Have you written your Christmas List yet? Getting tired of receiving novelty bicycle pattern ties and socks? To give you (and Santa) some inspiration, we’ve asked our team what bicycle/bicycle-related presents they want to be unwrapping on Christmas Day. Judging by the prices of some of them, they really do think they have been good boys and girls this year! We’ve got a mix of ‘big pressies’, ‘small pressies’ as well as a few ‘stocking filler’ ideas – hopefully there’s something for everyone’s budget.
Shimano 12 Speed Dura Ace Groupset £3500.00
Nick, our CEO thinks he has been good enough to deserve the new Shimano 12 Speed Dura Ace groupset, for his dream build bike in 2022. Given the shortage of Shimano parts this year, let’s hope Santa is a key customer of the Big S!
Campagnolo Ekar 13spd gravel groupset £1400.00
Christian our COO is a Campagnolo aficionado and has his heart set on the Campagnolo Ekar 13spd gravel groupset – he’s already got one of our Campagnolo specialists mechanics lined up to build up his bike with it!
Find out more at: https://www.campagnolo.com/WW/en/Mechanical_Groupsets/ekar/gravel2
Brompton C Line Black Edition £1,395.00
Senior Mechanic Little Mo spotted the new limited-edition Brompton as soon as it was released. Handmade in small batches and available just a few times a year, this gloss black powder coated Brompton looks the business. Ideal for cruising around the town and perfect for the post-Covid/Omicron commute to work.
Available from: https://www.brompton.com/catalogue/bikes/c-line-black-edition-urban-black-low?gclid=Cj0KCQiAqbyNBhC2ARIsALDwAsCZJJ9E3ZpMKU5o_S3t1GWqFR_2J3-6MMXYYUuIs4-HgY6HjTjqE2gaAtN1EALw_wcB
Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Full suspension mountain bike £3,499.99
Jon, our creative designer is an old skool mountain biker, from the days when MBUK’s Mint Sauce was just a little lamb and purple was not a crime (if you know, you know). Needing to update his retro GT LTS 3 for something a little more modern, Jon’s drooling MBR’s trail bike of the year, the Vitus Escarpe 29 CR Full suspension mountain bike.
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Abbey Bike Tools Team Issue Toolbox £1450.00
Our Branch Manager Lance is keen to grow his already impressive tool collection with this #ToolBoxWars worthy professional mobile mechanic toolbox as used in the race pits for decades.
Paul Smith Cyclist Cuff Links £100.00
We might not be able to dress for the office… again (thanks Boris!), but corporate account manager Sarah would still love a pair of these super stylish cufflinks from British designer and cycling lover, Paul Smith.
Available at: John Lewis
Campagnolo Corkscrew £149.99
Forget novelty Pizza cutters shaped like bicycles, this artisan corkscrew is not only stunning but is also deserving of a place in the sommelier’s’ tool kit (or in this case, our Chairman Andrew’s!). Each stage of its manufacture takes place in Vicenza, in the hands of those who, for years, have used their experience to make Campagnolo products.
Find out more at: Campagnolo
Spatz Pro 2 Overshoes £100.00
There’s nothing worse than wet feet on your winter commute (or Sunday morning club run). So as a keen commuter and Islington CC member, our Branch Manager Simon wants a pair of these Spatz overshoes – nothing keeps your feet warmer or dryer!
Topeak Master Blaster Frame Pump £23.00
Ditch those mini pumps which take more time to inflate a tyre than it does completing a lap of Richmond Park! Matt in our customer service team wants this modern take on an iconic classic design from Topeak. Designed to sit neatly inside your bike frame and effortlessly inflates tyres to 160psi sometimes classic really is the best.
Available at: Sigma Sports
Muc-Off Bike Care Kit £16.49
A long-time favourite of many of the team. Keep your freshly serviced bike looking clean and fresh with this full care kit from Muc-Off – cleaner, water displacer, component protector and some chain lube. This kit is great for any cycling fan!
Available from: Muc-Off
Havebike Gift Card – from £25.00
Available from https://shop.havebike.co.uk
If your bike’s not quite ready for a service yet, why not add a gift card to your list. With gift cards available from £25.00, including service specific cards, there’s something for everyone. Redeemable against your bookings throughout the year!
Flower Pinwheel £5.65
IT Project Manager Paul wants to add a bit of colour to his dark and dry (alcohol not rain!) January. This pinwheel happily spins on your handlebars as you ride along – it’s not all about having the latest Shimagnoloram 15 speed AI groupset or Warmin supercomputer!
Merry Christmas from all of us at havebike!