Best Mountain Bike Gift Ideas – 2012

Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to Mtbr’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! Every year, we present some gift ideas for that special mountain biker in your life and every year the biggest complaint is that the items we suggest are too expensive. So, this year we have gathered this list of gift ideas and we start off with a few stocking stuffers that won’t break the bank. From there, we move on to two of the hottest bike categories right now: POV Cameras and Adjustable Seatposts. And then we have a few Bike Shoes suggestions for the SPD rider, the flat pedal rider and also a couple of commuter choices. And of course, being the lights experts that we are, we have a few LED Bike Light recommendations as well. Finally, we just couldn’t resist, so we added just a few choice selections from the hottest and most popular Dream Bikes available or on the horizon. So check out these product highlights on what to buy, these are the Best Mountain Bike Gift Ideas. Your favorite cyclist will be very happy, even if that person happens to be you!

Stocking Stuffers:

Just a few small items under $70.

IMBA 25th Anniversary Calendar:
Celebrating IMBA’s 25th Anniversary, this year’s calendar features high quality photos of great MTB destinations that will keep you inspired all year long. You purchase will also be contributing to a great cause!
Price: $17.95
Find out more here:


Kustom Caps Top Caps:
Laser etched aluminum top caps that you can get customized to your favorite saying or message. Mtbr was so impressed that we had KustomCaps make a huge batch
of Mtbr branded ones!
Price: $7.99
Find out more here: Mtbr Spotlight on


Where The Trail Ends DVD, BluRay and Limited Edition Book:
We recently received a copy of the hottest mountain bike film of the year: “Where The Trail Ends” and we still haven’t stopped watching it! If that special person on
your list has been REALLY good, go big and get them the hand numbered, limited edition WTTE book/journal that includes 35mm film strip and other goodies.
Price: $29.99 (or $95.00 for the numbered limited edition book/journal)
Find out more here: Mtbr Spotlight on the Where The Trail Ends DVD, BluRay and Limited Edition Book


Hans Rey Book: A Life of Mountain Bike Adventures:
224 big, bold pages of Hans Rey’s world travels and exploits. It’s hard to believe that Hans’ career spans 25 years and covers such locations as Machu Picchu in Peru to the glaciers of the Alps, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Himalayas, to the Jungles of Borneo. A must read!
Price: $39.95
Find out more here: Buy Hans Rey’s “A Life of Mountain Bike Adventures” book here


Fox High Pressure Digital Shock Pump:
In this day and age, suspension setup is everything and this new Digital Shock Pump from Fox is super accurate. A brand new product for that all mountain rider on your list.
Price: $70.00
Find out more here: Read the full Mtbr Editorial Test and Review of the Fox High Pressure Digital Shock Pump here

POV Cameras:

A hot category for the “techie” rider. Post your latest riding exploits online and share your riding experience!

GoPro Hero3:
Smaller, lighter and more powerful. It is clear to see why GoPro is the leader in the action cam category. The new WiFi enabled Hero3 comes in 3 versions and the quality of the video output is amazing!
Price: $399.99 (black version)
Find out more here: Mtbr Product Announcement on GoPro Hero3 Action Cam


The Contour+2 takes the best features of the Contour Roam and the Contour+ and gives users improved optics, gps capability and iphone compatibility.
Price: $399.99
Find out more here: Mtbr Product Announcement on Contour+2 POV Camera


Drift Innovation HD Ghost:
Not to be left behind, Drift Innovations is determined to make it at least a 3 horse race. The Drift HD Ghost boasts a built-in video monitor, remote control,
waterproof (8 ft), WiFi and more!
Price: $399.99
Find out more here: Mtbr Product Announcement on Drift HD Ghost

Also worth a mention are these two new offerings:
Sony HDR-AS15 Action Cam – $269.99
JVC Adixxion GC-XA1 – $349.00

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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