Christmas gift ideas for mountain bikers
Our countdown to Christmas is in full swing and next on our gift guide extravaganza is mountain bikers, covering enduro, cross-country, full suspension and hardtail. As we turn the page over to a new decade it feels like the right time to get some new kit and head to the trails. Christmas is a time for giving and sharing, so we’ve compiled a list of gifts ideas for the mountain biker in your life.
Let’s make 2020 the year we shred more trails, do more races and push ourselves further than before. To do that, wouldn’t it be nice to have a shiny new hardtail?
At the Bike Factory we have a large range of hardtail mountain bikes from Specialized, Lapierre, Trek and more, including Orbea, whose bikes we previewed last month. We’ve got all wheel sizes covered, whether it’s 29ers for precise handling or 27.5 for traction over tricky obstacles. We have a variety of men’s and women’s specific models too, so head on down, chuck your leg over a bike and find which hardtail suits you or your loved one best.
If you’re the sort of person who would rather kick off a ramp and fly down a hill with gravity on your side, we have the best bikes for you too. Our full sus range is mainly compiled of Trek and Specialized models, like the high spec Trek Remedy and the ever reliable Specialized Stuntjumper. As well as full builds we also offer the frameset alone – perfect if you’re looking to build the perfect downhill bike in time for 2020.
New kit is always a welcome gift, and Christmas is an ideal time to kit up in some new comfy threads. There’s no lycra allowed in this section though and at the Bike Factory we know that a good pair of baggies go a long way to completing a great look. The kit we stock is lightweight and gives you the freedom to move while you’re smashing it down trails.
Keep you and yours warm through winter with a decent base layer. A thermal layer made from a breathable and wicking fabric like merino wool is designed to keep the chill off your chest and prevent you from having a miserable cold this Christmas time.
It’s not only the crackers that will be popping this Christmas, but your style too. A new lid is a perfect gift and will complete your look in time for any events in 2020, not forgetting the protection it’ll provide your noggin in the event of disaster.
We have some great cross-country helmets from Lazer, Specialized and Bontrager, all with integrated visors. These helmets are snug, reliable and well-constructed, while also looking the part. We’ve got downhillers sorted too, with Specialized full-face helmets in stock. The S-Works Dissident is the most technically advanced carbon fibre DH helmet there is and is even paired with the integrated ANGI crash sensor to give you and your loved ones peace of mind.
Shredding down trails is all well and good until you hit that rut wrong or slam down on an obstacle and get a puncture. Yes, there is such a thing as too gnarly. We have a whole range of pumps to help you through those cold, often muddy flat tyre experiences. These include track pumps for home, and portable models and CO2 mini pumps for when you’re out on a ride.
Another great gift that any rider will be grateful for is a beautiful pair of sunglasses. At the Bike Factory we have a huge range of glasses from 100% (yes, the ones Sagan wears) so you can channel your favourite multi-disciplined Slovak with a pair of performance Speedtraps or the more causal Centric model. Alternatively, we also stock Tifosi glasses with advanced transition lenses for those wintry rides with varying conditions.
Our site is full of accessories for mountain bikers and is well worth a thorough comb to find the ideal gift for you or the biker in your life. Whatever the discipline, make sure you come down to our store to make this Christmas perfect.
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