TWMX’s 12 Days of Xmas

Don’t look now, but the countdown’s on for the holiday shopping season, and no motocrosser we know is eagerly awaiting a partridge in a pear tree. The bottom line is, you need a plan.

You can always check out the TWMX Christmas Gift Guide—Editor’s Choice, which is a good start, but you can also check back here over the next dozen days for a whole list of gift ideas from the staff of TWMX. We can guarantee there won’t be six geese a’laying, or five gold rings, but there will be a dozen items that any moto fanatic would dig finding under the tree or in their stocking.

On the twelfth day of Christmas…

Honda XR50R
$1,099

Yep, it might just qualify as the ultimate stocking stuffer. Fun and durable, the littlest XR has been the one of the most popular “first” bikes, as well as something that (ahem) more seasoned riders enjoy playing around on (and hopping up to crazy levels). Just to be on the safe side, maybe you’d better get two. That way you know your kid will get an adequate amount of riding time, and he won’t be traumatized by repeating, “Dad, when is it my turn to ride?”

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See your local Honda dealer, or for more info, check powersports.honda.com/motorcycles.

On the eleventh day of Christmas…

One Industries Clan Sweatshirt
$59.95

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Now that the trees around the TransWorld MX offices are finally starting to show their Fall color (in mid-December), staff members have been scurrying for their sweatshirts. One of the more stylish units we’ve seen this season is the One Industries Clan sweatshirts with its hood and zippered front¿perfect for styling in the all-temperature conditions at the San Diego SX, and wherever else your adventures take you.

619/263-9880, or visit www.oneindustries.com.

On the tenth day of Christmas…

American MX Illustrated, Volume 2
$29.95

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When it comes to coffee table material, Architectural Digest doesn’t cut it. But if you want some quality reading that will inspire you (or just make you feel like riding), you can’t go wrong with American MX Illustrated, Volume 2 by Simon Cudby. Between the oversized hard covers are 184 pages of colorful racing action, covering the 2003 racing season. This book has become the annual chronicle for each MX/SX season.

1-888-FOX-RACE, or www.foxracing.com.       

On the ninth day of Christmas…

AC Racing Folding MX Stand
$99.95

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One of the absolute coolest products to come our way as of late is the AC Racing folding MX stand. The AC stand makes the perfect holiday gift because of its tremendous functionality. The stand offers a much wider platform for that special someone on your list to work on his/her bike (meaning your husband’s CR250R will never again bounce off of your brand new BMW in the garage), but its best feature happens with no bike on it at all. Because of its foldable design, the AC stand collapses to an extremely thin size, allowing the receiver of this wonderful gift to tuck it neatly under or to the side of their bike when loading up. For just under 100 bucks it’s affordable, too!

Call 714/808-8330, or visit www.acracing.com.

On the eighth day of Christmas…

Pro Circuit Works Pipe
$199.95

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Still touted as the single best bolt-on power improver that money can buy, you can¿t go wrong this holiday season with an aftermarket pipe for your loved one¿s steed. Pro Circuit has been in the business of making bikes perform better with their pipes and silencers longer than most, so there¿s absolutely no better way to put a smile on your little MXer¿s face than with a PC unit. The ¿Works¿ pipe is readily available for all late model two-strokes, and will be a great addition under your Christmas tree. So good are these pipes that Santa recently had all of his reindeer fitted with custom units to help make his holiday deliveries speedier than ever

Call 909/738-8050 or visit www.procircuit.com.

On the seventh day of Christmas…

Boost Mobile Motorola i205
Price: $59.99

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When Santa and his elves are out Ho-Ho¿in around all holiday season long, they use a Boost Mobile pay-as-you-go plan to keep in touch with Mrs. Clause and all of their cronies back in the North Pole. Santa¿s a fly-by-the-seat-of-his-sleigh type of guy, and the no contracts, no bills, no hassles service from Boost is exactly what he needs to stay in the holiday mood all season. Our friends at Boost offer a number of cool phones, but Santa especially likes this brand-new offering from Motorola. The i205 features the BoostTM Walkie-Talkie digital two-way radio, interchangeable faceplates, voice mail, text messaging, Boost Wireless Web, and a 600-entry phonebook, just to name a few options. So if you¿re looking for a better way to keep track of your loved ones while they¿re out at their favorite riding spot, visit the Boost Mobile web site for a little help.

Visit www.boostmobile.com.

On the sixth day of Christmas…

ProTaper Handlebars
$89.95

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One thing that no racer on your shopping list can ever have enough of is handlebars, and ProTapers just happen to be the best in the business. Forty-five percent stronger than a standard 7/8-inch aluminum bar but with more flex, ProTapers are great at taking the bite off of those harsh, square-edged bumps that are so good at causing arm pump. A no-slip clamp area with a useful bar position index comes standard on ProTapers, and with four different colors available and over 20 different bends to choose from, there’s sure to be a bar for every MXer on your shopping list.

Call 909/736-5369 or visit www.protaper.com.

On the fifth day of Christmas…

Thor Quadrant Protector
$39.95

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Being the grizzled old vet that he is, Santa has caught his share of roost during the holidays. But when he’s delivering to rough neighborhoods, he’ll reluctantly slip on a Thor Quadrant Protector to take the edge off some of the incoming flack. Mounted on a Ride-Lite moisture wicking chassis that offers excellent airflow, it features a molded Bio-foam chest. Though it weighs only six ounces, its perforated form-fit design is lightweight, breathes well, and fits under his suit without sacrificing mobility.

See your local dealer. For info, visit www.thormx.com.

On the fourth day of Christmas…

RC Honda CR250R Featuring Ricky Carmichael (AKA: The RC RC)
$129.99

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Unfortunately, Ricky Carmichael has been sidelined with an ACL for the 2004 Supercross season, but you can still put him through his paces via the RC RC.

With front and rear suspension, a rear brake with adjustable sensitivity, an advanced gyroscopic stabilizing system, and digital proportional speed control and steering controls, its features don’t sound far off from Ricky’s factory Honda. The RC action figure has moveable arms and head. Line him up next to the old MC RC that you got for Christmas a few years ago, and create your own fantasy SX series. P.S. Don’t forget the batteries!

www.radioshack.com, 1-800-THE-SHACK, or your local Radio Shack.

On the third day of Christmas…

Supercross Tickets
Prices vary, depending on location and elevation.

The closer it gets to Christmas, the more likely it is that gifts from GuyB are going to be ordered online, and come in the form of small envelopes. But as far as we’re concerned, getting tickets to any of the Supercross rounds always makes for a welcome gift.

2004 THQ World Supercross GP/ THQ AMA Supercross Series
January 3, ’04 – Anaheim, CA
January 10, ’04 – Phoenix, AZ
January 17, ’04 – Anaheim, CA
January 24, ’04 – San Diego, CA
January 31, ’04 – Anaheim, CA
February 7, ’04 – San Francisco, CA
February 14, ’04 – Houston, TX
February 21, ’04 – Minneapolis, MN
February 28, ’04 – Atlanta, GA
March 6, ’04 – Daytona, FL
Daytona is not produced or promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and is not part of the THQ World Supercross GP
March 13, ’04 – St. Louis, MO
March 20, ’04 – Indianapolis, IN
April 3, ’04 – Pontiac, MI
April 17, ’04 – Dallas, TX
April 24, ’04 – Salt Lake City, UT
May 1, ’04 – Las Vegas, NV

For more info, check out www.sxgp.com.

On the second day of Christmas…

Applied Triple Clamps
$336.95 as shown50R Featuring Ricky Carmichael (AKA: The RC RC)
$129.99

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Unfortunately, Ricky Carmichael has been sidelined with an ACL for the 2004 Supercross season, but you can still put him through his paces via the RC RC.

With front and rear suspension, a rear brake with adjustable sensitivity, an advanced gyroscopic stabilizing system, and digital proportional speed control and steering controls, its features don’t sound far off from Ricky’s factory Honda. The RC action figure has moveable arms and head. Line him up next to the old MC RC that you got for Christmas a few years ago, and create your own fantasy SX series. P.S. Don’t forget the batteries!

www.radioshack.com, 1-800-THE-SHACK, or your local Radio Shack.

On the third day of Christmas…

Supercross Tickets
Prices vary, depending on location and elevation.

The closer it gets to Christmas, the more likely it is that gifts from GuyB are going to be ordered online, and come in the form of small envelopes. But as far as we’re concerned, getting tickets to any of the Supercross rounds always makes for a welcome gift.

2004 THQ World Supercross GP/ THQ AMA Supercross Series
January 3, ’04 – Anaheim, CA
January 10, ’04 – Phoenix, AZ
January 17, ’04 – Anaheim, CA
January 24, ’04 – San Diego, CA
January 31, ’04 – Anaheim, CA
February 7, ’04 – San Francisco, CA
February 14, ’04 – Houston, TX
February 21, ’04 – Minneapolis, MN
February 28, ’04 – Atlanta, GA
March 6, ’04 – Daytona, FL
Daytona is not produced or promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and is not part of the THQ World Supercross GP
March 13, ’04 – St. Louis, MO
March 20, ’04 – Indianapolis, IN
April 3, ’04 – Pontiac, MI
April 17, ’04 – Dallas, TX
April 24, ’04 – Salt Lake City, UT
May 1, ’04 – Las Vegas, NV

For more info, check out www.sxgp.com.

On the second day of Christmas…

Applied Triple Clamps
$336.95 as shown

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Applied Racing is the O.G. of the triple clamp crowd, and whether you’re changing the offset of your bike’s triple clamps, just need to change your top clamp to accommodate oversized bars, or are just going for a full-factory look, Applied has an application to cover you.

One of their more popular kits is the Factory Red Set, for ’98-’03 CR125s, as well as ’97-’03 CR250s and 450Fs. These wrap-style clamps have solid or rubber mounts, and 22 or 24mm offset, and come in a cool red anodized finish. Not buying for a Honda fan? They have models available for all brands and applications.

Call 800/853-0555 (Order Line) or visit www.appliedrace.com.

On the first day of Christmas…

Crush: A TransWorld Motocross Feature Film
Suggested Retail: $24.99, available in DVD only.

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Yeah, this probably qualifies as blatant self-promo, but no gift recipient is going to grumble about receiving the much-anticipated DVD, Crush.

Directed by Jay Schweitzer and shot entirely on 16mm film, Crush will be one of the year’s best DVDs. Whether you’re a trail rider, freestyler, or racer, this film has something for everyone. Making appearances are Kevin Windham, Grant Langston, Mike LaRocco, Ryan Capes, Nate Adams, Mike Metzger, Brian Deegan, Travis Pastrana, Ronnie Renner, Sean Nielson, Drake McElroy, and Many More.

Click here for ordering info. (Of course, you can also click here to see a full line of TWMX apparel.)

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Applied Racing is the O.G. of the triple clamp crowd, and whether you’re changing the offset of your bike’s triple clamps, just need to change your top clamp to accommodate oversized bars, or are just going for a full-factory look, Applied has an application to cover you.

One of their more popular kits is the Factory Red Set, for ’98-’03 CR125s, as well as ’97-’03 CR250s and 450Fs. These wrap-style clamps have solid or rubber mounts, and 22 or 24mm offset, and come in a cool red anodized finish. Not buying for a Honda fan? They have models available for all brands and applications.

Call 800/853-0555 (Order Line) or visit www.appliedrace.com.

On the first day of Christmas…

Crush: A TransWorld Motocross Feature Film
Suggested Retail: $24.99, available in DVD only.

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Yeah, this probably qualifies as blatant self-promo, but no gift recipient is going to grumble about receiving the much-anticipated DVD, Crush.

Directed by Jay Schweitzer and shot entirely on 16mm film, Crush will be one of the year’s best DVDs. Whether you’re a trail rider, freestyler, or racer, this film has something for everyone. Making appearances are Kevin Windham, Grant Langston, Mike LaRocco, Ryan Capes, Nate Adams, Mike Metzger, Brian Deegan, Travis Pastrana, Ronnie Renner, Sean Nielson, Drake McElroy, and Many More.

Click here for ordering info. (Of course, you can also click here to see a full line of TWMX apparel.)