Editor’s Note: This post was written by Mtbr contributor Josh Patterson.
Are you searching for gift ideas for the mountain biker in your life? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Mtbr’s gift ideas for mountain bikers runs the gamut from affordable to extravagant, with products any rider is sure to love.
Leatt DBX 4.0 Full-Face Helmet
Keeping the rubber-side down is encouraged but not always easy. Thankfully, Leatt’s DBX 4.0 helmet does its part to improve rider safety. This full-face helmet is designed with aggressive trail riding and enduro racing in mind. As such, this lid places a premium on ventilation and low weight, yet still meets DH safety standards. The DBX 4.0 features a breakaway visor and uses Leatt’s 360° Turbines to absorb and mitigate rotational forces during an impact. Learn more here.
Bontrager JFW Shoe
With the right gear, winter doesn’t have to be the end of your riding season. Bontrager’s JFW shoe helps you extend your riding through sub-freezing temperatures. Weatherproof features include an integrated water-resistant neoprene gaiter to prevent slush and mud from creeping in and a Tachyon rubber outsole to provide grip on slick surfaces. A single Boa dial makes it easy to fine tune fit even with thick gloves.
Continental Trail King Tire
If you’re looking for one aggressive tire to cover a wide range of conditions, the redesigned Trail King is up to the task. This high-volume tire uses Continental’s reinforced Apex casing to ward off punctures and sidewall tears. The Trail King sports sturdy, well-spaced knobs that dig into the dirt and shed mud and debris with ease.
EVOC Hip Pack Pro
More riders are gravitating away from hydration packs and toward hip packs to carry ride essentials. EVOC’s new Hip Pack Pro is at home on quick after work laps as it is on all-day epics. This pack comes with a 1.5-liter hydration bladder with a magnetic clip to keep the hose in place. If that’s not enough fuel your excursions, side pockets let you stash bars and gels, and a pair of deployable mesh pockets let you carry two water bottles. Last but not least, EVOC has improved comfort with an offset belt buckle on the waistband and two-way straps that allow riders to cinch the pack against their waist for gnarly descents or loosen it to improve ventilation on climbs. Check out the Mtbr video review.
Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Fork
If you’ve been riding for more than a minute, you probably remember the glory days of Marzocchi. Now, the legendary Z1 is back and better than ever. The new Z1 is built around a stiff, 36mm chassis with a FIT GRIP damper that provides ultra-plush suspension off the top with ample support through the midstroke to provide plenty of confidence for today’s aggressive trail riders. The Z1 is available in a range of suspension travel options for 27.5 and 29in wheels. Read the Mtbr review.
More Info: www.marzocchi.com
1 Up USA 2” Heavy Duty Double Bike Rack
Gear up for next year’s road trips with 1 Up’s double bike rack. This US-made rack is designed for the long-haul and can accommodate bikes with 16 to 29-inch wheels. Planning for a road trip with friends or a growing family? An add-on kit allows you to double the capacity from two to four bikes. The Heavy Duty Double is compatible with 2-inch hitch receivers and uses an expanding ball system to eliminate play from the hitch for a sway-free connection.
More Info: www.1up-usa.com
BikeYoke Revive Dropper Seatpost
The dropper seatpost is the one component most mountain bikers can’t live without. Unfortunately, too many droppers are hard to live with, due to frequent failures. This dropper stands out from the competition with its simplified design and emphasis on reliability. The Revive is not only user-serviceable, but also trail serviceable in a matter of seconds. Turning a 4mm bolt on the seatpost head lets users eliminate any sag in the seatpost by releasing air from the hydraulic circuit to reset the seatpost, returning it to normal operation. The Revive is available in 125, 160 and 185mm versions in the most common seatpost diameters. Read the Mtbr review.
Whyte 405 Kid’s Mountain Bike
If you have a budding ripper on your shopping list, Whyte’s 405 is worth a look.
This aluminum hardtail proves that 26-inch wheels aren’t dead — they’ve just moved to the youth market. The 405 is suitable for riders from 4’1” to 5’0” with geometry intended to inspire confidence. The components have been carefully selected to balance performance and price. The 405 is smartly equipped with tubeless-compatible wheels, SRAM’s NX 1×11 drivetrain, Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and a 100mm Suntour suspension fork with lockout and rebound adjustments.
More Info: www.whyteusa.bike
Zoic Men’s Carbon Bib Liner
New for 2019 the Zoic Men’s Carbon Bib Liner expands padding options for men with the ultimate support solution for long days in the saddle. The Carbon Bib Liner is engineered to maximize comfort and minimize irritation, including seamless straps up top and an Italian-made 3D foam chamois inside. The Carbon Bib Liner also integrates Stow & Go Convenience. Stow = ample storage so you can drop the pack to streamline your profile and reduce weight. Go = quick and easy access points to refuel while you ride, or relieve yourself trailside.
Sedona Mountain Bike Festival Three-Day Pass
If you or the mountain biker in your life is in need of a vacation and pondering a new bike purchase, the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival is a great way to test the latest models on some of the best trails in North America. A three-day pass to this bacchanal of bikes gets you a T-shirt, pint glass, socks, schwag, access to a beer garden and three nights of music, plus the opportunity to demo as many mountain bikes as you can pedal. Participating brands include Evil, Giant, Ibis, Intense, Juliana, Kona, Pivot, Polygon, Salsa, Santa Cruz, Spot, Transition, Trek, Yeti and YT. The 2019 Sedona Mountain Bike Festival is March 1-3.
More Info: sedonamtbfestival.com
Price: $100 for a limited time
Gift card to your local bike shop
Last but not least, consider purchasing a gift card to your local bike shop. Buying online is convenient, but it’s hard to beat the expertise and personal touch that comes from one rider helping another make an informed purchase. Best of all, you’re investing in your local cycling community.
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