If you’ve been scratching your head trying to think of the perfect Christmas gift for the mountain biker in your life, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s an assortment of gift ideas at various price points that are bound to make any rider happy.
Christmas gifts for mountain bikers
Hurly Burly 4 downhill World Cup yearbook
Relive on all the action from 2019’s downhill World Cup season. Misspent Summers
Hurly Burly 4 is a great gift for any fanatical downhill mountain biker, giving them the chance to relive the 2019 World Cup season in captivating written detail. It’s also illustrated with gorgeous images taken by some of the sport’s most highly-regarded photographers.
As a timeless companion to any coffee table or toilet floor, we think your recipient will be reading about 2019’s dramatic race season for years to come thanks to this book.
Magicshine Monteer 6500 front light
The Monteer comes with enough accessories to get you going. Alex Evans
As the winner of this year’s BikeRadar and MBUK mountain bike lights test, the Magicshine Monteer 6500 has an unrivalled power and performance to price ratio.
If you’re looking to treat someone (or yourself) to the ultimate night riding light, then this is it, with a long run-time and amazing optics.
Knog Cobber Mid rear light
The Cobber has good side-to-side illumination. Alex Evans
Cyclists of the night will also appreciate the added safety that the Cobber Mid rear light provides on road sections when trying to link up off-road trails.
The clean looks and easy-to-mount design make it at home on pretty much any bike, and the impressive illumination angle and run time are up to the job of handling most mountain bike trails after dark.
Manitou Mezzer Pro enduro fork
The fork’s performance really impressed me. Alex Evans
Despite this being a particularly expensive set of enduro forks, if you know someone who’s a hardcore mountain biker and want to give the ultimate gift that will improve their performance on the bike, look no further.
The Mezzer is as good as, if not better than, the big players’ options and we’ve fallen in love with how it rides, which is why it makes this list.
If you do decide to gift the forks, you’ll be making someone an incredibly happy biker.
Muc-Off Pressure Washer
In pink and black, the pressure washer is true to Muc-Off’s brand colours. Alex Evans
Know someone who spends more time washing their bike than riding it? Yeah, we do too.
The Muc-Off Pressure Washer will make their Christmas — and anything else they can aim the high-powered jet at — sparkle without breaking your bank balance.
Included is a bike-specific wand that reduces the washer’s power, limiting damage to delicate bits on frames.
Garmin Edge 830 GPS cycling computer
The Garmin Edge 830 home screen gives you direct access to ride type, the navigation screen, your training programmes and the IQ store. Alex Evans
Garmin’s Edge GPS cycling computers are top picks for gifts and the ultimate in on-bike navigation and ride recording.
The Edge 830 offers a great compromise in price and performance compared to the lower Edge 530 and higher Edge 1030 units.
The on-device mapping and route creation mean that you might be able to get your loved one out of your hair for just that bit longer. Ahhh, peace and quiet — the best Christmas gift.
100% Brisker gloves
The Brisker gloves should keep your hands warm out on the trails. Immediate Media
Ideal for people truly addicted to riding their bike, the Brisker gloves are great when the weather’s rubbish, especially if it’s cold.
The insulated hand section keeps mitts warm when they’re clinging on to the bars, and the palm is relatively thin so feedback through the bars isn’t lost. They’re a veritable bargain, too!
Mudhugger FRX front mudguard
Keep the slop out of their chops with this front fender. Mudhugger
Even the most-seasoned mountain biker doesn’t like mud and spray in the face. The FRX mudguard is an elegant solution to that problem, virtually stopping all muck flying off the front wheel.
As a bonus, they’re made from 100 per cent recycled materials and can be fitted to almost any fork and wheel combination.
Fabric 16 in 1 multi-tool set
It’s light, compact and has enough tools to keep you moving. Fabric
Perfect for tinkering on-the-go, there should be a tool for every need or occasion.
The stylish, compact design and low weight mean this multi-tool is likely to become a life-long partner in anyone’s riding bag. A perfect, useful gift, then.
Isla Bikes Creig 27
Perfect for the little shredder. Islabikes
Designed for kids from the age of nine, the 27.5in-wheeled Creig has to be a little nipper’s idea of a perfect Christmas present.
Kitted out with RockShox forks, a SRAM drivetrain and Level hydraulic disc brakes, it looks like a full-on, rough and tumble MTB, ready to take to the trails with adults.
If you’ve got smaller or younger children, the same frame is available in 24in and 26in wheels with scaled componentry.