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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: When money is no object

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Let’s forget about “need” for a moment and move on to “want.” After all, that’s completely in line with the spirit of Christmas (at least the whole Black Friday part). Here are a few choice items that would make anyone feel like they got your first bike all over again.

SRAM Eagle

SRAM Eagle 1×12 Drivetrain

SRAM is so far ahead of the game, they figured out that we all need 12 speeds before most of us actually wanted it. But put any rider on the system and the reaction is the same. Seamless functionality is the consensus, as the system rarely calls attention to itself. It just delivers superior range to provide a better, faster ride. Price: $1193 | More info at

Topeak Prep Station Pro Toolset

Topeak Prep Station Pro Toolset

There are tool kits and then there is the mother of all tool kits, Topeak’s Prep Station Pro Toolset. Fifty-five shop quality tools (with 85 functions) are divvied up in seven well-organized tool compartments all housed in an easy-to-roll-around trolley with T-handle and sturdy 5” wheels. Whether you’re tackling simple tasks such as swapping a cassette, or undertaking a complete bottom bracket overhaul this kit has what you need to get the job done. Price: $900 | More info at

Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike

Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike

For all the winter riding enthusiasts out there, the Framed Minnesota 2.0 Fat Bike is a great (and supremely affordable) option. This snow tamer starts with a 6061 alloy frame loaded up with SRAM X5 and X7 in a 2×9 drivetrain for easy shifting and performance in any riding conditions. Framed then added Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes for smooth stopping power. Traction is provided by Framed’s own Minnesota 4.0 120tpi folding bead tires with lightweight tubes. The build is rounded out with a set of 80mm aluminum 32-hole lightweight rims to reduce rolling weight and increase strength and performance. The MN 2.0 gives you everything you need to conquer Old Man Winter in a highly cost effective package. Price: $1800 | More info at

Tepui Tent

Tepui Kukenam Sky Tent

Roof top tents have been around for decades, but they’ve only recently been adopted by the 4-wheeling crowd. Now, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts have taken interest, as the promise of a quick set up and tear down seem enticing. All the bedding stays clean and protected in the tent, including a 2.5 inch memory foam mattress. Price: $1350 | More info at

Yeti Cooler

Yeti Flip 12 Cooler

Sometimes, a product is so expensive that it calls attention to itself and creates a following. Yeti coolers have exploded with near perfect looks, functionality, and quality. And they’ve created a great brand and a massive ecosystem of cooling products. In the end, they chill your beer in style and that is a worthy cause indeed. Price: $280 | More info at

Haibike SDURO FullNine eMTB

Haibike SDURO FullNine eMTB

Fast and agile with 100mm travel and a Yamaha drive system, this SDURO full suspension ePerformance bike is the perfect compromise between efficiency and comfort. Perfectly matched components, a central seating position, and a dynamic design, make this bike ideal for any off-roader. Price: $3899 | More info at

Silca HX One

Silca HX-ONE Allen Tool Set

Spending $125 for a set of Allen wrenches may seem absurd. But we still love this luxury offering from Silca, where every wrench is machined and powder coated to perfection and then housed in an elegant wood case. Every time you use it, you will smile and quietly celebrate that you are turning the best wrench around. Price: $125 | More info at

RockyMounts SplitRail

Rocky Mounts SplitRail 2 Bike Hitch Rack

RockyMounts has leveraged 23 years of innovation to create one of the world’s most versatile and elegant platform hitch racks. The 1.25″ SplitRail can accommodate 2 bikes, while the 2″ model can handle 2, 3, or 4 bikes. Each strut is engineered with 4″ of side-to-side adjustment, which makes fitting anything from kids to adult bikes simple and easy. And no tools are required to install/remove the rack from vehicle. The SplitRail includes their proprietary anti-wobble device for secure attachment to vehicle. An easily accessible release handle allows the rack to be positioned into stow, use, and tilt positions, while an integrated cable locks secure bikes to rack, and a locking hitch pin secures the rack to the vehicle (lock cores and keys included). The SplitRail comes with a Wall Mount Storage Hook for stashing the rack in the garage when not in use. And of course RockyMounts stands by its products by offering a lifetime warranty. Price: $500 | More info at

Lupine Wilma

Lupine Wilma Light

The Lupine Wilma is such a staggering achievement that we recommend it more than any other light we’ve tested. It is a legitimate 3200 Lumens that runs for 1:45. It has a huge beam pattern and superior temperature control to dim and brighten the light. And it is built with such quality that it will outlast your next few bikes. Price: $575 | More info at

This article is part of Mtbr’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. For more gift ideas and holiday guides, CLICK HERE.

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