Christmas Gift Guide for Mountain Bikers
The number of shopping days left before Christmas is getting fewer so we thought we'd help out by getting together this gift guide and giving you some inspiration for those last minute gifts for the mountain biker in your life.
- Off-Road Arrivals - brand new kit in for test
- First Look: Transition Smuggler - a big wheeled trail bike ready for fun
A Trailmap print is the perfect way to spruce up any room - cool, contemporary and with over 50 prints available, you're bound to find one that will resonate with the mountain biker you are buying for.
ODI Elite Pro Lock-on Grips
A product with a five-star review deserves a mention in the gift guide - enter the ODI Elite Pro Lock-on Grips. Uber comfy, these will be a great addition to any bike.
- Buy here from Chain Reaction Cycles or here from Wiggle
Mac Workshop Bar Bag
A bar bag is a must for bike packing, whether it be fitted to a gravel bike or a mountain bike. We liked this one from Mack Workshop when we reviewed it, it's small, light and there are custom options available.
Kitvision Escape HD Camera
If you're looking for a good FHD camera to capture your rides then the Kitvision Escape 4KW is one. It's a good all-rounder with a sharp 1080p picture and a decent battery life.
- Buy here from Argos
A cycling related t-shirt is pretty much a uniform for the post ride coffee and Broken Riders have plenty to choose from! The beanie is super cosy too - check 'em out for good quality, affordable gear.
- T-shirts - £27
- Beanie - £15
- Buy gear from Broken Riders here
Fabric Sixteen Tool
This is a very neat and compact multi-tool, and even the chain tool – often a weak point – works really well we found when we reviewed it. It can be screwed right off, at which point it also serves as a surprisingly competent nipple wrench, with two gauges plus a Mavic spoke key. How's that for tidy design?
These decals by Invisframe will be a winner with any mountain biker whether you choose a decal design from the site or contact the team to get your very own custom design produced - a great way to make a bike stand out from the crowd!
- Fork Decals - £15
- Buy from Invisiframe here
Know someone who has just bought a gravel bike? Make sure they fit in with the crowd with this little gift bundle from Morvelo. We are loving the pizza pattern....
- Cap - £15
- Socks - £10
Buy here from Morvelo
Bicycle Wheel Clock
What time is it? Time to ride, obviously. This bike wheel clock is a quirky statement piece which livens up any living room or batcave.
Roller Chain Fidget Toy
If you follow these things, then the toy of the year has undoubtedly been the fidget spinner. We've no idea what they're supposed to do, but there is now a bike chain version available, perfect for a stocking filler. They come in packs of two and are recommended for children over the age of eight (though we know some adults who’d like one).
Happy Bottom Bum Butter
A chamois covered bum is certainly a happy one! The cyclist in your life will be rolling along in comfort using this 100% natural chamois cream from Charlie the Bikemonger.
Steer clear of plastics and help the environment with this insulated steel water bottle from Lamose. It keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours, the Lamose Robson bottle is the perfect adventure partner. We've used ours for a hot cuppa half way round a big ride....
Perfect for the winter months, the Rinse Kit Pressurized Portable Shower / Bike Wash is great to store in the car for post-ride wash offs. It has the pressure of a garden hose without the need for pumping or batteries and will run for 4 minutes.
- RRP of £90
- Buy on Amazon now
Race Face Charge Leg Guards
A little something for the mountain biker who has everything, the Race Face Charge Leg Guards are great for fending off stray brambles and other bridleway dangers on the more tame trail rides. We found them to be a great little leg warmer too when we reviewed them.