With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what to buy the mountain bikers in your life. These stocking stuffers will have your cyclist grinning from ear to ear and give them miles of trail happiness all year!
If your mountain biker has a GoPro, give them the freedom to mount it on their bike, on a chest strap, on their helmet… there are so many options! The gift of GoPro mounts is really the gift of being able to relive and share that amazing trail run, downhill drop, or gnarly wipeout.
All cyclists appreciate a new pair of cycling gloves. Whether you gift a pair of fingerless gloves for warm weather or a pair of winter gloves, these stocking stuffers won’t disappoint and will keep their hands safe and comfortable.
Cyclists usually like to tinker with their bikes and keep things clean. Give your cyclists a new gear brush or chain tool. Throw in a bottle of chain lubricant and your mountain biker will be eager to give their bike some extra TLC. (Their bike will love the extra attention, too!)
Over time, reservoirs in hydration packs wear out, begin to add a funny taste to the water, or become hard to clean. Keep your mountain biker healthy and drinking fresh, clean water with a new reservoir!
You might think socks are a lame stocking stuffer fit only for grandmothers to gift. But every cyclist knows the value of a quality pair of socks. Moisture wicking, breathable material keeps feet happy and cool mile after mile.
Tire Patch Kit
With enough miles on the trails, a puncture or flat is inevitable. Keep your mountain biker riding safe and smooth with a tire patch kit. These self-adhesive patches makes repairing a puncture easy and eliminates the need for messy glue.
If your cyclist carries CO2 cartridges instead of a small bike pump, restock their CO2 stash for the winter and spring riding season. These cartridges allow cyclists to refill their tubes with air after repairing a flat. They’re lightweight and small, making them easy to carry out on the trail.
If any cyclist you love bikes on the road for any portion of their ride, they need lights on their bike. Research shows that flashing front and rear lights are one of the most effective safety investments for cyclists as they catch the eye of motorists from further away. Give the cyclist you love the gift of safety and give yourself peace of mind.
First Aid Kit
Don’t let the scrapes and occasional wipeout on the trail slow your mountain biker down. Stuff their stocking with this FeatherLite First Aid Kit that they’ll be happy to stuff in their backpack. Weighing in at just 2.9 oz, it has all the basics but they won’t balk at the weight!
Bike Seat Bag
A bike seat bag straps on just under the back of the bike seat. It is an easy place to carry a spare tube, patch kit, and CO2 cartridges out of the way but with easy access. I stash an emergency $5 in mine as well in case I find myself somewhere in need of a snack, drink, or some other emergency. Give your cyclist a new seat bag—either filled with essentials or empty, this gift will not disappoint.
A multitool is a nice, compact tool to have out on the trail to fix any mechanical issues that may arise, from tightening a loose bolt to repairing a broken chain. They’re also handy to have around the shop for tinkering and adjusting your bike between rides.
Cooling Arm Sleeves
Arm sleeves are perfect for cycling, trail running, and a host of other activities. They help lower your temperature on hot days by working with evaporating sweat and water to create a cooling effect. They also provide UPF protection to prevent sun damage.
Neck Gaiter or Buff
Stuff your cyclist’s stockings with either warmth or cooling sun protection with a neck gaiter or buff. Winter neck gaiters keep your face and neck warm while CoolCore gaiters offer UPF protection and, when wet, can keep you cooler on hot summer days.
This handy little digital gadget allows you to measure the pressure in your tires, suspension forks, and rear shock units. The rotating screen makes reading the results easy from any angle. Give the gift of accurate tire pressure with a new SmartGauge.
We’re sure this stocking stuffer gift guide will make everyone merry and keep the mountain bikers in your life riding safely and comfortably. What’s on your mountain biking wish list? Share in the comments and perhaps Santa will get the hint!