Submissions for our Holiday Haul Giveaway are in, and we’ve selected the winner! But first, let me say that I’m amazed at how many people got brand-new mountain bikes for Christmas. Man, I just must not have been good enough last year… I’ll try better Santa, I promise!
While Mike thought Santa was good to him this year, we beg to differ:
We’re not really sure who wears cologne on the mountain bike trail, much less “Macho: Sport Scent,” so we’re sweetening Mike’s haul with the Boreas Bootlegger pack. Congrats, Mike! Be sure to check the “Other” folder in your Facebook messages.
To see what everyone else got for Christmas, check out all the awesome MTB presents below:
I got new shocks, no tube wheels and 155mm customized cranks from my husband. I have been riding MTB for 11 months and loving it! Photo: Pam Gundermann.
Few choice shots of my new s-works specialized camber. Photo: Adrian Tamblin.
My reverb seat post. Photo: Rich Hallam.
Photo: JoAnne SanMateo
Photo: Mike Weber
“Santa brought me a Camelbak M.U.L.E., Fox Dirtpaw gloves and Pricepoint tights.” Photo: Andrew Kaiser.
“My Christmas gift from my whole family, everyone contributed a bit of money and I saved up the rest. A 2014 Giant Trance X2 29er!” Photo: Sean Walton.
“My holiday MTB gift Devinci Carbon Troy!” Photo: Chris Manalastas.
“My Christmas present to my self, my wife didn’t know what to get me, I said I would take care of it… ” Photo: Daryl Stotski.
“I broke down and gave myself this, to lose weight.” Photo: David Seawell.
“Yes… Santa was good!!” Photo: Mike McCarthy.
“Got upgrade by Santa for Christmas. New KS Lev for my 2011 Stumpy and some cool Park tools” Photo: Regina Stroud.
“Christmas Salsa El Mariachi on the Sheltowee trace in Kentucky. 1/1/14” Photo: Jonathan Neyman
“My Christmas haul: wool cap by Waltz from my girls, a bottle, and gift card to my favorite LBS.” Photo: Brian Williams
Photo: Greg Seaborn.
“Maybe not all for MTB, my lovely wife hooked me up with the Merrell Moab Ventilators, Chameleon 4 Stretch and the Crankbrothers Eggbeater 3’s.” Photo: Ray Gonzalez.
“Trek ex Fuel 9.8 29er” Photo: John Benkert
“My Christmas present – even the camera suffers from oxygen debt in Colorado!” Photo: Jon Zanone.
” I was given the things I need to keep our bikes operating at their best. Bike stand, tools, floor pump, and instruction book.” Photo: Caleb Coffey
“My lovely wife got me some Bontrager RXL rims laced to some Industry Nine hubs.” Photo: Roberty Myrick.
“My Thule bike carrier! SWEET!” Photo: Michele Popeye.
“For Christmas, Santa brought me a TekTro Eclipse Levers (MT2.1), Coleman Hydration Backpack 8 liters, Schwinn Floor Pump, and a Single speed Spanner tool! Ready for the trails!” Photo: Juan J Hernandez
“This is my Christmas haul, Trek Farley ….thank you Santa Craig!” Photo: Craig Robert Leach
“My holiday haul…Santa Cruz bicycle socks and The Joys of the Season….” Photo: Mary Kaye Zugelder
“This years Xmas gift Kona WO Xmas day in the snow.” Photo: Jeffrey Wardle
“My Christmas gift spending package: Mavic Rush shoes, Pearl Izumi Conductive gloves and Nuke Optics Blitz Polarchromic sunglasses.” Photo: Elek Norbert.
“my Xmas MTB booty. A fashionable bag and sensible pair of shoes.” Photo: Michael Peterson.
“Shimano MT91 boots from the UK, Smith Aspect helmet for winter riding & a Specialized Vice helmet for when it warms up.” Photo: Fred Mcgill
“My Christmas haul was a 2014 Trek Stache 8 with KS LEV dropper. I must have been really good.” Photo: Danny Rodriguez
“This was a Merry Christmas. Nothing beats a Norco Bigfoot. Here she is playing in the snow with me. ” Photo: Csaba Kalmanczhey
“I got a sweet Gore bike jacket, a Park Tool bike stand, a Park Tool pedal wrench, and a chesty mount for my GoPro! Unfortunately I have only been able to use the chesty, due to unforseen circumstances.” Photo: Dustin Marsh
“This Christmas rendered a Surley Nice Rack, a Salsa Woodchipper bar, a set of Pauls Touring Cantis, and a new bike for my 6-year old. Also in the haul, but not pictured is a new set of Ortlieb touring bags. Yes, I’m in process of converting my old 26″ MTB into a trail-touring ride.” Photo: Josh Henry.
“Santa brought me a new Specialized! I loved the wrap job….can’t tell at all what it is, right?” Photo: Charity Arthur.
“I was blessed with a sick Royal Racing storm shell to keep my dry, a super sleek lantern for all my overnight camping/riding trips, and a GoPro 3+ to capture it all! Pretty stoked!” Photo: Stephen Bartone.
” Xmas presents waiting to get dirty!” Photo: Todd Saulters
” yeti sb66 with mask!” Photo: Randy Byers
“I got a new chain! “Big deal” you say? Well… try riding a bike without one!” Photo: Eric Boyer
“Sb 95 yeti” Photo: Ramon Cordova
Photo: Daniel Marien.
“My ride will be traveling in style this year!” Photo: Erin Martin Johnson
“Got a spankin new Pug Ops for Christmas. snow what I’m sayin’?” Photo: Reo Owens
Photo: Josh Bam Bam Lopez
” Got some shin protection for christmas!” Photo: Alex Key.