What’s more impressive than a cool mountain bike gift that you didn’t have to spend a lot of money on? Absolutely nothing! These are the best MTB gifts under $50 for that special mountain biker in your life.
1. Tifosi Swank Sunglasses
- Price $25+
- Available from Tifosi Optics
The Tifosi Swank is an affordable pair of lifestyle sunglasses that come in dozens of frame and lens options like smoke, blue, red, yellow, and brown — plus photochromic and polarized lenses for an additional cost. Running, mountain biking, walking the dog, the Swank fits any active lifestyle. These sunglasses work well on small to medium faces and the slightly larger Swank XL, you guessed it, fits medium to XL faces.
2. Handup Gloves
Handup Most Days Gloves are everyday mountain bike gloves that are full of personality. Feeling shreddy or stoked, rowdy or chill, or so thirsty you could drink a Pabst — there’s a Handup glove for that. New designs and collabs come out often and include youth sizes and cold-weather styles.
3. Wolf Tooth B-RAD TekLite Roll-Top Bag
Let the bike do the work. And that includes carrying all my extra stuff, amirite? The 1L Wolf Tooth B-RAD Teklite bag can be mounted nearly anywhere on your frame with or without bolts, and even on your seat rails. A great gift for any mountain biker who would appreciate the convenience of easily transferring their rolled-up essentials from bike to bike.
4. Knog Oi Bell
Crowded multi-use trails are here to stay. Don’t be that jerk trying to PR the 1.5-mile beginner trail on Saturday morning by weaving in and out of people and riding everyone’s rear tire. No need to be shouty or aggressive, let your presence be known with a bell. Or even a polite ‘Hi!’ will do the trick.
5. PNW Components Pebble Multi-Tool
There are a ton of multi-tools out there, but the PNW Pebble tool strips things down to just the basic bits you might need on the trail: 3/4/5/6 mm hex keys, a T25 Torx, and a Dynaplug® accessory. It’s small enough to stash nearly anywhere and shiny enough not to lose.
6. Cognative MTB Lifestyle T-shirts
- Price: $29.95
- Available at Cognative MTB
These fun lifestyle mountain biking shirts seriously capture and spread the stoke! Many of the designs are also available on technical apparel like jerseys and gloves, too. Bonus: with every purchase, Cognative MTB gives 2% back to the trails!
7. Arcade Adventure Belt
- Price: $34.95+
- Available at Arcade Belts
Now here’s a classy gift that’s not too classy. These stretchy belts are made for all kinds of outdoor adventure. They’ll keep your pants up and add a touch of flair to your black mountain bike shorts.
8. Orucase Smuggler
- Price: $44 (8 colors available)
- Available at Orucase
Who needs a backpack or hip pack when you can carry the essentials in a handy handlebar bag? The Smuggler is pretty compact but ideal for quick access items like your phone or fruit snacks.
- Price: $9/single bar and $28+ gift sets
- Available from Duke Cannon
- Take 20% off your order with code SINGLETRACKS20
Most mountain bikers we know already smell like they’ve been rolling around in the woods and fell asleep by the campfire with a drink in hand. We like how these scents of Duke Cannon’s soaps keep that epic mountain biking weekend
vibe smell going all year round. No, literally all year round because these soaps are SO BIG they will likely last that long. Show your dirt bag friends you really care with a thoughtfully chosen outdoorsy, boozy or Santa-approved scented soap, or for the especially dirty, Duke Cannon holiday gift sets are on sale.
10. Oury V2 Single Clamp Lock-on Grips
The Oury V2 Single Clamp grips work great for riders with large hands. For riding gloveless, even on sweaty days, we haven’t found a better grip. With a lock ring on just one side, these are quick and easy to install and despite all that chunky rubber, they’re reasonably lightweight too.
11. Etiquette is a Big Word
- Price: $19.99
- Available from Amazon
This 35-page illustrated book about mountain bike etiquette is aimed at helping the younger generation of riders take part in the mountain bike community. It’s actually a fun read for adults and seasoned mountain bikers too, with a lot of applicable life lessons learned through mountain biking.
12. Ibex Merino Neck Gaiter
- Price: $42 ($31.50 sale)
- Available at Ibex
This 100% merino wool neck gaiter is so lightweight and cozy. Honestly, we were surprised how un-wool this feels, with virtually zero scratchiness or heaviness. The silky and stretchy fabric is comfortable to wear as a simple scarf or as a breathable mask. This is truly a piece that will last a long time and look great most seasons on and off the bike.
13. Chrome Doubletrack Feed bag
- Price: $35 ($26.25 sale)
- Available at Chrome
Oh, the Smuggler is too small for all the snacks you need to bring? Well, this feed bag from Chrome has ample room for snacks plus a water bottle. Fits nearly any kind of bike!
14. VHS 2.0 Slapper Tape
- Price: $30 – $35 (7 colors available)
- Available at Amazon
We love a clever and useful gift like this chain slapper tape from Velocity Hucking Systems. Gen Z may not fully appreciate the play on words, but everyone will find the protection and quiet downhill runs most excellent.
15. Tubolito Tubes
- Price: $30 – $40
- Available at Amazon
Tubolito claims these little orange bicycle tubes are 2x stronger than conventional inner tubes, and weigh 66% less. The tubes cost significantly more than a basic rubber tube but there’s noticeable weight savings when carrying one as a spare on every ride. Available for gravel, e-bikes, and road bikes, too.
16. Specialized Air Tool Big Bore
- Price: $50
- Available at Specialized
Don’t let it’s size fool you, this mini pump from Specialized is powerful. The user-friendly design has an oversized head, flexible hose, and the barrel is easy to grip. The best part is it can pump air with less strokes than other mini pumps we tested!
17. Smartwool Bike Zero Cushion Print Crew Socks
You can never have enough socks! The Smartool Bike Zero Cushion sock is a lightweight, performance-oriented sock made with 47% merino wool. The socks are conforming, or slightly compressive, with arch support. The best feature though, is the “shred shield” which is an an extra layer of material at the top of the toe to defend against holes.
18. American Classic Basanite Tire
- Price: $50
- Buy from Amazon.
The cost of mountain bike tires can add up during the season, especially for those who are prone to pinch flats. The American Classic Basanite tire is a solid choice and the price is right at just $50 a pop. Oops, bad choice of words.
19. Chamois Butt’r Ultra Anti-Chafe Balm
- Price: $29.99
- Available at Amazon
This new type of chamois cream is intended to make those longer rides more comfortable in the saddle. If the idea of squishy lotions down there makes you cringe, you might prefer firmer balm containing natural skin-friendly ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter.
20. Singletracks Logo Hat
- Price: $25
- Available at The Singletracks Merch Store
Give your favorite riding buddy this classy Singletracks trucker hat, and get one for yourself too! Thanks for supporting Singletracks!
21. Boeshield T9
- Price: $11.95
- Buy from Amazon
Boeshield T9 features a unique mix of solvents and waxes to provide both protection and lubrication that lasts. Not only is it designed to repel dirt and dust, it’s also waterproof which comes in handy this time of year.
22. CushCore Bead Dropper
What’s worse than struggling to get a tire on or off the rim with a tire insert installed? Feeling arthritic in your hands afterward. CushCore developed the Bead Dropper to get more leverage behind the rim and rubber and to show the tire who the boss is.
23. Muc-Off 3X Premium Brush Kit
- Price: $27.00
- Buy from REI.com
These brushes and tools work much better for cleaning muddy bikes than your old toothbrush and dish scrubber. The large brush is especially helpful for quickly getting a bike looking spick-and-span.
- Price: $37.95 ($28.46 sale)
- Available from Amazon
Here’s a thoughtful gift for backcountry riders or that rider in your group who is rarely prepared. This small soft-sided water bottle is easy to pack on long or hot rides so you can filter water from natural sources. The filter that is attached to the cap can be used to filter up to 500 gallons of water.