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Christmas, birthday, graduation, anniversary — we all know how hard it is to pick gifts. This gift guide for mountain bikers is here to help you pick the perfect gift for your loved one.
Mountain bikers are all about adventures. They love the adrenaline rush, the wind gushing on their face, and the rugged terrain challenging their mettle. What better gift can you give than these bikes and accessories to complement their daredevil lifestyle. Read on!
Awesome Gifts for Mountain Bikers
The Mountain Bikers Training Bible
Mountain bikers love to train their body, spirit, and mind. And what’s a better gift than a handy book to guide them every step of the way? The Mountain Bikers Training Bible is written by expert Joe Friel.
Joe has trained endurance athletes since the 80s. Some of them became national champions, Olympic athletes, and world championship contenders in mountain biking. In this book, he presents the unique challenges of mountain biking, covering every aspect of training to prepare mountain bikers for the biggest ride of their lives.
Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die
Mountain biking isn’t just about the thrill and adrenaline rush. Ask every mountain biker you know and they’ll say it’s also about peace as one enjoys the tranquillity of beautiful sceneries and vistas. That’s why the book, Fifty Place to Biker Before You Die, deserves to be included in this gift guide for mountain bikers.
This amazing book, now on its 9th edition, was written by Chris Santella, an avid mountain biker. He covered trips for mountain bikers for every level.
Zinn and The Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance
Books make a perfect gift. And this particular one will help mountain bikers take good care of MTBs. This best-selling guide covers all the bases in the maintenance and repair of mountain bikes, fat bikes, and hybrids.
Written by Lennard Zinn, this book is completely illustrated so it’s easy to follow. Everything you can think of is here. From the basics like replacing flats to advanced problems like overhauling drivetrains.
DeFeet Biking Socks
Who doesn’t want to receive socks as a present? Aside from functional biking shoes, a comfortable biking sock is a must for every mountain biker. This particular one from DeFeet is made from high-quality nylon (60%) and cotton (40%). It’s shrink-resistant and dries fast.
Garmin Heart Rate Monitor
It’s important to know how fast your heart is pumping when you’re tackling a tough terrain. This heart rate monitor from Garmin is compatible with Edge 305HR and The Edgecad. It keeps tabs of your heart rate while working out or riding hard and provides instant feedback on how well your heart is taking all the stress.
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You can’t risk dehydration while mountain biking. Stay hydrated all the time with CamelBak HydroBak. This biking bag features quick-release shoulder straps and external zip pockets for your belongings. It’s made from high-quality materials and is free from any harmful chemicals like BPA, BPS, and BPF.
Made in the USA, the CamelBak HydroBak is built for the rigors of mountain biking and bike packing. Its ergonomic design fits comfortably on your back. The CamelBak HydroBak holds enough water for up to 2 hours riding.
Garden of Life Protein Powder
The 8th spot in our gift guide for mountain bikers belongs to protein powders. Why? Because it’s important to keep those legs and muscles strong after a hard day’s ride. This particular protein powder from Garden of Life is made from organic ingredients. It’s gluten-free and perfect for vegans! It’s also infused with key vitamins and minerals A, D, E, and K.
The Garden of Life Protein Powder is available in vanilla flavor.
Front and Tail Lights
It’s more exciting when you ride after dark. But it’s 10x more dangerous as well! So, make sure you have the right accessories to illuminate your path until daybreak or until you’ve arrived home.
The Blitzu Gator 320 is a USB rechargeable front and rear bike light. At its highest setting, this bike light can run for more than 2 hours. It also comes with a 360-degrees swivel and an IPX5 water-resistant rating to protect it from the elements. This bike light is a perfect companion to every mountain biker out there.
If there’s something we can learn from Zinn and The Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance, it is that cleaning a chain isn’t enough. Every mountain biker knows that keeping a chain well-greased helps it run better and last longer.
The Finish Line chain lube comes with Teflon fluoropolymer to minimize friction, repel moisture, and keep your bike chain going for a long time. A favorite among off-road bikers, this bike chain lube can also be used on shifters, brakes, derailleurs, and cables.
Nobody loves flat tires. But sometimes, it’s just inevitable! So, better prepared than sorry!
The Slime tube sealant allows you to repair flat tires in a blink of an eye so you don’t miss that thrill-filled ride. This sealant instantly repairs punctures up to 3mm in diameter. It’s portable and can last for up to 2 years. The Slime tube sealant is made from non-toxic, water soluble, non-aerosol, and non-flammable ingredients.
Vibrelli Mini Bike Pump
Ok, so you got your flat tire sealed. But how are you supposed to fill it up with air when you are in the middle of nowhere? Fortunately, there’s a mini bike pump! This handy tool from Vibrelli deserves the 12th spot in our gift guide for mountain bikers.
The Vibrelli Mini Bike Pump is compatible with Presta and Schrader valves. It features a 120 PSI extendable telescope capable of delivering a high volume of air. It also comes with a mounting bracket for portability.
If your mountain biker loved one stores his or her bike outside, then this mountain bike tarp is a welcome gift. The Pro Bike Cover is made from very strong and ultradurable Oxford fabric with double stitching. Manufacturers guarantee that it can protect your bike from harsh elements — dust, sun, rain, snow, or ice.
This bike cover features a front lock-hole design for cable, chain, or U-locks. It also comes with adjustable buckle straps and elastic wheel covers for a perfect, snug fit. It also features reflective safety loops to help you easily locate the handlebar ends when removing the cover.
The Pro Bike Cover comes with a high-quality storage bag for convenient storing when you are on the road.
Water bottles don’t have to be boring. These stylish bike water bottles are perfect for your mountain biker. It’s easy to use, flexible and comes with an easy grip. These bottles are made from high-quality materials that are stainless, and free from foul odors — leaving no taste residue whatsoever.
The SLS3 water bottle is made from BPA-free plastic and food grade materials. Stay hydrated all the time!
Hussar Magicbuds Sports Headphones
Who says you can’t play your mixtape when riding? With Hussar Magicbuds Sports Headphones, you can have your favorite music whenever you want it. This amazing headphone is wireless and comes with an IPX7 waterproof rating. Bikers love its high definition sound, clear bass, secure fit, and noise canceling features.
And you know what’s even better? The Hussar Magicbuds Sports Headphones has up to 9 hours of play time. That’s more than enough for your daily bike routine!
Pearl Izumi Knee Warmer
The Pearl Izumi Knee Warmer is made from imported fabric that is machine washable. This knee warmer is 3″ high and 7″ wide. It features a thermal fleece fabric with water shedding pi Dry technology for all-weather performance. The Pearl Izumi Knee Warmer is designed to eliminate bunching through your full range of motion.
Rivbos Polarized Sports Sunglasses
Stay safe and protect your eyes from glare and the sun. This Rivbos Polarized Sports Sunglasses is a gift that every mountain biker will love. Made from high-grade TR90 material from Switzerland, this polarized sunglass is not only durable and lightweight — it’s also stylish.
TAC polarized lens offers 100 percent protection from harmful UV rays and the dreaded blue light (up to 400nm). The Rivbos Polarized Sports Sunglasses comes with a hard protection portable case, pouch, cleaning cloth, and strap. The manufacturers also guarantee a lifetime breakage warranty on the lens and frame.
Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet
Since we’ve been talking about bike safety for a while now, what’s a better safety accessory than a bike helmet? The Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet is made from high-quality materials. It features 21 wind scooping vents for optimum ventilation and a reliable Roc Loc 5 fit system.
And oh, it comes in several colors too!
Allen Mountain Bike Rack
Mountain biking out of town? Well, don’t forget the Allen Mountain Bike Rack! This amazing tool comes with 22-inch long carry arms. It is made from high-quality steel and comes in a classic black powder coat finish.
The carrying arms can be folded quickly for easy storage when the rack is not in use. Take note that the Allen Mountain Bike Rack is only for vehicles with professionally installed Class 3 or 4 2″ hitch.
Warning: Never use the Allen Mountain Bike Rack in front of vehicles or on trailers.
A New Mountain Bike
Until now, all we talked about are accessories and tools in this gift guide for mountain bikers. Aren’t we forgetting something? Of course, every mountain biker will love to get a new mountain bike as a present. And there’s a lot to choose from:
Royce Union RMA Mountain Bike
The Royce Union RMA Mountain Bike is perfect for any type of terrain — dirt, gravel, sand, mud, rock, etc. With its hardtail aluminum frame, this mountain bike will never rust. Because of its lightweight and durable construction, you can also enjoy faster acceleration and better control.
This mountain bike is powered by a 21 speed Shimano Altus derailleur coupled with the Shimano EZ Fire Plus trigger for an ultra-smooth shifting experience. The Royce Union RMA Mountain Bike rolls on large 27.5” wheels. It also sports adjustable padded saddle and a slightly raised handlebar that enables a more upright riding position.
Braking power is supplied by alloy linear-pull brakes.
Schwinn Traxion Mountain Bike
The Schwinn Traxion Mountain Bike is an aluminum mountain bike that features a dual-suspension frame for a fun ride. Thanks to its powerful Schwinn fork! Powered by Shimano front and rear derailleurs with a 24 speed Shimano EX Fire trigger shifter, this mountain bike can tackle any challenging terrain with ease.
The Schwinn Traxion Mountain Bike is equipped with front and rear mechanical disc brakes that provide crips braking power when needed. These brakes work on any terrain and weather without problems. This mountain bike sports extra wide double wally alloy rims with 2.25” wide knobby mountain bike tires for that extra traction and grip.
There you have it! Choosing a gift for your mountain biker can be a daunting task. So, hopefully, this gift guide for mountain bikers can help you. At the end of the day, remember that the price doesn’t really matter — it’s the thought that counts!