The Christmas Gift Guide for MTB Women

What to buy for the girl who shreds...

Do you have a MTB woman in your life, and you’re stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Well, we’re here to help get you through this festive season, to put a smile on her face, and a spring in her pedal.

The supermarkets began stocking the selection boxes back in September, giving us all the false illusion that we have plenty of time to grab those essential gifts for the shredders in our lives. With just a few weeks to go until Christmas Gift Judgement Day, we thought we’d give you a little nudge in the right direction with some ideas that’ll secure your comfy spot in her good books.

“At the Edge” – Danny MacAskill

The long awaited book by legendary trials rider, Danny MacAskill is finally here. Famed for his mind-blowing stunts, and wizard like skills on two wheels, the British rider has released his first book.

This page-turner will keep you entertained on those wet winter days, and will no-doubt inspire you to hone in your MTB skills. Danny shares personal thoughts, experiences and insights into some of his most notorious stunts. Hard cover copy available here for £10.50.

SHREDLY Leggings

The small US brand of women’s MTB wear has been making waves over the past few years. Known for their bright and wild designs, SHREDLY shorts and leggings are becoming more popular over the pond.

In addition to their rad MTB long shorts, SHREDLY also makes some of the best active leggings that money can buy. There’s no compromise on the colours or designs, so these leggings are perfect for training, yoga and causal post-ride apparel. Tried and tested extensively by TWC writer, Jessica, these leggings withstand multiple washes, workouts and best thing of all, they aren’t see-through! Available here for $82 / £67.

Kask Rex MTB Helmet

They may not be as well known on the MTB scene as on the road, but Kask Helmets produce some of the best performance head-wear on the market.

The Rex MTB helmet is simple and stylish in design with a choice of 4 colours. Constructed with innovation moulding technology, and OCTO fit, the Rex helmet has a lot of adjustability which allows the helmet to fit to your head. The removable liner can be washed and replaced inside the helmet to keep that fresh feeling for each ride.

“Five Things I Like…” Mug

Every cyclist needs a good mug. Essential for that post ride brew to warm up, and chill out.

This cycling inspired mug speaks only the truth, and the mind of every keen rider. Why hide your love for the two wheels! Available here for £6.

Flare Stage Enduro Jersey

The women’s MTB brand, Flare Clothing, launched their 2016 line earlier this year and once again we were blown away by the bright colours, bold designs and well… flare.

Their technical enduro jerseys are super soft against the skin and highly breathable. Made from ultra wicking polyester fabric, this top will keep you cool and looking good on those trail ride. Available here for £50.

DeFeet Baaad Sheep Socks

DeFeet are renowned for making some of the coolest cycling socks on the planet. They are constructed with performance fit and high quality fabrics which allow your feet to breathe as you ride.

From a massive collection of designs, you can grab yourself (or your female shredder) a pair of Baaad Sheep Socks to compliment their badassery.

Crank Brothers 19 Function Multi Tool

Never leave the house without one. A multi-tool is an essential part of a mountain biker’s kit bag, and it comes in handy more often than you think.

Crank Brothers have a sterling reputation for producing high quality tools, and this one is not exception. It comes equipped with: Allen keys, phillip’s screwdrivers, open wrench, spoke wrench, a chain tool and more. It’s compact and lightweight, making it ideal for stowing away in your stash pocket, or bag.

Balloon de Cycliste

If only climbing was so easy!

Glower Designs make some of the coolest MTB clothing apparel, perfect for the casual and post-ride chill time. All of their shirts are made from sustainable or recycled materials, hand printed and built to last.

Each MTB design is fun, attractive and best of all, inspire you to ride! See the full range here, beginning from £25.

Endura SingleTrack Jacket


Earlier this year, Endura launched their new women’s trail collection, and we were pretty impressed with the SingleTrack jacket.

It’s lightweight, waterproof and breathable, but it’s also very versatile. It doesn’t scream out, “I am an MTB jacket!”, which means that you can wear it casually too. The tapered cut provides a flattering shape, and the bold flat colours make it ideal for mix n’ matching with your kit.

Evoc FR Enduro Women’s Backpack

There’s nothing more important than staying hydrated on a trail ride. It’s equally important to be prepared, and have all the essentials you may need if you encounter a problem.

Video: How to pack your MTB bag

Hydration packs come in all different shapes and sizes, but they are super useful for stowing away snacks, repair kits and of course, water. We love this EVOC FR Enduro pack for women. It’s stylish and comfortable, and it allows you pack away everything you need in its 16L capacity. The bag comes fitted with a back protector, tool compartment and attachment system for your helmet and accessories.

 RideGuard PF1 MTB Mudguard

Keep her face pretty and clean with some front mudguards. These simple and effective mudguards, by RideGuard, are available in a number of different designs and colours. They’re easily attached to the front fork in order to reduce the amount of kick-up into the riders face.

Designed and made in the UK, the PF1 fits  26”, 27.5”, 29”, plus sizes and Fat Bike wheel sizes. Each one comes with 4 cable ties for installation.

Fox Lynx Shorts

Fox Head has been killing in with the women’s collections this year, and it’s been rumoured that the 2017 collection will be bigger and better than ever.

Their most recent collection in the Lynx range for women. Baggy MTB shorts come with a premium chamois short inside, which is removable. Available in a number of colours, these shorts have a secret stash pocket in the rear, adjustable waist band and bright fade resistant graphics.

Fibrax Frame Protectors

While you can buy helmets and pads to protect the rider, don’t forget to protect the bike! If you’ve invested a lot of money, taken the time to clean and love it, then ensure it’s well protected too.

British cycling component brand, Fibrax, manufacturer these nifty cable protector spirals which wrap around your cables to prevent paint wear on the frame. They’re a brilliant alternative to heli-tape, they’re available in a number of colours and they are super easy to fit, remove and replace too.

Bike Hand Bicycle Maintenance Tool Kit

No keen cyclist should be without a bicycle tool kit, and this 18 piece set is ideal for those who are starting to get their hands greasy.

Bike Hands maintenance kit includes: puncture repair kit, Phillips/flat screwdriver, freewheel remover for Shimano cassette, small screwdriver for derailleur adjustment, chain whip, bottom bracket wrench, chain-ring nut wrench, spoke wrench, cartridge bottom bracket tool, tyre lever set, 2/2.5/3/4/5/6mm hex key wrench set and so much more. Available here for £33.

Melon Goggles

Melon have rapidly gained speed in the mountain bike and snow sports scene. Their goggles are wild, and their custom build website allows you to really put your own style into them.

These goggles have been designed for the mountain biker who likes to get down and dirty, and play it loose on the trail. Smart ventilation technology enables a smooth air flow throughout the googles, so there’s no chance of getting fogged up. The lenses are UV protective and the straps are removable and interchangeable. Design your perfect gift goggles here from as little as £30.


Hope AM/Freeride Stem

Pfft, body bling and jewellery is so overrated, but not for the bike!

Legendary British cycling component brand, Hope Tech, has firmly secured themselves the masters of bike bling. Colour coordinating components can give your bike a new lease of life, and essential TLC. It isn’t just the cool colours that we love though, it’s also the precision high quality construction that goes into every product. Hope components are durable, hard-wearing so pop a colourful and sturdy stem atop of her stead.

Howies Mountain Woman T-Shirt

Perfect for the post-ride, and for causal wear, this super soft organic t-shirt from Howies is for the woman who loves the mountains.

It’s hand-printed with a tapered neck seam, and it’s simple design shows the world who you really are, a mountain woman! Available here for £25.

Specialized 2FO Flat Shoes

Specialized bikes have been giving the women’s MTB market a lot of attention in recent years. With more female specific bikes and kit on offer, we can’t help but get a little excited.

The 2FO flat shoes are designed using body specific geometry. They are constructed from robust and durable rubber which encases the foot and protects it from impact. The grippy flat sole keeps your foot firmly planted on the pedal and the rubber sole deforms to the platform pins.

Cytech Home Mechanics Course

Give her the gift of knowledge this Christmas with a 2 day home mechanics course from Cytech.

This course will teach you all the essentials and basics for maintaining and tuning your bike. Taking place in a relaxed classroom environment, the Home Mechanics course will give you that much needed confidence boost to be able to tinker and improve your riding performance. More information about the course, and how to book can be found here.

GoPro Hero5

How much into her good books do you want to get?

The new Hero5 edition from GoPro is kitted with the latest media technology. She’ll become her own hero and superstar of home movies, but can also use it for a essential training. Video footage is one of the best coaching tools to have as you can slow down you practise jump, watch your body position and analyse areas for improvements.

It’s voice controlled, has a touch screen, robust and waterproof. It’s the action camera and media centre for all outdoor adventurers. Available here for £350.

Sacred Rides MTB Holidays for Women

I bet she deserves a full uninterrupted break away with her, her bike and a group of kickass women. So how about booking her onto one of these women’s only MTB holidays with Sacred Rides?

Fully supported and guided, these trips bring women together from all over the world to do what they love most, riding bikes. With plenty of destinations to choose from, you can really treat your shredding lady to a trip to remember. Sacred Rides also offer gift vouchers which can be purchased here.

Liv Hail

Liv Hail enduro MTB for women
Photo: Sterling Lorence

If money is no issue, and you want her to feel like a Queen of the Mountains, then splash out on the stunning new Liv Hail.

It’s playful and poppy, but don’t be deceived by the women’s specific title as this bike means business. A whopping 160mm front/rear travel, boost hub spacing and improved pedal clearance makes this machine a total dream.

It’s elegant and stylish, with a number of build options to suit the rider and the budget. We had some serious fun riding this beauty on the dusty trails of Arizona.

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