It’s that time of the year when excitement bubbles away inside children across the world as they eagerly await Santa’s arrival. So to give Father Christmas a wee helping hand, here are a few things we think your mountain bike mad kid would love this year.
Kapz Stem Caps
Kapz offers a huge selection of stem caps in a variety of sizes, shapes and colours, but what’s more, is that they offer customisation as well. This means you can get your child’s name etched onto a stem cap of their favourite colour, or one that matches their bike!
It isn’t just stem caps either, Kapz produces spacers, bolts and other accessories also. For more information and to see the full product range, head over to their website here.
Mudguards are a mountain bikers best friend, and they’ll be yours too because these will help minimise the muddy mess your child will come home in.
Made from reycled polypropylene, Mudhugger’s mudguards are discrete, hardwearing and they come with a choice of colourful decals so you can match them up to your kid’s bike. Available in a few different sizes, you can purchase front and rear Mudhugger guards from their online shop here.
Endura Kids Luminate Jacket II
An absolute essential for mountain biking, especially here in Scotland, is a good waterproof jacket!
Endura’s Luminate Jacket II is an ideal lightweight jacket for kids. It’s fully reflective, has a soft mesh lining, zipped pockets, vents and it has a waterproofness level of 10,000. Available in two colours; pink and green, this jacket is ideal for little rippers from the ages of seven upwards.
More information and purchasing options are available over on the Endura website here.
Fenwicks Bike Cleaner
Cleaning is never a fun chore for a child, but getting them into the habit of taking care of their bike is really important… so you don’t have to do it!
This essentials cleaning kit from Fenwicks is the ideal starter pack which includes bike cleaner, concentrated bike cleaner and chain lube. The Fenwicks range is biodegradable and environmentally friendly, so you can rest assured that the bike is in good hands too.
If you’re child is anything like us adults, then they’ll want to proudly show off their love for two-wheels with some casual clothing.
This youth t-shirt from Fox is from their legacy collection. It’s 100% cotton, available in five different colours and sizes small to x.large. They’re all available here for £15.
Knog Bicycle Bell
Ok, so it’s widely considered amongst MTB kids and adults alike that bells aren’t cool. They’re usually the first thing to be thrown off a new bike, however, they are important to have. Afterall, not everyone will hear the buzz of your hubs approaching from behind!
To satisfy division over cool vs. practicality, Knog has created this small lightweight bell which discretly wraps around the bars and emits quite a loud ring. It’s the best of both worlds! Get yours here.
Topeak Mini 10 Multi-Tool
The Topeak Mini 10 is the perfect wee multi-tool to stash away in a bag or pocket and it’s ideal for getting your children to consider the mechanics of a bike.
It contains an assortment of tools like Allen keys, Torx wrenches and a Phillips screwdriver. This multi-tool comes in a soft neoprene pouch for protection and weighs just 86g! For more information and to purchase the Mini 10, head over to the website here.
If you’re looking for a small, easy-to-use bike lock to help protect your child’s bicycle, then check out this one from Oxford.
It’s 600mm long and plastic coated to protect paintwork. Of course, this is not as secure as a heavy duty chain lock, but that’d be a little cubersome for a child to carry around. This lightweight lock is easily portable and can wrap around the bike when not in use.
For more information and buying options, head over to the site here.
Wee Cog Saddle Bag
For essential bike items, like tools, inner tubes and snacks, get them a saddle bag which can be securely tucked away under the saddle. Made from strong cordora fabric, these Wee Cog saddle bags are ideal for stashing away essential items as they neatly tuck under the saddle and out of the way.
Check out the full range of models and colours over on the Wee Cog website here.
Giro Tremor Youth Helmet
Think bicycle, think helmet!
The Tremor youth helmet from Giro is stylish and lightweight, but most of all, it’s protective. Constructed with a hard shell, removable visor, quick-dry padding and reflective details. Available from £30, more information can be found here.
Camelbak Kid’s Mini Mule
For longer days out, hydration packs like the Camelbak Mini Mule really comes into its own.
Specifically designed for small bodies, this pack contains a 1.5L resevoir and 1.5L storage, perfect for storing waterproofs, snacks and tools in. Available from £36, head over here for more information.
Get them off to a flying start in mountain biking by enrolling them in the Hope Tech Kids Academy.
The bike rental system allows parents to long-term lease bikes out for their children. Then when your child grows out of their bike, you swap it in for the next size up. For more information, head over to their website here.
So, they have the bike and the kit, now it’s time to put them to go use with TrailCoach.
We offer expert coaching and guiding, and during the holidays, we run a super fun kid’s club to help develop mountain bike skills in an engaging and fun environment. Head over to our shop page for more information.