Some people might have done their Christmas shopping already but if you’re anything like me and thrive on the Christmas Eve panic buy scenario then here are a few festive ideas for you…
Wondering how to leave some subtle stocking filler hints this Christmas?
Do you know someone who lives and breathes mountainbiking? Welcome to this year’s Dirt Christmas Gift Guide!
Dirt has teamed up with some of its advertisers to bring you some great mountain bike products to add to your Christmas Wish Lists. Over the next few pages you will find a sackful of product and accessory ideas, be it for yourself or for a fellow MTB fanatic!
Ladies…if you know a man that’s hard to buy for, try our selection of gift ideas.
And guys…we’re guessing you’ve left buying for the MTB lady in your life to the last minute so there are plenty of gifts that she would love too.
Pure-Race KS Height
KS Height adjustable seatposts give fingertip adjustment of your saddle height for perfect control on changing terrain. Superior action due to KS patented one way bearing, which removes slop from the saddle which is a major bugbear of the competition. Stop anywhere in 5” of damped travel for the perfect height every time. Swap between lever or remote, and customise your colour to suit your bike with colour upgrade packs. New i7 fits small 27.2 size seat tubes to allow lots more bikes to join the revolution. Try one, it will change your ride for life!
Available from any good bike shop – for more information www.Pure-Race.com
The legendary Nano pedal from Superstar Components, now available in 4 models and a multitude of colour options. From the bombproof Nano tech at £42.99 up to the crazy light Ultra Mag pedal at £69.99.
Don’t be fooled by the low price, we only sell direct to the customer for great value quality products. Sealed bearings, everything available as spares and a 2 year warranty. Lime green, electric blue or plain old black – customise your bike to suit you with Superstar Nano Pedals.
Only available from: www.SuperstarComponents.com
FlyUp Downhill-MTB Uplift Day Gift Voucher
We are all hoping for lots of new bling for our bikes at Christmas and what better way to play with the new bling than on an MTB Uplift Day. Flyup Downhill in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire run uplift days all year round Friday to Tuesday. With numerous trails to choose from and 15 uplifts it will be a day where you can’t fail to have fun. Treat yourself, drop a hint or use as the perfect gift for your biking buddies or family member. It’s easy to buy, easy to post and will be loved by whoever receives it!
With prices starting at £20.50, to order a Gift Voucher call 01453 873533 or for more info on the Uplift visit
If you are planning on getting a cheeky Christmas ride in this year, then be sure your beast is clean and welloiled, both before and after the action – it’s definitely better that way.
Luckily, Juice Lubes is on hand with the freshest range of premium, UK produced lubes, fluids and cleaners your bike will have ever seen!
Prices are from £5.99 for a tub of Bearing Juice to £14.99 for the
Dirt Juice Double Pack which makes up to 11 Litres of bikewash!
And remember kids, lubing is for life, not just for Christmas! Merry trails!
For your local stockist check
or email [email protected]
Osprey Raptor 10
Santa comes on a bike this year…and brings Osprey’s Raptor 10. When it comes to innovation and quality, Osprey doesn’t compromise. Check out the Raptor 10 with its unique features and you’ll understand the huge success of this hydration pack.
We reckon the Raptor opens a new chapter in bike pack design. Why? The unique HydraForm™ reservoir gives the Raptor support and a curved, bike-specific body profile thanks to an anatomically-shaped back panel.
The patented magnetic chest strap buckle enables the bite valve to be secured out-of-the-way when riding. And if you need to stuff in more equipment, you’ll appreciate the Raptor’s internal pockets.
Price: RRP £80.00
Love mud?….Introducing the award winning Mobi portable bike washer, the perfect Christmas gift to keep both you and your bike squeaky clean this winter!
Our award winning V-17 portable washer has a 17 litre water tank and built in rechargeable battery – simply charge, fill with water and then clean on the move. With a variable pressure gun, the Mobi is designed to care for your bike, powerful enough to blast off the mud and grime but fully adjustable to clean more delicate areas on your bike or to wash yourself.
With winter riding well and truly upon us, now is the time to get a Mobi in your life…no more loading a muddy bike in your car.
Winter wash tip – fill your Mobi with hot water before you leave home, look forward to a nice warm shower after your ride, simple…clean you first, then the bike!
Christmas Offers now available:
V-17 for only £129.99, V-15 for £89.99,
Power-Pack for £34.99.
Buy your Mobi at www.mobiwasher.co.uk with FREE next day delivery within the UK
Dakine Nomad Pack
Comfortably carry all you need for a day of riding in this ultimate freeride pack. The cavernous yet compressible Nomad has helmet and armour straps, loads of pockets, and new 3L Hydrapak bladder.
Specifications include: 100oz [3l] reservoir with Quick Disconnect hose; Moulded back panel with Air Channel Ventilation; Full face or XC helmet carry; Armour carry straps; Padded MP3 pocket; Internal organizer pockets; Rolling access side pockets; Fleece sunglass pocket; Tube/pump sleeves; Volume 18 l; Size 18.5 x 9 x 7” [47 x 23 x 18cm]; Weight 2 lb (0.9 kg); also available in Black, Black Patches & Bomber colourways.
Dakine Airlift Hoodie
The Airlift gives you a technical outerwear jacket in a casual hoodie style – with 10,000 mm Waterproof / Breathable soft shell material, great for wearing round town, or on the mountain, you can even ride in it.
Specifications include: Full zip; 3 piece hood; Elasticated hood drawcord; Body vents; Zip pockets; Left sleeve pocket; Sizes S/M/L/XL; also available in Black
Cycling specific mobile tool shop – small enough to stash while travelling, functional enough to use in the garage. Includes tools for maintenance and most repairs.
Convenient high quality carrying case to keep all the included tools organised with secure labelled pockets.
Tools included: Allen key set, Torx key set, multi-tool set with screwdrivers, 8mm Allen key, 8/10mm wrenches, disc pad wedge and bottle opener, chain breaker, spoke wrenches, tire levers, 15mm pedal wrenches with tyre lever ends, and patch kits.
To see more fantastic products from Lezyne, check out www.upgradebikes.co.uk
DMR Vault Pedals
The DMR Vault is the next generation of the classic V8 and V12 family. But bigger and better!! With its 115mm square, concave platform and aggressive ‘flipPins’, your foot will stay firmly planted. At only 410grams, it’s in the lightweight category, made even lighter with a Ti axle upgrade if wished, which will drop the weight to 335 grams!
The pedal is made from extruded 6061 aluminium with an obligatory strong 4140 Cro-mo axle. Heavy duty Terror Pins can be fitted for DH racing. Colours available: Black, Blue, Apple Green, Orange, Magenta, Silver, White.
For further great products from DMR,
log onto www.dmrbikes.com
BikeTart – Bike Bitch
The BikeBitch is back! Our first limited edition run of these t-shirts was an instant sell-out! So, due to popular demand we’ve got another short run, this time in smokey hot-off-the-press Earl Grey!
Shapely cut, 100% cotton and very flattering – all the naughty girls will be wearing one this Christmas! A charming gift for yourself or your loved one.
We’ve had a few guys asking for men’s t-shirts in this design…if we get more requests then ummm maybe! For now it’s exclusively ladies only.
Check-out the Bitch’s brotherly BikeTart tees & hoodies.
Available now from Biketart:
Dirt School – Mountain Biking – The Manual
Have you already bought the new celebrity biography, trendy cookbook or Beano annual but are still stuck for inspiration?
Books make great presents and this one with its tips from the pros, awe inspiring photography and relaxed writing style is perfect for any mountain biker’s Christmas. With simple instructions, creative ideas and interesting anecdotes, it is a How-To book that doesn’t read like a set of Ikea instructions. Just like a Dirt School lesson in glossy A5 form.
It’ll even complement a voucher for a Dirt School session or one of Wavefinder’s many other guide books – surely the ultimate rider oriented present!
Chunked King Crown
Are you looking for the ultimate light-weight direct mount stem? Well look no further!
Here at Chunked we’ve developed an integrated top crown and stem to suit the most popular triple-clamp forks. For example, the King Crown for the Boxxer 2010 is only 230grams! What makes this product unique is the clamping system and superior low-ride height. Combine this with the strength of CNC billet machining and wicked styling and you will be riding the ultimate performance & style statement.
We stock the King Crown for Fox 40, Boxxer 2006– 2011, BOS Idylle and Marzocchi 888. Go to our site chunked.com.au for our Christmas Special Offer (available until 31 Dec) on these and more products, and pay easily through PayPal.
Price: £125.00 (RRP £155.00)
+61 (0)7 3200 9971
Adidas evil eye
evil eye – a name that has influenced the biking scene for more than ten years, a name synonymous with innovation and functionality.
The new evil eye halfrim pro is opening a new chapter in the evil eye success story. The halfrim design and the durable, flexible SPX™ material make the eyewear extremely light and the ideal companion on any tour.
An innovative and patented filter swapping system allows quick and easy replacement of filters: simply push back the side retaining clip and insert the appropriate filter. The system is easy to operate, even when wearing biking gloves.