Flats are an unavoidable fact of life. If the hole is small enough, tire sealant can plug the hole. If it doesn’t, your Dad will be stuck fiddling with an old school inner tube. To help save time (and his expensive tire), buy him a Dynaplug. This little tool works just like a tire plug for your car. You jam it in, trim the excess, and you’re good to go.
The Dynaplug pictured above retails for around $45 USD, but there are cheaper versions available. To learn more, check our story here.
The Stem Cap is a two piece system that adds some flare to your front end. You can order pre designed plastic caps if you’re short on time or create a custom cap with a picture of the family.
Base price for the Stem Cap system is $18. To learn more, check out our review here.
Rump Beer Blanket
The Rambler Colster from YETI might be the cool “koozie” of the moment, but your Dad will upstage all his buddies when he pulls out this Beer Blanket. Unlike it’s over engineered cousin, this little gem plays nice with every beer and takes up far less room.
The Beer Blanket retails for $8. Learn more at GoRumpl.com.
An easy to way to stoke Dad out is to buy him his new favorite T-shirt. Start by peeking into the garage, figuring out what brand of mountain bike he’s riding, then head to that brand’s website. Almost every company sells T-shirts, hats, socks, or riding jerseys. If you ask nicely in the “notes section” of the checkout page, you can probably get some extra stickers for free.
Has your Dad talked longingly about learning how to wheelie? Give him the gift of riding on one wheel with Ryan Leech’s 30 Day Wheelie Challenge. Ryan is a professional trials rider and mountain bike coach (in addition to being one of the world’s nicest guys). His program breaks down each skill required to balance effortlessly into easy to follow lessons.
The full Wheelie Challenge program costs $30 and can be accessed online at any time. Ryan also offers a $20 a month online membership package that gives you access to more courses, including the Bunny Hop Master Class, Baseline Balance Skills, and more. Learn more at RyanLeech.com.