Looking for the perfect gift for the mountain biker in your life? In an industry full of incompatible components and a thousand different options for every product, finding the right gift is like trying to find a black cat in a coal cellar. As picky as your mountain biker might be, here are a few gift ideas that almost any rider will enjoy.
Giro Montaro MIPS ($150) – If you haven’t heard already, MIPS is the latest and greatest in helmet technology. Protecting your mountain biker’s noggin is THE best investment you can make this holiday season. Best of all, the designers at Giro have not only made a safe helmet, but a fantastically beautiful one at that. And with more color options than you’ll ever know what to do with, you can’t go wrong.
Spank Oozy Trail Pedals ($129) – Beginner or pro, every rider will enjoy great set of flat pedals, especially when they look this good! Fully adjustable pins as well as a fully rebuildable bearing and spindle setup, these pedals are here to stay, as well as keep your feet where you plant them.
Five Ten Freerider Contact Shoes ($120) – Is the mountain biker in your life still riding in old tennis shoes? A pair of these bad boys will have them stoked beyond belief, especially since they’re fully waterproof, have a reinforced toe box, and utilize Five Ten’s infamous Stealth Mi6 rubber.
Fox Dawn Patrol 2 Jacket ($110) – Don’t allow the cold weather to put a damper on your riding plans this winter. Gear up and get rad!
Shimano PRO Torque Wrench ($94) – With carbon components becoming increasingly popular, torque specs are more important than ever. Overtightening bolts can comprise the integrity of the carbon, and we all know what happens when bolts come loose. With multiple hex and torque heads, this bicycle specific, adjustable torque wrench is a stellar addition to any toolbox.
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