The ultimate Holiday gift guide for adaptive mountain bikers
From truly personal and unique gifts to tubeless set up and 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. 7Mesh Guardian
Price: $300 CAD
The 7Mesh Copilot is designed to be your go-to jacket when you need the peace of mind that comes with proper, seam-sealed weather protection, but don’t have the space to stow anything extra.
Thanks to the best-in-class breathability of GORE-TEX Paclite® Plus, with 100% recycled nylon face fabric, Copilot excels at balancing your temperature to keep you comfortable, even during intense efforts.
For the ultimate in wet weather versatility, Copilot features an over the helmet hood, cinched via 3-way draw cords. A dropped hem, elasticated cuffs and reflective logos complete the jacket. Keeping riders on adaptive bikes dry and ready to take on some of the harshest of BC’s weather.
2. Can’t Quit Cartel gear
Price: $10 + GBP
Stay Rad with anything Can’t Quit Cartel this season. We may be a little biased, but supporting our greater community is very important for us. CQC drops new merchandise constantly, stay up to date by following their socials.
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. Atlas Neck Braces
If you followed along with the Dunbar Summer Series this year, you’ll recognize the amount of Atlas supported riders on tour.
The Atlas Air was found on most riders in the adaptive category and comes highly recommended by KASA for all downhill mountain bike races. Atlas Neck Brace’s are known for the Patented flexible design, providing maximum comfort and mobility. Combining a simplistic minimalist design with flexibility, suspension, and the largest brace-to-body contact ratio makes the Atlas family of braces a clear category leader across the entire range.
4. Muc-Off Bike Protection
Price: $16.49 +
Back again, keep them bikes clean!!
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
This is one of the number 1 recommendations we have across the board for aMTB’s of all varieties. You will not regret this upgrade.
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. Bowhead Reach upgrade
Price: $1200 CAD
Does your Bowhead Reach need an upgrade? The 24” Wheel set lets you ride with more speed and confidence on descents and ascents. When looking for an upgrade that will make an immediate improvement in your riding 24” Wheels are the way to go. Take on the rocks and roots next season with this purchase.
7. Make it Personal
8. Whitetooth Brewing
You may remember Whitetooth Brewing as one of our Dunbar Summer Series sponsors from 2021. The summer moon dust was intense this year, luckily we had always had a cooler full of refreshments! With a selection of award wining beer and delivery across BC, this could be the best parcel received ever.
Peruse their website and drop some hints with friends or family.
Want to Skip the wrapping?
Guided cycling, Rentals, Clinics and Lessons
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!
New to 2022, our updated and upgraded Lessons page guides you along a pathway from your first time on an adaptive mountain bike, to your first race and beyond. This service is recommended for all riders, new and experienced.
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:
- Nakusp and Area Bike Society
- North Shore Mountain Bike Association
- Revelstoke Cycling Association
- Golden Trail Cycling Club
- Ride Valemount
- Fernie Mountain Bike Club
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!