Christmas Gift Guide - 15 of the best stocking fillers for mountain bikers and gravel cyclists
Christmas is nearly upon us again and it's time to spend some money on your cycling significant other or family member. We've come up with a number of presents that we think make excellent stocking fillers for the avid mountain biker or gravel cyclist - get stuck in and make someone happy this Xmas!
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Broken Riders Magnetic MTB words pack
Ten better than the average scrabble letter pack for your fridge, the MTB words pack from Broken riders will have you and your kids or mates creating cycling themed funnies on the nearest appliance door. There are loads of words here (400), probably best used for relating to your loved ones just how 'sick' your last bike ride was!
DexShell Waterproof Beanie
Not something you'd automatically think of as part or your wet weather gear but a waterproof hat can be a real godsend on wet days, meaning you can stay dry without having to fight with an unruly hood. A waterproof beanie is a really usefully thing to stick in your pack should you be stopped for long period on a ride with an injury or a mechanical. DexShell has lots of colours on offer and ladies versions too.
Louri Frame Strap
Even if you are not sure quite what your loved one will use this strap for yet, don't worry, they will find a use! Relatively cheap, cheerful and very practical, a frame strap is something every cyclist should have on their wish list.
Hydro Flask Bottle
Ready for hot or cold beverages, the range from Hydro Flask is massive. The TempShield™ vacuum insulated stainless steel bottles keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot and some of sizes (18oz) will fit in a bike bottle cage securely too.
Socks need no introduction, right? Every cyclist loves fancy coloured socks. Fact. And these from Stance are just about the best socks we've ever worn. There are loads of designs and styles on offer, from different thickness to differing lengths, you'll certainly find something to stick in a stocking here!
Topeak Mini 20 Pro Multitool
The Topeak tool is a super small piece of kit (7.6 x 4.2 x 1.8 cm) that is big on function, with a chain breaker, spoke wrenches and a bottle opener it'll get you out of most conceivable emergencies and let you open a 'well done' beer at the end of the ride.
Sinewave Reactor - USB Charger
Now, this really is a nifty stocking filler for any adventure or e-bike rider. It's a dynamo-powered USB charging device built to work with any hub, bottle, spoke dynamos or e-bike battery providing 1amp of power when you travel over 3.5mph. The price isn't that stocking filler friendly though....
Feedback Sports Steel Core Tire Lever Set
As much as cyclists like socks, they also always need tyre levers, even if your significant cyclist has a full complement at the moment, sometime soon they will break one. Step in this set with a steel core for strength, there is also a disc brake spreader included too - neat.
Muc-Off CRC Pro Cleaning Kit II
Having all the right kit to hand makes bike cleaning so much easier, Muc-Off has it all packed up here for a very reasonable price. No this one won't fit in the stocking but it is uber useful especially at this time of year.
Boxer Gifts Bike Mug
This is by far the best bike mug we have seen in a long time! Need we say more? Buy it for your favourite male cyclist!
Fizik Luna X5 MTB Saddle
For the female cyclist in your life, this saddle will go down very well especially if she struggles with saddle discomfort. Our Rachael, here at the off.road.cc team uses it on every bike she owns or tests - a good test report if ever there was one!
Endura MT500 Plus Overshoe
An overshoe to keep flat pedal shoe riders and those that like to use large platform clipless pedals clean and dry this winter! This looks like it could be the ultimate shoe cover for mountain bikers, one that won't wear excessively and will fit over larger shoes. Let cold toes be a thing of the past....
100% Brisker Gloves - women and men
These are some of the best winter gloves we've worn here at off.road.cc and now there is a women's version we are double happy. Well fitting, warm and allowing you to keep dexterity of the fingers, these gloves are a winter must-have.
Lezyne Energy Caddy
Perfect for any cyclist, whichever discipline they prefer, this Lezyne top tube bag can hold 1.2L of snacks, gels or valuables. It's a great idea to stuff this full of the recipients favourite sweets ready for their Xmas day ride.
Topeak MicroShock - MTB Mini Shock Pump
Topeak's Microshock shock pump is a minimalist and lightweight tool that's perfect for sticking in your pack in case you need to make a trailside adjustment. With a tiny stroke and no gauge, it won't replace a proper shock pump, but it's an essential bit of kit for the on-trail shock tweaker.