Best gifts for the MAMIL in your life – Bike Magazine Australia

Ahhhh the MAMIL. We all know and love at least one, and probably a few. Don’t fight his penchant for sweaty Lycra, Strava segments, and never-ending bicycle babble! Embrace it! Give a cycling gift!

Here’s Bike Australia’s ultimate guide to making your ‘Middle Aged Man in Lycra’ feel extra-special this Christmas:

Dress him up

Mamils are notorious for fashion faux pas like see-through knicks or saggy sleeves. If he’s still wearing the uniform of a long-since folded team found guilty of doping, a faded event jersey, or anything that he’s bought on Pro Bike Kit, it’s time for an update. Try Attaquer’s A Line range for understated quality, Café du Cycliste for sophisticated Euro charm, or Pearl Izumi for practical, versatile options.

RRP: From $90

Cool him down

Summer is upon us and your MAMIL’s sweating a lot. Why not show him you care with a nice new Camelbak Podium Big Chill bidon. These insulated bidons keep fluids up to four times colder than normal bottles, and still hold a standard 750ml. With self-sealing Jet Valve and lockout, this nifty gift gives much more than your average bidon and is perfect for summer.

RRP: $27.95