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Xmas gift for 14 yr old mtb`er ?

DCI Gene HuntDCI Gene Hunt Posts: 138
edited November 2014 in MTB general
Ive always been a roadie who has minus zero interest in mountain bikes or mountain biking, but.........................I have a 14 yr old nephew who has seriously been bitten by the bug and just cannot get enough. Im ecstatic about this as Id much rather see him competing and riding the trails than sitting on his @rse playing computer games. I want to buy him a little gift for xmas that is mountain biking related and something which he will use and am open to any suggestions you can throw my way.

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  • Decent multitool.
    Shock pump. If he has suspension.
    Decent track pump.
    Any number of mtb dvds
    Tool shop quality cable cutters, chain spliitter....if he has carbon stuff torque wrench
    I ve stayed away from the usual clothing as you might get something he might not like....but most of this will stay with him for a long time.
  • Have you tried NSR :roll:
  • enyaw1 wrote:
    Have you tried NSR :roll:


    What is NSR ? .. :roll:


    great impression for a 1st post here btw :roll:
  • Decent multitool.
    Shock pump. If he has suspension.
    Decent track pump.
    Any number of mtb dvds
    Tool shop quality cable cutters, chain spliitter....if he has carbon stuff torque wrench
    I ve stayed away from the usual clothing as you might get something he might not like....but most of this will stay with him for a long time.


    Thanks for the ideas, I had a look on ebay and some of the 29`er tee shirts look decent to me and not something a teen would rather die than wear.
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    Good tyres if his bike doesn't already have them.
    All the gear, no idea and loving the smell of jealousy in the morning.
    Kona Process 134 viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12994607
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I've been here a while and never heard of NSR.

    You don't mention budget, but a nice shiny new bike would make you the favourite uncle of all time.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • Good tyres if his bike doesn't already have them.

    Thanks for the idea but he is getting a brand new 29`er for xmas and I thought the 29`er tee shirt would be summat he would really like.
  • Decent pedals and shoes to go with them. Generally the stock pedals will be shocking, cheap, plastic affairs.
    Bird Aeris : Trek Remedy 9.9 29er : Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL
  • Decent pedals and shoes to go with them. Generally the stock pedals will be shocking, cheap, plastic affairs.


    His outgoing 26`er has good spd pedals and his dad got him decent shoes after I told him to ditch the stock flats and purchase those shoes, but thanks for taking the time to post a suggestion :D
  • FerralsFerrals Posts: 785
    How much are you looking to spend? Something to make his bike a bit snazzy like some hope/renthal/similar lock-on grips for about £20 would go down well if he just has basic grips at the mo... Or less cool but useful sealskins waterproof socks
  • bartimaeusbartimaeus Posts: 1,812
    Some sort of Camelbak (sorry 'hydration pack')) if he doesn't have one already. Upgraded shifters.
    Vitus Sentier VR+ (2018) GT Grade AL 105 (2016)
    Giant Anthem X4 (2010) GT Avalanche 1.0 (2010)
    Kingley Vale and QECP Trail Collective - QECP Trail Building
  • neilusneilus Posts: 245
    Introduce him to the wierd and wonderful world of insanely bright Chinese lights...?
    viewtopic.php?f=10002&t=12967618
  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,152
    20 Rothmans, bottle of Tesco whisky and a packet of nodders.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
  • Defeet Woolie Boolie socks

    Decent gloves

    Eyewear

    Buff (other brands are available)

    29er Crudcatcher pack

    Muc-Off clean and lube (other brands are available)

    Decent mud tyres (he's going to need them this winter)
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    Bottle of white lightning and a can of lighter fuel.
  • Various cleaning/lubing fluids as he'll probably washing the paint off it anyway.
    Lock on grips that match the bike, can make a big difference I think.
    DVD (Steve peat's don't/never back down?)
    Mucky nutz mud guard with some sticker bomb sheet.
    MBUK/MBR/Dirt 6/12 month subscription.

    CC
    '14 Whyte T129s-*DEAD*
    OnOne Codeine 29er
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    MBUK/MBR/Dirt 6/12 month subscription.

    ^ This.
    All the gear, no idea and loving the smell of jealousy in the morning.
    Kona Process 134 viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12994607
  • paul.skibumpaul.skibum Posts: 4,068
    Mag subs

    Cool lid

    Better tyres - new bike standard tyres can be rubbish depending on bike

    Winter gloves

    A packable waterproof

    Garmin (no budget suggested)

    ride jersey

    Skills day?
    Closet jockey wheel pimp censored .
  • Budget depending, but I'd go with a skills day (about £80) or some tools. Both of those get you stuck into the MTB mindset a little more.
  • Muc off bike cleaning kit. Knee pads, lights.
  • Angus YoungAngus Young Posts: 3,063
    Skills day is a very good suggestion. That would be a great day and would do his riding more good than any number of upgrades.
    All the gear, no idea and loving the smell of jealousy in the morning.
    Kona Process 134 viewtopic.php?f=10017&t=12994607
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