the weather clears up, it's highly packable for a jersey pocket stash.


Caffeine Kick

In the cycling world of But Firsts, Kinetic Koffee is definitely one to have on your list. Roasted by a die-hard cyclist and industry veteran Mark Ritz right here in Northern California, Kinetic has a variety of blends for every coffee palette. We personally love his Breakfast Buzz blend that's perfect for a pre-ride cuppa. Check out every variety and get some for your home café.

the athletic Community

Team Wooly Mammoth

The Athletic Community's bright one-of-a-kind style should already be a part of your kit game, but if not, then adding a piece from their Team Wooly Mammoth Collection should be your next step. From socks to caps to bidons, there's something blue, pink, and awesome, for every price point and appendage.

GRound keeper fenders

Pizazz for your MTB

Our good friends Tony Baumann and Keely Shannon recently launched their super rad company, Ground Keeper Fenders, and even though they're currently only available for mountain bikes, we knew the gift guide wouldn't be complete without giving you the first 411. These unique fenders keep the mud off when you need them, easily come off when you don't, and are sure to get you noticed - in a good way. Don't see a design you like? No problem - they also do custom.


Bell Falcon - Caaw Caaw

Protect your noggin. It's that simple. But let's face it, it's never that simple. You need a helmet that's going to protect you, keep you cool, and keep you looking cool. Bell has your back, and your head. The Bell Falcon and the Bell Falcon - Joy Ride (shown in the pic) comes in an array of wicked colors to matchey match to your heart's content.

ledouxville pins

Pin it to win it

Jesse LeDoux is the genius behind our VYNL Fights x LeDoux KOM pins, and his latest design, the Power Pin set is meant to remind the wearer of the positive power they have to change themselves and the world. Pretty awesome, right? Get all 5 as a set, or choose your shape/power individually. Who wouldn't want to give the gift of inner strength this Holiday season?

Be charitable

Sometimes, stuff is the last thing people need. Especially in this 2017 world, if you want to give the gift of charity, there are a ton of amazing cycling non profits that do amazing work. Here are three of our favorites, and direct links to donate.


Last but not least, why not give someone the ultimate gift of a bike? After all, it’s the gift that’s sure to keep on giving.

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