'Tis the season for gift-giving and frivolity. Buying for the dedicated mountain biker in your life can be tough - there are a lot of gift options out there, some good, some bad - so we've put together this mountain biker gift guide to take the stress out of picking the perfect pressie. Even if you're just using Christmas as an excuse to buy yourself something new - we get it, treat yo'self - have a look through these options of drool-worthy gifts and dream bikes to get the juices flowing.
With the festive season comes drawbacks - namely, it's winter. That means winter riding gear and muddy bikes. Fear not, these great products can help keep the slop away from you and clean the slop off your bike afterwards.
Fox Racing Defend Fire Pants & Water Socks
Used by all the Atlas Ride Co staff, these pants keep you toasty and warm on the chilliest of rides. Featuring insulation and water-repellant material, the Defend Fire Pants make winter riders in the mud, on a gravel bike or even as part of the commute, much more enjoyable. Match them up with a pair of Defend Water Socks to keep your feet warm and dry too!
Spotted - Fox Defend Fire Pants in the wild
Five Ten Trail Cross Gore-tex Shoes
The biggest name in mountain bike shoes make some killer winter riding options. Featuring Gore-Tex and their renowned super-sticky soles, these shoes keep you glued to the pedals, and with a high-ankle cuff, will keep as much of the much out as possible. What's even better? They're made with recycled materials, so you can help save the planet while staying dry.
Smith Rhythm Goggles
Sunnies don't really cut it in winter, with the bigger coverage of goggles keeping more water and debris out of your eyes. The Rhythm is Smith's newest product in their goggle lineup, featuring clear and tinted lenses, these seamlessly go from winter slop to summer sun. You can even run roll-offs for anyone wanting maximum vision on those wet race runs.
Peaty's Complete Bicycle Cleaning Kit
And after the ride comes the clean up... BUT, this Peaty's kit makes it as easy as it can be. Including loam foam, degreaser, and all-weather lube as well as an assortment of brushes, your steed will be sparkling and lubed up, ready to get covered all over again. Lovely. We've been partnered with Peaty's for many years, and their products have kept our UK and European Bike Hire fleets in tip-top shape in challenging conditions.
OneUp EDC Lite
Winter is tough on bikes, and this steerer tube 9-function-multi-tool is an easy way to get yourself out of a sticky situation trailside.
Christmas Day could be New Bike Day
Specialized make beautiful bikes. And this one is no different. The Levo SL S Works is a real BEAUTY! In Satin Carbon with Chrome Foil S-Works, you wouldn't want to get it dirty, but as soon as you take it on the trails, the Fox Factory 36s and Factory Float X, will keep you floating above the slop.
And if anyone has little rippers in the family, you can do no wrong starting with Specialized. With balance bikes designed for kids from 18 months old, through the Riprock 20 & 24, and even a kids E-Bike (!), no matter the age, size or budget, you'll find something that gets the biggest grin on Christmas morning.
All priced between £5 and £30, these stocking fillers and small gifts will be very popular on Christmas morning
Peaty's x Marshguard
Useful and good to look at, these Peaty x Marshguard are a simple addition to the bike, limiting spray and looking the part.
Deity Lockjaw Grips
Our preferred grip of choice, Lockjaws come in 10 different colourways, so can match or clash as you like. Pair them up with Deity Crosshair Headset Cap Kit for ultimate swag.
TrailMaps are artwork that can celebrate a big, charity ride, a once-in-a-lifetime holiday or just honour your favourite local riding spot. With maps of Whistler, Morzine and local spots like Surrey Hills, as well as uploading your own GPX files, they can be fully bespoke.
Sprung Suspension Mountain Bike Sag Indicator
This neat little tool makes it so easy to check sag on your forks or shock, something we should all maybe do a bit more before our rides. A must-have in the toolbox.
Year round goodness
Yellow Jersey Insurance
Maybe not the most *exciting* gift here, but you won't be saying that if you ever have to use it. Yellow Jersey offer annual travel and bike insurance, as well as one-off holiday insurance. Get insured and be safe out there.
With 5 bike parks to choose from, B1KE offer an annual membership for just £125, which is amazing value when you consider an uplift day at some bike parks can cost over £70 for a day! From techy tracks, freeride jump lines and a dirt jump park, you can improve your all-around game, all-year round.
Atlas Ride Co Voucher
The perfect gift if you ask us. Available to be used on ANY trip, whether that's Riders Weeks in Finale Ligure for the ultimate enduro week, a long weekend in the Scottish highlands, or a once in a lifetime trip to the Pyrenees including a helidrop. Available to buy in any amount. Use the form below to get in touch about your voucher.