Conquer The Trail: Best Gifts For Mountain Bikers In 2022
Getting ready to hit the dirt? Get farther and faster with some of the gear and accessories we’ve rounded up in our selection of the best gifts for mountain bikers. From bike multi-tools and mini pumps to helmets and insulated clothing to hydration packs and GPS watches, we’ve rounded up some of the raddest mountain bike gifts any two-wheeled enthusiast would be psyched to receive.
At GearHungry, we take adventure sports seriously, so you can expect only the absolute best gift ideas down below. Whether you’re well-versed in the many styles of mountain biking and you know exactly what you need for your next ride, or you’re shopping for the mountain biker in your life and need some help in figuring out what to get, we’ve got you covered.
After many hours spent on research, which included checking out hundreds of new products, reading even more customer reviews, and consulting with the outdoor professionals and thrill-seekers on our staff, we’ve rounded up some of the best mountain biking gifts on the market. Our selection includes both budget-friendly and splurge-worthy gear, clothing, and accessories, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to find the perfect gift – whether you’re giving or receiving.
- Best Hydration Pack: Osprey Packs Dyna 1.5L Backpack
- Best Fitness Watch: Garmin Forerunner 35
- Best Earbuds: Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
- Best Bike Multi-Tool: Crankbrothers M19 Multi Bicycle Tool
- Best Bike Helmet: Demon Podium Full Face Mountain Bike Helmet
- Best Mini Bike Pump: Pro Bike Tool Bike Pump with Gauge Fits Presta and Schrader
- Best Padded Bike Shorts: Baleaf Men’s 3D Padded Bicycle Underwear
- Best Bike Pedals: RaceFace Chester Mountain Bike Pedal
- Best Bike Seat: Bikeroo Most Comfortable Bike Seat For Men
- Best Knee Pads: Demon Hyper X D30 Mountain Bike Knee Pads
The Best Gifts For Mountain Bikers
Conveniently carry your mountain biking essentials and provisions with the Osprey’s Dyna 1.5L Backpack. Tested by one of our own on Texas Hill Country trails, this excellent hydration pack can comfortably carry your water bottle (or to be precise a water bladder), a small first aid kit, your phone, keys, and other compact valuables.
Made from extra-durable nylon, with a breathable soft mesh harness, the backpack is lightweight and incredibly comfortable whether you’re mountain biking or hiking. The sternum and waist strap further help stabilize the load so even if you pack it to the max, it should still be comfortable to carry. With multiple pockets, it’s designed to make the most out of its small design so it will carry all your trail essentials without weighing you down. So much better than lugging standard backpacks and water bottles.
1.5-liter reservoir with hose
Made of durable nylon
Super-lightweight and comfortable
Multiple pockets for trail essentials
Sternum magnet, customizable chest straps
- Weight5.9 Ounces
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly fitness watch to keep track of your training progress and fitness, we highly recommend the Garmin Forerunner 35. Tested by one of the members of our staff, Forerunner 35 is described as “a running watch for anyone, not just those on a tight budget.”
With a built-in GPS that tracks how far, fast, and where you run, a heart rate monitor, and all-day activity tracking including step counting and calories burned, this great watch is a must-have for mountain bikers and runners alike. With a large, high-res screen with multiple watch faces and a wristband shy of an inch wide, this tracker easily pulls double duty as an everyday watch and a GPS and fitness tracker. This said, our tester reported that the watch did feel quite large on her wrist; if you have bigger wrists, the size will probably feel perfect. Aside from tracking your distance, pace, intervals, steps, calories, sleep, and intensity minutes, the Forerunner 35 also offers the convenience of smart notifications when paired with a compatible smartphone. Overall, a fantastic gift for any sportsperson, mountain bikers included.
Accurate built-in GPS technology
24/7 heart rate monitoring
Automatic uploads to Garmin Connect
- Weight0.32 Ounces
Listen to your favorite tunes or podcasts while biking with these fantastic wireless earbuds from Bose. With StayHear earbud tips and sweat- and weather-resistant design, the Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones are super-comfortable and ideal for any active lifestyle, including mountain biking.
You can connect any mobile device to these headphones via NFC pairing or Bluetooth, and control all actions including the change of volume and track selection by using the inline mic. Switching and controlling multiple devices is an easy task thanks to the Bose Connect app. With excellent sound quality and 6 hours of battery life per charge, these are an ideal gift for a mountain biker. The items included in the package include a USB charging cable, headphones, and a carrying case. Definitely one of the best workout headphones in this price range!
Bluetooth and NFC pairing
Comfortable Stay Hear+ tips
Sweat and weather resistance
Up to 6 hours of battery life per charge
- Weight0.8 Ounces
If you’re looking for a practical but budget-friendly mountain bike gift, check out this Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool. With 19 tools neatly packed into one compact size tool, including hex wrenches, flathead screwdrivers, disc brakes, spoke wrenches, and a universal chain, this bad boy has everything you could possibly need for a quick on-trail repair.
Made from high tensile steel, this is a tough and durable multi-tool with a precise fit and finish, guaranteed to last for years. Whether you need to rebuild a front wheel or disassemble furniture, this fantastic little multi-tool won’t let you down.
19 tools in one
Universal chain tool
High tension steel construction
Comes with a case
- Weight6.2 Ounces
The Topeak Alien II Multi-Tool is another great gift idea for mountain bikers. This award-winning multi-function tool can be used by road cycling enthusiasts of all levels, from amateur riders to professional bicycle veterans as it’s easy to use but packed with useful cycling tools.
The multi-tool has 31 functions meant to fix just about anything. Some of the tools include a Torx wrench, pedal wrench, chain tools, screwdrivers, tire levers, and a bottle opener among others. Though sturdy and durable, the Alien II is a lightweight unit as its body is made from engineering-grade polymer. Perfect for quick fine-tune work and light repairs while on the trails!
Comes with a bottle opener
2 Piece Body
Includes HD nylon bag with clip
- Weight9.4 Ounces
Every safety-conscious mountain biker needs a comfortable helmet in their life and the Demon Podium Mountain Bike Helmet is a great option as it’s both ultra-comfy and seriously cool-looking.
With a tough polycarbonate shell with foam liner and 13 flow vents, this mountain bike helmet is durable, lightweight, and very breathable even during hot, summer months. The visor is, of course, adjustable and you can take out the liner and wash it whenever you feel the need. If you’re looking for practical mountain bike gifts, this is a great choice. Even if the biker in your life already owns a helmet, there’s no reason not to gift them another cool-looking one!
Tough polycarbonate shell & washable EPS liner
13 convenient airflow vents
- BrandDemon United
Aside from a helmet, every mountain biker needs a good portable bike pump. The Pro Bike Pump With Gauge is our favorite option as it’s exceptionally well-made, compact, and easy to use. Oh, and it’s one of the sleekest mini bike pumps out there.
Constructed from machined aluminum alloys, its parts exude both precision and durability. And because the air hose is flexible, it works well with any valve placement, no matter how tight or awkward it may be. While not a replacement for a full-size floor pump, this mini pump delivers large air volume per pumping stroke thanks to its big barrel, and there’s also a built-in pressure gauge so you or your lucky mountain biker friend can accurately pump tires to your desired air pressure. And in the event that a valve must be changed from a Schrader to a Presta, the innovative design makes it possible without the need for an adapter. Seriously one of the best gifts for mountain bikers!
Quick pumping power
Durable, compact & lightweight
Integrated pressure gauge
Easy switch between Schrader & Presta valves
- BrandPro Bike Tool
- Weight4.8 Ounces
Make your long rides more comfortable with the Baleaf 3D Padded Bicycle Underwear. Made from lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking fabric, these padded bike shorts will keep you dry and comfortable no matter how long and arduous the trail.
What’s most important though, the gel pads are comfortably positioned and they don’t move around, keeping you nice and comfy during long rides. Matter of fact, they’re so well-done you’ll forget they’re there. Equally important, the waistband is stretchy and wide, reducing pressure on your waist. We highly recommend stocking up on a few of these, both for yourself and your friends and family members who are into mountain biking. They seriously are that comfortable.
90% polyester, 10% spandex
Lightweight and moisture-wicking fabric
Comfortably positioned gel pads
Wide, stretchy waistband
- Weight5 Ounces
Traditional alloy pedals are great but can be a bit challenging to use as they tend to be heavy. The Chester Mountain Bike Pedal from RaceFace offers the same excellent traction and grip as an alloy pedal, but as it’s constructed with a nylon composite body, it’s more lightweight and therefore – many mountain bikers would argue – more comfortable to use.
This tough little unit provides lots of grip for your feet through its hex pin system and large platform. No matter the trail, your feet are guaranteed to remain firmly planted on the pedals – and hundreds of riders agree. The Chester’s cro-mo axle is fully sealed and its bearing and bushing system fully serviceable. It’s really easy to install as long as you have a 15 mm pedal wrench.
Lightweight nylon composite body
Grippy steel pins
Available in various colors
- Weight14.1 Ounces
If you bike daily or for long periods of time, we highly recommend checking out this ultra-comfy mountain bike seat by Bikeroo. Aptly named the Most Comfortable Bike Seat, this saddle is made from memory foam that molds to your shape while absorbing discomfort from various bumps and humps on trails.
Great for all kinds of riding bikes including mountain, road, and BMX bikes, this nicely padded seat will help you reach your cycling goals easier and faster. The ergonomic saddle is designed with a deep center cut-out and padding to relieve the pressure points and prevent soreness, chafing, and pain as you pedal longer. And while it says it’s for men only, we’re happy to report that we’ve seen dozens of female customers raving about the comfort of this seat, too.
Memory foam padding models to your body
Absorbs discomfort from bumps on trails
Perineal center cutout
Universal saddle mount
- Weight1.2 Pounds
Protect your knees while riding on rocky trails with these ultra-durable and comfortable knee pads from Demon Hyper. The X D30 V3 Mountain Bike Knee Pads boast a Kevlar front panel and D3O shock-absorbing foam, offering maximum protection against cuts and abrasions. Equally important, the interior is well-padded and lined with soft terry cloth, so they’re gentle on the skin. Oh, and they’re well-ventilated too, thanks to their perforated neoprene construction.
These knee pads make a perfect gift for mountain bikers; literally, every rider needs protective gear if they plan on riding for a long time. Apart from being ideal for mountain biking, they’re great for other sports and activities too, including snowboarding and skating. They act as a rock-solid shield for your knees yet are rather flexy, providing a very snug, comfortable fit. What can we say, we love them.
Kevlar front panel and shock-absorbing foam
Padded, soft terry cloth interior
Dual hook and loop straps
Perforated neoprene construction provides ventilation
- BrandDemon United
Water-repellent, windproof, and incredibly warm, the INBIKE Winter Cycling Jacket is one of the best gifts for mountain bikers who don’t let cold weather slow them down. This comfy sports jacket boasts a breathable, lightweight polyester shell and inner fleece lining, making it a perfect cycling and running jacket.
Textured and soft to touch, this insulated jacket has a high built-in permeability film for sweat absorption and fast drying. It comes with large interior mesh pockets, a stand-up collar that doesn’t nip your chin, and reflective details on both the front and the back for safe night riding. Exceptionally warm, this jacket will keep you nice and toasty even in sub-freezing temperatures. Pair it with some warm socks (we’re fans of merino wool but wool-nylon blends are great too), one or two thicker t-shirts for your base layer, a long-sleeved shirt, winter bib tights, and some gloves and you’re good to go. Here at GearHungry, we’re big fans of the “No such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing” phrase; so just bundle up well and ride!
Windproof and water-repellent
Polyester shell, fleece lining
Breathable and comfortable
Mesh pockets and reflective details
Maximize the excitement on the trails by grabbing a copy of the Mastering Mountain Bike Skills by Brian Lopes and Lee McCormack. Packed with useful info for both mountain biking beginners and experts on technique, tricks, gear, maintenance, upgrades, service, and so much more, this book is a great gift for any mountain biker, young, old, novice or expert.
From discovering how to choose the right bike and customize it for your individual riding style, to learning how to develop a solid skills base for more power and precision, this book will make a you better, faster, and more confident rider. The writer, Brian Lopes, is a professional mountain biker with 20 years of experience who’s won two World Extreme Sports awards for Mountain Biker of the Year (2000 and 2001). If you want a well-written, logically-organized how-to-mountain-bike book, get this one.
Written by a professional cyclist & riding coach
Packed with useful info on mountain bikes and riding
Well-written and organized, with photos, charts & diagrams
- Weight2.4 Pounds
- AuthorMr Brian Lopes
No good list of gifts for mountain bikers would be complete without a pair of polarized sunglasses. The Oakley Half Jacket Polarized Sunglasses are our current favorite as they’re durable yet lightweight, with an excellent built-in filter that greatly reduces glare. Conveniently, they feature an interchangeable lens design that lets you swap out your lenses for the changing sceneries and light intensities.
Oakley sunglasses are known for their durability and excellent UV protection, and this pair is no exception. They feel comfortable and there’s no distortion. The only minor complaint we have is the length of the lenses – if you have a wider face, they may be a bit too short. Other than that, fantastic sunglasses for mountain bikers, hikers, runners, and other adventure junkies.
Polycarbonate, flexible frame
100% UV protection coating
Interchangeable lens design
- ModelHalf Jacket 2.0 XL
- Weight2.4 Ounces
Looking for unique gifts for mountain bikers that don’t break the bank? Check out this rad mug specially designed for BMX and mountain bikers, mechanics, as well as industrial aficionados. Featuring a 3-D 360 bike-chain design with a chrome-look finish, the Plug Industries Chain Coffee Mug makes a fun birthday or Christmas gift for the rider in your life.
Made of stoneware, this cool mug is the perfect coffee or tea vessel whether you’re relaxing at home, work or you’re out there camping. The only downside? It’s not microwave or dishwasher safe.
Silver painted finish
- Weight2 Pounds
Compact yet spacious, this weather-resistant cycling saddlebag is one of the greatest gifts for mountain bikers that money can buy. In fact, this storage bike bag is so well-constructed and convenient that we’re surprised by the low price – for less than $20, this compact saddlebag will keep all your biking essentials neatly organized in one place no matter the weather. What a steal!
The Aduro Sports Bike Storage Bag is a water- and wind-resistant storage bag made with a slim body and a big zippered mouth opening to accommodate all your smaller gear and essentials, including your phone, keys, wallet, bike locks, even a small first aid kit. Heck, if you pack well, you may be able also to fit a small chain tool, tire repair kit, nutrition bar, mini hex keys, and even a pair of extra socks for when things get inevitably muddy. Importantly, the bag also leaves enough room for a water bottle cage on most bikes, as well as a mini bike pump.
Compact cycling saddle bag
Water-resistant polyester construction
Inner mesh pocket for organization
Lifetime 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Weight5.4 Ounces
Whether you’re a mountain biker, a climber, an obstacle race runner, or a DIY’er, you’ll love the simplicity and durability of the Black Diamond Spot headlamp. Equipped with features such as dimming, flashing mode, and red-night vision, this headlamp can shine at full strength in remote and proximity mode. Transitioning between the modes is also easy thanks to the PowerTap Technology.
The magic of this headlamp is in its compact nature and lightweight design. It can fit into any glove compartment or backpack with ease and can be transported anywhere. Great for evening and night riding, running, and even fishing.
300 lumens with multi-light options
Memory-mode & Lock-mode
- BrandBlack Diamond
- Weight3.52 Ounces
Pack up to four bikes for your next trail adventure with friends or family with the Allen Sports 4-Bike Hatch Rack. This excellent car bike rack can be assembled in under five minutes using only three bolts.
Made from sturdy steel, the rack is quite heavy but the upside of this is that it’s tough and should last for years. It’s also one of the easiest racks to use – just attach the bikes to the hitch and then use the tie-down cradle system to secure each one. Great for both adult and kid-size bikes. This said, the bikes mount rather close together; not a con per se, just something to keep in mind. Overall, a great bike rack for families that doesn’t break the bank.
Carries up to 4 bikes
Fits vehicles with a 2-inch trailer hitch
22-inch long carry arms
Backed by Allen’s lifetime warranty
- BrandAllen Sports
- Weight23 Pounds
Why Trust Us
To bring you the very best gifts for cyclists and bikers, GearHungry's team of outdoors professionals and athletes has reviewed a wide variety of gear, accessories, and goods that riders need to remain safe and comfortable on the trails. We've checked out hundreds of new products, read even more customer reviews, and also polled our editors for their favorite products. The result? Some of the best gifts for two-wheel enthusiasts currently- both practical and frivolous - that any dirt rider would be psyched to receive.
Who This Is For
Looking for great gift ideas for mountain bikers? Well then, this gift guide is for you. Whether you're shopping for the mountain biker in your life and are looking for unique gifts to give them this holiday season, or you're looking to upgrade or replace your own gear this year, our wide selection of cycling equipment, accessories, and other goodies has got you covered.
How We Picked
There's a ton of great (and even more of no-so-great) mountain biking gear and accessories out there. To give you the very best, we've trawled the web for the top-rated brands and their best-performing and popular products. Then, we consulted with BMX, off-road, and mountain bikers on our team who kindly let us know which of the products we picked were their favorites. We made sure to include both classic, practical gifts that all riders need, such as bike pedals, seats, and multi-tools, as well as more frivolous and unique gifts for those who already have everything, such as comfy padded underwear, cool coffee mugs, etc.