Bike Otago's Staff Christmas Gift Picks

With Christmas now less than two weeks away, if you're anything like us, you're probably starting to get into that last-minute gift buying panic. But fear not, our staff has helped pick out some shop favourites sure to be perfect for any bike enthusiast.

Joel - Marsh Guard


Even in the peak of summer, Dunedin's trails can be victim to super muddy conditions. Keep that mud under control with a Marsh Guard, which mounts underneath your fork to keep the mud from flying as you head down the trail. We have several colour options, however Joel suggests the red one for more of a "festive holiday" feel. This simple gift will go a long way, keeping your rider happy and (relatively) mud-free.

Jeremy - WTB Vigilante

A long time favourite of our shop manager, the Vigilante (affectionately 'Vigi' to our shop staff) is a perfect tyre for nearly whatever Dunedin trail conditions you throw at it. The right set of tyres can mean the difference between your best ride and a slippery slide down the hill, so a fresh pair of tyres is sure to be appreciated by any rider out there. 

Ethan - Lezyne Classic Floor Drive

Having a solid, reliable floor pump is one of the core items every cyclist holds dear. While many may also have a smaller hand pump for on-the-trail fixes, having the ease of a large floor pump to inflate your tyres is unbeatable. The Lezyne Classic Floor Drive offers a large analog gauge so you can fine tune your tyre pressure without having to guess. There's a reason we've been using these as our go-to shop pump for years, these things are awesome!

Mel - Mons Royale Phoenix Cap Tee

Part of Mons Royale's new mountain biking line, this shirt is sure to please any female rider on your shopping list. Designed right here in NZ and made with incredibly comfortable merino wool, the Phoenix Cap Tee is not only high performance, but stylish as well. Perfect for a long day out on the trails or just a walk around town.

Jack - 100% iTrack Gloves

Sometimes even something as small as a new pair of gloves is enough to get a smile across a mountain biker's face. These 100% iTrack gloves offer a simple yet high performance glove, giving the rider a great grip on their bike (and their brakes). Available in a ton of colours, there's sure to be one pair that will catch your eye.


Be sure to stop by the shop or click on over to our web store to check out a bunch of other great gift ideas. Can't think of something that would make the perfect fit? We also sell gift cards to give even the hardest of people to shop for.