What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ 2011 Holiday Gift Guide #3

The big day creeps ever closer, so we thought we’d help out with a few more ideas. While it’s human nature to wait for the day before, maybe this will be the year we get it together and get it done early. At least it will save on those overnight shipping charges. Read on!

Just because it’s cold and raining doesn’t mean the ride is called off. The DeFeet UnD Wool Base Layer is the warmest base layer in the UnD line of cycling specific base layers. UnD Wool is available in both short or long sleeves. Made with the absolute finest Merino Wool available. When it’s cooler out, there is significant elevation change, or there is moisture in the forecast, you’ll be glad you packed the UnD Wool™. When the ride is over, throw it in the dryer and wear it with jeans out on the town. $85 long-sleeve, $65 short-sleeve

Okay, here is the deal…KustomCaps.com makes cool, laser-etched headset caps in a variety of sweet anodized colors. That’s it.

You can buy one of their stock caps or select the “Your Message Here” or “Fully Kustom” caps to make things even more personal. Roadie, MTB, BMX, Fixie…hey, we love you all. KustomCaps are the perfect finishing touch for your ride. Additionally, large orders are no problem, we can help you out with a small batch for your Wednesday night club ride or a thousand for your charity ride, bike store or other promo use. Stock $7.99, full custom $15.99

Praxis Works Cold Forged Chainrings give the fastest shifts and longest lifetime of any ring available. By cold forging a ring with LevaTime shift technology where no two teeth are alike, we create a complex tooth profile that allows the chain to smoothly move laterally and vertically. Engineered for the highest performance in all conditions. 9/10/11sp compatible, 50/34t, 50/36t, 53/59t. $160-170

The dhb Wisp Jacket is an ultra-light, 100% nylon micro ripstop jacket that is easily packable and weighs less than 200 grams. Takes the edge off the morning commute or weekend ride. This shell is made of a ripstop nylon which adds toughness to the outer, while the fabric itself has been treated with Teflon so that light rain will bead off it. As a sub 200g jacket it will happily go into your back pocket or bag while riding, taking up minimal space. We realise that this jacket may be with you more than many other garments so we added a brushed collar for that really comfy feel any time of the year. Rearward reflective decals aid visibility through traffic. $37.67

For the dedicated rider on your list, the Mavic Cyclone Jacket offers trim fit and exceptional warmth, with minimal bulk and very light weight. Warm, windproof Tech Dry ST fabric panels combine with vented mesh to help regulate body temperature. Front and rear pockets lend cargo space to stash extra layers as the day warms up. $190

ErgVideo Virtual Reality Cycling is a great stocking stuffer for “that guy/that gal” who spends winter hours grinding away on a stationary trainer. The wheezing and grunting you’ll hear , over and over again from the basement, is your loved one’s way to say: “thanks honey, this was such a great gift!”. HD editions $59, Standard def $45, with discounts for 3, 6, and 9 disk orders.

Perfect for the home shop or the trailhead, the Spin Doctor Pro G3 is a pro-quality, versatile work stand that makes bike repair fun and easy. Rock-solid, tripod base enhances stability and 360° rotating clamp lets you access every part of your bike. Folds down for easy storage or transport. Reg. $199.99, SALE $149.99

For runners, cyclists, triathletes or anyone who doesn’t sit on the couch all day, Road ID is for you! In the event of an accident, if you can’t speak for yourself, your Road ID will. It’s not just a piece of gear – it’s peace of mind. $19.99

The world’s first-ever power meter calculated from heart rate, the CycleOps PowerCal is individually calibrated to the user. Displays watts without replacing components on your bicycle, real world and in real time. PowerCal is easy to install, set-up and maintain, and can be paired with any ANT+ device capable of displaying power. $199

The Castelli Gabba WS Rain Jersey is a fully aero, fully breathable, and fully protected jersey. Castelli took Garmin-Cervйlo professional rider Gabriel “Gabba” Rasch’s idea and worked with Gore to develop the new 4-way stretch Windstopper X-Lite Plus waterproof fabric, which sees its first use in this jersey featuring Storm-Flap construction at the back to protect from wheelspray. $149

The SCOTT Wit-R Helmet is the Fribourg, Switzerland-based company’s new road cycling helmet. The Wit-R draws upon SCOTT’s innovation, technology, and design experience. It features our premier M-R.A.S system to guarantee a personalized fit, and the 25 optimized vents keep you comfortably cool whether you’re racing, doing a big Gran Fondo, or just out enjoying the ride.

Turbo Crank Indoor Cycling Workouts help you stop sacrificing your TV for your workout! Turbo Crank is a collection of software-based workouts that simplifies indoor cycling by illustrating the workout step by step. Just use your PC or Mac and continue to watch your favourite shows, catch up on the news or pop in a movie. $20.00

The Easton EA90 RT Tubeless Wheelset provides improved ride quality, better cornering traction, fewer flats. In other words, just a few reasons to consider making the jump to road tubeless. A 17.5-milimeter internal rim width provides an improved tire profile for added stability and even better flat resistance. The wheels feature sealed cartridge bearing R4 hubs, alloy freewheel and Sapim stainless spokes. As with all Easton wheels, the EA90 RT is entirely hand-built and acoustically tuned so it stays straight and true longer. $850

The FOCUS Mares AX 2.0 Disc is a versatile cyclocross bike can do double duty as a commuter – and brings disc brake technology to the table. Featuring the Mares AX Disc aluminum frame with tapered HT and Mares carbon disc fork, Tektro Lyra disc brakes, and Shimano 105 the Mares AX 2.0 Disc can mix it up in the mud or on the commute. $1750

Selle San Marco Concor Carbon FX is San Marco’s reintroduction of the classic Concor for 2012 as the new top shelf category from the iconic Italian brand. Now much lighter with the use of new and innovative materials such as carbon, titanium and a new shape that is “waved”, allowing for a rider to really push. Microfiber cover, DNA Carbon Waist Rails, Carbon Reinforced Shell. $199.99

Team 7-Eleven is the extraordinary story of how two Olympic speed skaters, Jim Ochowicz and Eric Heiden, assembled a local band of amateur cyclists and turned them into one of the greatest powerhouses the sport has known. $27.95

The Light & Motion Seca 750 headlight is a low-profile mount, new Bi-conic Reflector, and puts out an amazing 750 lumens of light. The Seca projects a clean, even pattern of brilliant light and runs for two hours on the highest setting. Fast recharge time, weighs only 341g and mounts easily. Perfect for 24-hour races, ultra-endurance events or your daily commute. SALE $249.99

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