2009 Mountain Bike Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for that perfect gift for the mountain biker who has everything? Making your own list for the big man in the red suit? If you’re in search for a mountain bike gift to give (or receive) this season, we have a few ideas to get you started right here with categories for gifts under $25, $25-50, $50-100, and over $100. Hey big spender


Nuun Tri-Pack ($19.50) It’s rare to find a cycling nutrition/hydration product that most riders agree tastes good but somehow Nuun found the right recipe. Any rider will be able to use these tablets plus they are small enough to make great stocking stuffers.

Camelbak Podium Chill Water Bottle ($12) This slick little water bottle keeps drinks cold longer thanks to spaceage, lightweight insulation. Mountain bikers lose water bottles all the time so this is a good one to stock up on.

Singletracks Membership (starts at $19) Perfect for procrastinators, this gift can literally be purchased at the last minute and printed at home! Our map membership offers access to more than 800 bike trail maps while the training membership gives access to our online training log tools.

Hayes Feel ‘R Gage ($15) Element22 loves this tool which is pretty much all the endorsement you’ll need. Perfect size (and price!) for a stocking stuffer.


Lizard Skins Moab Lock-On Grips ($27.50) These are a singletracks favorite and were chosen by our readers as the best mountain bike grip of 2009! Plenty of color combos to choose from to match any bike.

Camelbak Digital Flow Meter ($30) This is a super high tech addition to any Camelbak that allows the rider to see how much water is left in his/her pack during the ride. The flow meter literally just came out a few months ago so this will be a hot item! Compatible with existing Camelbak bladder systems.

Giro Xen Gloves ($38) I don’t know about others but I personally go through about a pair of MTB gloves every 12 months either through wear and tear, loss, or just plain disgust. The Xen gloves get high marks for grip and padding. Plus they look pretty sweet as well. 🙂

Maxxis Ardent Tires ($50) Serious mountain bikers know it’s important to have the right tires for the conditions and the Maxxis Ardent is great for loose conditions where extra traction is a must. Perfect for all-mountain riders!


Answer Rove FR Pedals ($95) Great set of platform pedals that can take any amount of abuse you can dish out. Super grippy for freeriders who spend lots of time up in the air.

FiveTen Impact 2 MTB Shoes ($95) Another singletracks top pick for 2009, this was one of the most wished for items in 2009 as well. Comfortable, grippy shoes for anyone who rides platform pedals.

Gore Ride On Cable System ($55) This is pretty much the mack daddy of cable systems and an upgrade to any MTB shifting or braking system. Some riders might feel guilty buying this luxury for themselves which makes it a great gift!


VHoldR Contour HD Video Camera ($299) Believe it or not Time Magazine picked the Contour HD Helmet Camera for their 2009 tech buyers guide. Unless you want your grandparents to get one of these before you, I suggest you ask Santa nicely to send you this kick ass helmet camera.

CrankBrothers Joplin Seatpost ($250) The Joplin was voted the best seatpost of 2009 by singletracks members and we’re not surprised. At the touch of a button you can lower you seatpost to tackle gnarly descents then click again to raise the seat for the climb back to the top – lovely.

Easton Haven Wheelset ($849) Tough all-mountain wheel set that won’t weigh down your rig. May seem a little spendy but a new set of wheels will make an old bike ride like new.

Saris CycleOn Pro Vehicle Rack ($439) Looking for an easy way to get your bikes to and from the trailhead? The Saris CycleOn Pro can handle even the heaviest DH rig and is low enough that it won’t strain your back after a hard day of riding.