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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.





Topeak Smartgauge D2X


This sleek, lightweight and compact digital tire pressure gauge works seamlessly with Presta and Schrader valves without changing internal head parts. The digital gauge provides accurate pressure readings up to 260psi / 18bar. The illuminated 360 degree rotating gauge is easy to read from any angle in daylight or darkness.

The Smartgauge D2X is compatible with bike, motorcycle, and car tires, forks and shocks and the Air Pressure Adjusting Mode continuously reads pressure when using the air release button to fine tune tire pressure.


Details:
• Digital
• Backlit
• Accurate readings to 260psi / 18bar
• Rotating gauge
• Auto-on and auto-off functions
• Last reading alarm
• 56 grams
• $57.95 USD








Specialized Tactic Helmet


The future of rail fit, ventilation, and confidence. Featuring an unprecedented combination of fit and ventilation optimized for trail and enduro riding, the Tactic helmet delivers exceptional coverage and seamless integration with glassed or goggles.
 
The Tactic passes the Dutch e-bike Standard NTA8776 and features the incredible adjustability of the SBC Integrated Fit system, accommodating variations in head shape and occipital base. Combined with MIPS (Evolve) technology, this fully integrated system creates a comfortable fit while creating ventilation for optimal cooling.

Details:
• Passes Dutch e-bike Standard NTA8776
• Precision tune + MIPS
• SBC Integrated Fit system
• Fixed visor helps maintain a wide view
• Storage accommodates wide lens glasses and goggles
• $110 USD

The Tactic easily accommodates wide lens glasses and goggles with innovative sunglass storage to securely hold your glasses at a moment’s notice. The seamlessly integrated fixed visor helps maintain a wide view while directing huge amounts of air through the center channel for unreal ventilation.








Reverse Components Black One D-2 Stem


One stem, two handlebar diameters. The Black One D-2 is Reverse Component's flagship enduro/freeride stem and it allows you to run both 31.8mm and 35mm handlebars with one stem.

The specially designed shim allows the use of 31.8mm bars and when removed, it works as a 35mm stem. The shim provides a wide, smooth clamping area which is ideal for use with carbon bars.

The intelligent no-gap clamping design in the bottom ensures no pinch points, and equal clamping force for safety and stability. Because most loads and notching effects are always at the bottom of the handlebar. In addition, the smooth no-gap surface enlarges the lifetime of your handlebars.

Details:
• Length: 35 mm
• Clamping diameter: 31.8 mm & 35.0 mm
• Angle: 8°
• Stack height: 40 mm
• Clamping platform: 50 mm
• head tube: 1 1/8"
• Weight: 152g / 127g Ti Version
• Material: Aluminium 6061 T6
• $69.99 USD

The Black One D-2 is ideal for riders who have a few sets of 31.8mm/35mm bars with different rises and want to continue using them all, or who may want to upgrade to a 35mm bar in the future, without having to buy another stem. The stem is available in 35mm length (50mm coming in early ’22) in black matte finishes, along with with D-2 TI with gloss black or polished finished with Titanium bolt hardware.








Stans Flow MK4 Rim


The 30mm wide Flow MK4 rim is the newest addition to Stan's legendary Flow rim series. The asymmetric design allows for more balanced spoke tension to create an even stronger wheel. But unlike most asymmetric rims that don't work as well with tubeless tires, Flow MK4 rims inflate easily and create an airtight seal that's equally secure on both sides of the rim.

The 6069 aluminum rim’s welded joint and reinforced spoke holes are built to last. Stock graphics are super low-key, but nine other color kits are available to let you customize to match your bike. Available in 26”, 27.5” and 29”, the rims feature a 3-year warranty. Yes, 26". Not a typo.


Details:
• Asymmetric design
• Easy to set up tubeless
• 6069 aluminum rim
• Nine color kits to match your bike
• 26”, 27.5” and 29”
• 3-year-warranty
• $129 USD








Technomousse Red Poison Evo


TechnoMousse's Red Poison Evo is the new protection system designed for tubeless riding. The new section of the Evo system has more rounded sides that reduce considerably the lateral dimensions of the mousse and above all do not exert any pressure on the walls of the tyre. In this way the tyre – free from any contact with the sides of the mousse – can work better making the ride smoother and more precise when cornering. Like all TechnoMousse products, Red Poison Evo is 100% made in Italy using a special compound designed specifically for extreme riding.

The new reduced size section of Red Poison Evo translates into improved performance and protection, as demonstrated by the feedback of professional riders who were the first to try it out.


Details:
• Run-flat improved by 30%.
• Cornering precision improved by 30% with a feeling of a more linear ride similar to one without inserts, especially at the front.
• Very low pressures used (up to 0.7 BAR).
• Total rim protection.
• Fitting time reduced.
• $110 USD








Prologo Proxim W450 Performance Saddle


Proxim W450 Performance was developed thanks to Prologo's winning experience. Forget discomfort and pain while pedaling uphill and control the bike on the downhill. Proxim W450 is the enduro saddle you need: strong, light, comfortable. Developed thanks to the feedback of the best athletes.

The patented MSS technology divides the saddle into five independent zones, each with a different foam and density, to best adapt to the different areas of the body and positions of the rider, while the Grip coating ensures that you never lose your grip and control.

Details:
• Patented MSS technology
• Grip coating
• Tirox (light-alloy steel) rail
• Rear handle and reflective graphics
• Ergonomic channel
• 145mm, 233 grams / 155mm, 249 grams
• $125 USD

The rail in Tirox (light-alloy steel) offers excellent resistance to shocks as well as lightness. It is also available with a width of 155 mm for those looking for more comfort and sitting area.







Julbo


With a striking and radical style, wide cylindrical lens and perfect venting, Fury is made for speed! Lightweight and designed to fit under any helmet, it offers top-quality grip. Sharp lines go perfectly with the latest trends in cycling and heighten the tech credentials and performance of these frames. Available with Spectron polycarbonate lenses for perfect clarity of vision and protection.

The Julbo Fury sunglasses have a wide lens surface for maximum field of vision, highly vented sunglasses structure allowing full circulation of air to

Details:
• Panoramic View
• Full Venting
• Air Link Temple System
• Grip Tech Temples
• Nose Grip
• $129.95 USD
prevent fogging, elastomer shock absorber insert at the end of the temple for improved comfort and lightness, exclusive soft material on the temples that doesn't stick to hair, for perfect grip and comfort, and flexible, shock-absorbing grip insert on the bridge.








Abus MoDrop Helmet


The Abus MoDrop impresses with its high-quality features, the best possible protection, low weight and appealing design options. A weekend trip with the family, a bike holiday in South Tyrol, crossing the Alps or shredding some trails with your best bike buddies: with the new ABUS MoDrop helmet you are well prepared for any mountain bike adventure.

Abus offers the MoDrop in eight modern design options, fitting a wide variety of tastes. Furthermore the MoDrop is available with the ABUS QUIN system, a crash detection technology or with MIPS. Thanks to a lot of innovative features just like the new TriVider to adjust the chinstrap perfectly, the Ponytail Outlet or the Zoom-Ace fitting system, the ABUS MoDrop with its 310 grams (size S) is a real lightweight and the ideal companion for long tours on your bike.


Details:
• Certifications: DIN EN 1078
• Sizes: S (51 - 55 cm), M (54 - 58 cm), L (57 - 61 cm)
• Weight: 310 g (S), 330 g (M), 360 g (L) (+5 g for QUIN models, + 30 g for MIPS models)
• Seven colours: iced mint, pine green, velvet black, concrete grey, midnight blue, dusky camel, polar white
• Three colours – MIPS models: concrete grey, velvet black, metallic copper
• Two colours – QUIN models: velvet black, polar white
• $99.99 USD








Deity Slimfit Grips


The Deity Grip line has expanded with the addition of a 4th model, the Slimfit!

The thinnest grip in the Deity line, it joins acclaimed models like the Supracush, Knuckleduster, and Lockjaw with the goal to be thin but at the same time, incredibly comfortable.

Featuring their TRC+ compound that is plush, sticky, and gives the Slimfit a soft plush touch, the Slimfit rounds out the comprehensive line to deliver an option for any size of hand. Best yet, they are only $23.99.

Details:
• 30.5mm outer diameter
• 133.75mm length
• Micro diamond pattern for a classic feel
• Seamless transition to the end of the grip
• TRC+ compound for a soft touch, sticky feel, and durable wear
• Tapered inner core and single clamp design
• Forward facing hardware to avoid hitting your thumbs
• Available in 12 colors
• $23.99 USD








Outside+ Membership



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Built by the best to bring each member cutting edge tools, gear and industry knowledge for the most epic rides and everyday ones in between.

Details:
• Trailforks Pro
• Exclusive gear reviews and bike tests
• 2021 Beta Film Festival
• Gaia GPS Premium
• Unlimited access to Outside Watch
Check for holiday deals

With membership you get access to:

• Trailforks Pro - 400k of the best trails in the world for biking, hiking, ski, moto and more
• Exclusive gear reviews and bike tests - keep a pulse on the biggest topics in the industry and learn about the latest trends in tech, apparel and equipment
• 2021 Beta Film Festival - Get access to Beta's first ever film festival which premiered this year at Sedona Mountain Bike Festival. It's packed with 84 minutes of diverse and inspirational films from short, shreddy edits to mini-documentary-style films.
• Gaia GPS Premium - Unlock hundreds of backcountry maps including topographic, satellite, weather, and National Geographic
• Unlimited access to Outside Watch - Streaming the best mountain bike movies ever made and hundreds of other members-only TV shows and films on the Outside app

New benefits are always getting added.





111 Comments

  • 272 2
 Outside+ membership: is this a white elephant gift exchange?
  • 42 0
 No give backs.
  • 32 0
 I can't tell if they're just trying to troll us with this or just answer to Robin
  • 124 7
 Use code NotOutsideCEO at checkout for an extra bonus prize with your subscription. Be safe be well, Incognito Robin
  • 58 0
 Outside+ membership -- when a fruitcake just doesn't say, "I hate you," loudly enough.
  • 33 1
 @notoutsideceo: never stop being not yourself. It's the best gift pinkbike has given us in 2021
  • 33 5
 @geephlow: Oh god I love fruitcake...my wife puts a little whiskey on top of hers...gives me a buzz every-time I eat a piece!

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 37 5
 @AndrewHornor: Thanks Andrew...you all have really made be feel welcome here in the comments section. I promise you...2022 will have more non-alcoholic beverage, lycra, ebike and gravel racing content than your little hearty could have ever dreamed of!

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 10 0
 "New benefits are always getting added", Robin, is this a threat?
  • 2 0
 @geephlow: Hahaha, thats good!
  • 14 10
 @geephlow: let's not bring fruitcake into this. I will deactivate your account. Thanks.
  • 5 11
flag isaacschmidt Mod (Nov 19, 2021 at 13:32) (Below Threshold)
 @notoutsideceo: without Whiskey or Brandy, I'm not sure it's the same food group and I would ban it out of suspicion. Growing up in the Midwest, it's a part of life.
  • 7 5
 @isaacschmidt: dont forget the nuts!

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 9 5
 @lkubica: Ahh thats a typo...should read 'useless features branded as benefits are always getting added'!

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 1 3
 Quit making fun of them. They will get rid of the comments. s/
  • 12 4
 @notoutsideceo: It's not fruitcake if there are no nuts.
  • 7 4
 @isaacschmidt: myman.jpg

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 5 0
 A christmas cake should to be fed rum for several months before you eat it.
  • 1 0
 It will all become clear December 3rd
  • 12 0
 The end has come, sadly. Just got an email from Pinkbike announcing that in the near future, while most content will remain free, some content will be behind a paywall.
  • 10 0
 @nsteele: traffic seems to be going up at vitalmtb.com again lol
  • 46 0
 Dear Outside,
Please note that in 2021 people don't pay for content anymore for two reasons :
- Same content is available for free somewhere else
- *Subscribe to know the second reason
  • 5 0
 @geephlow: fruitcake loves everyone
  • 6 0
 @Jo-rides: I bet they put the buy & sell behind the paywall, though. That will be the killer, I don't think there's an equivalent. If you want to buy or sell used MTB stuff, there's no netter way.

A clever person would probably be anticipating the initial vacuum that will be created and be developing an alternative.
  • 3 0
 @KennyWatson: except for FB Marketplace, Teton Gravity and Craigslist. I sell a lot of bike stuff and PB makes up less than 1/4 of those sales.
  • 2 0
 @KennyWatson: probably not, but the advent calendar no doubt will be!
  • 2 0
 @kiwi-in-ns: that's probably a pro, though, as it would eliminate people spamming entries with multiple accounts.

Will be interesting to see, IMHO Steve is underestimating just how much "business" gets done on marketplace.
Perhaps they will keep it free to browse, but require you have a "+" account to post ads.
So much money is exchanged on that part of the site it seems like only good business sense to, literally, capitalize on it.
I guess we'll see.
  • 1 0
 @KennyWatson: heres an opinion that is not related to capitalistic reality, but I'm going to be very upset if they paywall buysell. It must cost PB nothing to run. The design and functionality haven't changed in ages. Nobody's writing content for it, and I'd think the banner ads must surely pay for the hosting costs.
  • 2 0
 for everyone on the naughty list!
  • 2 0
 @KennyWatson: I met a guy on a trip this summer who said “and it’s not even monetized yet!” About the buy & sell. His company researched online companies and buys the profitable ones and flips them. They actually bought Pinkbike before Outside did. He mentioned that the buy and sell has some outrageous dollar amount that runs through it everyday like $100,000 “and it isn’t even monetized yet!” Made me sad because I knew it was the end of the people’s Pinkbike.
  • 1 0
 They’re really trying their best to make it a thing.
  • 2 0
 I came here to suggest the Outside + as a joke and found PB had beaten me to it. :-)
  • 1 0
 @nsteele: Ben Cathro's jump video we have all been waiting for will be paywalled.
  • 78 3
 Outside+ membership - Something that has Zero value and is perfect for that one friend you hate
  • 9 2
 Outside+ membership, the only way to view PinkBike in two weeks.
  • 6 5
 @kiwi-in-ns: doesn't bother me if that happens - I could do without half of the granolas on here.
  • 18 0
 Cash me Outside+, howbow dah
  • 1 0
 @kiwi-in-ns: it better not be



I might cry
  • 67 3
 My dearest Wife, PLEASE, with a cherry on top, never try to pick out my mountain bike gear. Thank you, Every Husband.
  • 3 3
 Just send the significant other the link to whatever you want with size and color. Or, dump money into gift cards all year that you can use on the down low to buy whatever you want with no prices showing up on your credit card bill.
  • 5 0
 @DHhack: I guess I’d rather be disappointed with gifts my wife gets me than to have to sneak purchases behind her back. She may not agree with every purchase I make, but at least she’s intelligent enough to realize that I’m not going to spend so much money as to place us in a financial harm, but maybe that’s because unlike the average American I don’t carry any credit card debt.
  • 5 0
 I’m lucky, my girlfriend is also a mountain biker with fine taste, so holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. turn into mountain bike accessory gift exchanges.
  • 3 0
 @unrooted: no sneaking here, we know how to communicate and how to share. Life is too good to mess it up over something as useless as presents.
  • 1 1
 'You're never happy with the gifts I give you, it's a ____ just like you asked for I don't see any difference!"

Guaranteed 99% of the time haha.
  • 1 0
 Especially from the list above! I thought I was on Overstock.com for a second.
  • 44 0
 And the end of Pinkbike as we know it is here, thanks for the last 20 years, it’s been fun
  • 2 0
 Paywall
  • 2 1
 It has indeed. I've been on here exactly 20 years, it's been a good run. Farewell.
  • 35 1
 im going to ask my grandmother for one stan's rim this year. jk she dead af rip betty.
  • 3 0
 yoooooo betty my guy
  • 1 0
 this shit have me weak af
  • 38 7
 The most pathetic thing I've seen

Where did you go Dirt?

The thing about Pinkbike now, and it's particularly apparent when you listen to the podcast, is the 'us' and 'them' culture.
The way PB speaks about and treats its patrons is with contempt.

PBers are the heart, soul and foundation of your business.

The forum is treated as a joke and there's a serious superiority complex apprarent particularly from Park.

Reminds me of sports teams getting bought out and treating their loyal fans like shit.
  • 34 0
 bicycle marketing people should tone down the use of the word "evo"
  • 27 0
 Outside+ will now be known as outside evo
  • 1 0
 @TannerValhouli: with new VIP package:
Outside+Epic-Extreme-Downcountry-yeah boy edition. Great deals on 90mm cranks, and 400mm bars, overalls, and clipless crocs.
  • 26 1
 Outside board meeting: “what can we do to make Pinkbike more like the rest of our garbage sites?”

“Sponsored ad content masquerading as shopping listicles!”

“Perfect. Right after that, we’ll send an email starting the paywall!”
  • 23 0
 I am happily married but an Outside+ membership as a gift might change that.
  • 18 0
 Please do not get me any of this - Pinkbike users
  • 17 0
 "Exclusive gear reviews and bike tests" - initiate paywall banter...
  • 13 0
 Just saw the email blasts from Outside about new Terms of Service. Serious question: Will Outside honor the early-adopter Trailforks membership rate, or are they going force us to be a full Outside+ member to access Trailforks? Apologies if this has already been discussed somewhere.
  • 4 0
 Just the fact you can’t even pick out your route on a phone on Trailforks is ridiculous enough.
  • 4 0
 That's the real question here. If they don't, well that's going to be that for me. They will go to zero pretty fast. Companies like Outside don't give a shit anyways, so don't hold your breath. RIP Pinkbike. See you cats over at Vital or NSMB sometime
  • 3 0
 Seems to me the early adopter membership rate would be honored. They got enough stick when they introduced it, if they also bash the ones who swallowed it no one will buy anything from them anymore. In fact, the Pinkbike legacy will be lost. Like it has never existed. People will ride with Camelback with all their tools, snacks and water in there. They'll go back to 26" wheels, still spec their bikes the way they want but will no longer call them downcountry, donut companies will go bankrupt left, right and center. No one will talk US politics or guns in a bicycle context. It will be like Pinkbike has never existed.

If you don't see this happening then yeah, most likely the early adopter rate will be honored as promised.
  • 16 0
 oh man that outside+ drop is some excellent comment bait
  • 13 0
 Reading the first section of the article it started sounding like a whole bunch of ads, but the outside+ membership just put the nail in the coffin.
  • 12 0
 "Cornering precision improved by 30% with a feeling of a more linear ride similar to one without inserts, especially at the front." Lol wut
  • 2 0
 Yeah, it comers better when you’re riding linearly. Hang on a sec… what?
  • 2 0
 Goes around corners 70% of the time every time.
  • 14 1
 Outside +? Shoulda been first!
  • 23 2
 I tried but they told me it was too 'self-serving'...pfffft Be safe be well, Incognito Robin
  • 2 0
 Would have saved us from reading the rest of the article if they just led with it.
  • 7 0
 The Topeak Smartgauge D2X is far and away the worst tire gauge I have ever used. Good luck getting it on the presta valve without losing 5 psi..... "Fill the tire more and then use the bleed button" you say? OK cool, if you can remember to hit the right mode before trying to latch the damn thing onto the valve, because it doesn't default to the 'adjust the psi' setting, and on top of that it t only reads in very coarse 1 psi increments..... I bought a 0-30psi analog Accu Gauge and literally could not be happier.
  • 1 0
 Is it much different to the previous model, other than the backlight? The previous model worked fine. Just put it in the right mode before you push it on the valve. How much pressure you lose when you put it on, I don't know as I don't know the pressure before I put it on.

That said, at home I usually just trust the manometer on my pump (Joe Blow Dualie) which up to 2bar has a manometer with a resolution of 1/20th of a bar (and up to 5bar on the other manometer with a 1/10th of a bar resolution).
  • 10 0
 Can’t wait to see the 2021 advent calendar giveaway.
Dec 1 : outside + subscription ?
  • 5 0
 Couldn't help but notice the "Outside + Membership" which includes "exclusive..." Bike and gear reviews....and so it begins...I'm looking FWD to seeing a new website that stays true to MTB culture like PB used to be.
  • 7 0
 Why would anyone want to run TWO handlebars of any diameter?
  • 3 0
 Future options. You wouldn't be swapping them back and forth all the time. It's not the most gimmicky thing on the list IMO
  • 5 0
 This article brought to you by topeak, specialized, reverse components, stans, technomousse, prologo, julbo, abus, deity, and outside+.
  • 6 0
 “Change is inevitable, progress is not.”
Some dude before the Interwebz
  • 3 0
 $99 a year? I don’t want that extra crap…been subscribing to pinkbike for years…

The old $50 yr subscription was reasonable.

Guess they are trying to get some of the money back they spent on pinkbike…
  • 5 0
 Outside+ aside, can we just acknowledge how shit one rim would be as a gift?
  • 7 0
 I disagree, it could be quite pleasurable.
  • 1 0
 To rule them all?
  • 4 0
 So I already pay for Trailforks Pro, do I get this other Outside+ thing included? Or just the other way around?
  • 5 0
 Why no Range Rover on the list?
  • 1 0
 They don’t pay for ads.
  • 4 0
 And just a few articles up PB is adjoining in the virtue green washing of the bike industry.
  • 5 0
 Don't even talk to me if you didn't give me An Outside+ membership
  • 4 0
 has anyone ridden the slim fit grips yet, if yes how are they?
  • 4 1
 Neko Mullally is having a raffle for his bike, that would definitely look good under the tree.
  • 3 0
 Can you send a link?
  • 2 0
 @BikesNRussets: for a great cause as well.

nekomulally.com
  • 3 0
 Having to recently buy a 35 mm clamp diameter stem, this is a nice price. • $69.99 USD
  • 1 0
 Red Poison....claims to be "extremely light"....doesn't indicate the weight in the description or technical specs download......maybe just maybe they aren't telling us something they don't want us to know.
  • 1 0
 Cool, and article of adds for lame products. Except the julbo shades they get a pass.
  • 1 0
 And the best gift for a mountain biker? An ultrasonic cleaner! Keep those chains spotless and clean the GFs jewelry too.
  • 1 0
 What’s this whole outside + thing anyways? I missed that thing, but it keeps popping up in pinkbike’s comment sections
  • 1 0
 So almost half PB makes more then 100k per year and bitching about subscription that cost less then Netflix?
  • 1 0
 this article needs a dislike button
  • 1 0
 gag me.
  • 1 0
 agreed
  • 1 0
 Boooooo
  • 1 0
 ;(
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