Christmas Gift Guide: Blow the budget

Five of the ultimate Christmas present ideas, from GPS computers to video cameras to expensive shoes, there’s something for every discerning mountain biker.

Garmin Edge 800 £349.99

Plan rides and follow them on the Garmin’s large and clear colour screen. It’ll track your speed and distance too and with Garmin’s Connect website you can easily share your rides and analyse your ride. It’ll keep you busy for hours afterwards.

https://buy.garmin.com/ (read the Bikemagic review)

SRAM X.O 2×10 groupset £1432.99

Give your bike the complete makeover that Gok Wan would approve of with a flash new SRAM XO groupset. Features a modern 2×10 groupset, Avid disc brakes, Truvativ carbon cranks, and details like X-Glife shifting and X-Dome cassettes for the ultimate performance.

www.fisheroutdoor.co.uk

GoPro HD Hero2 video camera £299.99

One of the most popular video cameras, GoPro’s HD Hero just got a whole lot better, with updated internals promising better visuals. With its range of mounts and the weatherproof casing, it’s easy to capture your ride with this tiny camera.

www.madison.co.ukgopro.com

Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 wheels £699

Using a unique TwinPair spoke design, these wheels from CrankBrothers are light and very stiff. This middle of three offering weighs 1500g with a 6061 aluminium rim that is tubeless-ready with an internal 19mm width, and the hubs roll on cartridge bearings and axles compatible with quick release and bolt-thru.

www.crankbrothers.comwww.2pure.co.uk

Giro Code shoes £249.99

The helmet manufacturer has successfully moved into shoes with an impressive range, but it’s these Code shoes that cost a cool £250 that are grabbing our attention. Using an Easton EC90 sole means they’re really stiff while a secure ratchet and two Velcro straps keeps them snug on your feet, and welded scuff guards ensure they’re tough.

www.madison.co.uk | www.giro.com

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