The Mountain Biker’s Holiday Gift Guide (+ Giveaway!)
What are you going to get the mountain bikers in your family this holiday season?
Although the hills and mountains are dusted with snow, the once mountain biker paradise is still ever present in the mind of those who live to push peddles during the warmer seasons. The mountain biker in your family hasn’t forgotten about their passion for the sport, so get them something to tease their senses throughout the winter months!
For the Bike…
GORE Ride On Shifting Cables
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have completely, and I mean, COMPLETELY, smooth shifting? Dream no farther. The GORE Ride On system makes shifting silky smooth, make each shift precise and exact. I installed this system on my bike and instantly felt the difference, no more wrenching of my left thumb to try and get the front rings to change. The key to the system? According to GORE their “cables are completely protected from mud, dirt and the elements by continuous liners and GRUB™ Seals”. This system includes a cable coating that is durable and virtually eliminates cable friction, AKA: No friction=better, more precise shifting, which= a smile on your face!
MSRP: varies, order on Competitive Cyclist
For Your Head…
S3 MT Specialized Helmet
What do you want in a helmet? Effective, safe, lightweight and some venting, right? The Specialized S3 MT does all of that, and does it without looking like a salad bowl on your head! The venting on this helmet will make you wonder how you got by without it, and it will feel virtually weightless once on your head. The visor is removable which gives you an option on whether you want it on or not. The buckle is low profile and easy to adjust and the adjustment dial will make the helmet fit perfectly. Give the gift of safety to the mountain bikers in your family, or if you love cruising the trails, put it on YOUR wish list!
For Your Eyes…
Optic Nerve Performance Line Sunglasses
The Performance Line of Optic Nerve Sunglasses are designed for athletes. They consist of feather light materials, anti fog lenses, venting and grips. All of these features make them ideal for hitting the trails without worrying about them fogging up, falling off or not doing a good job blocking the sunlight. The nose pieces are totally adjustable which lets you decide where you want them to sit. But they also can be adjusted around the ears, so you have complete control to customize them as you see fit. The best part? The price point. All of the performance line glasses are between $39.99-$49.99 so you can get a great pair of glasses without breaking the bank!
For Your Feet…
Darn Tough Vermont Coolmax 1/4 Sock Mesh
Well, it goes without saying Darn Tough Vermont makes some darn tough socks that they back up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, for life! According to their site, “if our all weather performance socks are not the most comfortable and durable socks you have ever worn, return them for another pair or your money back. No strings. No conditions. For life.” Wow, not a bad deal… These Coolmax socks are made for cycling, they are made with mesh on the top and are reenforced in the toe and in the heal. They are also completely seamless, which means there is nothing to rub, which might virtually eleminate blisters, PERFECT for those long trail rides!
For Your Skin…
All Terrain Recovery Rub