Moutain biking gifts start with thought
Buying mtb / mountain biking gifts can be tricky especially when you’re not a rider yourself because its all rather specific to a person’s riding style and personal taste. So with that in mind its important to check out their bike and gear to get an idea of what looks a little ragged. So here are our top 10 Christmas Mountain Biking Gifts
Fiveten Freerider Contact shoes
RRP: £100 | $155
Our riding shoes take a hammering and are key to us keeping our feet on the pedals which is why a new set are always well received. The Fiveten Contact is a rider favourite. Before you buy, double check that your other half doesn’t use clipless, i.e. clip in pedals, if he does you want to go for the Maltese Falcon version.
Virus stay warm Long Sleeve Compression Top
RRP: £60 |$70
Tis the season of wet and cold in the UK. Staying at a comfortable temperature while on the trail can be a difficult challenge and none do the job better than Virus. You have 2 options. The standard or the X-form to improve posture. Get 10% off your order with this discount code VTEAM-DH10
Ergon GE1 Grips
RRP: £28 | $30
Grips are another one of those components which get worn out in time. The GE1 Grips from Ergon are super comfortable, look good and are at a pretty good price. Would suggest checking out the lucky recipient’s bike and getting a colour to suit.
Fabric Scoop Saddle
RRP: £40 – £170 | $45 – $199
They are likely very happy with their current saddle but also likely haven’t tried out the Scoop. If their saddle is looking a little worn, this super comfy and light weight is a good choice with a broad variety of options to suit bike style and/or budget.
Urge endur-O-matic 2
RRP: 149 € | £135
So this one is a bit riskier but will blow their mind if you pull it off. The Endur-O-Matic 2 is a big favourite on the mountain biking scene and the prodigal son returns this month (DEC) but the exact date is unknown. It will be released in limited quantities so if you get your hands on one, you’ll be worshiped. Keep your eyes peeled
Evoc FR Enduro Blackline 16L Backpack 2016
RRP: £140 | $170
Upgrade their backpack with this little beauty which is a great all round back pack but also provides some additional protection.
Hope Tech 3 E4 Disc Brake
RRP: £155 ea. | $200 ea.
Requires a bigger budget but there are no if, buts or coconuts – they will be eternally under your thumb if you gave them a set of these. Born and bred in the UK, Hope Tech Components are guaranteed to be in their very own top ten list.
GoPro Hero 4 Session or Black
RRP: £159 – £409 | $200 – $100
GoPro are the leaders in action sports cameras. Capturing some of your favourite rides is great fun to do and share. Dont be tempted to go for the entry level versions as these dont offer high enough resolution to frame rate you would need for fast paced video capture. You want the session or Black.
Rapidracer Enduro mud gaurd
RRP: £9 | $12
Great little gift which will be appreciated. It straps to your from forks and keeps the mud from flying into your face or up your backside. You should be able to do a quick google search to find the best deal.
Chain Reaction Cycles voucher
RRP: £1 + | $1 +
The reality is that sometimes you just dont know enough about the person you’re buying for to be able to choose the right gift and thats fine. But dont give up and buy them socks or soap on a rope. Instead buy them a voucher for chainreactioncycles.com. Spend as much or as little as you want/can and they will appreciate the generous thought. Its what I ask for if I’m honest.