BOTS Recommends: Awesome cycling goodies to gift your biker friends

Rohan Kini BOTS News, E-commerce

It’s the holiday season and that means gift galore! Oh yeah – giving and getting.

As bikers, we came up with a list of items that each one of us personally like. Maybe a great gift idea for a biker friend, maybe a great ‘self-gift’ or maybe just nice to see what some folks at BOTS think about their products :)

Putting this together was great fun! Definitely a regular on our blog if readers find it useful :)

ps: all items are available via our e-commerce site and we would be happy to deliver them to your doorsteps.


 

Adi - Cateye Nema

Aditya with his teeny CATEYE NEMA

Why I like it? 

  • Mounts in seconds on the handlebar or seat post
  • Super simple to operate
  • Itsy bitsy sizing – does not cover my bike!
  • Looks damn cool

Karan - Pedros Bottle opener

Karan with his *burrp* PEDRO’S BOTTLE WRENCH

Precision laser-cut, heat-treated tool steel construction. Ergonomically designed for maximum leverage and comfort. Compatible with domestic and imported beers!

Why I like it?

  • Personally tested on all brands of beer
  • Fantastic BOTS Yellow
  • Which mech would not want a Pedros Bottle opener?

Payal - Lifestraw

Payal and the lifesaving LifeStraw

1000 liters of clean water in your pocket!
LifeStraw is an award-winning personal water filter, designed to provide safe, clean drinking water in any situation. The lightweight filter is ideal for hiking and camping, travel, emergency preparedness and survival. It makes contaminated or suspect water safe to drink

Why I like it?

  • Super Light
  • Guaranteed clean water!
  • No batteries or moving parts. Can rough it in my backpack as I go trekking and on longer cycling trips

Prem - Cratoni

Prem with the Cratoni C-Base helmet (and the Surly Krumpus which which can be viewed in full detail in the reflection behind)

Why I like it?

  • Lightweight – great for commute and off road riding
  • Reflectors to ensure I am safe on the road
  • Bug mesh to gather annoying bugs on my ride
  • 14 air vents to keep my brains super cool for all that heavy thinking on my commute ;)
  • Cool helmet bag to carry around my other stuff!

Guna - 3M degreaser

Guna with the 3M Degreaser/Lubricant canisters! 

Why I like it?

  • Aerosol – easy to use
  • Efficiently on dirt and old grease
  • Perfect to loosen up the grease before a bike wash
  • Great price

Shamala - Respra

Shamala Ninja in a Respra anti-pollution mask

Why I like it?

  • Brain dead easy to install on face
  • Does not look intimidating to my other vehicular commuters
  • Easy to wash, maintain and store
  • Cotton feels comfortable on the face
  • CHEAP!

Stanley - BOTS Wedgie

Stanley juggling the oh-so-awesome BOTS Wedgies

Why I like it?

  • It holds all my essentials – toolkits, patches, spare tube, money
  • Sufficiently water resistant for Bangalore rains
  • Makes me an exclusive part of the BOTS wedgie gang
  • Awesome colors!

Suraj - Volt300

Suraj with his Volt 300 (notice how he has light up an important image! The arrival of Specialized in India :)

Why I like it?

  • Sleek and good looks
  • Easy to mount
  • Sturdy
  • Powerful Beam
  • Rechargeable!! Oh yeah!!