10 Christmas stocking fillers for the mountain biker in your life
With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to get thinking about what to get your mountain biking (or gravel riding) loved one. From tyres to socks, we've got you covered with our pick of 10 gift ideas for your mountain biking recipient.
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Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX
Topeaks Ratchet Rocket Lite DX is a multitool that is capable of sorting most trailside mishaps. It comes in a neat nylon case and has an array of Allen bits, even a pair of tyre levers and they all work with a super cool ratchet handle. We've reviewed the DX+ version of the Ratchet Rocket and our tester thinks it's pretty good.
100% Brisker Cold Weather Gloves
Christmas time can get pretty chilly and as we trudge through winter it'll get even colder. A pair of winter gloves, such as the 100% Brisker gloves will do a great job of keeping your fingers warm as they brave the harsh chill of the winter. Plus, you can never have too many pairs of gloves.
Fox Racing 6 Trail socks
Christmas wouldn't feel the same without receiving a pair of socks. Make the occasion even nicer with some trail specific socks like Fox's Racing 6 Trail socks.
Camelbak Podium Dirt Series Bottle
The Camelbak Podium Dirt Series bottle is a great choice for any mountain biker or gravel rider who uses bottles for their water. This one comes with a mud cap to keep dirt away from the valve. It also features a high flow, self-sealing cap and easy to clean interface.
Maxxis Shorty Tyre
As we get deeper into winter the trails get ever sloppier so save your family mountain biker from front-end washouts and a mouthful of mud with a brand new mud spike tyre. The Maxxis Shorty is a great option that comes with its 3c Max Terra compound and it's available with Maxxis' EXO casing.
Truflo MiniMTN minipump
The Truflo MiniMTN is a tiny pump but it's telescopic to give it big pump capabilities. It's almost completely made of CNC aluminium and it'll pump your tyres up to 80psi. Our tester thinks it's pretty good too.
Shimano SH51 cleats
This is pretty much the new socks off yer nan of the mountain bike gift world, but much like those socks, they're bleedin' useful to have. If your gift recipient is the kind who rides clipless pedals, kit them out with some spares for when their current ones wear out.
Topeak Shuttle Digital tyre pressure gauge
A tyre pressure gauage might be something that most cyclists would buy for themselves but they definitely come in handy as getting your pressures right makes a world of difference to your ride. It gives you a precise pressure reading accurate down to 0.5psi and you can even hook it up inline to work with a track pump. Its display rotates and it also has a pressure release button for quick adjustment.
Stans DART Tubeless Repair Kit
The gift of air in your tyres is one all cyclists can enjoy.The Stans Dart Tubeless Repair Kit is a tubeless plug with a difference. Rather than jamming a slither of rubber into a puncture, the DART system creates a chemical reaction with your sealant to form an airtight bond. A useful tool for any cycling discipline.
Muc-Off Nano Cleaner Concentrate
Keep your bike sparkly fresh with Muc-Offs Nano Cleaner while doing the environment a favour with this refill pack.