This Father’s Day, get the dad in your life the good stuff. We know a few things about what dads want, and which products mountain bikers need and covet. Here are the nine Mtbr approved Father’s Day gifts.
You want a swinging bike rack but you already have a hitch rack! How about an add-on then to convert your current rack to a swinging one to get it out of the way. This is a burly one and a fine choice for enthusiasts with demanding needs. The 250 lb weight capacity makes it ideal for 3 bikes and rack, maybe a stretch for 4 bikes.
The Backswing extension gives your hitch-mount rack the freedom to swing out of the way so you can access your tailgate. Easy to install, it locks in place while you’re on the road, then unlocks so you can swing your fully-loaded rack a full 90-degrees out of the way to grab your gear, cooler, dog – or just sit and enjoy some post-ride tailgating. Built strong, the Backswing can hold up to 250 lbs, and works with just about any hitch-mount rack using a 2″ receiver.
More info: www.Yakima.com
Let’s face it. The stem on one or mor of your bikes is too long. The 31.8mm barclamp zone is chamfered to reduce stress risers and increase fatigue life in handlebars. The Spank Spike Race Stem brings style and confidence to any ride.
How about a portable power washer that’s handy and reliable and not too powerful for bike use. The Worx 200V is a portable power washer wand that is simple and easy to use. Merely find a water source, or bring your bucket, insert the Worx hose to the bottom of the bucket and start washing. The Worx is very light weight and packs down to fit in most cars. If you find yourself looking to wash off after a ride and have water available, the Worx 200v portable is worth a good long look.
For more info check out: Worx.com
You REALLY should have a torque wrench. The PRO Torque Wrench will provide you everything you need to properly tight the bolts on your stem, handlebars, seatpost and more! No longer worry if you’re over-tightening your bolts and crushing your expensive carbon fiber components with the PRO Torque Wrench.
You’re always looking for your one mini-pump so how about buying another one for a spare? The pump uses Dual-Action which doubles volume with each stroke and inflates tires up to pressure quickly. The integrated dust cap keeps the pump head free from dirt and sand and thumb lock lever ensures an air-tight seal. The best feature of the Topeak mini is the ease of use and dual-action pumping – this pump gets tires filled up fast, while the gauge is easy to read under low light in the trail. Perfect for the mountain biker that likes to go exploring and recognizes the dependability of a hand pump.
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The Camelback Podium bottle removes the problem of having to pull open, and push shut the valve on your water bottle with its bite-like Jet Valve. Camelbak’s new valve self-seals to let you sip or even squirt your beverage of choice with no fear of leaks. The Garmin-Sharp pro cycling team likes the effectiveness of the CamelBak Podium bottle so much that they choose to use them in training and during races. Give the Podium a squeeze and you’ll see why!
Hydration is one of the most important things while you’re riding your bike. You won’t make it far if you’re dehydrated and a ride can come to an abrupt end. The GU Energy Roctane Electrolyte Capsules is designed to supplement additional electrolyte replacement needs. They provide added electrolyte support on top of GU’s hydration-drink products. Each capsule contains electrolytes like sodium, magnesium, and chloride to aid in hydration by maintaining water balance and plasma volume. Vitamin D is important for calcium absorption and bone health. Vitamin B6 and ginger root may help to combat nausea. Take GU Roctane Electrolyte Capsules before, during, or after exercise to replenish electrolyte levels from any energy-demanding activity resulting in sweat loss.
Wrench it yourself with Foundation Bike Tools! From pedal wrenches to repair stands, Foundation Bike Tools offers a collection of quality tools that are essential to keeping your bike in top shape and ready for adventure. Foundation Bike Tools is here to give you an extra set of hands for basic fixes, maintenance, repairs, and installations. The home mechanic’s new best friend! The squeaking and extra grime bring down your cool points. Keep your drivetrain is in pristine condition with the Foundation Bike Chain Cleaning Kit. The chain scrubber is easy to operate making it super quick and convenient when it comes to maintaining the bike. The kit comes with the chain scrubber and three brushes, a soft bristle brush to lather up your drivetrain, a frame cleaning sponge with bristles and a gear cleaning brush. The kit is stored away in a black drawstring bag.
If you’re looking to upgrade your ride, look no further. The FOX Factory series is the best you can get – and with this deal, it’s hard to pass up. With 4-way adjustability, you can control high and low-speed compression as well as high and low-speed rebound. The high-performance mid-valve keeps you focused on the trail ahead by offering outstanding support and resisting brake dive. This fork also features Fox’s variable valve control (VVC) adjustment. If you’re looking for a fork with ultimate prowess over the mountain, look no further.