20 ideas from £6.99 to £89.99
If you’re wondering what to get that special mountain biking someone in your life, wonder no more. Here are twenty solid ideas for every budget and every type of rider.
Or if you are that mountain biker yourself, send this page to the person who needs help choosing you a decent prezzie.
Christmas gifts for mountain bikers
In ascending order of price, here are our top twenty pics of Christmas gifts that any mountain biker would be happy to find under the Christmas tree…
1. High5 Selection Box – £6.99
Okay so it’s not like the selection boxes you used to get as a kid but it probably contains just as many calories! A lot of mountain bikers don’t bother with ‘proper’ cycling fuel so a gift set like this is an excellent way of trying out what a difference it can make to your days out on the bike. There’s recovery stuff as well as energy and hydration stuff in this collection. And there’s even a water bottle too.
Currently available for £6.99
2. RapidRacerProducts EnduroGuard mudguard – £8.99
These little fork fenders have been something of quiet game changer in recent years. No more big ugly flappy things with fixings that scratch your frame or fork. Just a light, easy-to-install ingenious bit of plastic that protects you from 99% of tyre-thrown muck. Even if you’ve got one already you can actually use them on the rear of your bike too. Attach it to your seat stay bridge and protect your back from the filth stripe effect.
Currently available for £8.99
3. You Can Never Have Too Many Bikes mug – £10.99
Try and ignore the road bike graphic and concentrate on the message instead. “You can never have too many bikes”. Amen to that. An ideal mug for use at home or in the workplace.
Currently available for £10.99
4. Fabric Cageless bottle – £12.99
Water bottles are having something of a comeback as more and more riders are preferring them to the hassle of wrestling with hydration pack bladders when popping out for shorter rides. This fantastic bit of design from Fabric removes the need to have a bottle cage on your bike; the bottle simply plugs on to a pair of er, ‘bobbers'(?) The picture shows you how it works anyway!
Currently available for £12.99
5. Viewranger smartphone mapping gift voucher – from £15.00
Although proper GPS devices with built in mapping are great, they are extremely expensive (and that’s before you even start buying the mapping tiles – ouch!) More and more riders are turning to their smartphones to be their on trail ‘satnav’. And the Viewranger smartphone app is widely regarded as the best navigational app out there for mountain biking. The app is free but the map zones cost money. That’s what this gift voucher will get you – Ordnance Survey’s fabulous mapping.
Currently available from £15.00
6. e.thirteen tubeless valves – £17.96
Pieces of jewellery that are probably something you’d never buy normally but once you’ve got them they turn out to be really rather useful. They’ll fit any tubeless rim (via different o-rings). They’re lighter than bog standard steel valves. The best thing about them though – other than being available in colours – is that it’s quick and easy to unscrew the valve core and the remaining valve body is wider bore than normal. This makes it easier and more consistent to inflate tricky tyre/rim combinations.
Currently available for £17.96
7. Wera Multi Colour Ball End Hexagon Key Set – £19.99
No one needs these. But everyone wants them. The colour coding of the tools can be useful sometimes but at the end of the day, it’s just nice to have some colour in your toolbox and in your grimy hands as you fettle your bike. And if you’re still using your multitool for working on your bike at home – STOP IT! Get some proper stay-at-home ball-ended Allen keys and make life easier for yourself. You’ll not regret it.
Currently available for £19.99
8. Santa Cruz Roskopp Pom Beanie – £20.00
Fans of bobble hats and fans of Santa Cruz bikes can rejoice equally – here is the gift for you. A cool combo of sedate school-trousers grey and beaming postbox red colourway all set off with a proud pom pom on top.
Currently available for £20.00
9. Subscription to mbr – £22.49
Why subscribe to MBR magazine? Because we’ve got something for every budget and every type of rider. 13 times a year, you’ll be getting the best bike and product testing, four free route guides from all over the UK; riding advice, fitness tips, exclusive first looks at new equipment, our buyers guide and foolproof lessons on how to fix your bike. That’s why.
Currently available for £22.49
10. Lifeline Essential torque wrench set – £26.12
A tool to make sure you aren’t over-tightening or under-tightening your nuts and bolts. This is one of those tools that’s always on riders’ lists to get one day. But that day never comes because torque wrenches are usually a tad on the expensive side and there’s always something shinier to buy instead.
Currently available for £26.12
11. Uplift day gift voucher – from £32.00
A day spent doing nothing but descending. And progressing your skills. It’s amazing how much better you can get at descending when you spend a concentrated day doing but that on a bunch of fun tracks that allow sessioning and ample variation to stop it becoming dull. A great prezzie and something to look forward to in the spring.
Forest of Dean uplift day voucher – £32.00
Antur Stiniog uplift day voucher – £32.50
12. Leatt DBX 4.0 Lite gloves – £35.99
You can never have too many gloves. These gloves won our recent gloves group test and yes they are a bit on the spendy side but it’s Christmas. Treat someone.
Currently available for £35.99
13. Airshot tubeless inflator – £49.99
These tubeless inflators are rapidly becoming a common feature in mountain bikers’ tool armoury. Having one of these on hand makes it much easier to setup tubeless tyres. As a result you end up not being scared of changing tyres any more – no more keeping the same tyres on all-year because you can’t face the aggro of setting/sealing them up again.
Currently available for £49.99
14. Lezyne Mini GPS computer – £55.99
One for the stats geek and the Strava Heads. Much, much more accurate than using the GPS in your smartphone, less battery draining, light, dinky, fits pretty much anywhere you want to bung it (put it on your top tube for maximum enduro vibes!)
Currently available for £55.99
15. Lezyne Carbon 10 multi tool – £64.79
Unashamedly OTT but ever so stylish with it. If you need a vaguely believable sensible reason for getting this tool then here’s two: it;’s flipping light and it won’t rust. A multitool for life and simply a lovely thing to fondle too.
Currently available for £64.79
16. Coffee subscription – £75.00
Bikes and beans go together like tea and biscuits. This is a primo caffeine dealer who will send out a specially selected pack of new beans to you every couple of weeks complete with all sorts of tasting notes and info as to where and how the beans the grown and roasted etc.
Currently available from £75.00
17. DMR Vault pedals – £75.48
The world is full of flat pedals that work really, really well but there’s something about the DMR Vaults that just looks… right. A slight nod the past but utterly contemporary whilst sensibly shrugging off modern fads like super slimness. The perfect pedal? Very probably.
Currently available for £75.48
18. Park Tool PCS9 repair stand – £75.99
The best thing about getting this for Christmas is that it will make for a very excitingly large and hefty present! The next best thing about this is that it will make your wrenching life a million times easier. In fact, it will probably save the lucky recipient a lot of money because they’ll do loads more bike repair and maintenance themselves rather than using the local bike shop.
Currently available for £75.99
19. Oakley eyewear – from £78.00
There is no cyclist on Earth who doesn’t want a pair of Oakleys. Whether you’re after some semi-fashion shades to use on and off the bike or a set of high-end techno riding glasses, there’ll be something on offer on the link below.
Currently available from £78.00
20. Mobi V17 portable pressure washer – £89.99
The concept of the portable washer is brilliant — rinse your bike at the end of the ride before the mud dries, and that weekly winter wash becomes a chore no more.
Currently available for £89.99
Happy Christmas to you all!
We hope you get what you want this time.