Adaptive mountain biker gift guide 2020

Adaptive Mountain Biker cruising through wildflowers at sun peaks bike park

The ultimate Holiday gift guide for adaptive mountain bikers

From truly personal and unique gifts to tubeless set up and the pinnacle of waterproof gear — we have something for every adaptive mountain biker on your list this year!

Wondering how to shop for the adaptive mountain biker in your life who has it all? We dove a little deeper into the world of mountain bike gear and found some unique products, innovative designs, and quality gifts to give. Whether you are shopping for your favourite mountain biker this holiday season or stuffing your own stocking, this list will get the job done!

1. Raceface Conspiracy

Price: $162.50 CAD

Have a West Coast rider on your list? Extend your season with the Raceface Conspiracy Jacket. The internal waterproof pocket will keep belongings dry, bonded rubber overlay on the elbows help you if you hit the deck and closed loop cuffs help keep the elements from sneaking in.

The Conspiracy jacket comes in a tailored fit, but if you are looking for a little more room for extra layers, the 7MESH Guardian Jacket might just be the jacket to end all jackets.

Price: $427.50 CAD

The 7MESH Guardian jacket is packable, helmet friendly, flexible and designed to take on riding in the Wet Coast. Pocket placement that eliminates bulk, generous rear drop that keeps you covered and extremely lightweight, what else could you need?

Don’t forget the bottoms! Both brands also have great riding pant options that will keep the adaptive rider in your life protected from the elements.

2. Can’t Quit classic riding jersey

Price: $50 GBP

Stay Rad with the Can’t Quit Classic Riding Jersey. Simple, bold, classic, breathable, this jersey comes in both black and red. Can’t Quit doesn’t just make rad gear, they are a brand with a cause as well.

A brand of clothing that inspires it’s wearers to never quit. To create their own game, no matter what hand they are dealt.

Clothing that’s created and designed with passion, positive vibes, and traditional yet original artwork focused on Never Quiting : Ink, rock, bikes and good times. 

A clothing brand that’s working towards building a platform to help even more people in the future who have had a spinal cord injury get back on their (metaphorical) feet. 

Can’t Quit Cartel

3. Ride Wrap

Ride Wrap protection ki

Price: $45+ CAD

Protect your steed with Ride Wrap protections kits. Adaptive mountain bikes are expensive, make sure that you or the rider in your life is protecting their investment. At Kootenay Adaptive, we have our own unique ways of using a product designed for two wheeled bikes. Drop us a line if you would like more information on how to adapt these kits for your own ride.

Custom Wrap coming soon for aMTB. Stay tuned friends!

4. Muc-Off Bike Protection

Price: $16.49 +

Clean, Protect and Lube with the Muc-Off product line. Mountain bike cleaners from wet application to dry, with an E-MTB specific line up that keeps your electronics clean and functioning. Adaptive mountain bikes are expensive(yes we said it again), but with Muc-Off products you can keep your hand-cycles looking good as new and running just the same.

Join our Virtual Series, where we will give a rundown of how you can best store your adaptive mountain bikes for the season.

5. Go tubeless

Bike mechanic inserting a valve for tubeless tire setup

Price: varies

If you’re running an internal gear hub on your off road hand-cycle, you know how tough the on trail tire change can be. We recommend switching to a tubeless set up, even if it’s just for that problem tire. Tubeless advantages are wide ranging, from better grip, better puncture resistance, self sealing system, less rolling resistance and in the end it’s probably cheaper and less hassle.

We decided to leave price out of this one, as it’s usually best to take this to your local bike shop, prices can vary.

6. Make it Rad

Price: $33 CAD

It may seem like a top cap isn’t such a big deal, but the right one can add a lot of style to your bike. These hand painted beauties from Tony Baumann of Made Rad are the perfect gift for your mountain biking friend who has it all. An accomplished artist, Tony is best known for the unique and complex frame designs he has painted for the likes of Bryn Atkinson, Jill Kintner, and Tahnee Seagrave.

If you want to go big, get in line for your very own custom painted helmet or adaptive mountain bike.

7. Make it Personal

Support local creators and small business with some truly unique and personal gift ideas this holiday season. As always, support your local bike shop, now more than ever.

8. Protection from 661

Josh Dueck takes in the Sunrise at Sun Peaks Resort.

Price: varies

661 is a brand that embodies what it means to have fun on two, three or four wheels. Since 1999, 661 has been developing, testing and equipping riders across the globe and we are proud to represent their support of our programming. Quality protection at a great price, 661 has something for everyone on your list.

Peruse their website and drop some hints with friends or family.

Want to Skip the wrapping?

Adaptive Mountain Biking at Sun Peaks resort with Kootenay Adaptive during sunrise

Guided cycling, Rentals, Clinics and Programs

Give the gift of experiences this holiday season. Kootenay Adaptive offers a variety of personalized guided trips, rentals, clinics and programs. Beat those Winter blues by gifting the adaptive mountain biker in your life with good times! Get in touch with us for a personalized experience for a special someone on your list, or treat yourself!

Local Trail Advocacy Organization Membership

Price: Approx $40 CAD

Purchasing memberships to your local trail advocacy groups, personalized donations or purchasing trail passes for areas you plan to visit are all excellent ideas if you’re looking to give the gift of advocacy this holiday season. Your donations and membership fees will be put towards the purchase of tools, material, and equipment, as well as the labour for trail building projects. What better way to say thank you to the people who make sure we all have trails to enjoy.

For Trail Advocacy Organizations that actively build and promote adaptive mountain biking, visit these sites:

From all of us at Kootenay Adaptive, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Do you have any questions regarding specific gift ideas for the mountain biker in your life? Contact us any time.

As always, support your local bike shop!

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