Ho Ho Ho! Have You Been A Good Girl This Year?
She would rather be riding dirt where she has no worries. All she needs is the trail, her bike and the outdoors (and maybe you, too). But, she could always use a few more things to make her ride a little smoother, more comfortable and more fun. As she shreds trails in her dreams, these are things she dreams of.
Edgy, eco-friendly, but still just girly enough for your favorite lady mountain biker, these beautiful earrings are made out of recycled bicycle tubes!
These gloves will really stand out on the trail. Designed with a soft micro-fiber panel to wipe away perspiration on hot days and smart phone operable finger tips so she can get that perfect selfie on the trail.
One easy way to upgrade her ride is with a dropper seat post. One of the best mountain bike inventions of recent years, she will be able to enjoy the ups and the downs of her ride with the perfect seat height
Help her avoid flats and have more fun on her ride with a tubeless setup from Stans, the industry leader in tubeless technology!
The GoPro Session is the smallest, most wearable video camera on the market. She will love reliving her favorite moments on the bike with this gift.
I’ve heard the phrase before: If you don’t look good, you can’t be good. She will definitely be looking good and feeling fast in this matching kit from Liv. Jersey
Anodized bike parts are like jewelry for mountain bikers. They make great accessories, you can match everything or go for that miss-matched look and they are shiny. She will swoon over these ocean blue Cromag Acute cross country bars. While being beautiful, they are also lightweight and wide enough to give her a little extra balance on the bike.
Just voted as one of Bicycling Magazine’s 16 best cycling shoes of 2016, these clip shoes are tough, yet comfortable enough for an all-day adventure. With technologies like ExoBeam and ExoWrap that cradle the foot while improving torsional rigidity and the quick and easy Boa closure, these are sure to become her favorite shoes.
This is the holy grail of gifts for your mountain biker. The Lust Advanced reigns supreme in all XC conditions with lightweight advanced-grade carbon composite frame and agile women’s specific geometry all set on top of 27.5 inch wheels. And those colours, oh my!
True, this gift won’t do you much good unless you get her number 11 as well. The MRP Decapitator will cover up that unused front derailleur mount when she switches to a 1 X drivetrain. But what is it used for? Removing your bottle caps at the end of an awesome ride, of course!
Of all the component upgrades you could get for your favorite mountain biker, there is nothing better than the XX1 drivetrain. She will immediately feel more powerful and efficient with this simple and lightweight system. As Sram puts it, she will be, “unstoppable.”
Looking for something a little more affordable that is sure to please? The Ruffian lock-on grips from ODI are some of the best out there on the market. They aren’t big and bulky, making it easy for smaller hands to fit around. Plus, they come in 7 awesome colors to match her bike: Black, White, Lime Green, Aqua, Bright Blue, Bright Red and Pink.
Knee Guards: $74*
Elbow Guards: $38*
Every mountain biker risks a skinned knee or elbow every time she rides. Keep her skin protected with the gift of protection from the elements. Troy Lee Designs makes some of the best pads on the market. Our favorites are the T-Bone Knee Guards that stay in place without being bulky, perfect for a XC ride; and the E-Lite Elbow Guards that slip on easily and feel nothing more than an arm warmer when they are on the body.
While it is probably not a good idea to get a woman a broom or mop as a gift, it is definitely a good idea to get her an awesome kit of cleaning supplies to clean her bike! Mountain bikes get dirty and the only way to keep them performing their best is to give them a good scrub down. This kit from Finish Line has all of the necessities: Lube, Bike Wash, Degreaser, Brushes and a Bicycle Maintenance Guide!
Whether her current clipless pedals are worn out or she is looking to try clips on the mountain bike for the first time, this pedal is a sure bet. The trail pedal offers a wider platform for more stability while pedaling and it is easier to find the pedal should you need to come unclipped. Don’t forget to grab her some new cleats while you are at it!
This pack with 2-Liter water reservoir has just enough space to carry the essentials without being too bulky. And, should she get caught in a sudden down-pour, the fabric is water resistant!
The Infinita has all the features your trail-loving goddess is looking for in a helmet (and more). The LiteForm webbing and Cinch Pro fit system make this helmet supremely comfortable, while the 18 vents will keep her head cool on hot days. It even comes complete with integrated Go Pro mount and goggle strap!
*Pricing listed is for the United States. Pricing and availability varies by country.
For anyone new to the mountain bike scene wondering what the hell the word “Yeeew” meant in this post title, then fear no more (if you were indeed fearing), this link will help you understand what us mountain bikers are going on about.
Yew: Spoken. A general expression of excitement.
Example: As the rider tears past you at light speed, you shout out: “YYYEEEEWWWWWW!”
Which can also be followed up by “SICK!” or FULLY SICK!”
Want more great gifts? Check out Liv’s other gift guides for cyclists!
Author: Jason Lorch
Born and grew up in Wales but now a fully fledged Aussie. A passionate mountain biker, hiker and general nature addict. I’m also a bit of a muso and enjoy a good craft beer every now and again (probably too often).
I hope what we do here at Tyres and Soles will inspire people to get out there and experience first hand, the natural wonders that surround them.
So, pump up those tyres, don your favourite boots. Grab a mate, a partner, a pet… and head out into nature. But tell us all about it when you get back.
Editor at Tyres and Soles.