What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ 2011 Holiday Gift Guide #2

If you’re like us, the Holiday shopping rush is still 16 days away… but it’s never too early to stick that Wish List on the fridge to remind someone how to light up your tree (and allow time for shipping…) Here’s a few more ideas to get you started.

The American Classic Carbon 58 Clincher Wheelset is the best of both worlds, carbon in a clincher format to use every day or as race wheels with an aerodynamic advantage. They are better than ever with our high–low hub flange and the 3 spoke lacing groups resulting in consistent spoke tension and equal load sharing for increased wheel durability. Stiff and compliant, they hold high cruising speed with less effort. The perfect performance upgrade will make your bike look new again. $1430

The Sufferfest provides the world’s most exciting indoor cycling workout videos. A collection of nine videos features real pro racing, great music and structured interval workouts. Get ready to suffer – and get fast. $11.99

Cable crimps can be tricky to install, but no longer with Jagwire’s innovative Non-Crimps. Installation is quick and tool-free. Non-Crimps slide on easily and stay put. The Non-Crimp’s rubber cap ensures a firm fit without the need to crush the crimp and cable. When it’s service time, Non-Crimps can be removed and used again. Non-Crimps are available in four colors: black, silver, red and gold. $6 for a package of four Non-Crimps.

Training with GPS just got easier. This is what makes the Garmin Edge 200 so alluring. It uses cutting edge tech to allow you to pretty much just turn on the computer and go, which should make it as popular with technophobes as it will be with technophiles. $200

Giro has made a splash with their shoes in 2011. They didn’t forget about the women’s side either. According to Giro, the Giro Factress cycling shoe is the finest women’s specific cycling shoe made – with premium Teijin upper, ultra thin yet stiff Easton EC90 unidirectional carbon fiber outsole, and adjustable Supernatural Fit Kit allowing you to customize the level of arch support. $289

Here’s a gift your better half will actually thank you for… the My Alibi Bloomers are the ultimate base-layer, to inspire her bike integrated lifestyle. Exclusive Italian Chamois offers ultimate booty protection without bulk. Designed by a woman who rides, to fit and flatter the diversity of feminine figures with no binding elastic, chamois placement maximizes effectiveness in comfort and protection. $70.00

Looking for a solution for the perennial day bag question? The SRAM Cycling Kit Duffle Bag is a great solution. The carry-all duffle includes pockets for shoes, helmet, and smaller items, along with a ventilated side pocket for damp items. $120

The Feedzone Cookbook from VeloPress provides 150 flavorful recipes that cyclists can prepare in less time than it takes to warm up for a workout. With simple recipes requiring just a handful of ingredients, Chef Biju and Allen Lim show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go. $24.95

The Northwave Extreme Tech S.B.S. is the newest introduction from Italian shoe manufacturer, Northwave. According to Northwave, the Extreme Tech is the lightest high performance shoe on the market – 198g of technology. Combining the use of a no stitch upper, Ultralight Carbon SpeedPlay compatible sole, and the use of a new Speed Lace Winch along with the proven Step By Step buckle system.

Northwave Extreme S.B.S (Step By Step) $324.99 USD
-sizes 39-48, half sizes 39.5-45.5
-Black/White/Red, White/Black, Orange/Green

The Cervelo R3 Team is engineered to optimize strength, stiffness and comfort while offering low weight in every situation. Featuring Smartwall™ optimized second generation Squoval™ tubes, tapered FK33 fork for confident descending and cornering, and BBrightTM to increase bottom bracket stiffness to new levels. $3200 frame/ $4300 Rival complete

The Ibex Coppi Cycling Cap is named for the legendary cyclist known for his indomitable perseverance, the Coppi Cap covers you no matter how tough the conditions. Made from 100-percent, 18.8 micron, dense point, New Zealand Merino wool, this traditional cyclist cap has ear flaps and a visor. It’s the softest, itch-free wool hat ever, and it’s machine washable and made in the USA. $40 retail.

The Holy Grail Of Beers: Westvleteren 12
We’ll be taking an in-depth look at former PEZ Homeboy, Gregg Germer’s great set-up in Oudenaarde soon – The ChainStay, Gregg and his wife, Holly, have an amazing house in the heart of the Vlaamse Ardennen in Belgium set up to house and help aspiring racers on the road and in cross. There’s a whole lot more to that story, but it’ll have to wait a little bit.

On a more seasonal (and urgent) note, they’re offering some awesomeness this Christmas: the gift of arguably the best beer on the planet, Westvleteren 12, in return for some simple support of their program.

In Gregg’s words:
“We are always looking for ways to help out the guys who come to stay with us, but at the end of the day the list of things we want to do to help our riders is always longer than our budget each year. With that in mind we’re raising funds to help buy something we’ve wanted for the house for a long time, a scooter for motorpacing.

We’ve got a special offer for those who love beer! We have slowly built up a small stash of the worlds most exclusive beer, Westvleteren 12, that we are going to be giving away as part of our fundraiser. Your donation will not only give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside for helping to support a cyclists who come to race in Europe, but will give you an additional warm fuzzy feeling inside that only an Authentic Trappist beer from Belgium can.

Help support riders coming to Europe and get a great beer in exchange!
We are accepting donations for 1 to 6 bottles at a time. The donation below is the cost shipped to anywhere in the EU or the US. If you would like it shipped some where else in the world, please contact us for a direct quote.”

1 bottle of Westvleteren 12 — Ђ30 euros shipped
2 bottles of Westvleteren 12 — Ђ60 euros shipped (Ђ30 euro per bottle)
3 bottles of Westvleteren 12 — Ђ85 euros shipped (Ђ28.30 euro per bottle)
4 bottles of Westvleteren 12 — Ђ110 euros shipped (Ђ27.50 euro per bottle)
5 bottles of Westvleteren 12 — Ђ135 euros shipped (Ђ27.00 euro per bottle)
6 bottles of Westvleteren 12 — Ђ150 euros shipped (Ђ25.00 euro per bottle)

For more info, go HERE!

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