As a whole, we as mountain bikers should be pretty easy to buy gifts for Christmas. After all, all you need to do is buy something that is MTB related and it is bound to put a smile on our dials and prove a success for Christmas day. This Christmas we are going to take a look at some local gifts for South East Queensland riders that will keep the local mountain bike economy ticking over in the right direction….
Buy local, support local; that’s a motto we take seriously at Brakes Wide Open and this article is no exception. If we as the mountain biking consumers buy local then we support the local mountain bike economy, help boost the local trail networks, get local businesses up of the ground and keep the innovative local kit hitting the market. This week we are taking a dive into some local Australian Businesses that we love and think would make epic gifts for your mountain biking loved ones.
Diall’d Industries Ride Tees
Local Gold Coast business Diall’d Industries produces locally designed and sourced ride Tees that feel great on and look the business. Not only are they well priced at about $35 a shirt, but they stock mens and women’s specific cuts that will leave you looking great despite your gender. There are a variety of T-shirts available and they also stock and distribute Californian clothing brand Dirt Trail Riders gear, including Tees, socks and hats. Check out their killer kit at www.dialldindustries.com
We The Riders Gear
When it comes to looking good and feeling good, We the Riders have it pretty well tuned. Another stellar Gold Coast business that delivers killer ride kit and lifestyle wear, if you are looking for some great kit for your mountain biking partner then these guys have some great gear at reasonable prices. We the Riders stock hats, tanks, T-shirts, technical ride Tees and jerseys. If you want to grab some locally designed gear by local artists then hit the guys at We the Riders up, www.wetheriders.com.
NV Gravity Bike Park
Another great way to give your mountain biking loved one a boost of stoke in the new year is to purchase them their very own annual membership to NV Gravity Bike Park. NV is located in the Numinbah Valley, just half an hours drive from the Gold Coast and situated amongst the lush green hinterland with some amazing views. NV membership will give you exclusive access to members only ride days and early notification of public ride days, gives you a discounted price on ride days and provides funding for the NV crew to keep building their epic trails. For more details log on to www.nvsgravitypark.com
Professional MTB Coaching with Ben Forbes
There is no better way to advance your skills and improve your riding than to have professional coaching, in Brisbane that means heading to the Ben Forbes. Ben Forbes is a sponsored Rider for Trek and has competed in Enduro World Series races, cross-country world championships and has placed 10th overall at Mega Avalanche. When it comes to racing, it’s fair to say Ben has had his fair share of world level experiences and we are sure there will be more to come. A great gift for any mountain biker, personalised one on one lessons start at $149 with packages available. Check out www.forbesmtbcourses.com
Bike Care Kit for Krush Oz
For riders, by riders is the mantra at Krush Oz, a homegrown Aussie company sprouting out of the Victorian high country. Their bike care bucket is the pick of the litter when it comes to grabbing a killer deal for your loved one, keeping their bike looking blockbuster and well maintained. The Bike care kit includes premium bike wash, foaming rapid wash, after wash bike spray, a cleaning brush, chamois and microfibre cloth, all house in a healthy 10L bucket. Retailing at $69.95 and available at all good bike stores, this great kit is the perfect gift. Details at www.krushoz.com
No matter what your budget this Christmas, these amazing local companies are bound to have something that will fill a spot under the tree and add a new level of stoke to any mountain biker. Do yourself a favor and buy local, support local and jump online to grab something from these epic Australian companies…..