Choosing a gift for a cycling enthusiast is never an easy task. There is a lot to choose from, and for the inexperienced cyclist, the risk of buying a poor quality product, perhaps lured by the low price, is a real possibility. In this article you will find several proposals, divided on the basis of your budget, so that you can give your cyclist friend the bike article he or she has been longing for.
The Northwave Gift Card
Before we begin, if your experience with cycling is zero or you don't know which cycling or mountain bike shoe is right for your friend, I wanted to point out this opportunity. Northwave offers the possibility of giving a Gift Card of different values (25€, 50€, 100€, 150€, 200€ and 250€) thus giving your friend the opportunity to choose the shoe, clothing or accessory he/she prefers. Buying a Gift Card is very easy, here you can find all the information.
If you are undecided on what to give as a gift, a Northwave Gift Card is the best solution. Moving on to the cycling products in the Northwave store, below you can find a range of suggestions for both mtb and road bike shoes as well as all Northwave clothing.
From 0 to 50 €
The Force short-sleeved jersey from Northwave is ideal for riding your road bike. Zip, stretch fabric and 3 pockets make it one of our customers' most popular cycling jerseys. A comfortable short is the Force 2 by Northwave, which is also ideal for medium to long rides. The Vortex jacket is made of windproof fabric and also offers slight water resistance, thanks to its water-repellent treatment.
Numerous accessories are available in this price range, including Northwave's technical gloves and socks, which are made especially for cyclists, whether mountain bikers or road cyclists. Northwave gloves and socks are available in different colours and models, so that all tastes can be catered for. Not only gloves and socks are available on northwave.com, but also cycling products such as shoe covers, leggings, sleeves and headwear.
Among the spare parts, you can find plates to convert MTB shoes suitable for SPD pedals to MTB shoes suitable for flat pedals, spare parts for the SLW3 rotor, laces and cleats. Everything you need to get the most out of your bike.
From 50 to 100 €
The Corsair MTB shoe is one of Northwave's most popular products due to its unbeatable quality/price. Equipped with SLW3 rotor and strap for closure, it easily adapts to the foot of every trail and all mountain enthusiast. The Core 2 is a road cycling shoe that combines comfort and performance in a single shoe. Compatible with SPD pedals, the small holes along the entire surface ensure optimal ventilation for the foot. The Spike 3 is Northwave's shoe made for XC. A strap closure and natural rubber sole ensure maximum grip at all times.
Not only cycling shoes, you can also buy cycling clothing in the northwave.com store.
The Edge short-sleeved jersey is one of the most popular products among MTB enthusiasts. It is exceptionally breathable and made to be quick-drying. Not only jerseys for mountain biking, on northwave.com you can also find jerseys for road cycling such as the Blade Air short-sleeved jersey. This is a jersey that maintains a stable temperature while cycling, and the sleeves with micro-perforations ensure breathability and ventilation.
The Extreme H2O is the ideal jacket for outings in the rain. The 3-layer fabric allows you to both stay dry and ensure optimal freedom of movement. There are also 3 back pockets to put everything you need. Northwave's edge shorts are made of technical fabric to ensure maximum freedom of movement and minimal weight. It is ideal for mountain biking.
From 100 to 200 €
In the €100 to €200 range within northwave.com there are numerous products, related to the mountain bike world, the gravel bike world, and the road bike world. The following are some of the best-selling models from the various disciplines on the site.
Among the products we suggest, the Revolution 3, a shoe with a 100% carbon sole and double rotor, is definitely worth mentioning. It is available in 3 colours (white, silver and black). The Core Plus 2 is another road shoe, with a lower price. For only €119 your friend will receive a high-performance yet comfortable and breathable road shoe. For those with a wide sole, the Origin Plus 2 Wide is also available.
With reference to the XC category, it is impossible not to suggest the Rebel 3, a comfortable and versatile shoe for all types of terrain. Sole with 100% carbon insert guarantees optimum performance, and TPU inserts ensure the shoe's robustness.
The Spider Plus 3 is a shoe suitable for trail or all-mountain riding, and the sole in collaboration with Michelin guarantees a top quality product. Excellent grip and optimal ventilation of the shoe allow you to get hold of a product with fantastic value for money.
Northwave's Rockster shoe is made specifically for gravel riding. This is a discipline with an ever-increasing number of enthusiasts, so we decided to make a shoe specifically for this activity practised on gravel roads.
For just over €100, you can also buy a Northwave technical enduro jacket. This is a product with a design made in Italy and made from quality materials.
Among the products that cost more than 200€, it is impossible not to mention the Extreme Pro 2 and the Extreme XC, two of Northwave's top-of-the-range models dedicated to the road and the mountain bike XC category respectively. These are two models that guarantee absolute top-level performance and unique design. We are certain that your friend will be extremely enthusiastic about such a gift.
At a lower price, but still over €200, you can find the Extreme GT 3 and the Extreme XCM 3. The first shoe is aimed at fans of the road bike category, while the second is also aimed at fans of the XC Marathon version (hence the name XCM).
Nor should we forget Northwave's winter shoes, a product always sought after by cycling enthusiasts. For the road bike the model we recommend is the Celsius R Arctic Gtx, for the XC category is the Celsius Xc Arctic Gtx and for the trail/all mountain category we suggest the X-Celsius Arctic Gtx.