With only 35 days left until the big man pays us all a visit, it doesn’t leave much time to get presents bought for all of your friends and family. In the spirit of the season, I will help you out. Here are ten things you can buy for your mountain biker buddy that’ll make them smile this Christmas:
Air Maiden Coaching Voucher
Is your loved one not into material possessions? Why not treat them to an experience instead. There is always room for improvement in mountain biking and a coaching session with Air Maiden will guarantee happy faces, improvements made and memories made. The Air Maiden coaches have a wealth of experience and expertise behind them and have become on of the go-to places for mountain bike coaching. As well as running private sessions keep an eye on their website for any coaching clinics and events.
Prices are £75 for a Half Day, £150 for a full day.
You can order your coaching voucher here.
Flare Clothing Kit
A brand that needs no introduction. I may be slightly biased as I have now ridden for Flare for over three seasons, but also I have ridden for Flare for over three seasons and I cannot fault the kit at all. If I didn’t love the clothing (and the owners) I would obviously go elsewhere. The latest enduro and downhill kit is eye-catching to say the least, top quality and a good price for what you’re getting.
Check out the range here.
Hope Bottle Opener
A great stocking filler, this later cut bottle opener is the coolest way to crack open the beers with your mtb buddies. At only £5 this is perfect for secret santa gifts or team it up with some local made beers for a present guaranteed to get you some brownie points.
You can order the Hope Bottle Opener here.
Seal Skin Gloves
Living in the UK means SealSkinz gloves are a must have. Those bitterly cold rides that end early due to numb braking fingers and pinkys will become a thing of the past. The Dragon Eye gloves are eye catching as well as 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable. The £45 price tag may seems a little steep but you certainly get what you pay for!
You can order you pair here, available in sizes ranging from S-XXL.
Who said you can’t ride bikes and also like a bit of bling? No-one probably. So anyway, if you want to take your love of bikes into fashion and proudly display your love of two wheels when out on the razz, Katie’s Bike provides an elegant solution with her bike chain bling.
Check out her range of jewellery here.
If you’ve not heard of stance socks yet let me educate you. Stance supply a range of high quality socks in a variety of unique designs, in their words “underpinning our creative roots with a relentless focus on technical innovation, we’ve ensured that Stance socks are now found in over 40 countries on the feet of those who dare to be different”. I own a few pairs of these socks and they are my must-have for comfort and style in socks.
You can get your pair of Tinsel Tina socks here.
Nukeproof Horizon Comp Pedals
Nukeproof describe the Horizon Comp pedal as offering the same “Sam Hill” inspired platform, “made from a nylon reinforced composite material… in a lightweight and durable package with 10 replaceable pins and Cro Mo axle”. With each pair weighing only 318 grams they are a great value pedal and great value gift for only £40 RRP.
You can order these online through various online retailers, or you can be a good guy and check out your local bike shop.
Muc-Off Bike Care Essentials Kit
Something you can never have too much of in mountain biking – bike wash! Muc-Off have established themselves as the leading brand in bike care, with great quality products that work well, smell amazing, and at a good price. Using products like these makes the task of bike washing that bit less shit. The Bike Care Essentials kit is the perfect package to keep your bike looking and running sweet for only £26.99.
You can buy this and lots of other great bundles here.
GoPro Session 5
With many race series putting bans on helmet mounted cameras, the preferable alternative is to mount GoPros on the helmet peaks. Although larger cameras may have more features and better quaility, the sessions are a perfect size for mounting on peaks and are slightly more subtle in your riding photos.
You can order from GoPro here for £299.
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