Christmas shopping for the little ones on your list is often pretty easy; all you need is the newest video game, the hottest trending toy, or a smartphone and they should be happy—at least for a week or two. However, if you have a kid on your list that is more interested in things that go fast than sitting around the staring at a screen then this list is for you.
If your kid’s mini dirt bike still has the stock 7/8-inch handlebars, installing this Micro Handlebar Kit from Pro Taper could make a world of difference. The Micro bars feature the standard 7/8-inch construction throughout most of the bar except at the ends which have been reduced from 22mm down to 17mm. This slight reduction in diameter makes it easier for smaller hands to get a firm grip which can help inspire confidence and improve overall comfort. Pro Taper offers five different bends and the kits come with everything needed to complete the installation for most mini dirt bikes.
[mageProductLink sku="302-5035" title=""]Pro Taper Micro Schoolboy Pro Handlebar Kit[/mageProductLink]: MSRP: $144.99, current sale price: $134.99
Oakley is one of the most recognized names in offroad eye protection due to their commitment to safety and exceptional clarity. The company has taken all the key features found in its highly popular O Frame goggle and incorporated them into a smaller frame for the little ones. These XS O Frame Youth Goggles have an optically pure Lexan lens that has been treated for scratch resistance and meets stringent high impact safety standards. The frame is extremely flexible to conform to a wide array of head and face shapes. Triple layer face foam helps keep the smallest dust and sand particles out of the eyes while also providing an extremely comfortable fit.
[mageProductLink sku="700-7030-04" title=""]Oakley XS O Frame High Voltage Youth MX Sand Goggles[/mageProductLink]: MSRP: $40.00, Currently on Sale: $24.97
Dirt Bike Helmet
A dirt bike helmet is by far the most important piece of protective gear your child can wear. Chances are they will have a few spills here and there and this V1 Youth helmet from Fox Racing will do a great job of keeping their precious head safe. The outer shell is constructed of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene which yields an overall lightweight feel with great impact protection. And with 9 intake vents and 4 exhaust ports the V1 will do an excellent job of keeping your child’s head well ventilated during spirited rides and long moto sessions.
[mageProductLink sku="260-19541-001-s" title=""]Fox Racing V1 Race Youth Helmet 2018 Model[/mageProductLink]: $119.95
This jacket from Alpinestars offers multiple pieces of mx protection in one convenient and comfortable piece. No more fussing with a separate roost deflector and elbow guards, this jacket has amour incorporated all through out to provide elbow, shoulder, back, and chest protection and is quick and easy to slip on and off with its durable YKK main zipper. Even though it looks pretty heavy duty, the jacket is lightweight and extremely flexible for ease of movement. There is also plenty of ventilation built in for all over airflow. You’ll be able to get lots of use out of this jacket as it has multiple adjustment points and a thick kidney belt allowing it be tailored to fit growing children.
[mageProductLink sku="020-6546818-13-sm" title=""]Alpinestars Bionic Action Youth Protection Jacket[/mageProductLink]: MSRP: $129.95
Back in the day the go to method of teaching a child how to ride a bicycle was to put a set of training wheels on the bike to help keep them upright. The problem is, training wheels don’t really teach kids the most important skill of riding a bike, maintaining balance. With no pedals to fuss with, the Strider push bike allows kids to scoot themselves around using their feet for mobility and stability. Then as they improve their balance and spatial awareness, they begin to realize that by lifting their feet they can go further and faster. Soon enough they are blasting around the driveway and ready to make the next step to a traditional pedal bike or possibly even a PW50 dirt bike.
[mageProductLink sku="st-m4bl" title=""]Strider 12 Classic No Pedal Balance Bike[/mageProductLink]: MSRP: $99.99, current sale price: $89.99
More than likely your kid has stuck stickers on places and things you probably wish they wouldn’t had. Kids love stickers, so why not let them dress up their dirt bike instead of your refrigerator or the side window of the family minivan. Factory Effex offers several sponsor kits with stickers representing all the popular brands in motocross. The company also has a big selection of factory replica sticker kits that will enable your kid to make their motorcycle look like their favorite racer’s dirt bike.
[mageProductLink sku="fx10-68000" title=""]Factory Effex Sponsor Kit A Sticker Kit[/mageProductLink] MSRP: $14.95
Little girls often get overlooked when it comes to dirt bikes as most of the gear and motorcycles are is designed for boys. These Pee Wee Boots from Answer Racing however, have a girlish flare to them with hints of pink while still looking “tough”. They feature an extremely wide opening with easy to snap buckles and a large patch of Velcro so you don’t have to fight with getting the boots on and off your child’s feet. Lightweight and flexible the boots offer great maneuverability while polyurethane plates front and back and ankle padding provide all over protection. The insoles are removable and washable to help eliminate funky odors after a long weekend of dirt biking. Of course Answer offers these boots in a boys model as well.
[mageProductLink sku="345-9875" title=""]Answer Racing Pee Wee Boots[/mageProductLink]: MSRP: $119.95, current sale price: $107.95-$119.95
Most kids hate getting socks for Christmas because they are boring. However, gifting a set of Stance’s Youth Moto Socks will draw a big grin because every time your kids pull the socks on they will know it’s time to ride dirt bikes. Stance offers their youth moto socks in an assortment of fun colors and graphics for both boys and girls. The socks are designed to benefit mini moto enthusiasts with features like extended length to fit under knee braces, moisture wicking material, compression areas, and durable reinforced heel and toes.
[mageProductLink sku="062-00060-b-m" title=""]Stance Fusion Pledge Youth Moto Socks[/mageProductLink]: $18.00-and up
MX Jersey and Riding Pants
Kids grow like weeds and tend to be pretty rough on their riding gear. These two factors can lead to you having to frequently buy new gear which can be an expensive venture. Thor’s Sector Zones Jersey and Pants provide great protection at an affordable price. The jersey is designed to keep the little groms cool and dry with its perforated design and moisture wicking material and the pants offer a durable construction with a Cordura rear section and leather knee panels. As parents what you will probably like best about these two items is that you can simply buy the all black mx pants and then pick up a couple different colored jerseys to keep your kid looking fresh during a week-long moto vacation.
[mageProductLink sku="037-2912-1542" title=""]Thor Sector Zones Youth Jersey[/mageProductLink]: MSRP: $21.95
[mageProductLink sku="037-2903-1519" title=""]Thor Sector Zones Youth Pants[/mageProductLink]: MSRP: $64.95
Of course your kid is going to need some gloves to go with their mx gear and these Thor Spectrum gloves deliver great protection and comfort at a reasonable price. There is rubber over the knuckles and back of hand for impact absorption, small silicone on the finger tips for improved grip, and light padding in the palm area. These gloves are available in eight different color ways so they can easily be matched to the Sector Zone jerseys or just about any other jersey/pants setup.
[mageProductLink sku="037-3332-1192" title=""]Thor Spectrum Youth Gloves[/mageProductLink]: MSRP: $19.95