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Stocking Fillers For Mountain Bikers

Updated on October 6, 2012
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Liam Hallam is a sports science graduate. He is also a keen cyclist and lover of the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District.

Looking for a Christmas Gift or Stocking Filler for a Mountain Biker?
Looking for a Christmas Gift or Stocking Filler for a Mountain Biker? | Source

Great gifts and stocking fillers for the mountain biker in your life

Christmas is a time for giving great gifts. If you want to give a great Christmas present for someone who loves Mountain Biking it can be really difficult if you have very little knowledge or ideas about the sport

Below is a selection of stocking fillers and gift ideas for Mountain Bikers which will serve as fantastic Christmas or general presents.

Christmas can get to be an expensive time of year so we've focussed on some great value stocking fillers as opposed to expensive purchases for Mountain Bikers. When you're giving a gift to a cyclist they will be extremely happy that you've thought about their passion.

Below are a great selection of gift ideas and stocking fillers for Mountain Bikers. They correspond to the CyclingFitness Top 5 Christmas Gifts For Mountain Bikers

Pick up a magazine subscription for your MTBer

Dirt Rag Magazine
Dirt Rag Magazine

A great magazine for mountain bikers as a stocking filler


Get your loved one a Mountain Bike Magazine Subscription for Christmas

Cyclists love to read about cycling

As well as riding their bikes, MTBers love to read about bikes and bike riding so a magazine subscription could be a great gift that won't just end up in a drawer somewhere and it will give the receiver pleasure throughout the year.

If you're a little unsure on what mountain bike magazine to choose a subscription too you may want to consider another outdoors related. Outdoors magazine is a great choice in North America.

No more struggling to pump up their mountain bike tires

A great (rather large) stocking filler for a mountain biker or general cyclist is a high quality track pump. The Lezyne Steel Floor Driver Track Pump pictured below would make a fantastic Christmas present for any cyclists, whether they're a mountain biker or just a commuter. It's built to last and with be pumping up tires for many years to come.

Track pumps are a great gift for those that only own a hand pump currently- the difference in time it takes to fully an inflate a bicycle tire will make the task so much easier and much less time consuming.

Go for a track pump with a pressure gauge so your mountain biker can tell how many psi they have in their tires.

Consider a new track pump as a great stocking filler

Invest in a track pump for years of maintenance free use. This Lezyne Steel Floor Driver would make a great stocking filler
Invest in a track pump for years of maintenance free use. This Lezyne Steel Floor Driver would make a great stocking filler

A stocking filler to keep your mountain biker riding

It's rather shocking how much time a cyclist spends on bike maintenance in a garage or spare room. Tinkering with brakes, gears, suspension systems. It all has to be done.

A new multi-tool for xmas?

Blackburn Toolmanator Multi-Function Bike Tool
Blackburn Toolmanator Multi-Function Bike Tool

A great multi-tool for sorting almost every mechanical problem that could occur on the trail


That tinkering also has to happen at times too due to the odd mechanical problem. Therefore it's imperative that a cyclist is prepared for the task. The right multi-tool can do everything from fixing a damaged chain rivet to helping to true a wheel after a collision with a rock.

The right multi tool can do everything while being light and compact enough to stuff into a seat-pack, backpack or camelback hydration system.

Pick them up some holiday reading

Everyone seems to get a book or two at Christmas and sadly they're not always read. By getting something that's really related to your partner, child's or friend's hobby you'll really make their Christmas special. Not just for the gift but for the fact that you've actually put some real thought into what they enjoy doing.

Books are a great stocking filler for cyclists
Books are a great stocking filler for cyclists | Source

Books about bicycle maintenance as stocking fillers

While cyclists like to think they know a lot about their bike and how to sort any problem under the sun, the reality is that this is often not the case and many of us need a helping hand, or opinion to call upon.

Book's like Zinn & the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance or the many other mountain bike repair and maintenance books available on the shelves of major booksellers are a great stocking filler which will be referenced for years to come.

SealSkinz socks for mountain biking

Hanz Lightweight Waterproof Socks: Crew-length
Hanz Lightweight Waterproof Socks: Crew-length

Sealskinz waterproof socks are a great gift to keep a cyclist's (or walker's) feet dry.


Everyone gets socks at Christmas- Seal Skinz waterproof socks

No one likes wet feet when they're cycling and you can do something about that this Christmas. Head to your local outdoor shop and pick up a set of Seal Skinz waterproof socks. These woolen socks feature a waterproof membrane which keeps a mountain bikers feet dry despite mud and rain.

You should be paying around 25-35 dollars per pair but they're a great pair of socks unlike those that would usually be received as a Christmas gift.

Have a great Christmas

Wishing you a fantastic Christmas and New Year



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    • CyclingFitness profile imageAUTHOR

      Liam Hallam 

      6 years ago from Nottingham UK

      Thanks Dan and WigginsLover glad you appreciated the info. Christmas is a long way off but it's always good to plan ahead.

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      6 years ago

      I'll second Dan's call for the Sealskinz- they're fantastic!

      Nice list, I've forwarded on to my family in the hope i'll get something bike related this xmas.

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      Dan Human 

      6 years ago from Niagara Falls, NY

      Great suggestions. I'll have to forward this to my family because I could use just about everything on this list. The Seal Skinz socks are great for keeping feet dry , especially in wet snow.

      Very useful!


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