Are you searching for gift ideas for the mountain biker in your life? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Mtbr’s Holiday Gift Guide runs the gamut from affordable to extravagant, with products any rider is sure to love.
OneUp Components Dropper Seatpost V2
Dropper posts are widely regarded as one of the best upgrades riders can do for their mountain bikes. With so many brands out there making dropper posts now, it can be difficult to choose the best one. The OneUp Components Dropper Seatpost is the second version of their dropper post. It is available in 120, 150, 180, and 210mm lengths and they can all be shimmed down in travel by 10 or 20mm. OneUp designed the post to provide riders the shortest stack height and the shortest total length of any dropper post, which means you can get your saddle even lower. It features cable actuation and reliable sealed cartridge internals easy home servicing. It includes travel adjust shims so you can custom tune your post so you can dial in the perfect length.
Race Face Chester Flat Pedals
Alloy pedals are great for their resilience and visual appeal, but it’s no secret that most of the time there’s nothing lightweight about them. On the contrary, composite pedals may be light, but they also wear out easier and aren’t as keen on footing. Race Face’s Chester Composite Pedals offer the best of both, using its tough and burly nylon composite body to provide a large platform with the same superior grip you’d find on alloy pedals via the bottom loading 8 hex traction pins. Thin and lightweight is the name of the game with Chester, featuring a cro-mo axle that is fully sealed and a 100% serviceable bearing and bushing system. This pedal offers great performance for a wide range of riders at a price that leaves plenty of cash in pocket to spring for that round of bevies at your local watering hole after hammering out a day of hot laps with the crew.
Ride Concepts Livewire Shoes
Ride Concepts’ Livewire Shoes exceed the technical demands of big mountain riding without sacrificing style or comfort. They’re stylish enough to be your everyday shoe and won’t stand out when used off the bike in casual clothes. They’re also tough and durable thanks to the durable synthetic upper with anti-abrasion mesh construction along with a grippy Rubber Kinetics outsole. The EVA midsole provides support and shock absorption, making them the ideal flat pedal mountain biking shoes for any style of riding.
RockShox Pike Ultimate RC2 Fork
The new Rock Shox Pike Ultimate was designed to be a true trail machine. The newly redesigned fork has three key technologies that make it stand above the rest. The new Charger 2.1 damper has been completely redesigned to reduce hand fatigue and fight unwanted friction, SKF aftermarket seals provide ultra-ow friction, less fatigue, and an unmatched suspension feel, and Maxima Plush Fluid is designed to protect the suspension from wear, reduced friction, and silence damper noise. The new Pike Ultimate will increase your confidence and control on every ride. Experience the trail in an entirely new way.
Leatt AirFlex Pro Knee Guards
We don’t know about you, but we have a love-hate relationship with wearing body armor. We love it for its protection, but we hate it because it can hot and bulky. Luckily for us, the Leatt Knee Guard Airflex Pros take advantage of Leatt’s AirFlex Gel impact protection that offers CE certified for while maintaining a slender profile, keeping the bulk of the pads low and out of the way. The Airflex Pro Knee Guards also have MoistureCool wicking fabric to help keep you cool and dry on those park-season scorchers. Additionally, a Silicone lamination keeps the protector in place for the most secure and proper fit.
Maxxis Assegai Tires
An assegai is an iron-tipped spear used by the Zulu people in South Africa. It is a fitting name for a tire that is ready to battle the trails. The Maxxis Assegai has tall knobs that work well in dusty and loamy conditions as well as on wet roots and rocks. It features a 3C or DC compound that offers ultimate grip and slow rebound properties for excellent traction.
Orange Seal Endurance Sealant
We don’t know about you, but we’d much rather spend more time on the trail and less time in our garage prepping for the trail. Orange Seal formulated its Endurance Sealant to maximize longevity, enabling riders to put in more miles before having to top-off their tubeless tires. Orange Seal Endurance Sealant lasts up to three times longer than other sealants while providing the same quick-sealing properties you’ve come to expect from Orange Seal sealants. Not only can it seal large punctures up to 1/4″ and perform under varying temperatures and altitudes, but it is also compatible with most bike tire systems and is easy on the planet.
Ibis Ripmo AF SRAM NX 12-Speed Build
The new Ripmo AF might just be the deal of the year. When you look at the silhouette of the Ripmo AF it looks a lot like the carbon Ripmo, but upon further inspection, you’ll notice some welds around the frame. The bike is still a Ripmo, but it features a full aluminum frame. The days of Ibis bikes only being available as expensive carbon builds are over, The Ripmo AF is here, it’s inexpensive, and it’s ready to shred everything.
Stan’s NoTubes Flow MK3 Wheelset
With input from Enduro World Series teams, the legendary Flow is now new and improved. The Flow MK3 sheds weight while gaining a wider inner profile of 29mm which is perfect for the all-mountain riding crowd looking for a reliable tubeless wheelset. Bead Socket Technology is the most trusted game in the business and Stan’s No Tubes NEO 4 pawl hubs with 36 points of engagement ensure that the power and traction just keep rolling.
Bell Super DH MIPS Convertible Full Face Helmet
Accidents happen at random and are hard to protect, so you should always be ready for the worst-case scenario. The Bell Super DH MIPS Helmet is a versatile helmet that has highly advanced MIPS Spherical energy management and Float Fit DH technology. The Super DH features a Wraparound chin bar that is removable so you can transform the helmet from a full-face helmet to a trail helmet. The visor is a Goggleguide adjustable visor that accommodates both goggles and glasses and the Float Fit DH has a Fidlock buckle that provides a comfortable and secure fit system. MIPS Spherical enhances the ability to address high-speed and low-speed impacts, as well as rotational impacts. With a sweat guide pad design inside, the moisture will be pulled away from the brow pad and away from eyewear.
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