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Gifts for the trail rider and rig

Gifts for the mountain biker in your life

For wearing on the trails

The Garneau Mid-Season hoodie ($130) is a versatile and stylish piece. Throw it on for fall rides or even a jaunt on cross-country skis. The hood can be worn under a helmet. It has slots for slipping through helmet straps. You could also rock the hoodie after a ride. Wear the Garneau Off-Season shorts ($140) over tights and take advantage of their windproof, water- and abrasion-resistant fabric. If you heat up on the trail, zippers at the bottom of each leg can open things up.

The Pearl Izumi Versa shorts ($140) are at home on the trail or around the town. They feature a water resistant coating. Zipper pockets make sure your keys don’t eject as you’re riding. Subtle reflective parts won’t remain subtle when light from a passing car catches them.


The small, unassuming Quarq ShockWiz ($541) can help you ride better on the trails. It takes measurements from your airsprung suspension to help you tune it just right.

The Syncros Matchbox Tailor integrated bottle cage ($90) carries a bottle and multi-tool with 14 items that will help with trailside repairs.

For your bike

Named for DH rider Steve Peat, the Lizard Skins Lock-On Peaty grips ($42) each get flanked by two rings, which affix the grips securely to your handlebars. The grips are neither too hard nor too soft.

The FSA Afterburner Modular X1 direct mount ($170) is a versatile mountain bike crank. By moving the placement of a 3-mm spacer, you can set up the crank for 142 hub spacing or Boost 148.