We're rolling up on Christmas FAST, so we've pulled together an eclectic mix of MTB-related gift ideas for all the riders on your list. Pro-tip: just happen to leave this page open when your significant other borrows your laptop.



OneUp Components EDC Tool
All the tools you need, stored in your steerer tube or EDC pump and ready to use in seconds.

22 functions including 2-8mm Hex, T25 Torx, Tire Lever & Chain Breaker. Whether you're going out for a quick ride or setting off on a longer adventure, EDC has everything you need to fix almost any trailside mechanical. CNC Alu, high volume pump has integrated CO2 inflator head and 20g CO2 storage.

$59.00 USD.
Shop the OneUp Components EDC Tool Here






The Mystery Polarized Pit Viper
The sunglasses that sunglasses would wear if sunglasses could wear sunglasses. Adjustable and engineered to perform with an attitude to match. Enhance your life with what others are calling a visual experience. Results guaranteed.
• Light Transmission: 18%
• Lens: 1.2mm High Index Plastic
• Width: 127mm

Pit Viper, demand respect and authority.

$89.00 USD.
Shop the Mystery Polarized Here






Thule T1
As the newest addition to Thule’s complete line of platform hitch carriers, the Thule T1 single bike rack is the perfect solution for that rider looking for a rugged, yet simple and compact platform rack for any type of bike. Its frame-free clamping is ideal for carbon frames and the oversized wheel trays hold virtually any bike, from a 20” BMX up to a 29er or fat bike with 5” tires (no adapters needed).

Secure the bike and rack itself with included locking mechanisms, while the integrated HitchSwitch lever allows you to easily fold up the Thule T1 when not in use. Fits both 2” and 1.25” receivers with an included adapter sleeve.

Features
• Secure bike quickly without frame contact with frame-free ratcheting arm
• Lock bike to the rack with the integrated cable lock
• Secure rack to the hitch receiver with STL2 lock
• Carrier easily folds up when not in use with HitchSwitch lever
• Ideal for carbon frames, mountain, downhill, fat tire and eBikes fitting 20 - 29" wheels and up to 5" tires without adapters
• Fits both 2" and 1.25" receivers with STL2 bolt included to lock carrier to vehicle

$399.95 USD.
Shop the Thule T1 Here






Bryton Sport Rider 530
Navigation and advanced training are all in one simple-to-use Rider 530! Rider 530 is built with a large 2.6” display, showing you 12 cycling data per page. Featuring Follow Track function, Rider 530 is your personal guide, giving you information about road and distance before every turn. After finishing workout, Rider 530 will give you a complete and graphical device summary for keeping track of performance. Your tracks and workout data can be synced via WLAN to Bryton app in just seconds, where you can view progress, graphical analysis and share rides on social media. With simple setup, your tracks will be automatically synced to STRAVA, making it easy for you to share and compete with millions on STRAVA.

Features
• Display: 2.6 inches Mono LCD
• Battery Hour: 33 Hours
• GPS: High-Sensitivity Chipset
• Waterproof: IPX7
• WLAN: Yes
• Alerts: Yes
• Lap history: 130 laps
• Log history: 300 hours
• Heart rate zones: 7 zones
• Operating Temperature: -10C° ~ 50C°

Read More about the Bryton Sport Rider 530 Here






Drink Tanks Happy Hour Combo Kit
It’s always 5 o’clock with the DrinkTanks Happy Hour bundle. Crack open your growler and enjoy your favorite beverage with 2 DrinkTanks cups, designed to keep your beer as cold as possible to the last drop. Pick your colors and mix and match. All cups include a Drinking Lid. Get started with your endless happy hour today.

$150.00 USD.
Shop the Drink Tanks Happy Hour Combo Kit Here






100% AIRCRAFT
The AIRCRAFT is our premier Downhill MTB helmet precision engineered with a Carbon/Kevlar composite shell for an ultra-lightweight feel. Ventilation is enhanced with 25 different channels to manage airflow creating one of the most ventilated DH helmets on the market. Already loaded with performance and safety features, all AIRCRAFT helmets now come equipped with MIPS Technology making it an even safer choice.

Features
• Ultra-light design featuring aerospace Carbon/Kevlar composite shell
• MIPS technology adds more protection against rotational violence to the brain caused by angled impacts
• Active cooling system maximizes airflow with 25 vents and channels. More ventilation than any other helmet
• Washable, antibacterial comfort liner, cheek pads and chin strap covers
• Emergency release cheek pads and integrated release system compartment for quick, safe removal
• Titanium D-Ring buckle provides a secure fit while saving weight
• Engineered with 2 shell sizes and 3 EPS sizes to achieve the perfect fit
• Adjustable visor with machined light-weight aluminum screws
• Durable helmet case with integrated goggle pocket included

The AIRCRAFT complies with ASTM, CPSC, CE, and AS/NZ Bicycle Standards.

$450.00 USD.
Shop the 100% AIRCRAFT Here






CamelBak M.U.L.E. Pack
The iconic and versatile CamelBak M.U.L.E. pack is now designed to give you the Low Rider advantage. The M.U.L.E. LR combines the storage and features of the beloved M.U.L.E. pack with a lumbar design that offers more stability during aggressive downhill rides. Instead of concentrating pack weight on your shoulders, this pack shifts your load to your hips for a lower center of gravity and more freedom of movement. The pack is built around a brand new 3-liter Crux reservoir that delivers more water per sip, with a design that’s optimized for fast and fumble-free refills.

Features
• The brand new Crux LR reservoir delivers 20% more water per sip while keeping weight positioned low on your back, which translates to better stability in the saddle and on the trail
• Airfoil™ back panel is our most advanced back panel providing maximum comfort and ventilation even on the longest rides
• Magnetic Tube Trap™ keeps your tube secure and accessible when you need it
• Stabilizing load-bearing hip belts with cargo optimizes a custom fit and keeps essentials close at hand
• Dual reservoir compression straps cinch the reservoir into the small of your back for a tight stable fit
• Rain cover keeps your pack and gear shielded from inclement weather
• Built in helmet carry hooks and secures a XC helmet while still allowing full access to your pack without removing
• Separate zippered compartment with gear organizer and tool roll.
• Additional top zippered pocket has a microfleece lining and holds your media player
• Overflow storage quickly lashes down a rain shell or extra layer via 2 sets of compression straps
• Reflective accents for visibility in low-light environments

$150.00 USD.
Shop CamelBak M.U.L.E. Pack Here






Granite Design HEX Stand
Design by Riders, the Hexstand weighs in at 720g and it is design to be portable, lightweight, foldable and compact. The Hexstand ease your travel with bike experience of dismantling and building, a stressful process if space is an issue in a new accommodation. It will make the best travel companion for any bike trips, races and events.

Available in 6 colours, you can choose the best colour that works with your bike kit or your favourite colour.

$79.99 USD.
Shop the Granite Design HEX Stand Here






SDG Fly Jr Saddle
Junior specific design, economical package and colors to match build.

Features
• The industry’s first, performance branded Junior specific MTB Saddle.
• Ideal for 18” wheel bikes and up.
• Anatomically designed for smaller sit bones and varied movements with a shorter, flat forward design.
• Slight Rear Rise Platform enhances pelvis rotation and power from standard riding positions.
• Ample PU foam offers complete comfort w/ Peri-Canal channel relief from tip to tail.
• Oversized nose platform to aid in climbs.
• Constructed with a soft synthetic leather top cover and hand stitched with durable Cordura sides.
• Topped off with a stylish, embossed gloss graphics and available in multiple colorways.
• Economically price at 39.99USD, available worldwide.
• 235mm x 122mm, Black Steel Rails, 270g

$39.99 USD.
Shop the SDG Fly Jr Saddle Here






Ethos MK-II Smart light
This Winters Newest edition is our Ethos MK-II Smart light. With 800 to 1500 lumen output options, simple to use mounting and unmatched features. Pair your Smart light with our Ethos Tuner App and use “Smart Mode” which automatically adjusts brightness based on speed. Fine tuning each mode is simple while using our App. Integrated within your light is 9 modes split between 3 categories. Located on the backside is an external USB port for charging any device such as cycling computers, GoPro’s or cell phones.

Wrap this all in carbon fibre and 6061 aluminum and you’ve got a truly hands free Ethos Smart Light. Dare we even mention this light weighs in at a mere 85grams. Weight you wont feel when mounted on your helmet.

Features
• Free Ethos Tuner Bluetooth enabled smart phone app
• Hands free Smart Mode auto-adjusts brightness
• Tune your lights lumen output to your hearts desire
• Low profile mount works for helmet & handlebar
• Rechargeable 3500 MAH Battery
• Button Viberation Feedback
• Full Color Battery Indication
• Weighs a mere 85 - 95 grams (dependent on model)
• Full size USB External Charger for Cycling Computers / Phones

From $129.95 - $159.95.
Shop the Ethos MK-II Smart light Here






Online MTB Skills Coaching by Ryan Leech
’Tis the Season for Free Stuff

Give yourself the gift of shred these holidays. Checkout this exclusive gift for PinkBike readers from internationally renowned rider and coach, Ryan Leech.

Get free, instant access to 4 fun MTB skills courses to improve your fitness and riding. Plus you’ll also score a coupon code valued at $19.00 USD to use towards a premium course of your choice. Learn to bunnyhop, manual, wheelie or jump, or improve your cornering or balance skills.

Practice your skills anywhere, anytime, with step-by-step online video tutorials, backed up with technique feedback from real riders. It’s like having your own skills coach 24/7. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, visit the link to claim your free stuff.

Shop Ryan Leech Skills Courses Here






RockShox Reverb 1x Remote upgrade
The all-new Reverb remote pairs the superior ergonomics of SRAM’s shifter design with low-lever-force hydraulic actuation to create the world’s best dropper-post remote. Its excellent ergonomics and light touch mean that riders of all ability levels can use their Reverb posts quicker, more easily and more often, for better ride control everywhere on the trail. And the new Reverb 1x Remote’s Bleeding Edge™ fitting ensures that the periodic maintenance needed for optimum performance is about as hassle-free as working the remote itself.
• MatchMaker X or discrete clamp options
• Bleeding Edge™ lever bleed fitting
• Tooled speed adjust
• Backwards compatible to all B1 and A2 model Reverbs in the market

$95.00 USD.
Shop the RockShox Reverb 1x Remote upgrade Here






ODI AG-2 Lock-On Grips (135MM)
Our initial partnership with Aaron Gwin produced numerous innovations that pushed grip technology to new levels. With the new AG2 Grips, we wanted to continue to push the limits even further. The AG2 grips feature an ultra soft “Pro Compound” material with an improved knurl pattern that provides extra tackiness and control along with reduced vibration transfer. We coupled these features with an offset grip pattern to allow more padding where it is needed most without creating a large bulky grip. We then redesigned the most impact prone portions of the grips to provide an even better feel and accurate control when riding. The result is the most aggressive mix of traction and comfort of any DH grip available.

Features
• NEW! Larger Diameter - Grips feature a larger diameter than the original grips (30.5mm) with offset padding towards the rider for improved comfort.
• NEW! Softer Compound - Soft Pro Compound provides excellent shock absorption.
• NEW! Surface Pattern - Redesigned surface pattern for improved traction and vibration dampening.
• NEW! Improved Ergonomics - Redesigned Ends provide an improved feel.
• Aluminum Reinforced Ends - Provide extra durability against grip blowout.
• Angled Rib Pattern - Thin ribs add control without a bulky feel.
• Single Clamp - Uses our race-proven Version 2.1 Lock-On system.
• Hard Plastic End - Molded over the aluminum end-cap, the end provides durability but will not gouge.

$35.00 USD.
Shop the ODI AG-2 Lock-On Grips Here






Feedback Sports Team Edition Tool Kit
The Feedback Sports Team Edition tool kit is comprised of 19 professional grade tools (offering 25 functions) and comes in a durable, compact and portable case. Concentrating on the details, these tools incorporate the best processes of forging, casting, and CNC machining for strength and durability. The over-molded handles are styled after file-tread bicycle tires, but more importantly, increase your comfort and grip. Born of summer-time camping trips, long days on the trail and input from professional bike mechanics the Team Edition Tool Kit will elevate your bike maintenance, at home or on the road.

$249.99 USD.
Shop the Feedback Sports Team Edition Tool Kit Here






Maxima BioWash
BIO WASH is a unique, 100% biodegradable all-purpose cleaner. Fast-acting cleaning agents lift away dirt while scrubbing grime and oil based deposits. Specially engineered surfactants, lower surface tension allowing better penetration and wetting of soils. Tough on dirt, yet gentle enough to use on delicate surfaces including paint, plastic, chrome, anodizing, rubber, carbon fiber and almost anything you throw at it. Safely and easily clean your equipment. Advanced micro chemistry protects aluminum, magnesium and other alloys. Contains no harmful acids, CFC’s or solvents. 50 State VOC compliant.
• 100% Biodegradable
• All-purpose
• Powerful Cleaning Action on Dirt & Oil
• Special Additives Protect Aluminum, Magnesium and Other Alloys
• Professional Strength

Maxima BioWash 32oz $8.95 USD.
Shop the Maxima BioWash Here






GoPro Hero 6
HERO6 Black transforms your adventures into incredible QuikStories right on your phone.1 With its all-new GP1 chip, next-level video stabilization and 2x the performance,2 looking good has never been so easy. Add voice control and a durable waterproof design, and HERO6 Black is the ultimate GoPro for sharing life as you live it.

499.99 USD.
Shop the GoPro Hero 6 Here






Giro Chronicle MIPS
The Chronicle™ MIPS provides all the essential performance and protection you need in an affordable package. Its compact shape provides deep, confident coverage, and the Roc Loc ® 5 fit system allows you to easily dial-in both fit tension and adjust vertical position with a single hand. The Chronicle MIPS is designed for goggle compatibility, and the P.O.V. Plus™ visor allows you to lift the visor and place your goggles on the front of the helmet. The Coolmax padding combines great wicking properties with extra plush all-day comfort. The helmet was designed with MIPS, which redirects impact energy to provide more protection in certain impacts.

Shop the Giro Chronicle MIPS Here







POC Resistance Pro DH Jersey
POC Resistance Pro DH Jersey is constructed with a range of advanced fabrics, specifically the strategically placed Cordura reinforcements, water repellent DWR treatment and twin layer fabric on the shoulders and elbows to reduce friction. The Jersey is highly functional and offers excellent moisture management, comfort, quick drying and can be easily used with different VPD protection systems.

$180.00 USD.
Shop the Resistance Pro DH Jersey Here
POC Resistance Pro Enduro Shorts
Designed for all-day riding, the Resistance Pro Enduro Shorts are constructed from durable, lightweight and comfortable stretch nylon fabrics which are quick-drying and water repellent. The shorts are ergonomic which provide good flexibility and function and come with reinforced patches for improved abrasion and tear resistance. The shorts have added length to cover the top of your knee pad when pedaling and also features strategically placed inseams to reduce chafing and discomfort while riding. a velcro waist adjustment system provides a secure fit and the soft brushed waistband gives good comfort and moisture management.

$130.00 USD.
Shop the Resistance Pro Enduro Shorts Here






Race Face Next R 35
The Next R handlebar features 800mm of premium unidirectional carbon with the shred-ready positioning of our SixC bars. DH strength and Enduro weight for when you really need to lean into it.

Specifications & Colours
• Colour: BLACK
• Built For: AGGRESSIVE TRAIL / AM / ENDURO
• Sweep: 8º Backward, 5º Upward
• Bar Diameter: 35mm
• Rise: 10mm /20mm / 35mm
• Weight: 215g (20mm rise)
• Width: 800mm

Shop the Race Face Next R 35 Here






Troy Lee Designs 2018-A2 Helmet
The all-new for 2018-A2 helmet redefines mountain bike safety, style, comfort and ventilation. The first helmet in its class to combine EPP (for slow speed impacts) and EPS (for high speed impacts) in one sleek package, that will set a new benchmark for mountain bike helmets.

Features
• Huge Air Intakes - 25% larger than A1 - Connected to massive exhaust ports through deep internal channels provide powerful cooling efficiency
• MIPS brain protection system reduces rotational forces to the brain in some crash scenarios
• Tear stabilizer fit system with flexible, slimline arms has 3-position front and rear locations for a custom fit
• Expanded field of view works with both goggles and glasses – multiple storage locations for glasses
• *NEW for 2018 adjustable strap dividers for a perfect fit every time
• Fit kit
• Ventilated helmet storage bag
• Sticker kit
• 3 year warranty
• 350 grams (size m/l)

From $135.20 - $175.00 USD.
Shop the TLD A2 Helmet Here






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124 Comments

  • 172 1
 $180 POC jersey? Bwaaaahahahahahahahaha!
Nothing says Xmas like giving Swedes 600% markup over normal jersey price...
  • 45 0
 Yeah, or you could shop online sales, but 2 $30 shirts a $60 pair of shorts, gas your car, buy a lift ticket and a six pack to drink after! POC pads however have been worth every penny.
  • 35 13
 I've bought two pieces of POC gear and they've both sucked bigly.
  • 25 1
 Hence why the biking industry is a trendy f*cking shitshow like the fashion industry. Buy all these new cool shit to be a hard as f*ck XC/Trail/Enduro/Mountain biking badass.

180.00 chinese made jersey? Really?

CRC and Jenson are my budget purchase stores. You can get some good stuff for a decent price and not take out a line of credit for a pair of biking shoes, shorts and a shirt.
  • 45 0
 For $180 it better come with a Swedish massage and happy ending.
  • 6 0
 I need definitely a second job........
  • 4 1
 dakine kit is the best bang for buck imo
  • 3 0
 @ryanandrewrogers: yeah i have a dakine jersey and use the snowboard gear and its great for the price. Cant beat a loose riders jersey for quality though!
  • 1 0
 @schofell84: my Octal helmet is very nice, but it was still $140 wholesale. I don't think it's as good as it's MSRP indicates. Their gear is ridiculously expensive.
  • 7 0
 @bartb: Here's a list of other companies using the same Chinese contract helmet manufacturer as POC...

6D; Bell; Bern; Bollé; D-Curve; Fox; Giro; IXS; Kali; Lazer; Leatt; NOW; Shred; Star; Triple Eight; TSG

O'Neil/Azonic helmets are made in the USA and people talk down about them even though they are a good cost and go beyond national safety standards.

O'Neil/Azonic is just not in the habit of paying for favorable articles!
  • 177 30
 They all look alright, but I'm hoping the wife buys me a blowjob instead.
  • 77 5
 Buy her one of those HEX stands and return the favor
  • 16 61
flag cunning-linguist (Nov 15, 2017 at 0:45) (Below Threshold)
 @murphwerks: she's getting nothing if she doesn't oblige Wink
  • 6 1
 Damn.
  • 15 0
 You didn't have to write 'wife' for me to know you're married... I'm married too...
  • 7 3
 @cunning-linguist: maybe a pearl necklace?
  • 9 19
flag cunning-linguist (Nov 15, 2017 at 11:07) (Below Threshold)
 @ReformedRoadie: nah, her dad has already given her one...
  • 43 16
 Way to make the forums super welcoming for all kinds of riders.
  • 31 18
 @goose8: what, you mean people devoid of a sense of humour?

C'mon man, it's really only a little fun!

Besides it is the Gods honest truth, he gave her one for her 18th Birthday and she still wears it often.

Grow a pair and a sense of humour, or humor.
  • 3 1
 Hahaha f$&@kng hilarious! Made my night.
  • 38 51
flag goose8 (Nov 15, 2017 at 19:17) (Below Threshold)
 @cunning-linguist: Humor/humour? Sure- all day long. But my interests are in genuine guffaws- shit that is funny to the bone.

Call me whatever you like, but this line of adolescent joking doesn't do much for me. In addition, I think it further isolates anyone in the biking community who isn't a heterosexual man. Think about it for a second- if you were a woman, would you want to come to a forum where this sort of juvenile humour pops up in nearly every single comment section?

It's fairly obvious that we're a rather homogenous group of folks, but I argue that we need more diversity in our community. More people on bikes = better trails and a larger pool of people supporting mountain biking. There are other reasons to change the culture of mountain biking to be sure- like maybe it's just the right thing to do- but the better trails argument is pretty easily accessible so I'll go with it for the time being.

I get that the "little fun" argument seems like just that. After all, what's the problem with a couple of chuckles and some double entendres? My issue with it is that it stays here on the forums for people to see. That means that it perpetuates this myth of mountain biking culture as a masculine discipline that embraces a particular view of women, which is going to continue to isolate people who might otherwise consider riding mountain bikes and contributing to pb.

Not trying to start a flame war, nor do I expect to see any kind of shift in the comments that people leave. Rather, I'm drawing my own line in the sand and calling out sexism where I see it so that anyone who stumbles across this forum might see that there are members of this community who think differently and are working to change it.

Happy to discuss further either publicly or via PM's- drop me a line if you're interested in continuing the conversation. Cheers!
  • 8 2
 The only girlfriend I had was strange having her, and didn't seem like she knew what was going on. I vote flesh light.
  • 30 15
 @goose8: it won't be long until we live in a world where you simply can't make a joke & life won't be much fun.

Put it this way, I feel if any offence is ever taken, that's the persons chioce to take offence. None is meant, implied or intended. Put it this way, my wife read your comments and mine and says you "should harden the f*ck up!" Her words not mine, although I wholeheartedly agree.
I do also believe it is all down to character. most people can read someone's opinion and then ignore it, others need to make a stand for the good of absolutely nobody, not happy unless they are moaning.

I do understand your point, but honestly, do you think a joke like that would put someone off ever riding a bike? Seriously?

I'll not continue, but I honestly don't care and never will, life's a bitch and then you die, fight for two tenths of f*ck all for people who will probably never appreciate it all your life if you want, I'll be over here having fun slaying trails, burning tyres, drinking beer, eating animals and having fun...
  • 26 5
 @cunning-linguist: just take joy in the fact that you made him so butthurt he had to write a 5 paragraph essay and post it online. cheers!
  • 3 2
 @cunning-linguist: winner! Hahahaha
  • 15 6
 @cunning-linguist: Thanks for taking the time to respond. Not offended by any means, just trying to voice some alternate perspectives. I sure as hell hope that pb wouldn't be enough to put someone off riding a bike, but I wouldn't be surprised if the banter on here kept people from contributing to the community. I guess it all comes down to what you want to make of it- keep the status quo and the boys' club stays like it is, or open it up and make it more inclusive. From the comments this conversation has attracted it seems clear which direction this community is headed. Seems like that's working for y'all- enjoy it.
  • 4 0
 @cunning-linguist: sorry for the neg prob I meant to hit the up button but due to excessive laughing hit the wrong one!
  • 26 8
 @laxguy: :-)
Lol

My main goal was to make a few people chuckle!

The only person I want to butt hurt is my wife Wink

Let's see how that one goes down.

Like she will, fingers crossed!!!
  • 2 3
 @cunning-linguist: +1 eating animals
  • 5 6
 @goose8: "Not trying to start a flame war"

I call "bullshit"!

"In addition, I think it further isolates anyone in the biking community who isn't a heterosexual man"

Since that is your perspective you are trying to project, I think you should get over yourself and learn how people in RL function.

" That means that it perpetuates this myth of mountain biking culture as a masculine discipline that embraces a particular view of women"

This is literally the first time I have read this on the internet, never heard it in RL. Stop projecting!

In 2010, some male pros bikers mentioned that there needs to be more ladies in the sport. It's 2017 now and the sport has many, many women involved. And, and, most of us see ourselves as equal and treat each other as equals.

You have been spending too much of your time reading about gender propaganda. Your context you have projected in your post has lead me to that assumption.
  • 7 2
 @XCMark: I appreciate you taking the time to wade in and share your views, especially since my comment has been suppressed sufficiently that it's below the threshold for being seen without taking the time to click on it. I think I've elaborated more than enough on my motives for questioning what was originally written, but I'll take a minute to respond to some of your other points.

I'm surprised to hear you describe my views as propaganda. I base my comments based on my real life experiences. Not projecting anything but things that people have told me in conversation about their experiences in mountain biking. That's it, end of story. You may not have had the same experiences that I have, but that doesn't mean I'm projecting jack shit.

I'm stoked to hear that the people you know in the sport are treated as equals. You didn't explicitly state as to whether or not this includes women- does it? Have you asked many women if they feel like they're treated as equals? In my experience that hasn't always been true, but I'm thrilled to hear that things are changing (if that's what you're saying). And lest you think that I'm alone in thinking there is a problem, take a minute to read about the perspectives of someone who has experienced it firsthand: Amanda Batty... blog.amandabatty.com Thoughts?
  • 8 8
 @goose8: Man, you really are still butt hurt by this. Chill out!

Just wasted minutes of my life reading the blogs. Total twaddle. She's extra sensitive cos she was touched by her cousin as a child, no wonder she's extra pissed at everyone. Let us not assume that EVERYONE has had the same upbringing.

I'm not having a go at her as it isn't her fault, I'm having a go at you for portraying her views as middle ground.

Now shut up and f*ck off!
  • 7 6
 @cunning-linguist: I bet goose8 either has a man bun or uses beard oil or both
  • 3 4
 @nummbr7: hahahahahha!
  • 7 4
 @cunning-linguist: That's too bad that you didn't find the link I shared worthwhile. I thought that her discussion of the Pinarello ad campaign would be relevant to this conversation. I didn't mean to imply that her views were middle ground, just wanted to demonstrate that women in cycling generally have a tough time of it.

As for being offended, I'm not. I just suspect the adolescent humour that peppers these comment boards is pretty off-putting to people, and I call it like I see it.

I've said my piece and way more than I originally intended to, so I'm off to groom my man bun and oil my beard. Priorities!
  • 6 2
 @goose8: I've heard some bad things about that woman rider you mentioned from some mutual friends.
  • 3 0
 @goose8:
Shared a house whilst at University with 5 girls. If you think male humour is bad or risqué wait until you hear 5 girls after a couple of bottles of wine. #pottymouthandperverse Wink
  • 2 2
 @cunning-linguist:

"C'mon man, it's really only a little fun!"

No. It's not.
  • 2 1
 @AdeMiller: I'm really sorry.

No. I'm not.
  • 32 2
 PEATY'S SEALANT! No ammonia that eats your tires! Fully biodegradable! Should dry out later than others! Loam foam to clean your bike biodegradable, too. I'm not paid but I like the products and their features!
  • 243 4
 Not sure you need the exclamation marks, the German flag next to your name lets us know you are already shouting.
  • 16 4
 Here you go my man, my present for you! Peaty's load, Freshly pressed!
  • 60 0
 @L0rdTom:

MERRY X-MAS! TOM!
  • 16 1
 @L0rdTom: Funniest thing ive read in ages! Gold * Sir!
  • 3 0
 @L0rdTom: hahahahha !
  • 1 1
 @L0rdTom: bahahaha...
  • 5 0
 @L0rdTom: All caps in regular font size = German whisper. Wink
  • 8 0
 @L0rdTom: That was f*cking priceless.
Nothing against Germans but, so funny.
  • 4 0
 @L0rdTom: ???? hahahahaha. this has killed me
  • 1 0
 Not sure anyone uses ammonia anymore.. That said I would love to try some of Peaty's Unicorn Sause
  • 2 0
 @Leethal-1:
Many still contain ammonia. Stans for example.
  • 1 1
 @Brightside: But Stan's doesn't
  • 40 15
 Consumerism! You will all burn in globally warmed hell! Is this a carbon fiber handlebar?!!!!! Covracefefe

You know what I want for Christmas? Clean ocean full of happy fish. Every child deserves that.
  • 45 11
 All I want for christmas is for Trump to choke on Santa's tube of cookie dough. Clean oceans, no more wars, mass migrations etc. Unfuck the world Santa, get those elves busy.
  • 43 3
 The most ironic consumerism event is Black Friday. The day before everyone is: "I'm so thankful and content with what we have. What a great life we live" *next day* "motherf*cker, if you don't let go of the 90% off flatscreen, I'm gonna beat your ass"
  • 8 2
 @ibishreddin: Nah, thats only in the U.S. We have ours in the January after Christmas sales. Cause we didnt get enough shit for xmas so we need more.
  • 11 8
 @Boardlife69: what I love in Christmas is Good intentions. Coming from guilt. It's like environmentalism just more fun. Then you have Easter which is the ultimate festival och ideological hipocrisy. Like dark hour... earth's day - today we don't eat meat...

Hey guys, please, pardon my cinicysm but you must see the paralellss... how about we just adopt Christian holidays for our environmental approach to bikes? Like fasting. Let's just don't buy stuff for a month and then go on a shopping spree! de mane sanctus spirituuuuus. This is the blood of Chriiiist" - holy Dot5.1 by Church of St Peter, 55.50$ a gallon fill your brakes thy shall not need to bleed until Easteeeeer. even Aaaaavid.
  • 2 0
 But Nemo would be too easy to find in a clean ocean
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 @Boardlife69: That's the job of The People. We need to get it out of our heads that we can hand our responsibilities over to 'Santa' to fix them.
  • 17 5
 Alcohol consumption paraphernalia is ok? But no one hitter or bong? Let's stick to mountain biking stuff!
  • 11 0
 Please Santa... don't put those sunglasses in my stocking. Those things weren't even cool in 1989 the first time they came out.
  • 13 1
 Man, I think I'm too poor to be a mountain biker.
  • 12 1
 I don’t want any of these items if my wife reads this article.
  • 10 0
 $400 for a one bike rack. Bahahahaha. Thule sucks. Stop scarring up my Fox 40.
  • 2 0
 I bought a brand-new Kuat Transfer 3 for less than that, which indeed can carry 3 bikes. It's heavy as heck, though. Works great aside from weighing a metric ton.
  • 2 2
 racks are stupid expensive. I paid $1200 for my bike, I'm not going to pay a third of it's cost just to carry it...sheesh.
  • 4 0
 @preach: they are expensive, but I have a smaller car that can't fit a bike inside. So the rack is cheaper than buying a new car just to carry my bike.
  • 1 0
 @pinhead907: yessir, I drive a camry and have a "back rack" that works just fine that I got on clearance for $75 that have had for 5 years.
  • 1 0
 @preach: Oh man, now I'm about to sound like some guy who's butthurt about his $500 rain shell. . . but the Kuat rack is pretty awesome ;-) And cheaper than a rain jacket.
  • 7 0
 Yakima: "Take More Friends"

Thule: "Friends Are For Losers"
  • 2 0
 I use a Yakima hold up for 2 people, remove 4 screws when I want a single rack (much lighter) and a +2 to make it a 4 bike. $750 is stupid money but it did include locks and cylinders which Rack-it keyed to match. Thule was much more with locks and seems to be the same basic sh!t.
  • 2 0
 $6000 for a van and I never have to worry about how I transport the bike.
  • 8 0
 I ride bikes in street clothes now. All this China made clothing that is very fashion based doesn't last that long. I still ride a bike everywhere. No car for now raising a family that rides bikes. Keep Pinkbike funny!
  • 5 0
 I have a Giro Chronicle Mips helmet and I love it. Very comfortable and secure fit. Doesn't ride up my forehead like some helmets do. Easy to adjust for wearing a liner on really cold days. Lots of good airflow for the hot days. Only downfall is there's no real good place to stick an action camera mount on top. I don't like having them hang off the side and my chest mount doesn't always get the angle I'm after. Still a great helmet though.
  • 5 0
 Nothing says modern bike culture like a 150$ beer jug and a 180$ shirt.

At the same time, I'm all for it. I think people bitch too much about "consumerism." POC sponsors events and riders, as do fox and every other brand we complain about being too expensive. If you don;t want something, move along. I am thinking about how to make my own growler keg though, the only thing special there is the lid and some fittings.
  • 6 0
 Reverb trigger upgrade? Why would I give my money to rockshox for something they should have gotten right years ago?! No thanks.

I'd rather give it to wolftooth for their cable conversion kit.
  • 6 1
 Some interesting gift ideas. Wish OneUp would advertise the full cost of installing an EDC tool as shown in the advertisement. $59USD buys you the tool, it requires another $60USD to install it in your fork.
  • 4 0
 I don't get companies charging so much for lights when you can go to Amazon and get a kick ass light for $20-$50. They are all using the same CREE LEDs with the same controller.
  • 3 0
 While I agree said light is too expensive, you're better off with a Lezyne/Cateye/(insert reputable brand here) self contained LED lamp. Cheap chinese lamps with external batteries suck even though you're getting enough lumen to be seen from space.
  • 3 0
 Cree make's solid led's (not the fake one's). I can't speak for the other guys but I can personally tell you we don't use the same controllers. If you really stack our lights (or any real light mfg) up against amazon specials there is no comparison. What comes down to costs of a light is the quality of parts and the design of how it increases your night riding experience.
  • 1 0
 I like the cheap lights and used them for years. If your budget allows the self contained usb rechargeable are the way to go. I use the light and motion for $100 now and they are on their second season.
  • 5 0
 I love the Feedback Sports cassette removal tool. Must be much more convenient than my old school one.
  • 7 0
 Come on, Intense Bike!
  • 5 0
 A shirt and a pair of shorts for the low-low price of $320. WHAT A BAR-GAIN!!!!!
  • 5 0
 Anyone else having issues getting the Ryan Leech Claim link to work?
  • 1 0
 same here, stuck at 50% for some reason...
  • 1 0
 @Red-Rims525: Me too. Oh well.
  • 1 0
 Yep, couldn't get it to work either. Tried being from the US through the VPN to check if it was a geoblock but no luck so far. Looks like a glitch.
  • 4 0
 A bike rack that can only hold 1 bike? Perfect for a biker who has no friends!
  • 3 1
 I've got the M.U.LE. Lowrider. Paid $225 CAD but worth every penny.I can carry 10+ pounds and not even notice. And it hugs my body like a clingy girlfriend with self-esteem issues.
  • 1 0
 Do you have the one with this new bladder? How does it compare to the older bladder?
  • 1 0
 I'm thinking there should be a giant PB meet & greet.
Held at someone's mom's house.
Couple kegs, chips, dip.
So all of us can put a face to the comment's.
I bet you would be able to instantly pick out all the one's who's feelings get hurt on here. They would be the one's drinking ZIMA.
  • 1 0
 “And the new Reverb 1x Remote’s Bleeding Edge™ fitting ensures that the periodic maintenance needed for optimum performance is about as hassle-free as working the remote itself.“
Is RockShox the new CB?
  • 2 0
 Pinkbike please make your branded goods more affordable and I will buy multiples of each. $25 is way too much for a t-shirt or put them on amazon.
  • 2 0
 will the Bryton mount to a 35mm bar? looks like its meant for road bikes, might not handle the abuse an mtb will put it through
  • 2 1
 @shawnca7: Amada Batty is a cool, free spirited, talented rider and writer. she was treated very unfaily by the PB community.

@goose8: Some people can't see outside themselves.
  • 3 0
 That beer thing for me please! All beer related things are winners for me.
  • 1 0
 That growler is legit, I have one without the tap and it keeps beer cold and fresh for a solid 3 days after opening. Perfect for a long weekend of camping and riding.
  • 2 0
 How is this post different than checkout of the month? Same type of stuff that cost way more than they are worth.
  • 5 2
 “Crack open your growler” as the priest said to the nun.
  • 2 0
 Thought the description said "electric" for a second, and almost chucked my computer.
  • 1 0
 Rockshox 1x lever? Yech... Way better idea is to sell the reverb and buy a bikeyoke revive using a Jensen coupon and come out about even. Worked well for me!
  • 2 1
 100$ "upgrade" to fix a design flaw. F That. Sold for Transfer n WT remote a long time ago.
  • 3 0
 $180 for a POC jerseyEek
  • 2 0
 damn clothing is soooooo pricy, glad my old carhatt pants become durable DH shorts.
  • 3 1
 I'm happy that the new AG grips are so much larger.
  • 1 0
 Me too.
  • 3 0
 Girth or length?
  • 2 1
 @cunning-linguist

I hope she buys you TWO!!

- So you can come over and give me ONE!!
  • 1 1
 Me too! Hahahaha!!!!! Wink
  • 4 5
 If it didn't require you to tap your steerer tube I'd be all over the OneUp Edc tool, but the thought of tapping my steerer scares the crap out of me.
  • 4 0
 You only have to tap a couple of cm. It's no scarier than cutting the steerer.
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 @Kamba6: Measure twice, cut it too short anyway.
  • 1 0
 @sackmeister: Every time, without fail.
  • 4 0
 but you're happy to twat a star fangled nut in there, scraping the hell out of the inside of it? i'd say a properly cut thread is far less risky than a scored steerer from a SFN, and who head of one of those causing a failure anyway?
  • 10 0
 I'd tap that.
  • 1 0
 Ok pinkbike you got me. Just ordered some clothes for xmas presents.
  • 1 0
 I'm eyeing up that Box One 11-spd derailleur for Xmas.
  • 1 0
 Can you carry a full face helmet with the M.U.L.E?
  • 1 0
 I have an older model mule and it is capable of carrying a full face, but if it's heavy it will mess up the weight transfer a little
  • 1 0
 Giro Chronicle MIPS is about the only thing in here worth buying.
  • 1 0
 I wish my girlfriend would give me these rad Viper goggles for X-mas
  • 1 1
 Great selection of gifts that are useful without being too bike-specific.
  • 1 3
 First for festive gift.

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