Gift Guide #7: Christmas Eve and time is about to run out on the gift buying front, just when men start thinking about going to the shops. Here is a mixed bag of last minute presents from Alé, Sportful, Chapter2, Arundel, Rudy Project, HideMyBell, G4, Silca, Craft, ROAD iD, Katusha Clothing and GF Gimondi-Bianchi charity entry. Have a great festive holiday time.
Alé Bike Wear Custom Kit
Huge advances in sublimation in recent years has helped boost the custom cycling kit market to unseen heights – it really is a bespoke world these days where your next team or club design is limited only by your imagination. But that doesn’t mean all custom kits are the same – so choosing a brand that knows cycling clothing and has a proven pedigree should be step 1 for any club manager looking for next year’s best team gear. Alé Bike Wear offers Italian designs and manufacturing from the land where fashion is serious business, available in a variety of cuts and technical levels worn by World Tour teams. Oh – and their inline designs are pretty damn nice too.
• See more at AléBikeWear/Custom-Apparel
Sportful Fiandre Gloves – US$99
If you know Sportful, you also know they’re one of Italy’s top tier cycling brands who actually make their own stuff. The Fiandre gloves would be a welcomed addition to any rider’s quiver of cold weather kit – they pack a ton of warmth and wet-proofness into a compact sleek design. Fingers are pre-curved to eliminate bunching in the palms, which have a nice tacky silicon grip zones built in for max grippage, the cuff wraps snug with a purpose built velcro closure that’s easy work with gloved hands, the inside is completely fleece lined for extra warmth, and the wind and rain are blocked out thanks to a bonded OutDry® membrane outer shell.
• Buy ’em online at Sportful.com
Chapter2 Rere Aero Road Bike – US$2834 Frameset
Chapter2 is the next phase of high-end road bikes developed by Mike Pryde – the same guy who took the famous sailing brand Neil Pryde onto dry land with their own line of road bikes a few years back. With years of aerodymanic know-how gained from their sailing days, the Rere is the second model of three in the line (along with the classic road frame Tere, and built for climbing Hulu). But thanks to a proprietary layup in the full carbon frame, they aim to break the “too stiff” myth for aero road bikes. This one is sleek, stylish, and fast, and is also offered with their fully integrated one piece bar-stem MANA handlebar.
• See more at the Chapter2 Bikes website
Arundel Floor Pump 1 – $99
One of the Pez’s favorite products of 2018 – Arundel’s Floor Pump 1 blows other pumps of this quality away with its seriously affordable price of $99. Known for making a small range of products at a very high level, (like bottle cages and bar tapes), this is a brand worth checking out. Each pump is assembled by hand at their Fort Worth headquarters and features a real wood handle, seamless aluminum tube forged 6061 T6 aluminum alloy base that’s wide and stable, big 3″dial that’s easy to read, replaceable parts, multiple pump heads like the one-handed side lever Hansel.
Buy it online a ArundelBike.com
Rudy Project Defender Glasses – $225
Remember when Rudy Project set the bar for stylish cycling eyewear back in the late ’80’s on rider like Charly Mottet? Me too. The recent launch of their new Defender model signals the Italian eyewear brand’s setting another bar that features their latest technology like frames made of Graphene which is said to be “Lighter than carbon but stiffer than diamond”, interchangeable vented lenses to reduce fogging, prescription compatibility, a soft foam bumper around the bottom of the lens to increase protection from impacts, and adjustable nose pieces. Easily integrates with Rudy’s helmets like the aero-shaped Boost 01.
• Find ’em online at RudyProjectNA.com
HideMyBell Regular €36.95 / $49.99 / £31.72
Every proper city bike has a bell, but for a lot of sportive cyclists that thing is a no-go: it looks stupid, it ruins the aerodynamics and hey, most importantly the pros don’t ring either! Sounds familiar? Therefore is our solution: HideMyBell. It integrates the bell discretely in an out-front handlebar mount. Besides that, the HideMyBell is much more than just a bell. Our accessory line makes it possible to mount an action cam or a bike light.
Discrete integrated bell: loud and rattle free (weight penalty just 2 grams)
Out of front holder design
Lightweight: 50 grams
31.8 mm handlebar clamp
Stainless steel bolts
Hidden bolt clamp design
Made of strong Polymer (POM)
Made and engineered in the Netherlands
Included in the package
Adapters: Garmin, Wahoo, Mio, Bryton and Polar
Accessory: GoPro style adapter
Accessory: uni light adapter
• Check the general HideMyBell FAQ below on this page. For more info about compatible computers, lights and more specific info check the FAQ on this link.
• See all the different HideMyBell variations at www.closethegap.cc.
Supreme Collection by G4 Dimension
Challenge your cycling skills throughout any weather conditions! Between see and mountain, the SUPREME jacket is the ultimate weapon against winter or rainy weather!
The solution is finally between your hands!
Supreme is synonymous with incomparable! The characteristics of this powerful Jacket become one of the most beautiful product of our collections. Wear Elegance and technicality for all your rides!
• See the full Supreme Collection at: www.g4dimension.com/supreme
Silca Superpista Digital €241.84 / £217.69 / $275.00
SuperPista Digital is our top of the line SuperPista floor pump design with a top-mounted backlit digital pressure gauge. The benefit of the digital gauge is that the user can read it accurately no matter what pressure they’re inflating the tire too. The gauge is highly accurate to within 1% and gives the user the ability to choose between PSI or BAR and you can also set a target pressure.
Craft Men’s Cool Mesh Superlight Sleeveless – $49.99 / £30.00 / €45.00
One of our best selling baselayers, the Cool Mesh Superlight is designed to cool your body 6 degrees by using a six-channel Coolmax fiber and large hole mesh construction that creates the ideal evaporative cooling environment. This baselayer wicks moisture and drys quickly allowing your body to thermo-regulate during those hot summer rides, runs or training sessions.
· Excellent moisture transport.
· Soft and comfortable.
· Ergonomic fit for optimal freedom of movement.
· Fit: Athletic.
· Fabric: 95% Polyester, 5% Elastane.
• More Craft baselayers at: www.craftsports.us.
ROAD iD – Be Adventurous. Be Safe.
We make custom IDs for everyday peace of mind. No matter where the road takes you, do more of what you love and worry less with your info on-hand. Tough, stylish, and comfortable—our IDs are up for any adventure and perfect for all ages.
Katusha Over Shirt Long Sleeve €160.00
A looser fit over-shirt for an extra layer whilst maintaining maximum comfort on your bike.
· High quality cotton fibre combined with polyester for better moisture management.
· Elastane will give you better freedom of movement.
· Unique pattern at the shoulders combined with a gusset at the back for maximum comfort on your bike.
· 1 zipped chest pocket and 1 back pocket with a reflective line.
· Centre front zip covered by a flat.
· Relax fit.
• Katusha clothing website: katusha-sports.com
The Charity Entry, a Christmas Gift for a Thousand Smiles
A 2019 GF Gimondi-Bianchi special charity bib gives title to a VIP grip access and an official jersey autographed by Felice Gimondi, while giving a significant contribution to the Associazione Disabili Bergamaschi, operating in support of disabled people in Bergamo.
The “Wheelchair outdoor training” promo created by the Associazione Disabili Bergamaschi at Mozzo’s Spinal Unit, Italy, featuring grounds and obstacles disabled people have to face everyday
Make a person happy while supporting many people, just at the same time: the upcoming Christmas allows again cycling enthusiasts and GF Gimondi-Bianchi’s fans to wrap a unique, special gift. For the eighth year in a row the organizing team of the event – scheduled on Sunday, May 5th 2019 in Bergamo – set 25 Charity Entries to offer to the participants a more rewarding experience. This is the opportunity for everyone willing to help people in need.
In detail, the Charity Entry entitles to:
· Start from the Vip grid (1/600)
· The official 2019 jersey, realized by Santini Maglificio Sportivo – Made in Italy – with exclusive limited edition design. It is made to celebrate the seven champions who managed to win the overall ranking of the three main stage races – Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a España at least once in their careers: Jacques Anquetil, Felice Gimondi, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Alberto Contador, Vincenzo Nibali and Cristopher Froome
· Autographed jersey by Champion Felice Gimondi
The entries will be available until April 13th, 2019 upon availability of the limited 25 entries. Charity entries cost € 250, proceeds (entry fee deducted) will be given to the Associazione Disabili Bergamaschi supporting disabled people in Bergamo. “We’re really proud of our close relationship with GF Gimondi, a historic and iconic event attracting athletes from all over the world. Besides the economic support, the event is a very remarkable occasion to share our commitment and our activity which started in this area 30 years ago” Claudio Tombolini, the President of Associazione Disabili Bergamaschi explained.
How to register for 2019 Granfondo Gimondi-Bianchi
You can register for the 23rd edition of Granfondo Gimondi Bianchi either by filling in the online form on the official website www.felicegimondi.it, or at the G.M.S. Sport Office in Via G. Da Campione, 24/c – 24124 Bergamo (tel. +39 035.211721 – fax + 39 035.4227971).
Keep it PEZ for more Holiday Gift Guides in the build up to December the 25th.
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