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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #2

Now’s the time to treat yourself or your loved ones to some great new gear and the PEZCycling Holiday Gift Guide #2 has got all bases covered with some tubeless wheels from American Classic, clothing from Bellwether, unique gift ideas from The Handmade Cyclist and Reynolds, a training camp from CCSD, shoes from Giro, XQISIT Portable Speakers, CRAFT Gloves, Sportcrafters Trainer, Nalini Winter jersey, Campagnolo gear and a Selle SMP saddle – the gift guide runneth over!

AMERICAN CLASSIC Sprint 350 Tubeless Wheels – $899
Sprint 350 Tubeless are great for climbing and fast rides, everyday or race use. Responsive, smooth and easy to spin up to speed. No gimmicks, hidden nipples or unusual spokes. Comfortable for long rides without compromising stiffness or acceleration. The Sprint 350 Tubeless rim is one of the lightest traditional aluminum road clincher rims in the world. The semi-aero rims are strong and light with a rim profile of 22.6mm wide × 24mm deep with a large inner width of 19.7mm. These wide profile rims translates into crisp accelerations, faster rolling on the flats and decisive cornering. 1396 grams/pair. Shimano 10/11 or Campagnolo 10/11. Wheels have AC tubeless tape pre-installed and come with AC tubeless valves and QR’s. Can be ridden tubeless tires and sealant or with standard tire and tube.

BELLWETHER Coldfront™ Jacket – $139.99
The Coldfront™ jacket provides excellent cold weather protection while maintaining breathability. The stretchable construction contours while in riding position allowing for unrestricted range of motion.

· Adjustable collar height
· Direct vents on chest and arms
· Three large rear pockets
· Angled side pockets for easy access
· Silicone gripper creates good seal to keep the elements out
· High-visibility reflective piping
Fabric: Coldfront™
Color: Black, Ferrari
Size: Small — XXL

The HANDMADE CYCLIST ‘Panache Collection’ Prints
It’s not enough to win. Winning can be boring, routine. But to win with style, with daring, with panache – that is what elevates a rider to the greats. Three of the greatest victories of all time, where riders took the peloton, the race, the elements and the landscape itself and bent it to their will.

MERCKX ’69 – On the 15th July, 1969, Eddy Merckx scored perhaps his greatest triumph. Riding in his debut Tour de France, Merckx – already in yellow – attacked early. He rode for 140km alone through the Pyrenées’ feared ‘Circle of Death’, across the Col de Peyresourde, Col d’Aspin, Col du Tourmalet and the Col d’Aubisque. He won the stage by an incredible eight minutes, and the era of Merckxissimo was born.
– Giclee print, archival ink on very nice 300gsm art paper
– Each print is meticulously checked by hand
– Sold unframed
– A3 (42cm x 29.7cm) £25
– A2 (59.4cm x 41.9cm) £35
– A1 (84.1cm x 59.4cm) £50

ALLY’S BAR – $44 per box of 12
Ally’s Bar is not your average bite to eat. The sweet potato adds a unique taste that makes it not only nutritious but more importantly delicious! Created for real people who like real food, this delectable bar is gluten-free, NON-GMO, Kosher, vegan friendly and mostly organic. Great with coffee in the mornings, fueling workouts, or even an afternoon snack. Ally’s Bar is a high quality product that gives you a healthy munch on the go.

Choose from CCSD’s Early Season Base Camp or Performance Improvement Camp (3 day US$359 or 5 day US$599) or Women’s Training Camp (2 day US$299 or 4 day US$599) and escape the winter and ride warm weather miles in San Diego, receiving elite coaching clinics and instructions along the way. San Diego is not only known for its mild weather, but also its wonderfully varied terrain: mainly flat and rolling along the coast and mountainous a few miles inland. A wide variety of riders learn and ride individually in a group environment. Ride and share meals with like-minded with cyclists from around the world. Camp options for men, women, and co-ed.

For a more affordable option and a way to spice up the closet, Reynolds Hangers – closet hangers built from Reynolds carbon rims – could be a perfect everyday gift for any rider. Offered in a three pack for $25, or a single hanger for $12, Reynolds Hangers bring functionality to any riders closet in a fun way.

• Reynoldscycling.com/shop/index.php?p_resource=items_accessories_item&p_itm_pk=86

GIRO TRANS E70 Road Shoe – $200
The Trans™ E70 is a revelation, combining timeless cycling style with the latest materials to redefine performance at this price. It starts with a perforated Evofiber™ upper that conforms to your foot, and our acclaimed SuperNatural Fit footbed with adjustable arch support to help optimize your comfort and pedaling efficiency. Then we add a robust Easton® EC70™ carbon composite outsole with replaceable heel pads to get the most out of your pedal stroke, without sacrificing long-term durability.
UPPER – Evofiber™ Breathable Teijin® Microfiber Upper, Strong and Secure Ratcheting N-2 Buckle Closure (Replaceable), Offset Strap “D-Ring” at Mid-Foot
OUTSOLE – Easton® EC70 Carbon Composite, Replaceable Walking Pad
FOOTBED – SuperNatural Fit Kit with Adjustable Arch Support, Aegis® Anti-Microbial Treatment
WEIGHT – 275 grams (size 42.5)

XQISIT B20 Portable Speaker – $49.99
XQISIT, a leading European accessory brand for the mobile lifestyle, makes its way to the U.S. with the launch of its first two products, the B20 Portable Bluetooth Speaker and LZ380 Bluetooth Headset. Designed for both sound and portability, the B20 easily fits in any book bag, messenger bag, purse or daypack while the LZ380 provides high-quality sound for personal use while traveling or on-the-go.

The B20 is a full-featured speaker with Bluetooth 3.0 and includes support for A2DP, HFP and HSP decoding as well as a special audio algorithm and digital signal processor (DSP) to produce high-quality, clean sound through its 55mm coaxial speaker driver with an integrated bass radiator. Although the B20 may be small, it packs a number of other convenient features. Active Pairing ensures a fast and seamless connection using Bluetooth, but for devices that don’t include Bluetooth, the B20 features a built-in Aux-in cable that doubles as a carrying strap. For an even bigger sound in a larger room, multiple units can be daisy-chained together using the aux-out jack. The B20 will retail for $49.99 and will be available in black with five accent colors; Blue, Purple, Pink, Green or Black.
• Xqisit.com

CRAFT Bike Siberian Glove – $60
Wind and waterproof shell with fleece lining for optimal warmth while riding in cold and/or wet conditions. Silicone print on the palm gives you enhanced grip on handlebars even when slippery. Soft, terry cloth lining on backsides of thumbs. Velcro adjuster and ergonomic fit allow for minimal gaping. E-touch capabilities on thumb, and index fingertips for all your texting, tweeting and posting needs. Reflective print for enhanced visibility while riding at night. Sizes – XS to XXL. Available in black w/red, or Amino high-vis

SPORTCRAFTERS Omnium Trainer – $449
The SportCrafters Omnium Trainer is the only full-size bike trainer on the planet that folds up small enough to fit in a carry-on bag and weighs 13.7 pounds. The trainer provides progressive resistance that is optimized for race warm-up, and does not wear tires like traditional rear-locking trainers. The front fork mount eliminates chain alignment issues that result from removing the rear wheel before a race. Also comes in a non-resistance version for track cyclists, and 15mm thru-axle compatible. Fabric bag and hard case available as accessories to make traveling with your trainer even easier.
• Read the PEZ Review here.

NALINI Wool Winter Jersey – $219
Nalini’s new 2014-14 Winter Collection, imported exclusively by Albabici, includes a wide ranging of top-quality Italian-crafted cycling gear – bibtights, jackets, jerseys and accessories. (Yes, Nalini is that rare Italian apparel brand made 100 percent in Italy. Imagine that.) One of the highlights of the new Nalini Winter collection is the Fersina long-sleeve wool jersey. This stylish knock-out features Nalini’s unique wool fabric blend, a spiral zip with metal pull, silicon hem gripper, and 3 classic buttoned back pockets. The Fersina’s classic Italian style will ward off the winter riding blues. Available in two colors combination, Grey/Black or Black/White. Sizes: S-XXXL.
• Albabici.com/nalini/15-winter-pro/tops/fersina-jersey.htm

Campagnolo is proud to present the newest evolution in mechanical shifting excellence. The completely new Campagnolo Super Record, Record and Chorus groupsets represent significant leaps in terms of not only performance but also design, longevity and compatibility. New crankset, front and rear derailleurs and commands, the entire transmission has been revisited to achieve an even higher standard of performance. Experience the revolution of 11 …experience #11evolved

SELLE SMP Triathlon Saddles – $260
Selle SMP – world-renowned Italian maker of anatomically correct saddles that deliver comfort and healthy, pain-free riding – has introduced a new line of saddles designed specifically for triathletes. The new SMP T1. T2., T3 and T4 saddles deliver maximum comfort for triathletes despite tri-suits typical lack of padding in the shorts.
• The short and well padded nose enables maximum forward position of the athlete on the saddle.
• SMP’s exclusive and patented “eagle beak” shape of the nose prevents crushing of the uro-genital area even at extremely low positions of the handlebars, typical of the triathlete.
• The length of the saddle seat mounting rails offer the widest adjustment range available on the market, giving every rider the possibility to dial in the perfect position in terms of saddle distance to the handlebars.
• The aforementioned “eagle beak” shape of the nose also enables to safely and firmly park the bike on the bike parking tube frame at the transition area
• The mounting structure of the characteristic rear Selle SMP logo, with its peculiar reflecting properties, provides optimum support for the bike on the bike parking tube frame at the transition area, should the triathlete prefer rear positioning rather than the front one.
• Four specific models, based on trousers size and the desired level of padding.
• Albabici.com/selle/tri-saddles/smp-tri-saddles-mp.htm

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