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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.

2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

Edge® 520 Plus Mountain Bike Bundle

• Advanced, Easy-to-use GPS Bike Computer for Competing and Navigation   
• Features advanced navigation, including new rider alerts and the preloaded Garmin Cycle Map with turn-by-turn directions for on and off road courses
• Stay connected with your compatible smartphone using LiveTrack and GroupTrack, smart notifications, rider-to-rider messaging and built-in Incident Detection.
• With the Trailforks app, you can download trails to use offline when you go for a ride. Featuring trails from more than 80 countries, Trailforks maps include topographic information, points of interest, heatmaps, trail conditions, photos, videos and much more. 
• Monitors cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time when used with power and heart rate
• While riding in tough terrain, the included Edge Remote lets you use your Edge without removing your hands from the handlebars
• Battery life: up to 15 hours

$329.99 USD
Shop the Edge 520 Plus Mountain Bike Bundle Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

OneUp Components Dropper Post 170mm/150mm

The awesome value OneUp Dropper Post has a number of unique features that set it apart from every other dropper post on the market. The patent pending dropped rail clamp and low profile collar gives the OneUp Dropper Post the shortest stack height of any dropper. No other post can get your saddle lower.

• Adjustable travel: Travel adjust shims allow you to fine tune your post travel by up to 50mm in any increment. Don't get stuck between dropper sizes and get the perfect drop for you and your bike.
• Simple and reliable: Bleed free, cable actuation and sealed cartridge internals means that installation and maintenance is a breeze.
• Low profile carbon remote with an oversized bearing for reliability and super smooth action. Matchmaker, i-Spec II or 22.2mm bar clamp options for a clean cockpit.

$248 USD, including free shipping worldwide and a 2 year warranty.
Shop the OneUp Components Dropper Post Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

Saris SuperClamp EX 2-Bike

This lightweight, yet mighty, tiltable tray-style hitch rack is ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice. Whether you’re hauling eMTB, beefy downhill rigs or an assortment of bicycles, the SuperClamp EX’s dual shepherd’s hooks promise all rigs a truly secure ride without touching the bike’s frame. Plus, it’s made in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and is backed with a lifetime warranty.

• Fastest loading bike rack around thanks to the dual wheel-clamping hooks (bonus: no frame contact).
• Lightweight, yet mighty! Weighs only 35 lb, and is rugged enough to carry 2 bikes, up to 60 lb each.
• Features integrated locks and reflectors for extra security and visibility, day and night.
• Open Sesame! Tilting feature allows hatch access, even when fully loaded, and folds up when not in use.
• Sleek and compact design holds 2 bikes on a single bar.

$489.99 USD
Shop the Saris SuperClamp EX 2-Bike Rack Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

Leatt’s DBX 3.0 DH Helmet

Leatt has crammed all the high-end safety features of the DH range into a single helmet offering that’s also budget savvy. Includes category-defining 360 ̊ Turbine Technology and an ASTM DH-certified fiber shell for when the Thrill taps too hard!

• Fiberglass ASTM DH certified Shell
• 360 ̊ Turbine Technology – Reduces up to 30% of head impact at concussion level and up to 40% of rotational acceleration to head and brain.
• Fidlock® magnetic closure system
• Visor breakaway function for rotational reduction in a crash
• 4 Colorways – Stadium Ink, Stadium Ruby Black and Steel
• Sizes: S-XL
• Weight from 1160g

$189.99 USD
Shop the Leatt DBX 3.0 DH Helmet Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

CamelBak Chase Bike Vest

The Chase bike vest is designed for those who want a minimal approach to carrying gear on the trails without sacrificing hydration or performance. Pack lighter and ride faster with focused features like quick access front harness and stretch overflow pockets. Stay cool and hydrated with our 3-D vent mesh and the 1.5-liter Crux reservoir. This minimalist vest is thoughtfully engineered to take your mind off your gear so you can focus on the ride.

• 1.5L CRUX Reservoir: Faster flow rate for better hydration
• Front Harness Pockets: Conveniently located for quick access
• 3D Vent Mesh: Multi-directional air flow and cushioning to maximize comfort and breathability
• Dual Adjustable Sternum Straps: Offer a range of adjustments for a custom, comfortable fit and increased stability
• Stretch Overflow Pocket: Quickly stash or shed a layer or rain shell
• Quick Stow Compatible: Optimized to fit Quick Stow flasks in front harness pocket

$100.00 USD
Shop the CamelBak Chase Bike Vest Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

ODI Elite Pro Grips

More padding, without the bulk.

The Elite Pro grips have been designed and tested by top pro athletes to reduce fatigue and vibration transfer without the feeling of a bulky padded grip. They feature an ergonomically designed domed pad which matches the contour of your hands for improved padding without feeling too bulky. The unique flexible rib pattern reduces vibration transfer to your palms while the half waffle pattern provides improved traction in all conditions. All of this is contained in the industry leading v2.1 Lock-On single-clamp lock-on system for easy installation and guaranteed slip-free performance.


$28.95 USD
Shop the ODI Elite Pro Grips Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

661 Reset MIPS Helmet

For the first time, SixSixOne are bringing MIPS Technology to a full-face helmet with budget friendly price-point. We’ve worked closely with MIPS to become one of the first brands to feature their brand new E2 System, designed specifically for Full-Face helmets to reduce rotational forces transmitted in a crash. The Reset MIPS will be available in two brand new colourways – Geo-Blorange for those who want to stand out from the crowd, and Deep Forest Green for riders who want something a little more understated. Like our standard RESET Helmet; it will be available in 7 sizes from three separate shells from XXS to XXL, the Reset MIPS will fit riders of nearly all-ages with exceptional comfort.

• MIPS “E2” Brain Protection System - low friction layer designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head.
• Lightweight ABS shell
• Large angular vents increase cold air intake and heat exhaust flow through
• Large sculpted eyeport for great vision and goggle fitment
• Complies to standards: CPSC, CE: 1078, AS/NZS 2063
• Sizes XXS-XXL (48 - 64cm)


$149.99 USD
Shop the 661 Reset MIPS Helmet Here





CycleOps H2 Smart Trainer

The H2 smart direct drive trainer is the perfect addition to any athlete’s arsenal. The heart of the H2 is its ability to replicate real world inertia better than anyone else thanks to it its massive, 20-pound precision-balanced flywheel, while its soul is its impressive electrical prowess, complete with integrated cadence, speed and power data. From mountain bikers to weekend warriors, the American-made H2 can help push any training regimen to the edge.

• Compatible with Boost, 142mm, 135mm, and 130mm axle spacing
• PowerTuned using PowerTap technology for up to +/- 2% accurate power readings.
• Electromagnetic resistance provides a precise and controlled workout every time.
• Direct drive design features stable base and quiet performance.
• Integrated cadence, speed and power data – no external sensors needed.
• Seamlessly connects to virtual training apps with dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth standards.
• Zwift certified


$1199.99 USD
Shop the CycleOps H2 Smart Trainer Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

Miranda’s Extreme Modular XMOD Crankset

Your attitude toward riding is defined more by what’s possible rather than the other way around; choices are key to unlocking adventure. Or maybe you like winning, like the European Downhill Championships or the Enduro World Series, where Miranda’s XMOD crankset could be seen in 2018 on the winning bikes of Tiago Ladeira and Karim Amour.

• XMOD is the world’s first totally modular crankset that allows you to choose the spindle, spider, and crank arms independently for a fully customized crankset specific to you.
• Together with clever chainring design that locks flush with right crank arms, the resulting reinforced fit extends the life of both cranks and chainrings.
• XMOD allows you almost limitless crankset combinations for enduro, downhill, and XC.


205€ and up for a complete XMOD alloy crankset with ChainFlow® 3D chainrings
Shop Mirandas Extreme Modular XMOD Crankset Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

RedMonkey Sports Klämpz Lock-on Grips

The Silicone Grip Perfected! Simply put, not all grips are created equal. Manufactured in the USA with the highest grade vibration damping and weather resistant silicone compound, combined with our proprietary extrusion process makes RedMonkey Sports klämpz silicone lock-on grips the most comfortable lock-on grip on the market. Designed for comfort and produced with a tacky texture, they can be used with or without gloves, limiting hand and arm fatigue on all types of terrain! RedMonkey Sports is also proud to donate a portion of sales to various cycling charities.

• Dual locking clamp design
• Tacky no-slip texture
• Weather resistant silicone
• High vibration damping compound
• Fits Mountain Bike bars 22.2 mm
• Outside diameter: 35mm
• Approx. 113 grams per set including bar ends


$27.95 USD
Shop RedMonkey Sports Klampz Lock-on Grips Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

RockShox DebonAir™ Air Spring Upgrade Kits

Give the gift of traction. The new DebonAir™ air spring upgrade kit reduces friction from every single moving part, improving bump absorption and response under load, and drastically reducing rider fatigue.

• New friction-reducing DebonAir™ air spring delivers the most responsive forks in RockShox history, maintaining traction in more conditions than ever before.
• Available for RockShox Lyrik, RockShox Pike, RockShox Revelation and RockShox Yari.
• Quick and easy install.


USD: $42, Euro: €47
Shop RockShox DebonAir Air Spring Upgrade Kits Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

100% Aircraft DH Helmet

Since its inception, our beloved Aircraft helmet has been on a tear, tackling wins around the world in both downhill and enduro mountain bike races. Our pilots, Sam Hill and Loic Bruni, have been wearing the precision engineered full face helmet with a Carbon/Kevlar composite shell for an ultra-lightweight feel and have proved the Aircraft to be the winningest MTB helmet since it first was worn. Riders trust the Aircraft for safety and comfort as the MIPS equipped helmet is one of the best ventilated helmets on the market with 25 different channels to manage airflow.

• 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


$400 USD
Shop the 100% Aircraft DH Helmet Here





Feedback Torque Ratchet Combo & Ultralight Bike Repair Stand

The perfect travel bike maintenance gifts from Feedback Sports to take you and your bike wherever you want to go.

This innovative, ultra-compact bar style torque ratchet allows you to easily and precisely install, adjust or remove components.

• Lightweight and strong this tool can be used just as you would any 2-way ratchet. When you need a specific torque function, simply apply pressure to the Torque Knob at the end of the wrench to reach the desired (from 2Nm-10Nm).
• The Range comes with 14 of the most commonly used Hex, Torx and Phillips bits (made of premium S2 steel for superior durability).
• The case fits in the palm of your hand or back pocket but feels just at home being tossed in a bag, or the back of a car for your next adventure.


The Ultralight Repair Stand is a professional level repair stand packed into an ultralight package for maximum portability.

• It features a unique fast action Slide-Lock clamp head with torque amplifying clutch and rubber coated jaws that accommodate up to 1.9″ tubing. This makes securing a bike quick and easy.
• The large footprint tripod base is stable on a wide variety of surfaces and can support up to 85 lbs.
• Anodized aluminum tubing construction makes it lightweight, durable, and resistant to the elements.
• Packs down smaller and lighter than any traditional style stand in the Feedback Sports lineup making it ideal for all your bike adventures in 2019 and beyond.

$79.99 & $209.99 USD
Shop Feedback Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

Fox Digital High Pressure Pump

Equipped with a digital display, easy air bleed button, and foldable design, FOX’s digital pump gives you an exact pressure setting to make suspension and seatpost setup easier and repeatable every time. The gauge accurately reads up to 300 PSI, refining displaying pressures in 0.5 PSI increments through the 0-100 PSI range.

• 0-300 PSI in 0.5 PSI increments
• Reads in PSI, BAR, KG/CM2
• Replaceable battery

$70 USD
Shop the Fox Digital High Pressure Pump Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

Thule Vital Packs

Thule Vital packs are constructed with a low center of gravity and optimal weight distribution for cross-country and trail riding. With its lightweight, ventilated materials offering the ultimate in comfort on any terrain, the 3L, 6L, and 8L options are available for quick rides or longer all day journeys. The unique jersey-style pockets allow quick access to items without slowing down, while the organizational pockets inside keep all your essentials where you need them. Equipped with HydraPak bladder systems, the Thule ReTrakt hydration hose keeps your hands on the bars and your focus on the trail as it automatically returns to the shoulder strap and stays in place using magnetic strips.

3L - $139.95, 6L - $119.95, 8L - $139.95
Shop the Thule Vital Packs Here





KS LEV-Ci Dropper Post
LEV CI takes rhythm from the trail and injects it straight into your soul. 65-175 millimeters of perfect drop are just enough to turn your ride up to eleven. A full unidirectional carbon mast routes our Recourse II Ultralight Cable System directly through your frame to our KGSL lightweight remote – a combination saving over 50g compared to our KG ALLOY remote and standard shift cable. The result is clean lines for you and your bike.

• High compression molded carbon fiber head micro adjustable with titanium bolts
• Up to 175mm of infinitely adjustable travel
• Adjustable air sprung hydraulic cartridge
• Black hard anodized stanchion
• Black laser etched seal collar
• Patented one-way roller-clutch bearing
• One-piece molded unidirectional carbon fiber mast
• User-friendly cable interface specifically designed for internal frame routing
• Compatible with all Southpaw, KG and Westy style remotes


65/100/125mm travel = $515 USD / 150mm travel = $545 USD / 175m travel = $575 USD
Shop the KS LEV-Ci Dropper PostHere




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

HT Supreme Pedals

The HT ANS10 Supreme, designed in conjunction with the super stylish Swedish giant Martin Söderström, the ANS10 Supreme offers the perfect amount of traction, platform and feel. Used by numerous FMB riders including FMB champion Brett Rheeder it goes without saying that the ANS10 stands up to the hardest of use.

• Pedal Weight (pair): 368 g
• Size: 100 x 100 x 16.6 mm
• Body Materia: aluminum extruded / CNC machined
• Spindle: CNC machined Crmo
• Pedal Bearings: sealed bearings / IGUS bushings
• Pins: replaceable SAP (1/8"" x 9 mm) pins / 1 mm washer


$120 USD
Shop HT Supreme Pedals Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

7Mesh Callaghan Hoody

Built for hitting the berms and brewing up a post-ride coffee, the Callaghan is patterned for the bike and the après-trail hang out with a relaxed fit that smoothly transitions from ride to recovery.

Made with soft, comforting merino on the inside and trail-resistant polyester on the out, the Callaghan’s dual-fabric construction balances your temperature whether you’re working hard on the bars, or sitting back to enjoy the descent. And thanks to the legendary anti-odor properties of merino, you can ride and repeat without fear of upsetting your bunkmate during extended trips away.

Trimmed with an easy pull full-length zipper, the Callaghan includes dual front pockets, one of which is finished with an internal phone security sleeve to prevent cellular slip-outs.


$200 USD
Shop 7Mesh Callaghan Hoody Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

Dakine Split Roller 110L Bag

The most celebrated feature of the iconic Split Roller 110L travel bag is the divided top and bottom compartments which allows for the ultimate in organization and access. The interior organizational benefits include a large main compartment as well as individual divided sections all separated with see-through mesh dividers to keep clean separate from dirty, or adventure and sports gear separate from clothing. The ingenious Split-Wing collapsible brace allows the travel bag to fold flat conserving your valuable storage space when not in use. This stylish rolling luggage is not your father's suitcase.

• Limited Lifetime Warranty
• Price varies by fabric
• Split level design allows for easy access and organization
• Split-Wing Collapsible Brace (pat. pending) provides great stability and folds flat for storage
#10 lockable YKK main zippers
• Interior see-through mesh dividers
• Weight: 11 lbs. (5kg)


$220 USD
Shop Dakine Split Roller 110L Bag Here




2018 Pinkbike Gift Guide

GoPro Hero 7 Black

HERO7 Black introduces HyperSmooth, TimeWarp, Live Streaming and SuperPhoto, while also delivering 12MP photos, 4K60 and 1080p240 video, and built-in, gimbal-like stabilization. It’s rugged and waterproof to 10m without housing and compatible with all existing GoPro mounts.

$399.99 USD
Shop the GoPro Hero 7 Black Here





Smith Wildcat Sunglasses

Goggle inspired coverage, sunglass inspired performance. Charge any trail in the Wildcat - Smith's full coverage, hybrid construction, cylindrical lens sunglass. Constructed from durable TR90 and flexible TPU used in Smith goggles, the Wildcat provides coverage and protection like a goggle with the airflow and comfort of a sunglass. Equipped with two-position nose pads, megol temples for no-slip fit, the Wildcat also comes with a bright light ChromaPop lens, and a secondary clear lens for low light overcast days, or rides with heavy tree canopy.

$199 USD
Shop the Smith Wildcat Sunglasses Here





Pinkbike Apparel

Head to our online Merch Store for exclusive Pinkbike apparel that will keep you looking sharp on or off the trails! We have the ideal gifts for the mountain bikers in your life including hoodies, sweaters, T-shirts, socks, the 2019 calendar and more!

Starting at $14.99
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116 Comments

  • + 174
 “festive gifts”....aka paid promotional advertising
  • - 4
flag WAKIdesigns (Nov 13, 2018 at 1:07) (Below Threshold)
 you forgot #awakeasfuk
  • + 68
 Hydration packs and full face helmets... Marketing seems on point for 2004 freeride.
  • + 59
 @SirWonky: Well yeah, they're quite clear about that aren't they? It says "sponsored" on the main page so you knew what you were getting.
  • - 29
flag WAKIdesigns (Nov 13, 2018 at 3:43) (Below Threshold)
 @vinay: enough with your stealth-aggressions
  • + 0
 @vinay: On the mobile version of the site there is no mention of sponsored content.
  • + 7
 @Unrealityshow: the problem with modern day and age is that people who have issues with things like that are no longer subjects to natural selection and bearers of genes that would otherwise not stand the mechanisms of evolution are still in the loop.

We are going to be just fine ok?
  • - 11
flag robdpzero (Nov 13, 2018 at 4:44) (Below Threshold)
 @WAKIdesigns: and only for celebrity dentists and banksters
  • + 1
 @vinay: din't see it on my laptop either.....like spam mail
  • + 13
 How dare they......
  • + 7
 @pingntodd: It is visible on both the Seamonkey (Mozilla) and the MS Edge browser under MS Windows. Not sure what you're using but apparently it is holding something back. Every article on the main page has a grey block next to the author stating whether it is "sponsored content", "Pinkbike original" etc. Then again really, what do people expect of a "gift guide"? If you're going to give something to someone, the first thing you're going to look at is what suits that particular individual. Pinkbike can't do that for you. Well, Facebook and Google probably can by now... Either way, if you happen to use electronics somehow tuned to hold part of the website back for you, you're indeed going to need the skill to fill that in for yourself. It isn't too hard. Though I'd recommend to get your browser sorted too.
  • + 2
 Could you please provide some proof to support this asinine assumption?
  • - 7
flag WAKIdesigns (Nov 13, 2018 at 8:33) (Below Threshold)
 This comment thread #theriseofsensitivesupremacy #thefallofman #youngmanseesthroughmarketing #advertisingincrisis #truth
  • + 7
 @WAKIdesigns: have you seen the Friday Fails with dopes jumping without helmets? I'd say natural selection is working just fine...
  • - 7
flag drdirty (Nov 13, 2018 at 8:37) (Below Threshold)
 @vinay: Look up the definition of sponsored it also means to introduce. As in, introduce a new product etc. You wouldn't want everyone to know you are a simpleton would you?
  • - 9
flag drdirty (Nov 13, 2018 at 8:39) (Below Threshold)
 @vinay: Look up the definition of sponsored it also means to introduce. As in, introduce a new product etc. You wouldn't want everyone to know you are a simpleton would you?
  • + 1
 Yup. "Here: spend some more money!!!".
  • + 14
 The comments here are the real gift......
  • + 9
 Pinkbike is flat
  • + 2
 i heard SirWonky works for all the bike companies that have been shunned by pinkbike. he's a paid hater
  • + 5
 @WAKIdesigns: no Pinkbike is a trapezoidal fake news
  • + 13
 @SirWonky @Unrealityshow fair play, we try to be as clear as possible and this wasn't good enough in that respect. We've added sponsorship info to the top of the story.
  • + 30
 aka how the website continues to operate and provide coverage of events, event hosting, trailforks, etc, etc, etc.
  • + 8
 It just psychopathically amuses me (as a reaction to helplessness) that media give us some actual first world problems, very relevant to this site, to mountain biking since it seems that half of California is on fire (as if BC wasn't on fire) while some mommys boys have issue with "hidden advertising" and speak as if the wanted a credit for discovering it... your grand father would kick your ass and send you to army, to the harshest available unit for saying a thing like that. To straighten you up. A sign of times
  • + 8
 @WAKIdesigns: you could have done it without the grand father thing but yeah, it's stupid to whine about hidden advertising when 99% of the readers (at least) understood it was advertising.
Not so hidden, and not really a reason to whine.
  • - 3
 @zede: yes this is what pissed me off in the first place. Just like 99% of white knights on the internet, they assume they are great saviors and protectors of dumb sheep. Listen... a 12 year old will know that nobody really wants to give him a present for nothing, ok?
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I personally do not care that it is sponsored content. It’s not a real problem, just making it aware that it wasn’t initially shown as such.
  • + 7
 In all seriousness that debonair air spring would be awesome tup see in a stocking. Big performance upgrade for $40
  • + 6
 You're right! But who's gonna pay for the posts you love to bitch about?
  • - 2
 @stinkbikelies: So you can’t tell the difference between Pinkbike and Fake News... go back in time, you were never the brightest kid isn’t it?
  • + 11
 @Unrealityshow: I think Pinkbike is generally quite clear about the source of the article. That is, whether it should be viewed as a true news article or something else. At least in my browser it shows as a grey block next to the author on the main page and in the actual article just above the title. Now this one doesn't have a title in regular fonts but some kind of "creativity" which may have caused the grey block to have gone missing. It is still on the main page for me though (and it was there right from the start). So I wouldn't blame that on Pinkbike, they did put it up there. Why it somehow doesn't appear in your browser is a bit shady indeed, but I can imagine it may be tough for them to check every browser and device out there.

@eatsdirtdaily: Feel free to elaborate once you agree you were a bit unclear in your comments. As far as I could gather you didn't quite get what "sponsored" implies for a Pinkbike article.

Sponsored: Advertisers have paid Pinkbike editors to write something nice about their products in exchange for money (or as part of the advertisement deal). Not saying it would be something that goes against what those editors believe in, but of course these sponsors do get to approve what's being published.

Press release: Advertisers write their own article to be published on Pinkbike. Pinkbike editors typically won't edit it though it will be rejected if it doesn't comply to the PB guidelines: www.pinkbike.com/news/pinkbike-content-submission-guide.html

User generated: Also not written by PB staff and still following the guidelines written above, just not by a company or organisation.

@WAKIdesigns: Nah, I think it is good people are critical about their news source. How independent is it? Of course we'll always argue whether a review is independent, biased or even paid for. Now of course we're all so great at guessing and knowing better, but we'd just rather hear it from the horse's mouth. Now it did already say on the main page just apparently not visible for everyone.

TL;DR: Then why did you even make it this far down the comment section?
  • - 3
 @vinay: by now it should be common sense that no media sources are independent. If you contemplate it deeper you will find that has always been impossible for pretty much any media outlet to be independent, you can treat it like a law of physics. Independence, like freedom are constructs, ideologies that mean different things to different people. Objectivity is fluid. Always. Off course as soon as you say something like that people will accuse you of loose morals, fence sitting etc...
  • + 5
 @WAKIdesigns: Yes, but this is why as a reader you want to know where the article comes from, whether someone has funded a particular article or research and all that. To, as a reader, compensate for that. Like the tobacco industry initiating and funding research about how smuggling would fund terrorism hence in the fight against terrorism the world should stand up against smugglers. If you'd read the outcome of such a "research" you may think "wow, that awkward". If you know the tobacco industry is behind it, you know it is downright bullshit and it may help you switch on a couple more filters. Same goes here on PB. If you read a regular PB review, you're already compensating for their bias. Nothing goes unfiltered. Heck, I'm biased too so I have my own filters supporting that Wink . If you know it is sponsored, you know a pinch of salt is never going to be enough. Now, I'm not complaining. It was clear from the start, apparently just not for everyone.
  • + 1
 May I recommend a bottle cage that will hold an entire 64 oz growler of your favorite beer?

www.amazon.com/Growler-Grabber/dp/B07JLSP22W
  • + 33
 If that Dakine bag was more expensive I might be tempted
  • + 4
 Lol. To be fair, I got mine in a sale and it's lasted for years of abuse and still going strong.
  • + 2
 An 8L bladder will take care of that with trips to the chiropractor. That's a 30+ pound bag loaded up.
  • + 24
 This reads as more of a "who wanted to pay pinkbike money" article more than a serious "stuff we want for christmas" article, all of this stuff looks junky. Even if it is non-paid-for content you should make note of it..
  • + 3
 Would still be stoked to win some junk.
  • + 23
 bike rack on back of an empty truck... someone explain please
  • + 29
 Murica
  • + 5
 @WAKIdesigns:
Can't be
The a*shole in the photo is transporting a dog(untethered no less) in the bed of his truck, and we KNOW nobody here in the US is THAT f*cking stupid. Especially untethered
  • - 3
 @YoKev: That was a poke-joke. No hard feelings
  • + 11
 I see this every weekend. I don’t understand it one bit. The reason I have a truck is so I can transport 6 bikes without a rack.
  • + 1
 @YoKev: yeah tether that bitch in so she snaps her neck or gets thrown right under the wheel if she ends up getting out of the bed.
  • + 20
 "The Elite Pro grips have been designed and tested by top pro athletes to reduce fatigue and vibration transfer without the feeling of a bulky padded grip."

But how do they work with fat amateurs? Seems more relevant.
  • + 16
 Fox Digital High Pressure Pump • Replaceable battery - no way! A replaceable battery in a digital pump! geeez... marketing person went out of steam on this one.
  • + 1
 As opposed to usb rechargeable? I’ve had people ask if that model is rechargeable or not
  • + 0
 @parkourfan: What kind of person would buy a digital pump without replaceable battery? Built in batteries tend to die month after warranty runs out and mostly cannot be replaced bu user because it needs to be solder etc.

As for fox marketing person there is a proper line for this: pump does not have built in battery so ou always can quickly change batteries for another set of AA/AAA while the others are recharging.
  • + 1
 I have a question.
If I win this Fox pump, will I be able to pressurise my Pike / Monarch combo or will I have to buy a brand new (black, size Large) Ripmo upgraded with Fox 36 Factory Grip2 and X2 suspension in order to use this pump?
  • + 14
 The One Up dropper is the number one thing I want from that list.
  • + 4
 So you can use it without a seat on it right. One Up yours!
  • + 0
 @stinkbikelies: why would a pro rider talk to me?
  • + 2
 @stinkbikelies: Username checks out!
  • + 0
 @stinkbikelies: do you have some motivational catch phrases? Never give up? Do you work hard, set your goals and know where you want to be? Where can I see your "a day in the life of" where you talk how hard work is it to work out in a gym? That you know that every hill sprint will pay off? When we sit in our offices crying over our existence we need that... what was the turning point of your career? What is meaningful beyond the bike? Sorry I am just taking my unique chance at ask me anything.
  • + 0
 @WAKIdesigns: one life live it
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 @stinkbikelies: I agree. is it yours?
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 @WAKIdesigns: if it were truly mine it would not be spelled properly
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 @stinkbikelies: what I love about our conversation is that it is you playing the game of appearances. I am talking with you like with most of my friends at work on coffee break or lunch or party. I don't even remember trying to be someone I am not. How is it to want to keep your face on the internet?
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 @WAKIdesigns: you will never be blessed with my appearance unless you get off of here and show up at a trail
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 @stinkbikelies: heheh... if there'd ever be an opportunity I'd ride with you. In fact with anybody if they only want. I just lack the ego to leave my family and work to just meet someone to prove a stupid point from a discussion on the internet. There was a fool here who expected me to do that and if I won't show up I am a coward. And he was like 40 years old! loaded with cash. I thought some things come with age and status... apparently they don't. A pro rider nearby? sign me up for a ride! He'll need to wait, but not as along as one would think. For the troll I am I think I turned out rather well when on the bike. If I may flatter myself. Cheers!
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 @WAKIdesigns: you best bring your e-bike so you're able to keep up. I will wait for you though at intersections so you do not get lost in our flat world. Chow
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 @stinkbikelies: sorry, I don’t own one. You’ll have to wait. Especially of you live in a flat world.
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 'Tis like 2 months before christmas, so it's not fast approaching, there's not a deal to be found here, so what are you smoking?
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 $18 shipping to the UK for a PB t-shirt. Jog on
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 wanna go halves ?
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 Yeah it's an absolute joke. It costs more to ship a pair of socks than it does to buy them.
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 do one pink bike it's bloody November.
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 ...then after hours wandering shops, malls and the internet... Vouchers for everyone, sorted
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 This has got to be one of the worst, most out of touch gift guides I've ever seen. I don't care if it's a sponsored post, that doesn't bug me, but this is really the best you could come up with, from pinkbike's long list of advertisers?

Nothing here, other than maybe the Garmin, T-shirts or bike stand, is anything I'd want to give or receive as a gift. Waaaay too f*cking expensive, and anybody who needs this stuff would just buy it for themselves.

Helmets are highly personal purchases... I don't think I'd give somebody a $40 helmet without them trying it on, never mind one that costs $400... This goes for a lot of the other products as well. Way too specific to make any sense as a gift.
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 If someone think Christmas is about $500 gifts, they deserve to receive a dropper post in 1 diameter too big.
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 So what makes the ks dropper cost twice as much as the one up dropper. Someone is trying to hose thier customers hard!!!
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 Carbon fiber.........
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 @joelsman: So about 3 bucks worth of carbon fibre and 40 cents worth of titanium makes it worth double?
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 Farbon ciber
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 It vibrates
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 "XMOD is the world’s first totally modular crankset that allows you to choose the spindle, spider, and crank arms independently for a fully customized crankset specific to you."

No it isn't. Raceface has had all of this for a few years now. They have multiple spindle lengths in both the standard and SL spindle, as well as being able to share said spindle with any of their 30mm spindle cranksets, such as SixC, Turbine, Atlas, and all Next series cranks. Past that, they have several spider options for single ring or two by, as well as different offsets for different spacing.

There's actually a few companies that have done this, but this is the most obvious example, and it's still out there.
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 Over $500 for a dropper post. Must be mad.
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 575$ for dropper
400$ for helmet

What a f***k with this world, seriously?!!!
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 How about $1200 do you can pedal indoors!?
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 Where is the doping kit ? #EWS
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 for anyone in need of a digital shock pump- look for the "Venzo" pump on amazon- exact same pump for $20 less, minus the fox logo. I bought it on sale and paid about half of what the fox is listed for here....
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 Definitely treating myself to a One Up dropper this Xmas
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 "...with ChainFlow® 3D chainrings.." WTF ?? Its a chainring ...nothing else.
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 Sounds like someone can only afford 2D chainrings.
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 I “happened” to leave open the page to a Rocky Mountain Blizzard, with the price showing. Tab was closed when I looked this morning. Did the same thing for a Splitboard. It gives me hope.
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 What are these "European Bike Fundamentals" Miranda refers to in their tagline? Are they different form the Bike Fundamental in North American or Asia? Could this explain to some degree Waki?
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 Based on these gifts and pricing, most people like their friends more than I do. I'll stick to the grips and pinkbike T shirts.
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 I want everythinglol
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 If I wanted to know Christmas is coming I'd walk into Starbucks, it's not even the middle of November yet!
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 I know what I want, some quality print from this years DH, The New Hurly Burly Book has just gone live, massively under rated. www.hurlyburlybook.com
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 Love minimalist hydration 'vests' that cost more than a hydration pack.
  • + 1
 Anyone know if you can use the RockShox DebonAir™ Air Spring Upgrade Kits on a Recon? Wanting to experiment a little with an extra fork I have around.
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 Can confirm that the debonair air spring is definitely more supple.much like..would schralp again.
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 i wanna socks....
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 Sooner or later this will have to end. It is fkng awkward for a 37 year old to be here in this form... it starts to itch me... the void is gazing into me a more and more.
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 What about some fresh apparel from bicycle pubes? bicyclepubes.bigcartel.com
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 Ok if you want a dropper or full face for XMas! Hardly a Christmas gift guide.
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 "USD: $42, Euro: €47"


Uhmm... According to currency exchange, it must be otherwise...
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 If you think Christmas is about materialism and $500 gift, you've got it totally wrong...
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 Why would someone buy a hitch rack for a pickup truck when the box is empty? A nice set of tiedowns is all one needs.
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 I didn't see a single beer on that list. FAIL
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 XMOD allows you almost limitless crankset combinations Limitless.
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 Doesn't look like I'm getting what I want for Christmas then....
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 You guy's need to get off the computer, and go ride you bike!!!
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 Lucky you don’t have to work
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 @kelownakona: work? How are you on the computer then?
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 you can buy a life fitness spin bike for $1400 us
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 How much is the Dropper? Holy CRAP!
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 what about 69,- for making it trough the off season? www.praep.com
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 Give away!
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 YEAH!!! ....er....no.
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 Y'all will get zip ties!

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