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1 Elemnt Bolt

For a long time Garmin had the GPS bike com­puter mar­ket wrapped up, but the neat Elemnt Bolt has changed that. Aero­dy­namic de­sign plus Live Track, Strava Seg­ments and maps for al­most any coun­try you can think of mean very good things can come in small pack­ages this Christ­mas. uk.wa­hoofit­ness.com £199

2 Burner Brake

A built-in ac­celerom­e­ter in­ten­si­fies the Burner Brake light as you slow down, and at an eye-wa­ter­ing 200 lu­mens no one will have any ex­cuse for not see­ing you. It has a day flash mode, and for those in­evitable times when you’re about to head home from work and re­alise you’re out of bat­tery, it will reach 50 per cent charge in half an hour. beryl.cc £39.99

3 knog oi luxe Bell

Ac­cord­ing to the Knog web­site, the Oi bell em­bod­ies a rider's per­son­al­ity and looks and sounds like an an­gel play­ing a glock­en­spiel. That might be a stretch, and still will be af­ter half a pint of ad­vo­caat on Christ­mas af­ter­noon, but we can’t deny it is a nifty de­sign with a re­sound­ing chime. sil­ver­fish-uk.com £34.99

4 laserlight core

If you can’t shake the sus­pi­cion that light­ing your­self up like a Christ­mas tree is just go­ing to make you blend in at this time of year, you might want to con­sider the Laserlight Core. As well as a 400-lu­men white light, it beams a cy­clist-shaped laser onto the road ahead in a way that can’t be mis­taken for a fes­tive conifer. beryl.cc £69.99

5 Back­coun­try re­search cam­rat

The Cam­rat takes its name from a clever re­ver­sal of the word ‘tar­mac’. It comes in a va­ri­ety of styles and holds a tube, CO2 car­tridge and tyre levers snugly un­der the sad­dle. If it’s a gift, per­haps in­clude those items to avoid hav­ing to say, “Yes, I know it’s a strap, but it’s a very use­ful strap.” sil­ver­fish-uk.com £15.95

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