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The best Christmas mountain bike gifts for kids
As we rapidly hurtle towards Christmas like a bike without brakes, there's not much time left to come up with the best Christmas mountain bike gifts for kids. Fear not though, here at Cycle Sprog we have put our thinking caps on and selected a collection of gifts guaranteed to make the eyes of every mountain biking young one light up on Christmas Day.
Kids Mountain Bikes - a great Christmas gift!
Ooh, where to start?? Well, here are my favourite 26" hardtail and 24" wheel full suspension bikes that I'd just love to ride if I were small enough!
First off, the Trek Superfly 26 has been one of my favourite hardtails this year. With it's sleek and stealthy paintwork, decent specification and 11 speed SRAM NX gearing that uses an 11-42 cassette at the back, you should enjoy tackling any obstacle that crosses your path.
The Trek Superfly 26 can be bought from Trek or via Evans Cycles website.
If this isn't quite the MTB you had in mind, check out my post on the best 26" kids mountain bikes.
Kona Stinky 24
Kona have been building mountain bikes for years that are designed to tackle the roughest and toughest that the Canadian Rockies has to offer. The new Kona Stinky 24 for 2017 has 24" wheels, suspension front and rear, an aluminium frame and a heap of attitude.
Best Christmas mountain bike gifts for kids
Kids Winter MTB Gloves
It's cold outside and hands will thank you for covering them with cycling gloves that have long fingers and a good level of warmth.
The Nemo gloves from Endura are a tried and tested formula for winter gloves, using neoprene material that is light, soft waterproof and warm. Hailing from Scotland, these guys know a thing or two about British weather!
We've got another post on kids winter cycling gloves if these aren't quite right.
Best mountain bike books for kids
Kids cycling books are really popular at the moment which is great as reading about cycling is a fantastic way to introduce and garner enthusiasm for the sport (as well as getting them to practise their literacy!). Here's one for each age range - from ages 4 through to teenager.
Best Christmas mountain bike clothing for kids
Jerseys and shorts
I've combined the two because the amazingly talented and young ShredXS team (still at school may I add!) have put together some special Christmas bundles that slot nicely into our best Christmas mountain bike gifts for kids remit.
Jess and Fraser are two Scottish Mountain Bikers that have created a range of exciting clothes for young riders that are tough, vibrant and fun and having seen them at the Cycle Show 2016 in Birmingham, I can vouch that they live up to the design brief.
There are two Christmas Bundles where you can get a choice of tops, shorts and either a cap or a beanie hat. Alternatively, you can purchase the items singularly.
The ShredXS range can be viewed and purchased directly from the www.shredxs.com website.
If it's a bit cold, wet or windy to just wear a shirt, then a good quality jacket will be in order. The Element RBX kids jacket from Specialized is water repellent, windproof and has a soft fleece lining to keep them snug.
If you're looking for something more lightweight and waterproof, check out our post on kids cycling jackets that fit in a stuff sack.
Small sized cycling overshoes
I thought the best mountain bike gifts for kids should include something you may not have considered.
Often overlooked, overshoes can be a blessing to keep toes toasty and dry and shoes mud free. After all, adults don't like cold, wet feet so why should kids? Thankfully, a number of manufacturers make overshoes in sizes small enough for youngish children.
The Northwave Husky Cammo come in a fantastic finish that looks cool and will blend in with any mud. The 'Small' size is suitable for feet in the range 2.5 - 4.5 which could be for children around 7 years and up.
Kids Mountain Bike Helmet
A helmet that is lightweight, provides decent protection and looks cool is a must for the trails and the Bell Sidetrack youth helmet ticks all of the boxes.
It comes with an easy to use dial system for adjusting the fit, a visor to shield the eyes from sunlight and comes in a variety of colours.
The Bell Sidetrack is available to buy from Tredz.
Kids Cycling Leggings
This is our legging of choice - the Polaris Zoom Kids Tight. Our boys have worn and abused several pairs and keep asking for more as they're so comfortable to wear. As they're not fitted with a pad they get worn for all manner of outdoors activities and get worn with a pair of cycling shorts when out on the bikes.
They've proved to be robust, warm and have a reflective trim which is a useful addition when light levels are low.
The Polaris Zoom kids tights can be bought from Evans Cycles.
Kids sized neckwarmers
Having a toasty neck on a cold winters day is to be recommended so we've included a few of our favourites for you to enjoy.
We hope you find some inspiration from our selection of best Christmas mountain bike gifts for kids and that they're appreciated when the paper's been removed and the excitement of the big day has calmed down. We'd love to hear all about it, so why not let us know on our Facebook Page?.
We've got lots more inspiration on how to find the best cycling Christmas presents for kids of all ages else where on the site, so please take a browse around. Merry Christmas!
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