12 Days of Stifmas
Well, not quite, but it will be before we know it so it's certainly time to start the Christmas shopping. To make life a little easier we've picked out some of our favourite products for the mountain biker in your life.
If you're the mountain biker in your life then forward this page to everyone you know to save yourself having to drop hints for the next few weeks.
Whoever they may be, we reckon these 12 items are guaranteed to bring a smile to a loved ones face on Christmas morning. If you don't fancy braving the endless repeats of Mariah Carey's 'All I want for Christmas...' in the city we reckon there's something here for the whole family and you can order it all online, or come visit us in Summerbridge where we'll be serving mince pies and mulled wine. We're open every day except Wednesdays until Christmas Eve. We'll be closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th December and back Wednesday 27th with new opening hours, but we'll tell you all about that soon.
Stick the kettle on, grab a mince pie and peruse our top 12 picks for guaranteed Christmas cheer, or let our resident elf talk you through the highlights in the video playlist below, we'll add to it daily through-out the 12 days of Stifmas!
Buy any two or more of these products and get 15% off!
The second issue of this all killer, no filler magazine from the folks at Sender. Packed with great long reads and stunning photos to get you stoked to shred once you've digested the turkey.
We might be a little biased, but we think it's pretty much fair to say this is the best jersey of all time, ever. Breathable, wicking fabric that looks great and shows your love for your favourite bike shop.
Dakine Cinch Mat
Sometimes something comes along and we can't believe we hadn't thought of it ourselves. The cinch mat is one such stroke of genius from the folks at Dakine, A mat you can stand on to change out of filthy riding gear, with a drawstring to bundle up your kit, shoes and all the dirt you've acquired to keep your car/house clean! Mrs Claus approved!
Dakine Hot Laps Gripper - Black
More innovation from Dakine. This time it's a storage solution for keeping a tube, tyre levers and CO2 cartridges on the bike. There's definitely a growing trend of taping these bits to your frame so you can ride without a pack. This handy little pack looks better than tape and will protect your frame. Santa keeps treats for Rudolph in one of these on the sleigh.
Santa Cruz Syndicate Snap Back Hat
The Snapback is an absolute classic accessory, a must for the style conscious mountain biker in your life. Not only does it hide helmet hair in the pub for a post ride pint, it shows your support for the Santa Cruz Syndicate! Perfect!
Fox Doldrum Tech Tee - Heather Blue
Fox have long been champions at combining great looks with trail ready tech. This Tee works great as streetwear and features dri-release technology to wick moisture when you get active. Muted colours will be all the rage in 2018, get ahead of the curve.
Dakine Hot Laps Stealth
Super slim-line hip back that'll disappear under a jersey for storing trail-side essentials. Room for a phone, multi-tool, CO2 cartridges, all your Christmas money and a snack for Rudolph.
Acre The Hauser Hydration Backpack
Our absolute favourite backpack. The attention to detail is incredible, and the included tool-wrap is genius. Super Comfortable, deadly looks, waterproof and guaranteed for life. We reckon if they made one big enough Santa would use one of these to deliver his presents.
Smith Squad Goggles - Aaron Gwin Ltd Edition
Essential for winter riding (and pretty handy for summer riding too...) these goggles from Smith have been designed specifically for mountain biking. Chromapop lenses filter colours for unbelievable clarity on the trails and cleverly thought out ventilation means no steaming up. These Aaron Gwin signature editions look great and come with a spare lens and stiff pouch. Look closely and you might see Rudolph sporting a pair as he tears up the sky on Christmas eve.
FiveTen Freerider EPS
When it comes to flat pedal shoes, FiveTen's Stealth sole is the holy grail of grip and pedal feel. This Freerider EPS are fantastic winter riding shoes designed to keep out the elements and Primaloft insulation keeps your toes warm. If Santas sleigh had pedals, he'd be wearing a pair of these.
Fox Black Diamond Beanie - Dusty Blue
Christmas wouldn't be complete without a bobble hat! This beanie from fox looks great and will keep your ears warm while you walk between pubs on boxing day.
Endura Singletrack Softshell Jacket
We all know someone who always seems to have an excuse not to ride when it's cold outside. This softshell Jacket from Endura will put an end to their wimpery and get them back in the saddle in the winter months. Warmer than a jersey and more breathable than a full waterproof, it'll be hard to come up with an excuse with one of these hanging up next to your riding gear. We heard a rumour Santa himself wears one for delivering presents to the North.
So, there you go, our picks to make you everyone’s favourite person this Christmas! Just don't forget to treat yourself a little too.
Picking just 12 products was harder than we had imagined so we've pulled together everything we want Santa to bring us and compiled a comprehensive gift guide. Have a look at the whole range here
From all of us here at Stif, thank you for your custom in 2017, we hope you have a great Christmas and we'll see you in the shop or on the trails soon!