Rider Gift Guide
28 Gifts From $5 to $500
It’s that time of year again when the holidays are upon us. The cookies are being made, the turkey is soon to be roasting in the oven and most of the presents are under the tree. But, if
for some reason you decided to procrastinate shopping for that
special mountain biker on your list, we’re here to help. Follow this
holiday gift guide, which includes some of our favorite mountain bike
accessories—from inexpensive stocking stuffers all the way to gear
that will have them going on a ride before the turkey is even carved.
We broke down our list to six price categories to bring you 28 great
holiday gift ideas. Happy holidays.
Maxima Chain Pro Lube—
$10: Maxima Racing Oils has been making
high-quality lubes and oils for the last 30
years. They have experience with high-powered motorsports, as well as high-performance mountain bikes. Maxima’s Chain
Pro lube is one of our favorites, since it’s
formulated to work best in dry conditions.
Maxima also makes a wet, synthetic chain
lube for riding in muddy conditions.
Park Tool CSC-1 GearClean brush—$5: Park Tool’s
CSC-1 brush is made of sturdy nylon and is ideal for cleaning hard-to-reach places. The tough nylon bristles work great for cleaning chains,
derailleurs, cassettes and much more. The back end of the brush also
features small teeth that can scrape away dirt in between your cassette’s
gears. Remember, a clean bike is a happy bike.
ProGold Luber Pen—$7.50:
The ProGold Luber pen is designed to lube
cables with pinpoint accuracy. It will keep
your cables moving smooth through its
housing, resulting in improved shifting quality and braking if you have cable-actuated
brakes. This handy pen can also be used
on any other part of your bike that requires
a small and precise amount of lube.
Race Face Crank Boots—
$10: These crankarm guards from
Race Face are designed to prevent
damage to your cranks when they strike
rocks or other objects on the trails.
They also come in many colors so a
rider can add some flair to their bike.
These guards come in two sizes—one
for carbon cranks and one for aluminum
$10: Every rider
should carry a spare tube,
even if they have converted their
wheels to tubeless. When a rider gets a flat on
the trail, they are going to need to either put
a tube in their tubeless wheels or replace the
damaged tube inside. Having a spare tube is
like having a life raft on a deserted island. As
an added tip, we recommend you buy tubes in
bulk, as they will generally be cheaper.