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PEZ 2011 Holiday Gift Guide #4

Time is running short to put together that joyful bundle of great holiday gifts. Here’s one more Holiday Gift Guide to give the procrastinator (that’s most all of us) a few more ideas. Read on!

If you’re looking for a place to spend a few of your Holidollars, you might try State Bicycle. This little baby just landed and it’s been solid as an introduction. The rear wheel is both fixed gear and free compatible and it comes with everything you see (Hand brake and pedals included). When we say “a few of your holidollars” we mean few. This model comes complete and is currently $429 including shipping. Assembly out of the box took less than 10 minutes…

Get “Inked” this Christmas. www.VeloInk.com provides top quality custom decals for your bike. Made from the same material used in vehicle graphics, these decals provide a long lasting pro look. They provide packages from “Top Tube Ink” to a fully customized kit, including decals for your wheels. Starting at $18.00.

For 2012, Bellwether is debuting a great new short to their already excellent line – the Forma Bib. LYCRA POWER™ fabric supports muscles; Ribbed surface improves airflow; High density 4D molded seat pad; Mesh bib upper for improved ventilation; High sides and back with finished edges; Externally sewn silicon leg gripper; Flat-locked seams. $119.99

Fit: Ergonomic multi-panel design
Fabric: Aenergia™, Axial™, Techmesh™
Chamois: Physio™
Size: S-XXL

With the holiday season right in front of us, Gripped Films will be slashing prices on all Gripped Films movies. No coupon codes necessary – Just head on over and load up on gifts and stocking stuffers! The award-winning Chasing Legends Bluray is the only cycling film capturing all the action of the Tour de France in High Definition. DVD: WAS:$34.95, NOW $24.95. BR: WAS: 39.95 NOW $29.95

Looking for a nifty cable housing cutter with some bonus abilities? SRAM’s Cable Housing Cutter Tool with Awl does the job very well. Adjustable for cable and housing; Crimper; Hidden awl; Ergonomic grips.

VeloPress just keeps churning out the great literature. This time, it’s a gorgeous new hardcover book Italian Racing Bicycles: The People, The Products, The Passion. Italian Racing Bicycles traces the rich history of 40 landmark Italian cycling brands that are intimately connected with racing. $39.95

Take advantage of the Computrainer “DoubleUp” Holiday Sale for a pair of Pro models at a savings of $175 each. Have Great fun racing or training with a partner. Guaranteed to increase your cycling speed by 10% in five months. Also receive 2 FREE Interactive Real Course Videos. MSRP $2948

The handlebar-mounted LeMond Fitness Power Pilot wirelessly integrates with the LeMond Revolution stationary trainer to provide the most realistic stationary cycling experience.

– Displays watts, cadence, distance, speed, heart rate and calories burned.
– Workout data can be wirelessly downloaded.
– Review workout data and upload customized training regimens.
– Integrates wirelessly with the LeMond Revolution.
– Monitor display is easy to read with easily accessible buttons.
– Large memory stores data for multiple athletes, allowing teammates and husband-wife cycling households to share one Power Pilot.
– MSRP: $349

Now that we’re well into the holiday season, what better way to keep track of the coming New Year than with PEZ Photographer Darrell Parks’ 2012 Calendar? The new calendar features Darrell’s images from the Amgen Tour of California, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and one day classics like the Tour of the Battenkill and the Philadelphia International Cycling Championships as well. Read more about the calendar HERE! $14.95

Tired of frozen hands? Have you tried 743 different pairs of gloves like I have…and still searching for Excalibur? Bar Mitts could be the solution for you. They’re completely different than most anything you’ve ever seen, and they’re fantastic. Bar Mitts are the perfect cold weather bicycle accessory to help keep hands warm and comfortable in the cold, rain, snow or wind. Designed for road bicycles with drop style handle bars and mountain / commuter. Easily installed and removed for temperature changes. Can be used with regular cycling gloves of varying thickness. $64.95

Keeping feet dry, warm and comfortable is crucial during cold-weather training. Made for Zipp, the Zipp Swiftwick Merino wool socks wick moisture and have a sculpted foot-bed for managed compression and sustained comfort. Black with oval “Z” logo. Available in 5 or 7-inch heights. Black only. $23.99.

The Giro Reverb Helmet is the perfect helmet for the commuter with removable cap-style visor, a self-adjusting fit system, and 9 large vents for great cooling. Comes in 11 colorways including 3 retro styles that bring back the original Giro logo. $60

The 3T Ergonova Team Black handlebar is now available in an all black on black finish for 2012. A top level carbon bar with an egg shaped top bar for all day comfort. Ergonomic reach with a natural fit position between the brake hood and bar top.

-38, 40, 42, 44 cm widths
-77mm reach, 123mm drop
-31.8mm clamp
-$319.99 USD

After 7 years of Cyclefilm, it’s time to slowly say good-bye to the DVD in favour of Digital Downloads.

CycleFilm is liquidating its extensive DVD library and will make the entire Cyclefilm Library available as Digital Downloads as of 2012. Upcoming titles like the ROADS TO GLORY – Indoor Training Series will be launched as Downloads and Limited Edition DVDs for collectors.

For all you DVD nostalgics, now’s your time to act. Stock up for those cold Winter months of indoor training to keep you entertained. Oh, and it’s Christmas soon. Need a present?

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