Here are solid ideas for gifts for the mountain biker in your life. Every budget and every type of mountain biker is catered for in this little lot.

No-risk suggestions for the dirt-riding person in your life: surefire gifts for mountain bikers from cheap up to not-so-cheap. Or if you are that mountain biker yourself, send this page to the person who needs help choosing you a decent prezzie.

In no particular order, here are our top gifts for mountain bikers (that don’t suck) that any mountain biking bods would be happy to find under the (bicycle-themed) wrapping paper.

Mountain bike gifts, unique gifts for mountain bikers, cool mountain bike gifts… there all here. What isn’t here: mountain bike novelty gifts (shudder) or funny mountain bike gifts (ugh).

Whilst you’re on the scrawl for gifts and bargains for bikers, you need to check out our Cyber Monday mountain bike deals retailers round-up.

UK bike retailer sales:

  • Amazon UK: well worth having a look in their fitness section as well as cycling depts
  • Chain Reaction Cycles: Maxxis, Fox Suspension, Nukeproof clothing, Giro lids and more
  • Evans Cycles: they haven’t gone Black Firday yet but their Centenary Sale is still full of deals
  • Wiggle: Oakley, Garmin, dhb, balance bikes, LifeLine tools and much more
  • Tweeks Cycles: a great flog-off of decent tyres and clothing at the moment
  • Tredz: their Black Ticket Event is a well-curated collection of quality stuff

USA bike retailer sales:

  • Amazon: plenty of discounts on Garmin tech and winter Gore bike apparel
  • Backcountry: good deals of drivetrain items and night light systems
  • REI Coop: a huge array of MTB stuff up to half-price
  • Jenson USA: well worth a dig around to find 75% off bargains
  • CompetitiveCyclist: lots of premium brand items with 25% or more discount
  • Wiggle: classic big brand Black Friday sales on Oakley and indoor trainers

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Great gifts for mountain bikers:


LifeLine Pro Coloured Allen Key Set

LifeLine Pro Coloured Allen Key Set

Bringing a dash of colour to any workshop or toolbag, this bright and bold Allen key set is as functional as it is stylish. Equipped with nine, double-ended, L-shaped tools, this pack ranges in head and ball-end sizes from 1.5mm to 10mm, with a different identifiable colour for each.


LifeLine Digital Shock Suspension Pump

LifeLine Digital Shock Suspension Pump

This pump features an ergonomic pump handle and the suspension industry-standard Schrader valve head. For ease of use, it is equipped with a flexible hose, which has a pivot mount to minimise any risk of damaging the valve. To ensure durability and long life it is made using a precision formed alloy body.


Lifeline Digital Pressure Gauge

Lifeline Digital Pressure Gauge

To increase accuracy and functionality even further it features both ‘Calculation Mode’ enabling you to measure the inflation of the tyre and ‘Adjustment Mode’, which allows accurate pressure measurement as you use the bleed valve to achieve the perfect inflation value.


Five Ten Freerider Pro

Five Ten Freerider Pro shoes

You can never have too many shoes. This goes double for mountain bike shoes which spend a lot of their time being cursed at for still being damp from the previous ride a few days ago! Having multiple pairs of decent riding shoes is the answer and there is simple no better option than the Five Ten Freerider Pro. Simply the best.


Bell Super 3 MIPS helmet

Bell Super 3 MIPS helmet

A bit like the aforementioned multiple-shoe owning idea, you can also never have too many helmets. There isn’t quite the practical reason for owning multiple helmets but it is always nice just to have a spare. Maybe a more modern enduro-style one with deeper head coverage (which doubles up as winter warmer) or maybe just a helmet that offers a different colourway to an exisiting one. This Bell Super 3 is our current best all-round choice.


Schwalbe Magic Mary

Schwalbe Magic Mary tyre

A surefire winning gift. Who doesn’t love a bit of rubber? If you know what we mean! Seriously, you can’t go wrong with getting a Schwalbe Magic Mary. If they  haven’t got one already: win. If they have got one already: win (because tyres wear out and it’s good to have a spare waiting!) The added bonus of a Magic Mary is that it works great as either a front tyre or a rear tyre too. Win win win.


Exposure Diablo light

Exposure Diablo MK12

Yes, that’s two hundred quid for a torch. Don’t try to explain or understand it. The proof of this light’s worth is out on the trail, where it is totally brilliant – in every sense of the word. It is by far the best-designed bike light, pretty much of all time. And it’s super easy to live with. Fewer wires = more smiles.


HT Components PA03A

HT Components PA03A pedals

We’re big fans of plastic pedals – sorry, composite pedals – here at mbr. They’re lighter. They’re cheaper. They glide off rocks and rocks better than metal pedals. They come in loads of excellent colours. They are loads of great placky peggles out there but we’ve yet to rid eany that are better than the extremely boringly named PA03A pedals from HT.


Endura MTR Shell

Endura MTR Shell jacket

TheHoly Grail of mountian bike jackets; kepes the filth out whilst letting your ‘body steam’ out. In other words, it’s waterproof and breathable. Which is what all jackets claim to be but so very few actually are. The MTR Shell from Scotland’s Endura is very much an exercise in less is more. The absence of gimmicky ‘features’ allows the fabric to do its job of breathing whilst protecting.


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DMR Deathgrip grips

DMR Deathgrip grips

Squidgy grips with dinky flanges that are available in almost every colour under the sun. Single lock-on design is a winner and the half-waffle half-grid design gets on well with all rider types.


gifts for mountain bikers

Endura Hummvee II trousers

Endura Hummvee II trousers

Riding in long pants makes no sense whatsoever… until you actually try some. At which point you realise that they aren’t just flappy, droopy walking trousers repurposed, they’re garmetns for the job. The best ones are actually more comfortable than wearing baggy shorts; getting rid of that whole bunchy end-of-short-leg area is a total joy. And they leave you less covered in muck at the end of ride when driving home or entering the house etc.


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100% Brisker gloves

100% Brisker gloves

The Brisker gloves from 100% should be standard issue for every mountain biker. Warmth without the bulk and lack of feel that other brands’ biffy bike gloves disappoint you with. Again, owning multiple pairs of these is a winning situation.


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Topeak Mini Pro 20 multi-tool

Topeak Mini Pro 20 multi-tool

Over thrity quid fro a multi-tool sounds like a lot (because it is really) but there really is no better multi-tool than this one. Small enough to pocket. Capable enough to deal with any common trailside mechanical. Bonus points for the inclusion of a decent chain tool (a multi-tool is useless without one) as well as a chunky 8mm Allen key head (pedal axles, loose cranks etc) and the compact tyre lever has even saved our rides more than once too. Excellent.


Birzman Studio Tool Box

Birzman Studio Tool Box

Although this is a costly purchase, it may actually save money in the longer term. How? By saving on having to take your bike into a bike shop to get minor – or even semi-major – repairs done. Beware of cheaper toolkits: they are often lacking in either a useful amount of tools for working on modern bicycles, or else they’re just tools made from inferior materials and to lower standards that can actually damage your pride and joy after a while. Don’t buy cheap tools!


Worx WG625E Cordless Portable Pressure Cleaner

Worx WG625E Cordless Portable Pressure Cleaner

Combine this with a length of generic hosepipe and some sort of water source (yes, even a stream will do) and you an excellent way of keeping your bike and your vehicle clean of the usual mountain biking muck.


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CRC gift voucher

Chain Reaction Cycles gift voucher

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Gift vouchers get a bad rap. “Why not just give money?” is the oft-repeated question? Why not give money? Because you can spend/fritter money anywhere. Give someone real money and they’ll probably end up spending it on fuelling thier car or something. Giving a gift voucher is a nicely ‘restrictive’ gift; it gives the person a bit of free reign to buy the thing(s) they want, but you have made it so it has to be something to do with cycling.

 


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All of the brands and products listed above are ones we’d recommend from the regular, independent testing that we carry out every week. So these are either specific products that we’ve ridden and rated, or at the very least are brands we’re familiar with and rate highly.