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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’15 #1

Thanksgiving is behind us and that only means one thing… Yes, the Christmas holidays are only round the corner. They say ‘it is better to give than to receive,’ but it doesn’t stop you making some strong hints. Here are some great gift ideas from American Classic, Pioneer, Castelli, Saris, Lazer, Scott, Spurcycle Bell, CompuTrainer, Endura, and Deus Ex Machina.

American Classic Argent Wheels

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American Classic says these are the world’s fastest, most advanced deep tubeless road wheels for racing and training. The wide aerodynamic rim is 22mm wide x 30mm deep and only 390 grams. Bead barb technology hooks on the tire bead to secure the tires in place without burping. Low spoke count Series 3 lacing for torsional stability and stiffness. Hand built Argent’s are championed for their quick accelerations, solid cornering, fast climbing and descending. When seconds count in the relentless pursuit to win, Argent wheels deliver the ultimate technological advantage. MSRP $1,449 but on sale now for $999

• Wheel info: https://amclassicsales.com/store/index.php/wheels/road-wheels/argent-road-tubeless.html
• Read the PEZ Review here

Pioneer Dura-Ace Series Power Meter Crankset

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SGY-PM90 Dura-Ace Series Power Meter Crankset is designed for serious enthusiasts determined to elevate their cycling performance to the next level. The robust power meter is the first system to achieve on-bike, real-time, left and right pedaling power measurements and analysis that enable users to develop a better and more efficient pedaling technique for increased power output and improved riding performance. Within each left and right pedal stroke, the system independently precisely measures torque, force location, and force angle at 12 different points of the rotation. $1,849.99

Crank info: https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Cycle+Sports/Products/Power+Meters/SGY-PM90+SERIES+POWER+METER

Pioneer Cycle Computer with HD Power Metrics

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The SGX-CA 500 when combined with either Pioneer’s Dual Leg or Single Leg Power Meters enables the rider to see comprehensive performance analysis and highly detailed data, gathered from 12 points of measurement, displayed graphically in real-time on the display of the Cycle Computer, including Force Vectors and Torque Vectors graphics and Pedaling Efficiency. Post-ride analysis is available on Cyclo-Sphere, Pioneer’s free online cloud service, offering the most comprehensive and detailed breakdown of the ride event. The SGX-CA500 Cycle Computer’s built-in Wi-Fi allows for automatic uploads of collected ride data into Cyclo-Sphere, STRAVA®, and TrainingPeaks®. $299

Computer info: https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Cycle+Sports/Products/Cycle+Computers/SGX-CA500

Castelli Tempesta Race Jacket

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Constructed from an exclusive 70g eVent fabric with fully-taped seams for total waterproof construction and reflective trim for 360º visibility, the Tempesta Race Jacket was developed and tested with Team Cannondale-Garmin riders for complete protection no matter how nasty the conditions. $299

Castelli web-site: https://www.castelli-cycling.com/

Saris Parking

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Saris Cycle Glide & Saris Cycle Glide Movement
What’s better than smart bike storage for your garage? One that maximizes the empty space above your cars. That means no more door dings or accidentally running into bikes tucked in the corners of your garage. With the Saris CycleGlide you can effortlessly store up to four bikes within arm’s reach. Your ceiling has never looked so good. $244.99

More info: https://www.saris.com/product/cycleglidestorage-system

In stock for the holidays, Lazer Z1 MIPS!

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The Lazer Z1 is the pinnacle of helmet design. 31 vents with internal air channels for plenty of airflow over your head. Advanced Rollsys System makes fitting quick and easy to adjust for a comfortable fit. Superlight 190 grams (size small) you will hardly notice wearing it! And now with the MIPS system to protect against rotational brain injury, the Z1 really does have it all. SRP $310.00

Web info: https://lazersport.com/product/bike-adult-road-z1-mips/z1-mips-white-silver

SCOTT RC road shoe

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The SCOTT Road RC shoe offers a dual-zone BOA IP1 lacing system that delivers ultimate comfort and response, allowing on-the-fly adjustability in two separate portions. We placed an upper BOA IP1 closure at the top of the shoe and a midfoot IP1 reel with power zone guides to allow 2:1 pull across the forefoot. The asymmetrical conforming upper is perforated, breathable and made of microfiber airmesh with a new adaptive fit pattern. The ErgoLogic insole features an adjustable arch support and a metatarsal button. The stiff Carbon fiber sole has a stiffness index of 10. Price – $349.99 USD

Scott shoe info: https://www.scott-sports.com/us/en/products/2421325132008/SCOTT-Road-RC-Shoe

The Spurcycle Bell

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Why you should use this bell (or also, why you should spend $50 on this bell).
· You should use a bell because it’s a friendly way to let people know you’re approaching whether on a road bike, on the trail, or riding around town. It’s friendlier than screaming “On your left!” (which oft causes people to move to the left).
· This bell performs better than any other. This is a combination of volume, tone, and the length of the ring. It rings 3x longer than others.
· This bell is US-Made and of the highest craft (it is the ONLY sexy bell).
· This bell is made by us… small, new authentic company founded by brothers.
· It bar hops! (not to be confused with bunny-hopping). It is the easiest bell in the world to install. Highly adaptable mounting system attaches to any handlebar, standard and oversize, aluminum and carbon.
· It is guaranteed for life.

$49.00 // stainless steel
$59.00 // black
Material: premium brass and stainless steel
Finish: Raw or Black DLC
Dome size: ⌀30mm x 20.5mm
Weight: 45g
Origin: Made in USA, Guaranteed for Life

More info: https://www.spurcycle.com

COMPUTRAINER

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The perfect Christmas gift for performance minded cyclists. CompuTrainer’s unique Performance Improvement Guarantee offers a 10% increase in cycling power in 5 months— documented in CompuTrainer MultiRider studios.

Industry leader in accuracy, repeatability, and power. The ONLY true cycling-specific trainer because it incorporates the effect of rider inertia (easily demonstrated)–crucial for optimal cycling muscle recruitment.f55Commercial durability–10 to 20 year service life. Full featured software suite provides 3D racing, Power Training, SpinScan pedal stroke analysis, and Course Creation using GPS data. Compatible with ANT+ heartrate, ErgVideo road training, Tour de Giro online racing, Kinomap videos and Perf Pro Studio Training Software.

More info at: • https://www.racermateinc.com/computrainer

Under $30 Stocking Stuffers from Endura

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There has to be at least one sock in every holiday stocking. The Baabaa Merino sock twin pack is not only a smart choice but also fantastic value. This twin pack of cycle-specific, super comfortable, warm Merino blend socks is great bang for your buck. Fans of the Movistar Team will also love the Movistar Winter Sock, made of a luxurious Merino blend featuring a long cuff for additional warmth, stretch arch support, and padded toe for extra comfort. Baabaa Merino Sock (S-M, L-XL) $29.99 and Movistar Winter Sock (S-M, L-XL) $24.99

The unassuming multitube makes a clever and practical gift option – one size fits all however you chose to wear it and you can never have too many of these versatile winter warmers. The Baabaa Merino Multitube is made of fine, non-itchy Merino wool – take your pick in black, pink, and ultramarine colors. Baabaa Merino Multitube (One Size) $24.99

Brighten up your loved ones ride with the new Xtract Armwarmers and keep them warm, visible and safe in style. These soft-touch thermal warmers come in super bright high-viz green, yellow, or pink. Xract Arm Warmer (S-M, M-L, L-XL) $29.99

Full Endura product list: https://www.endurasport.com

Deus Ex Machina for Cycleworks Department

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Le Derny is an unique and innovative project that represents all Deus passions with a special attention to the young departments Cycleworks.

Le Derny is built starting from a modern scooter with a great old school design, the Peugeot Django, taken and customized in harmony with Deus original motorbike style. That means maximum attention to details, simplicity but also great handling, and always using original materials like aluminum, of which the bodywork is made.

The result of this long job, started months ago from the idea of combining the experience of motorcycling and Cycleworks activities, is an iconic vehicle with a bike carrier on the right side and a roller on the back that give the opportunity to enjoy the motor pace training and racing. These special parts make Le Derny the perfect way to travel, bringing around every bicycle stuff and it also allows to do special bike trainings and particular races, such as the Eroica or the Derny competition in track bike racing.

Now more than ever, Deus managed to combine all his souls, in a futuristic motorbike that respects the historical Peugeot Django’s design, inspired from the super iconic Peugeot S55 scooter from the fifties, and its components, for the goal to portray Deus Cycleworks spirit.

Exhibited during Eicma 2015, Le Derny was previously tested by Cycleworks Team and is now ready for a 2016 season full of experiences.

Enjoy the experience: https://deuscustoms.com/blog/le-derny/

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