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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.

Schwalbe Nobby Nic MTB Tire

Redesigned in 2020 with the modern trail bike in mind, the Nobby Nic is Schwalbe’s MTB tire with the greatest range of applications. An all-rounder that works in every situation, no matter the weather, no matter the terrain.

All-day trail rides and all-mountain, difficult XC tracks as well as technically challenging Enduro trails.

• Large, strong shoulder blocks for improved traction. 
• Open tread for shedding muck.
• Optimized center tread for better breaking and propulsion. 
• Available in SuperGround or SuperTrail casing.
• Available in a variety of 26”, 27.5” and 29” sizes.
• $89 USD

SRAM GX Eagle Boxset

Day in, day out, this is the Eagle ecosystem at its best. GX Eagle combines the full-featured capability of Eagle technologies, in a group that realizes the potential within every build.

This is where you’ll find the best aluminum MTB crankset we make. GX Eagle has its own version of our new, 520-percent range, 10-52t cassette, for more top end speed or a more comfortable climb—should you choose to run it.

• 520-percent range, 10-52t cassette
• Freedom to mix and match with any component within the expanded Eagle ecosystem
• Aluminium crank with X-SYNC 2 tooth profile chainring and DUB technology
• $545 USD

If not, GX Eagle is backwards compatible, making replacement parts at the ready. Like other Eagle groups, it gets its own group master colorway as part of our new Eagle Colorsystem, allowing for full group or fully curated builds. It’s the simplest, most trouble-free drivetrain system ever made, offering the freedom to mix and match with any component within the expanded Eagle ecosystem.

Rockshox Reverb AXS

RockShox’s intention with Reverb AXS™ was inventive and pure: No hoses. No routing. No energy wasted. Not a single thing in the way of the experience. RockShox created a reliable wireless-electronic dropper post and controller that actuates with drastically less effort and zero distraction.

Expanding what's possible on a bike, Reverb AXS™ is enabled by SRAM AXS™ technology, a new level of interaction, personalization, and connectivity across all AXS™ enabled components.

The wireless-electronic Reverb AXS™ is all Reverb, revamped with a controller you touch instead of a lever you throw. No second guessing. No delay. A refreshingly light touch of the controller’s paddle offers instant engagement. A simple press of the paddle sends it down. Hit it again, it’s right back up. The perfect speed. Its infinite range lets you set it right where you need it, saving you time, energy, and keeping your focus on the trail ahead.

• Effortless Electronic-Wireless actuation and infinite height adjustment with a single touch.
• Clean, simple and fast to install. No hoses to route, no fishing required.
• Updated internals for faster return speed in all conditions.
• New Vent Valve Technology, a simple and reliable built-in service solution without disassembly of the seatpost.
• SRAM AXS™ technology, a new level of interaction, personalization, and connectivity across all AXS™ enabled components.
• Includes RockShox AXS™ handlebar controller, rechargeable SRAM battery and charger.
• Compatible with 7mm round rails and 7x9mm oval rails.
• $800 USD

Bontrager Blaze WaveCel LTD Mountain Bike Helmet

A trail-tested mountain bike helmet with advanced WaveCel technology for comfort on any trail, any time.

When you're riding serious trails, you need serious protection. Bontrager Blaze WaveCel LTD offers the best in performance and protection on any trail, from flowy singletrack to gnarly downhills, and it’s available now in a run of limited edition colorways.

WaveCel is a collapsible cellular structure that lines the inside of the helmet. This Bontrager-exclusive technology disrupts the safety standards the industry has accepted for over 30 years.

• WaveCel advanced helmet technology
• BOA® Fit System lets you easily secure and adjust helmet fit with just one hand
• Fidlock magnetic buckle fastens effortlessly for a quick, secure fit
• Front Blendr mount system easily integrates GoPro camera and Bontrager light accessories
• Additional NoSweat pad with silicone channel keeps sweat out of eyes for constant clarity
• Drop-in coverage on back of helmet offers extended protection
• Crash Replacement Guarantee provides a free helmet replacement if involved in a crash within the first year of ownership
• $299 USD

7iDP 2021 Project 23 Carbon Full Face Helmet

Whether you’re racing, getting laps at the bike park or hitting your local trails the Project 23 Carbon will keep you protected and comfortable. The carbon fiber shell offers shock absorbency and incredible value for money while the 23 big bore vents for no compromise air flow will keep you cool. Best of all, the Project 23 Carbon uses our S.E.R.T (Seven Energy Reduction Technology) slip plane system.

Developed at our Prolab facility on Vancouver Island, our Project Line is the result of endless hours spent designing, developing and testing in some of the harshest and most demanding MTB riding spots on the planet. We’ve tested all Project lines to destruction and are confident that they’ll provide you with the reassurance that when you do have a big spill – we have you covered.

• S.E.R.T slip plane system reduces impacts causing C.T.E
• The most ventilated full face hard shell helmet on the market
• Carbon shell using our Project lab layering process to reduce weight as much as possible
• Easy position visor angle no bolts needed
• Injection molded branded trim to protect carbon helmet shell
• AGION anti-microbial liner helps to keep things smelling fresh
• TF (Through Flow) Goggle ventilation allows full air flow
• Quick release liner for easy washing and cleaning
• Meets CE, CPSC, AS, ASTM F1952-15 standards
• Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL (size large weight 922g)
• $349.99 USD

ODI Dread Lock v2.l Lock-On Grips

The Tinker Juarez signature grip had to match the legendary status of it’s namesake so we designed a completely different grip with a unique feel.  We started with a larger diameter and offset design to make the grip feel more comfortable for those that prefer a large grip and to optimize the amount of padding. We infused it with out exclusive A.I.R.E. material to reduce weight and help with vibration dampening.

We added finger cutout that remove material to reduce weight while also allowing for better control. Then we topped it all off with the signature Dread Lock surface texture for improved traction across the grip. The perfect gift for anyone looking for a little bit more grip to hold onto!

• Made from our exclusive A.I.R.E. Compound for reduced weight and improved vibration dampening
• Large ODI with Offset design for extra padded feel
• Contoured profile for improved comfort on longer rides
• Dread Lock textured surface provides improved control with less effort
• Ergonomic finger cutouts improve gripping traction
• Reinforced TPE Ends protect the ends of your grips and bars
• Available in 6 Colors
• $32.95 USD

RockShox DebonAir Upgrade Kit

Upgrade your ride. The highly tunable DebonAir air spring is ready for whatever the trail demands. Buttery smooth feel off the top, now optimized to maintain higher ride height and add more confidence on technical terrain.

• Includes DebonAir full assembly and seal head
• Compatible with Lyrik (2016+), Yari (2016+), Pike (2018+), and Revelation (2018+)
• Travel options available from 120mm-180mm depending on fork model
• $42 USD

Bontrager Comp Multi-Tool

A basic multi-tool that is easy to use and a staple for every tool kit.

Be prepared for roadside adjustments and minor repairs with the Bontrager Comp Multi-Tool. This simple tool features a compact design that easily packs away yet provides all of the essential tools to keep your bike tuned and running smooth.

• 2,2.5,3,4,5,6,and 8 hex
• Phillips, flat and T25
• Alloy sides for a sleek light-weight design
• $9.99 USD

Stan’s DART (Dual Action Repair for Tubeless)

The DART is Stan's solution to fix damaged tires faster, easier, and better than existing plug tools. While traditional tire plugs try to wedge rubber strips into a puncture, the DART creates a chemical reaction with your Stan’s sealant to quickly form a permanent airtight bond.

The dual actions of the DART include the mechanical fill created by inserting a piece of material into the puncture, and a chemical reaction that activates our sealant. The DART is the best solution for repairing and sealing slices and large punctures in tubeless mountain, road, and gravel bike tires.

• Reacts with Stan’s sealant to form an instant, airtight seal.
• Flexible material and laser-cut shape conforms to puncture and bonds with sealant.
• Lightweight, compact tool fits the shape of your hand for more precise use and includes built-in valve core remover.
• Includes two pre-loaded DARTs for sealing multiple and larger punctures.
• $25 USD

Muc Off Ultimate Tubeless Kit

Make punctures a thing of the past with The Muc-Off Ultimate Tubeless Kit. It has got everything you need to get rolling on a tubeless set-up. Includes Muc-Off Tubeless Rim Tape, Seal Patches, 2 CNC-machined black tubeless Valves and two pouches of No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant. Five different kits are available for road, gravel, XC, enduro and DH bikes.

• Includes Muc-Off Tubeless Rim Tape, Seal Patches, 2 CNC-machined black tubeless Valves
• Includes two pouches of No Puncture Hassle Tubeless Sealant
• 5 kits available
• £40/$60 USD

Reverse Components Travel and Sag Indicator for Coil Shocks

The sag indicator is simple tool to measure the amount of travel you are using on your coil shock, and to get the ideal sag measurement. An external shaft is held in place at the top and bottom of your shock, with an "o" ring and scale to show how much travel you are using. The Travel and Sag Indicator can be used on the bike while testing and setting up your bike, zip tie it on, do some runs and see how much preload you need or if your spring rate is right.

For setting sag, simply measure where the "O ring" on scale has reached and compare to a sag chart. This saves time and is much easier to get an accurate reading. Perfect for bike shops and suspension tuners.

• Includes 1x spring plate attachment, 1x plastic indicator holder, 1x plastic telescopic sleeve, 1x aluminium shaft with mm stroke markings, 1x cable tie, 1x piggyback sticker, 1x serrated lock washer M5, 1x M5 bolt, 1x O-ring
• Weight: 4 g (+/- 5% weight tolerance)
• Material: Aluminium / Plastics
• € 24.90 / $29.99 USD


  • 218 1
 Please don’t by me grips as a gift. You just don’t know me that well.
  • 10 1
 Or just buy deathgrips since everyone likes them
  • 6 3
 @toad321: I don't!
  • 2 1
 ODI Ruffians for life, don't fix what ain't broke!
  • 1 0
 @jadias: me either... I do like the texture however the durability of the "chassis" is pathetic.. I shattered the inner sleeve of 2 sets from dinky little offs. That from a nigh on £20 grip is just not acceptable.
  • 151 11
 Is a GX groupset the 2020 version of getting coal?
  • 9 72
flag dolores (Nov 25, 2020 at 9:30) (Below Threshold)
 Muc Off! Nobby Nic to Upgrade a Reverb. If you have a WaveCel don't Dread Lock yourself with a 2021 Project: I DART you to use your Multi-Tool and Reverse your Boxset.
  • 26 2
 Not at all, I would be less offended with coal! This is the gift that you buy for someone that you really don't like! Big Grin
  • 10 4
 Give me the coal. I bought that exact boxset and it is not good. The 10-52 cassette is awful. The spacing is just all wrong. The cranks are very flexy laterally. A regrettable mistake.....
  • 4 0
 Because your were bad. Or your family/friends didn't know to get you an SLX/XT groupset.
  • 44 1
 Who is giving axs components for christmas?? Bontrager multitools the best youll be getting from me
  • 69 0
 You've given me a great idea. I'm going to give an AXS dropper for Christmas. To me. From Santa. I'll wrap it up and stash it under the tree. Can't wait to see my wife's face when I announce to the kids on Christmas morning "Wow, look what Santa got Daddy, a £600 dropper post"
  • 29 0
 @jamescrutchy: You can stay at my place for a couple of days after that if you behave.
  • 13 0
Wife: 600 thingy that makes your seat go up and down?
  • 12 0
 @jamescrutchy: leave it wrapped and give your wife a nice wink as you press a button and make it longer
  • 34 3
 Is this sponsored or do you really want to give a GX drivetrain in 2020? Thought the new shimano 12x was what most people would prefer for x-mas?
  • 31 0
 Ah it says sponsored at the top. So SRAM pays to make your family think you want a GX drivetrain. Probably smart move.
  • 7 1
 Good luck getting your hands on anything Shimano right now. I've been trying to replace my rear 12spd xt deraillure for 3 weeks now... No stock. Maybe by Xmas though...
  • 1 0
 @pandafoo: This was a good season to stick an SLX mech, and cassette, and an XTR chain in the back of the shop... I wonder what I could get for them now?
  • 1 0
 Buy a deore for 50. Same shit works just as well @pandafoo:
  • 1 0
 @pandafoo: I got some Deore 6100 direct from China. It took less than 2 weeks and I'm super stoked. The Box Components that I replaced was an enormous let-down. It's worth a look on ebay.
  • 1 1
 @pandafoo: box components for the win.
  • 1 0
Where are you getting the microspline free hub?
  • 1 0
 @SvenNorske: Didn't need a microspline freehub. Both my wheels have the old shimano style freehubs.
  • 1 0
 Why would you buy a deore 12 speed and not use their 12 speed cassette. That’s why @expensivepen:
  • 15 0
 I figured that new One Up EDC Lite would be a good recommendation. Fits almost all bikes whereas things like tires, dropper post, drivetrain, grips, air springs, etc the purchaser needs to know specs about your bike or preferences.
  • 2 0
 also doubt many would be against the edc lite. That air spring would require with an installation cost for many as well
  • 21 3
 that $300 helmet is ugly!
  • 4 0
 It also doesn't fit very well
  • 12 1
 I don’t even want anything on this list

I mean, I wouldn’t say no to the AXS post but that isn’t a viable suggestion anyways

The rest is just advertisement.
  • 47 2
 you must be new here
  • 7 0
 @jaydawg69: not really, but maybe, just maybe pinkbike could put some useful gift stuff here that people would actually get for others instead of things that are highly preferential. Hail corporate I guess

But the thought of someone going "gee thanks mom, the debonair upgrade kit was just what I wanted, can't wait to put that into my 36" is somewhat amusing
  • 2 0
 @Upduro: just another way to advertise items... I'm ok with it.
  • 1 1
 @Upduro: honestly these lists work more in the reverse fashion. I say "oh nice EDC lite tool is for sale", then when I get the inevitable call from my mommy bothering me to pick out a gift I have something reasonable to call out.
  • 2 0
 @RonSauce: how awful for you to have a mom who wants to get you a gift
  • 1 0
 @shandtke: haters gonna hate.
  • 10 0
 That Bontrager helmet is just awful, who chose the colour? Also $299 for the privilege of wearing it?
  • 2 0
 Hey, the color fits if you have a Giant Reign haha.
  • 12 3
 If you are getting some of these gifts for Christmas, please say, what does the gift giver do for a living?
  • 9 0
 The dart is the real deal. It's by far my favorite tire plug kit.
  • 4 0
 Agreed! Saved my ride many times!
  • 4 0
 Seriously- it's great. Way more consistent than bacon strips.
  • 8 0
 Im giving my wife a Pole for christmas
  • 1 0
 which kind
  • 1 0

One that wont snap after bottoming out
  • 3 0
 When marketing wins out over safety. Bontrager's wavecell helmets ranked worse in concussion prevention than their previous MIPS offerings according to the helmet rating lab at VTech.
  • 7 2
 Someone screwed up and added the word “upgrade” to the RockShox Debonaire kit.
  • 6 0
 This is all thats left in stock after the covid outdoor surge?
  • 4 0
 The Travel Indicator is a decent innovation. Anyone know where I can order one in Uk/Europe?
  • 2 1
 I can’t find it in the U.S. either. Given this is a sponsored “article” you’d think Reverse Components would at least make sure their item is available before paying to have it listed. How about it Reverse Comp., when is this going to be on the market?
  • 3 0
 So Reverse Components come from the balck forest, Germany, so you go to a german online shop like BMO and just order it from there: Product Release is Dec. 4th.
  • 2 0
 @dodgerpuppy: Hey guys, yes our apologies. We have a number of retailers in Europe who have stock - and stock will be in the US via BTI retailers very soon, we hope in the next 7-10 days.
  • 4 0
 C1 airshaft, no thanks, B1 is far better.
  • 5 0
 They’ll come up with a 2022 Air upgrade kit that’s just a repackaged B1 setup and let marketing describe how bad the C1 kit was and how they improved the air side in every way.
  • 4 0
 @Elkulp: Should of just taken the sag marker off the stanchion, no more people complaining that their fork isn't the specified travel.
  • 1 1
 The lock-on grips might be acceptable, but how many people get $800 droppers as Christmas gifts? Not me, although that might mean my family just doesn't like me enough for that...
  • 2 0
 Tinker ODI Dread lock grips are awesome. Simply the best out there, and reasonably priced.
  • 1 0
 I would say that it is all a matter of personal preference. I’ve got a set and I like them, but far from my favorite.
  • 1 0
 Saying a set of grips are the best are like bragging about a saddle. It’s all personal preference, what others think really doesn’t apply.
  • 1 0
 pretty much all odis are great, but we all know that the best are longnecks
  • 2 0
 I must really be a stingy b'stard..... no-one is getting a group set or a dropper post as a Christmas gift from me.
  • 1 0
 If I Had to receive one of these I would probably use the project 23 helmet. Any of the others better come with a gift receipt so I can return it.
  • 1 0
 Pretty sure the only mtb related gift that would be impossible to be mad at receiving (and cheap if you're buying) would be the OneUp EDC Lite. Nothing to be mad at there.
  • 1 0
 Beyond the grip preference question, How many know who Tinker Juarez is? (Amazing racer & career if you haven’t heard of him before.)
  • 3 0
 Terrible gift ideas
  • 2 0
 Yes, but it is explained at the top of the article: “ Sponsored: this article is supported by Pinkbike's advertisers.”
  • 2 0
 If I suggested a $800 dropper for Christmas... I'd be in trouble.
  • 2 0
 Lol good luck finding a gx eagle groupset in stock anywhere...
  • 1 0
 Yes because most people have $500 to spend on someone for christmas
  • 1 0
 looks like my friends have poor friends Frown
  • 1 0
 Id like to be friends with whoever is giving out AXS this year...
  • 1 0
 I'd be pretty happy if I got the multifoil!

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