Need ideas for what to give your favorite shredder this holiday season? Look no further. Our staff has done the leg work for you by picking out the things they'd like to see under their own trees or in their stockings this year. Here is part two of our annual gift guide!
Dean recently rode Shimano-MTB 's Deore XT 1x12 groupset on a 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer and was impressed by how well it shifted under power, and he loved the brakes and the price point ($1,019 for the entire group). He also chose the ENVE Composites M7 carbon handlebar, which are super light and have a lifetime warranty. Dean's always been a big fan of ODI Grips and chose their Longneck lock-on grips for their comfortable compound and design.
High on Sean's list this year are Kona's Wah Wah pedals because they have a large surface area, great grip, and good bearings. And they're nice and thin to help you avoid rock strikes. Sean also chose the Park Tool TW-5.2 Torque Wrench. If you're doing any mechanic work on your bike, this tool can save you from damaging parts because it takes the guesswork out of tightening bolts to the proper spec. Park's is sturdy and goes up to 14 Nm, which covers most bolts on a mountain bike.
Sean also likes the Ergon SM Comp saddle because it's super comfortable and is available in multiple sizes for men and women (we can help you find the proper width free of charge). It also comes with titanium rails for $89.95. Finally, 'tis the season for fenders, and Sean is digging the Mucky Nutz Fork Fenders. They're a great stocking stuffer and you can choose from several colors for just $14.
Ethan picked the Troy Lee Designs Air Gloves for their great fit and one piece palm construction. He also likes Peaty's Tubeless Valves because they have a unique look, large base, and a valve core remover top. Rounding out his selection, Ethan chose the Wolf Tooth seatpost clamp because it's strong, lightweight and comes in a variety of colors for a custom look.
Topping Val's list is the Scott Contessa Ransom. Besides loving the color, she's also a fan of how well this bike climbs for having 170 millimeters of travel, thanks to Scott's TwinLoc suspension platform. She also chose the Patagonia Women's Long Sleeved Capilene Cool Trail Shirt, which is perfect for cool weather riding and looks good on and off the bike. And to replace her seven year old original G-Form knee pads, Val would like to try G-Form's new Pro-Rugged Knee Guards, which use an Armortex finish for added durability and have an adjustable velcro strap for a custom fit.
John selected the Smith Forefront 2 helmet because it's the most comfortable full-coverage helmet he's ever worn. And it's lightweight and Smith's Aerocore technology helps keep the head cool. John also recommends the proprietary Smith helmet mount for using Lezyne's Lite Drive 1000 XL, which is lightweight and provides plenty of light up top. John also chose the Lezyne Macro Drive 1300 XXL mounted on the bars. Another item he loves is the Wolf Tooth Components Pack Pliers for chain repairs. The handle holds two master links and also works as a tire lever, lock nut tool and valve core remover. It comes in several colors and makes a great gift!
All Path staff gift picks are in stock now at our shops.
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Need ideas for what to give your favorite shredder this holiday season? Look no further. Our staff has done the leg work for you by picking out the things they'd like to see under their own trees or in their stockings this year.
Jesse's picks are SSB MTB's Ultimate Spray-n-Wash for cleaning, protecting and making his bikes super shiny, and Smith Optics' Wildcat glasses because they provide extra large coverage in a medium fit.
Mike's top choice is Tubolito's ultra light 29er tube because it weighs only 85 grams and is half the size of a regular tube. He is also really digging Stan's new Dart Tool for repairing tubeless punctures and slices. It's easy to use and can plug even larger holes and cuts.
Jon's favorite bike this year is the Pivot Firebird 29 because it slays the downhill like a moto but still climbs great. He also chose Chamois Butt'r because it's a ride essential, and High Above's Lookout hip pack with Fidlock bottle. The magnetic interface makes grabbing and replacing your bottle on the go super fast and easy.
Shawn likes Crank Brothers' Stamp 7 Large platform pedal because they're nice and wide, and Five Ten's Freerider Pro mountain bike shoe for their grip and durability. He also loves Smith Optic's Ruckus glasses because their wide lens feels like a goggle.
Topping Brandon's list is the Hixon integrated 800-millimeter bar and 50-millimeter stem from Synchros because they're light and super clean. He also chose our selection of used Push Elevensix demo shocks, which are on sale now for 50 percent off. We have three in stock to fit a Santa Cruz Megatower, Pivot Firebird 29 and a Santa Cruz Hightower LT or Bronson 2. Brandon's third pick is the Cane Creek eeWings titanium crankset because it's light, durable and makes a really cool pinging noise when you rock strike!
Zach's picks this year are the Dakine Hot Laps 5 liter hip pack because it holds everything you need, including a full size bladder. He also loves the Kona Wah Wah 2 alloy pedal because "it's the biggest platform out of all the pedals we have and I have big feet", and Industry Nine's A-Series stem in silver because it's light and for its clean and sleek CNC design.
Topping Brian's list this year is Patagonia's Capilene Cool Daily Graphic Tee because it's light, soft and breathable. He also loves Pinch Flat Design's Dropper Pack because it's streamlined to hold just the essentials, and Tinker Juarez Signature Dread Lock Grips from Odi because they're extra cushy with ergonomic finger cutouts that provide grip in all conditions.
Kim loves Patagonia's women’s Dirt Craft short because they’re super cute and comfy, Fox Racing Enduro Pro knee guards for their breathability and because they stay put while pedaling, and Smith Roam glasses are her top choice for daily sun protection.
Spurcycle's brass and stainless steel bell is Evan's favorite because it's sleek but loud. He also loves Spurcycle's titanium tool that comes with 10 swappable chrome plated magnetic bits, and Revelate Design's Yakataga Dry Pocket coupled with its Sweetroll Handlebar Bag for carrying all the essentials on longer and overnight rides.
All Path staff gift picks are in stock now at our shops. Keep an eye on our social media channels for more ideas, and look for part two of our gift guide in next week's newsletter!