What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ 2012 Holiday Gift Guide #2

It’s almost Christmas and that means that now’s the time to treat yourself or your loved ones to some great new gear. Our Holiday Gift Guide #2 has all bases covered from the latest and greatest clothing & accessories to even a new bike. It’s Holiday Gift Guide time!

Castelli Pocket Liner Jacket

At only 170 grams of lightweight EVENT fabric, the Castelli Pocket Liner Jacket is totally waterproof and extremely breathable. It features Plissй stretch zones for perfect fit without extra fabric, storm-flap construction at back that seals around the waist but protects from wheel spray and Velcro-over-zip front opening which is easy to
close at the summit, but allows complete waterproof closure when required. RRP $299.99 castelli-cycling.com

Polar RC3 GPS Bike

The new, slim and lightweight Polar RC3 GPS Bike listens to your body and tracks your cycling speed, distance and route in one compact package. In addition to integrated GPS, it also has unique Smart Coaching features that will analyze your ride and guide your training to the next level. The RC3 GPS Bike has some impressive stats:

– Weighing only 58g and measuring just 1.37cm in depth, it’s one of the lightest and slimmest integrated GPS devices on the market.
– Its supersized digital display makes data easy to read.
– Includes a new ‘Back to Start’ GPS feature that directs you back to your starting point in the shortest distance possible.
– Using the latest SiRFstar IV technology, the RC3 GPS Bike has an unrivalled GPS signal for total convenience while training.
– Compatible with s3+ stride sensor for running speed and distance measurement.
– Comes with heart rate sensor, CS cadence sensor W.I.N.D. and bike mount.

MSRP $369.95 Discover the RC3 GPS Bike at polarusa.com.

Bellwether Wool Cycling Socks

Keep your feet warm dry and comfy this winter with 100% wool cycling socks. Mid calf height, with two-density wool weave fits perfectly in cycling shoes.

At just $11.99 you can visit Bellwether to buy some today!

My Alibi Bloomers

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. Guys – this one’s easy – sneak a peak at the tag in her best fitting pants for sizing, if in doubt guess smaller, exchanging is easy, then buy ’em online at their Amazon Shop or check out MyAlibiClothing.com for more info.

BBB UltraZone Gloves

The UltraZone gloves are designed to protect your hands in all winter conditions. Due to the thin material used the UltraZone is very suitable for competition use. The anatomically 70° precurved fingers provide a perfect fit on the handlebar. The glove has a special 3-layer thermo system:

1. Inner layer with pre-stitched glove liner for a comfortable fit and maximum thermal insulation.
2. HYTEX breathable layer made of waterproof and windproof PolyUrethane (PU) membrane. Keeps cold air and water out.
3. Outer layer of TriLite fabric on the front and high stretch Polyester palm for a perfect fit.

This three layer system ensures protection against cold, wind and water. The 3 mm gel foam paddings and silicon prints on the palm side provide grip and comfort. A terry towel moisture wipe thumb and extra long anatomically shaped cuff with Velcro strap make the UltraZone the most comfortable solution for tough winter conditions. Available in the sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL. UltraZone, RRP Ђ 55,00 bbbcycling.com

Leg Lube Performance Shave Gel
Created by athletes – for athletes, LEG LUBE® PERFORMANCE SHAVE GEL offers exceptional performance over ordinary soap and shaving cream. The ultra-lubricating formula reduces drag, nicks, in-grown hairs, razor burn and dry skin and can be used anywhere you shave: on LEGS, FACE, ARMS, CHEST, HEAD, BIKINI and BACK. You can even use the product out of the shower.

PEZ Sez: I just finished up my first bottle, and I gotta say I’m impressed. A small amount seemed to go further than I expected, and the formulation made for some easy in-shower shaving – the results of which impressed both myself & Mrs. Pez. I even used it on my face a couple times, and it actually worked well enough there too that I suspect a lot of guys will want a bigger size of this on hand. It doesn’t lather up like normal shave creams, but that’s because there’s no skin drying detergent inside (another bonus). Give it a try.

• Can be used IN-or-OUT of the SHOWER
• Formulated for both MEN & WOMEN
• FRESH SCENT dissipates after use
• Leaves legs feeling FRESH and “TINGLY”
• EASY-TO-USE (one “bead” is all you need)
• Works EVERYWHERE (legs, face, arms, etc…)
• TSA APPROVED SIZE can be carried-on anywhere in the world
• PARABEN FREE formula with Aloe, Eucalyptus and other essential oils
• Product & Packaging are Made in U.S.A.

RRP $8.95 Check it out at leglube.com

Ritchey SuperLogic Carbon C260 Stem
Ritchey’s first full-carbon stem was designed to meet the needs of high-wattage European Classics specialists. Gram for gram, this is Ritchey’s stiffest, most advanced stem ever.

Ritchey’s patented C260 design starts with a bar clamp that wraps a full 260 degrees around the handlebar to distribute clamping stress more evenly through the handlebar, faceplate, hardware and stem body. The steer tube clamp uses three bolts and a curved slot to reduce clamp stress on the steer tube. Matte UD Carbon Finish and a mere 125 grams (110mm) make this the perfect addition to your wishlist. MSRP: $299.95 RitcheyLogic.com

Primal Pivotal Helix Kit
Experience & Unequaled Performance. The Helix Kit combines the most technically advanced fabrics to create a competition level kit that provides superior comfort and fit.

Features Z92 gridded fabric, an Italian HX8 Carbon Chamois, and Silver Ion imbedded fabric. The Jersey and Bibs normally retail for $300 but are currently on sale for only $260 at primalwear.com

Saris Freedom Bike Rack

The Freedom fits 2 bikes of any size and design. Kids’ bikes, women’s frames, cruisers, tri-bikes or mountain bikes, the Freedom is the rack for you! Made in the USA, the Freedom has a lifetime warranty, is easy to use, fits all bikes, and is easy on the pocket book.

The Saris Freedom Rack has a RRP of $229.99

VeloVie Vitesse 300
And finally who doesn’t want a new bike for Christmas? The new Vitesse 300 from VeloVie could be the perfect gift for yourself this Christmas…

For a big view of this mean looking Green Machine click on the Wish List thumbnail at the start of this article.

For those looking for a race bike that is still comfortable at mile one hundred, the Vitesse 300 is it. The 300 was designed knowing that the road wears down the body and the mind. If you suffer the whole ride you aren’t going to feel strong physically, and therefore, mentally you will feel defeated. VeloVie gave the 300 the right mix of performance and comfort so that you are thinking about crossing the finish line, not worrying about falling off the back.

Price: Starting at $1999 plus $250 to $1000 off. For more info on the Vitesse 300 go to velovie.com

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