Mother’s Day 2019 is almost upon us and that means it’s time to pick the perfect present. Sure you could take the cliched route and order up some flowers or head to brunch. But if your mom is a mountain biker, chances are she’d prefer a heaping helping of singletrack over smoked salmon and capers.
So what to get your mountain biking mom? Some fresh apparel is never a bad idea. Brands such as Bontrager, Giro, and Dakine all offer quality options. Protective gear is another no brainer, be it a new helmet or some skin-saving pads. Or maybe she needs a new pair of shoes. There are so many great options out there right now. Just make sure you know her size.
But where to start the shopping process? On-line of course. Through the magic of the world wide web you literally have the world’s biggest bike shop at your fingertips. And to get things rolling we’ve pulled together a list of 10 great Mother’s Day gift ideas. Scroll down to learn more.
Bontrager Quantum MIPS Bike Helmet ($79.99)
This is a do-everything helmet with ample protection, great looks, and a secure fit. Indeed, the Quantum is perfect for riders who just want to ride. It features MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) technology for superior protection and has excellent ventilation, making it ideal for trail and town.
Electra XOXO Domed Ringer Bike Bell ($11.99)
This bell is how you say ‘hello’ in Electra. It also translates to ‘hey there,’ ‘coming through,’ and ‘sup.’ From cool graphics to bold colors, we’ve made ringing an art form. Features include easy-to-push lever creates friendly ringing sound, fits standard bicycle handlebar, and it includes attachment hardware. Ding! Ding!
Bontrager Anara Women’s Cycling Short ($39.99)
Position yourself for a better ride in the Anara women’s short. This versatile cycling bottom is built with Profila fabrics to fight fatigue and our exclusive inForm BioDynamic dual-density chamois for all-day comfort. Features include Strata inForm BioDynamic Chamois with an OverEasy constructed women’s dual density pad, Profila Power compressive technology fights muscle fatigue to extend your efforts, yoga-style wide waistband keeps shorts secure and ultra-comfortable, pinchless leg construction moves with your body for a comfortable and flattering fit, and a locker loop easily hangs garment for quick drying without hurting the fabric.
Giro Women’s Tech T ($5.99)
The Giro W Tech T is more than just a shirt. It hosts a variety of bold colors and screen printed graphic options that expresses your love for Giro on and off the bike. The Tri blend is a technical fabric with moisture-wicking properties that help keep your skin dry and cool, making the Giro W Tech T a perfect alternative to wearing a standard jersey with riding on your favorite trails.
Shimano SH-GR5 Shoes ($100)
Find more purchase and confidence on your pedals with the Shimano SH-GR5 Mountain Bike Shoe. Featuring a sticky rubber outsole, this shoe grips flat pedals so well as you ride that you’ll be surprised how easy it is to put a foot down when you need it. The flat sole makes off-bike travel way easier, featuring more surface area and stability on the trail than any shoe with cleats. Underfoot, an optimized shank plank provides the rigidity needed for efficient power transfer while an EVA midsole cushions your foot to keep you comfortable. The synthetic upper is breathable and manages moisture to keep your foot from feeling swampy, so you can ride for long hours without worrying about chafing and discomfort.
Giro Limited Edition Socks ($13.96)
Put your best foot forward in your next race by wearing the Giro Limited Edition HRC Team Sock. Sure, you could wear it for a training day, but you ought to save your best-performing gear for the day when it matters. This sock features Meryl Skinlife fibers to manage moisture and keep your natural bacteria in balance—reducing the buildup of sweat and odors. The compressive fit promotes circulation while integrated arch support encourages anatomically correct position in your shoe, reducing fatigue so you can keep pedaling longer.
Giro Montara MIPS Helmet ($82.47)
If your weekend agenda includes mashing up climbs, shredding descents, and taking in beautiful ridgeline views, make sure to bring along the Giro Montara MIPS Helmet. Designed for long days spent on the trails, the Montara is constructed with a durable In-Mold polycarbonate shell surrounding an impact-absorbing EPS foam liner and Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) so you can bring industry-leading tech along for the ride. The big deal with MIPS technology is its ability to reduce impact force in the event of a crash. MIPS consists of a strategically anchored, thin liner on the inside of the helmet that looks exceptionally simple, but serves a big purpose. That little liner is designed to move independently of the helmet shell and diffuse certain types of impact force better than standard, non-MIPS helmets.
Dakine Faye Women’s Jersey ($9)
The Faye Jersey raises the expectations of an everyday biking jersey. Thoughtful design lines including raglan sleeves and a performance scoop neck evoke the casual, stylish streetwear look. The Faye Jersey features added technology including the natural cooling effect of pinhole mesh and the enhanced ventilation and movement of built-in 4-way stretch panels. The final product is a technical trail jersey equally adept at ascending and descending the trails.
7iDP Transition Wrap Knee Guards ($39.99)
7iDP’s new Transition Wrap Knee guards feature a sleek and comfortable design. Fitting and removing the pads can be done easily, and without removing your shoes. Easily adjustable Velcro straps keep the pads in place for comfortable protection all day. The sizeable knee pads offer an optimal defense and harden on impact to prevent injury. Comprised of Poly/Spandex and 4-way stretch mesh, the Transition Wrap Knee guards are well ventilated and breathable.
Scott Road Pro Bike Shoes ($69.99)
The Scott Road Pro Lady Shoes incorporate comfort and key features that provide an adaptive fit for comfort and performance. The Scott Road Pro Lady Shoes feature a hi-gloss conforming microfiber upper with a wrap canopy with ratchet buckle closure and two direct mount anatomic fit straps that can articulate to adapt to the shape of the foot. The stiff nylon glass fiber features an increased range of cleat adjustment with a stiffness index of 7, which provides you with the ideal platform for maximum pedaling efficiency.
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