Gifts For Mountain Bike Kids 10-12 Years Old

Holiday gifts for 10 year old through 12 year old mountain bike kids


Pre-teen riders are able to see huge progression in technical skills and ride distance if they have the right equipment for the job. Based on our experience with riders this age, we’ve chosen gifts for mountain bike kids 10-12 years old that cater to kids who like to ride in style.

See our choices for pedals, knee pads, and a MIPS helmet as well as others to keep the stoke stocked.

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Holiday gifts for 10 year old to 12 year old mountain bike kids
co-op cycles rev drt 24-inch wheel mountain bike

Co-op Cycles REV DRT Kids’ 24-inch wheel Mountain Bike

Bikes are the favorite gifts of mountain bike kids 10-12 years old! The Co-op Cycles REV DRT bike gives young MTB riders confidence to step up their game. First, wide tires provide superb traction. Second, disc brakes provide confidence-inspiring, responsive braking power in all conditions. Third, 8-speed, 1x gearing keeps shifting simple while offering plenty of options for climbing and cruising. Fourth, the Lightweight 6061 aluminum frame has a suspension fork with 80mm of travel to soak up bumps for enhanced control. Finally, extra-wide, 2.6 in. all-terrain tires soften the little bumps and stick to the trail for a smooth, stable ride.

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arcade belt adventure stocking stuffer for MTB

Arcade The Ranger Adventure Belt

Kids need belts! If you have never bought an Arcade belt, try it out! It’s a game-changer. These stretchy belts are adjustable and come in kids’ and adult sizes. Every active person should own one. Highly adjustable.  Highly useful and kid approved!

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Radio Zuma 24 inch kids bike

Radio Zuma 24″ kids bike

Zuma 24in Bike is a nice choice for family rides and weekend wandering. The Zuma is crafted with a lightweight aluminum frame that’s highly durable for the aspiring rider. The rigid Zuma 24″ bike is made with kid-specific components from Promax, KMC, FSA, and VEE Rubber.  The comfortable geometry and wide 2.25-in tires will keep them balanced over their ride. It’s a good bike for learning how to balance and pedal, and it can handle more off-road excursions as well.

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CamelBak Mini Mule Hydration Backpack  

The CamelBak Kids’ Mini Mule Hydration Backpack will help you rider stay hydrated as they ride paved bike paths or learn the ropes on rolling dirt trails. The 1.5-liter Crux reservoir carry’s plenty of water for longer excursions and a small front pocket provides storage for their snacks. This pack comes in a variety of colors including pink, purple, blue, black and green camo to make every rider happy!

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Prevelo Zulu Four

Prevelo Zulu Four 24-inch kids’ mountain bike

The Prevelo Zulu Four packs high-performance mountain bike features into a 24-inch wheel size package. Every component is the real deal and is carefully chosen to provide the best performance and fit for young riders ready to tear up the trails. It features many excellent, kid-specific features. First,  the Prevelo confidence-inspiring low and narrow geometry. Prevelo geometry keeps the rider low, balanced, and in control. Second, the lightweight aluminum frame with custom-formed 6061 triple-butted tubing and TRAPT™ downtube profile. Third, Tektro front and rear hydraulic disc brakes will make sure your rider can control speed and stop at a moment’s notice. Finally, the  11-50T wide span gearing gives riders plenty of range to spin up tough hills.

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Bell Sidetrack II MIPS Child and Youth Helmet

Bell Sidetrack II MIPS Child and Youth Helmet

Whether your child is riding around the neighborhood or on mountain single track trails, they should be wearing a helmet. The Bell SideTrack II MIPS Helmet has many features that will make your kid want to wear it. First, it features an Ergo Fit dial that makes dialing in the perfect fit quick and easy. 14 vents will help your little rider will stay cool on hot days. It’s so comfortable, your kiddo might even forget that they are wearing it! Second, the Bell SideTrack II is MIPS-equipped which helps redirect impact energy in the event of a crash. This helmet is safe! Third, additional features include a PinchGuard Buckle and a Snap-In Visor. Maybe most important to your discerning mountain bike kid, the Bell SideTrack II MIPS Helmet comes in a wide variety of colors!

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Leatt 3DF Hybrid EXT Junior Knee and Shin Guards mountain biking kids gift

Leatt 3 DF Hybrid EXT Junior Knee and Shin Guards- Kids’

Bloody shins are the worst! The Leatt 3DF Hybrid EXT Junior Knee & Shin Guards combine soft and hard-shell protection. These pads can handle the rowdiest days your little grom will have on their mountain bike. The hard-shell areas deflect impact and make sliding out easier. Meanwhile, the MoistureCool and AirMesh wicking fabrics that make up the sleeve do their part to pull sweat away from your rider’s skin and fight funky odors after a tough ride.

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Fox Racing Ranger Gloves – Youth

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Prevelo alpha four kids bike 24 inch wheels

Prevelo Alpha 4 – 24-inch wheel bike

The Alpha Four is an excellent bike for kids moving up to 24 inch wheels. There are many things to love about this bike. First, the Prevelo confidence-inspiring low and narrow geometry. Prevelo geometry keeps the rider low, balanced, and in control. Second, the lightweight 6061 aluminum frame with custom-formed tubing and aluminum alloy fork with Chromoly steerer keep the weight manageable. Third, the Tektro front and rear v-brakes make speed control and stopping a breeze. Fourth, the Shimano ALTUS 8-speed drivetrain with a SHIMANO Smart cage. This unique pulley cage permits the use of a shorter pulley cage without comprising gear ratio width. Finally, this bike comes 95% assembled. Just install the handlebar, seat post, front wheel and pedals.

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troy lee design skyline kids mountain biking shorts gift

Troy Lee Design Skyline Short – Kids’ 

From bike parks to alpine trails, the Troy Lee Skyline Short does it all without breaking a sweat. It’s made of a lightweight, breathable, stretchy, and temp-regulating CoolMax fabric built to handle punishing days on the bike, and then boasts a spandex back panel for extra mobility where it’s needed most. Adjustable hook-and-loop waist tabs provide a comfortable fit and accommodate growing kids, while zippered hand pockets keep gear (i.e. snacks) safe for energy-fueled adventures.

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Columbia Watertight Jacket

They may get muddy but at least they’ll stay semi-dry in the Columbia Watertight Jacket. This jacket boasts an Omni-Tech waterproof and breathable membrane and fully taped seams, to keep the water out. The mesh lining keeps the air circulating inside to keep them from getting clammy. The hood fits nicely under a helmet and hook-and-loop cuffs keep sleeves as waterproof as the rest of the jacket. It even has a full array of reflective details for extra nighttime safety.

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marin rift zone 24 inch wheel bike gift for 10 year old

Marin Rift Zone Jr 2022 Kids Mountain Bike

Marin designed the Rift Zone Jr to provide young shredders with a fun full-suspension mountain bike that won’t break the bank. There are so many things to love about this bike. Firstly, the light aluminum frame is equally at home on rolling hills and steep downhill singletrack. Secondly, the 120mm X-Fusion Velvet fork and X-Fusion O2 Pro shock provide a supple and smooth ride. Thirdly, the Deore 1×11 drivetrain provides all the gears your young rider will need to make it up the steepest climbs. Fourthly, the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provide incredible stopping power when descending those steep chutes. Finally, the bike is rounded out with Marin Tubeless Ready wheels for fewer flats and incredible traction.

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Dakine Axel Beanie  

Keep your little ripper warm and stylish in the Dakine Axel Beanie. Useful for the colder winter months and for evenings around the campfire, the stretchy acrylic fabric stays comfortable no matter what the activity. The flecked yarn adds a unique and fun look.

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mondraker kids mountain bike gift for 12 year old

 Mondraker Leader 24 Kids’ Mountain Bike

The Mondraker Leader 24 kids mountain bike is a good entry-level bike for your mountain bike kids. The Leader 24 features a Stealth Alloy frame. The trademark split brace front end and super neat internal cable routing makes the bike look great. Classic Kenda trail tires and an 8-speed Shimano drivetrain makes riding off-road and up hills a breeze. Downsized forward geometry, Suntour 50mm suspension fork and V-brakes ensure confident handling and deliver the performance you’d expect from a Mondraker.

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stance socks mountain biking kids gift

Stance Sock 3-pack – Kids’

Every mountain bike kid wants stylish socks!  Stance makes comfortable socks that add fun to daily life. Here is a list of what makes Stance socks great. First, the cotton and synthetic blend wicks moisture and dries quickly. Second, the medium cushioning adds comfort and absorbs impact for those long days on the trail. Third, the reinforced heel and toe increase durability. Fewer holes, YAY!  Fourth, the seamless toe closure reduces rubbing. And finally, cool socks are cool!

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troy lee designs flowline jersey for kids

Troy Lee Designs Flowline Short Sleeved Jersey – Kids

Finding a jersey that your young shredder actually wants to wear during a trail ride with their friends is challenging, but the Flowline Short-Sleeve Jersey makes choosing one a stress-free process. There are several color options for your child to choose from, allowing them to express their personality while riding. Constructed with TLD Dura Knit fabric, the Flowline features moisture-wicking and quick-dry finishes to ensure a comfortable and dry ride.

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helinox swivel chair gift for teen mtb

Helinox Swivel Camp Chair 

Does you mountain bike loving kid like to keep moving even when sitting? This chair swivel will be a hit! Lightweight folding camp or backpacking chair with swivel seat. This chair sets up quickly and easily with a single shock corded pole structure and folds into a small storage sack. Great for camping or lunch after a ride! This is one of our most used gifts for mountain bike kids 10-12 years old!

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Bell Super 3R MIPS Helmet

When your little ripper starts getting their wheels off the ground it’s nice to know that their cute face is fully protected. The Bell Super 3R MIPS Men’s includes MIPS technology and full-face protection. This helmet is great since you can remove the chin bar for easy rides and snap it on when the trail gets technical or your kid is ready to hit those dirt jumps. See our Bell Super 3 R review for all the details.

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rocky mountain reaper 24 inch mountain bike kids full suspension

Rocky Mountain Reaper 24″ Full Suspension Mountain Bike

When your young rider is ready to take their trail riding to the next level, then you’ll want to get them a full-suspension bike that can handle the most demanding terrain. The Rocky Mountain Reaper 24″ Bike incorporates decades of trail, enduro, and park prowess and condenses it into a shred-ready package for kids. It has a FORM Alloy frame that uses 120mm of front travel and 130mm of rear travel. The frame features chain slap protection, RIDE-9 Adjustable Geometry and suspension rate, and external cable routing. The 24″ version of the Rocky Mountain Reaper comes with a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain. This includes a cassette that has a wide-range 11-42T gear range that makes climbing and pedaling through tough terrain much easier. Tektro HD-M286 hydraulic disc brakes provide excellent stopping power so your young rider can descend with confidence. WTB SX17 wheels are paired with Maxxis Minion DHRII tires that provide excellent traction in various conditions.

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Helly Hansen base layer gift for mountain bike kid

Helly Hansen Jr LIFA Active Set

Keep your active kid warm all winter long. Whether you’re getting out on the mountain bikes, skis or making an epic snow fort, a good base layer can keep the fun rolling. HH® Active is an advanced construction combining LIFA® Stay Dry technology and fast wicking fibers, making it ideal as an all year activity base layer. Staying dry is important in order to stay comfortable.

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7 protectio youth knee pads gift

7 Protection DPI Youth Transition Knee Pads

Is your young rider pushing their limits and building their skills? Falls happen while your young rider is learning. The best way for them to stay protected is to wear knee and elbow protection. The 7iDP Youth Transition Knee Guards are super lightweight knee pads that can be worn all day long. While they are super light, these knee guards don’t compromise on safety. The compression fit is designed to keep weight down and fits higher on the thigh than most pads. An internal silicone strip keeps the pads from slipping down so your young rider can ride with confidence. The breathable sock has a 4-way stretch mesh that maintains airflow for all day comfort.

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A new bike is the BEST holiday gift ever!

Are you still weighing your options for the best 24-inch mountain bike for your 10-12-year-old rider?

Take a gander at our MTB with Kids Mountain Bike Database to compare the available options for mountain bikes with 24-inch wheels.

Holiday gifts for 10 year old to 12 year old mountain bike kids