Got someone in your life who loves the feel of dirt beneath their wheels? Or maybe that’s you and you’re looking for some suggestions to give a loved one?
Below you’ll find our suggestions for the best MTB friendly gifts, as suggested by the team here at Balfe’s!
Troy Lee Designs A3
The latest open face helmet from Troy Lee offers the ultimate coverage from their trail/enduro friendly range of helmets. Safety is front and centre for the A3, crafted from EPS & EPP foams for equal protection across high and low-speed impacts. The addition of MIPS technology and additional lower head coverage mean you’re in good hands while out on the trails.
The Troy Lee Designs A3 works with a wide range of glasses/goggles and the adjustable visor provides Goggle storage for when you’re not wearing them.
16 vents also offer optimised airflow for the best breathability and comfort around.
Camelbak Repack LR4 Hydration Pack 1.5L in Black
Wearing a backpack has its benefits, but it can sometimes leave you hot and bothered once you start warming up on your ride. A hip pack is a great compromise and allows you to take all the water and essentials you need for a decent few hours on the bike.
The Camelbak Repack LR4 is designed specifically for mountain biking – it provides a lower centre of gravity and more mobility on the trail. No one wants something bouncing around on their hips while they’re trying to rail their favourite corners!
The Repack includes a 1.5L water reservoir, storage for your keys/phone and integrated tool organisation so you’re prepped for any last-minute trailside repairs.
Fox Women’s Ranger 2.5L Water Jacket
The Fox Ranger 2.5L Water Jacket is crafted from lightweight, waterproof & breathable fabric that will help you stay fresh and dry through the wet winter months.
The DWR finish will shed moisture, mud and debris as you ride, but one of the best things about this jacket is the size of the hood – it will fit over almost any helmet!
We’re really keen on the sea foam blue colour, but there’s also a black version available. For the men’s version, black, maroon and caramel versions are available.
DMR Vault Flat Pedal
A good set of pedals is a must – if you’re riding flats you still want your feet to feel “locked in”, and the DMR Vaults do just that.
They’re a tuneable pedal, designed specifically for riders who want a larger platform to stand on (so perfect for bigger feet!) and they’re fully serviceable so you can use them for years to come.
Endura MT500 Spray Shorts
Ideal for those rides where it’s not raining but there’s plenty of moisture on the ground – the Endura MT500 Spray Short combines the best of both waterproof and stretch MTB shorts.
Waterproof panels in all the right places mean no soggy bottom after finding a deep puddle in your favourite corner, and the rest of the short is crafted from lightweight, durable 4-way stretch material with a DWR finish.
Zipped hand pockets mean you can stow away your essentials, and the stretch wicking waistband with Velcro adjusters means these shorts will fit all types of body shape.
Muc-Off 8-in-One Bike Cleaning Kit
If you ride in the UK through winter (and a good chunk of the rest of the year), sooner or later your bike is going to come home in a state and just sticking it in the shed until the next ride simply isn’t an option.
The Muc-Off 8-in-One Bike Cleaning Kit contains all the brushes, sponges and sprays you need to get any bike back to its best self. The storage tub also doubles as a parts washer for when a more thorough clean is required.
Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoes
If you’re looking for a pair of flat shoes that will stick to your pedals like glue, then the Five Ten Freerider Pro is it. The Stealth S1 rubber outsole offers unparalleled grip.
The Freerider Pro also offers enhanced impact coverage compared to its predecessor, and the synthetic upper is fast-drying – perfect for winter in the UK.
DMR V8 Classic Flat Pedal
If you’re looking for a more budget friendly pedal than the previously mentioned Vault, you can’t go wrong with the DMR V8!
The V8 runs on precision ground loose ball bearings and is serviceable using the provided grease syringe. Corner pins can also be tuned for preferred levels of grip.
Topeak Joe Blow MTB Track Pump
The Topeak Joe Blow MTB Track Pump is a unique, mountain bike specific pump that features a super-sized steel barrel designed to provide the higher volume needed for large off-road tyres. The extra sensitive, base mounted analogue gauge with air release button also helps dial in your exact preferred pressures.
Kids Ride Shotgun Pro MTB Child Seat
For the days when you don’t have time to ride because you’re in charge of childcare… why not take them with you?!
The Kids Ride Shotgun Pro MTB seat fits all mountain bikes with standard 1 1/8 steerers, will attach to all common seatpost sizes and is dropper post friendly. It will also fit E-MTB’s with bigger downtubes (a step up from the original).
Common adjustments like leg/saddle angles are tool-free making it easy to adjust things trailside.
So, there’s our top 10 MTB-friendly gift ideas – have you got something on the list that we’ve missed? Let us know!