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5 Gifts Mountain Bikers Will Love

This gear makes flying around on two wheels even better.

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Let's be honest, you're not about to buy the mountain biker in your life a new ride (or basically any component that makes up the money pit that is a mountain bike), but you can still stoke them out this holiday season by picking up some gear that will make their next ride even more enjoyable. Here are some of our favorite accessories for shredding single track.

1. Dakine Women's Mountain Bike Apparel

Sara Sheehy says, "The first thing that struck me about Dakine's line of women's mountain bike apparel is that most of the pieces are multi-purpose. While the delightfully colorful (and decidedly comfortable) Comp Liner Bike Shorts clearly are for biking, the rest of the line can be used to bike, hike, chill, and even climb." Read Sara's review here and check out the Men's line here


2. CamelBak Mule 12L Backpack

Liam McNally says, "I’ve tried a few of my other day packs for mountain biking, but every time I don’t use my CamelBak Mule, I wish I had. It’s the perfect balance of size and storage capacity and when packed properly, never bounces around on my back when I’m rolling over roots or hitting any drops." 


3. Bontrager Quantum MIPS BOA Bike Helmet

Chris Engelsman says, "A comfortable bike helmet with all the safety features of MIPS and the ease of adjustability from BOA. At $99.99, the Bontrager Quantum MIPS BOA bike helmet isn't the least expensive helmet on the market but is a great value when you consider it comes with MIPS and the BOA fit system." Read his review here


4. Burley Nomad Cargo Bike Trailer

Jake Young says, "With a massive cargo capacity, lightweight design and weather proof cover, the nomad trailer is perfect for touring and bike packing. If you’re not into long distance rides, the trailer is perfect for towing a mini keg to your next outdoor party." 


5. Rocky Mountain Underground Tailgate Locker

Liam McNally says, "I checked this badass tailgate locker out at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018 and was blown away at the features and style. It can carry up to five bikes on the back of your truck and features strategic pockets for all of your gear and even an insulated pocket that can hold up to 24 canned beverages - I’m sold!" 

Cover photo: Josiah Roe

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