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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’15 #5

Only one week left to get that special gift bought – like these great ideas in the PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’15 #5 from Xpedo, Effetto Mariposa, Bellwether, Cinelli, CycleOps, Giro, Saris, Wolf Tooth Components, Endura, Wend Wax-On and Sufferfest.




Give the gift that all weight-weenies would appreciate! XPEDO THRUST 8 pedals with titanium spindles weighs in at a mere 170g per pair. They feature a sleek one-piece carbon injection mold body with an oversize titanium contact area. Titanium spindles roll on 3 cartridge bearings for increased durability. LOOK KEO® compatible. MSRP: $249
Use the special promocode PEZ15 and get free shipping and Xpedo socks!

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Effetto Mariposa – Espresso

Espresso is an inflate and repair cartridge for training and racing, and for all tires: tube, tubeless and tubular. The flexible silicone tube of the nozzle fits directly on Presta valves, allowing the use of Espresso even with spokes close to the valve area or lenticular/road disk wheels. With a direct connection between the valve and cartridge, the special repairing foam goes straight into the tire, without leaks and in less than one minute you are ready to ride.

One shot per tire with Espresso ($15) or double up with Espresso Dopio ($18).


Espresso o.s.f.a. Clip

Espresso o.s.f.a. (one size fits all) Clip is the perfect compliment for Espresso or Espresso Dopio. The c-clip attaches directly under the bottle cage and was made specifically to make carrying Espresso (75 ml) or Espresso Doppio (125 ml) a no-brainer. At a ridiculously light 15 grams – including the special aerospace-grade silicone elastic that secures the cartridges – there is no reason not to use it! Retail $10.00.



Bellwether Coldfront™ Split Finger Glove

Long fleeced cuff and wind blocking materials provides extreme comfort in harsh conditions. The split-finger design improves dexterity and handlebar control, silicone on the palm increases grip and reflective accents enhance visibility.

Wind blocking materials
Padded palm for increased comfort
Silicone impregnated palm improves grip in wet conditions
Large terrycloth thumb
Long fleeced cuff for improved protection
Reflective accents
Price: $59.99

Bellwether web-site.


Cinelli XCR Frame

The XCR is the jewel at the top of the Cinelli 2016 line. Cinelli’s most precious and also its highest performing frame is made from Columbus XCr seamless stainless steel tubes. The metallographic structure of this, the only biphasic steel bicycling tubing in the world, produces a lightweight, unsurpassably confident frame with consistent ride quality, particularly in high speed descents. Completely handmade in Italy. Full custom sizing is available. MSRP: $4,599



CycleOps PowerSync Trainer

You want to make the most of every second on the trainer. That is why you need to know about the highly customizable CycleOps PowerSync Trainer. With PowerTap equipped technology, the PowerSync provides accurate power readings with +/- 5% accuracy. Electronic, programmable controlled resistance ensures you never need to leave your bike. Pair that with seamless integration to CycleOps VirtualTraining and additional training software and you have a trainer that is the full package and can take your ride to the next level. $899.99



Giro Empire ACC Reflective

The original Empire was developed with input from BMC Racing Team’s Taylor Phinney, delivering performance and comfort with an Easton EC90 carbon outsole and a lace closure. This updated version employs reflective layer embedded in the microfiber upper for supreme reflective visibility. $275

Giro Empire ACC Reflective


Saris Freedom SuperClamp Hitch Rack

Saris built on all of your favorite features from the top-selling Freedom and added in your bike’s biggest request—no frame contact. Their industry-first front and rear wheel hooks completely eliminate frame contact while providing the most secure hold of any tray-style rack on the market. At only 30 lbs, the SuperClamp 2-bike is half the weight of similar style racks and is built for year-round riding. From the integrated lock to its arms that ratchet into place for simple loading and unloading, the Saris Freedom SuperClamp loves to protect your bikes as much as you love to ride them. $429.99

Superclamp web-site.


Wolf Tooth Components Chainrings 

Wolf Tooth Components’ Drop-Stop® one-by Ellptical 5-Bolt 110 BCD chainrings are now available in sizes 38t, 40t, and 42t.

As with any new product announcement, a typical response from a customer who’s needs aren’t met by the new product is “that is great, but what about ….” . After our recent release of the 110 BCD Shimano compatible 4-bolt chainrings, the resounding feedback from Gravel Grinders, All/Any Roaders, and CXers was “where are the Ellptical CX rings?” Well, here they are only a few weeks later. Wolf Tooth prides itself on being nimble and responsive to our customers needs, and these are the case in point. These Elliptical CX rings were certainly on our product roadmap, but were bumped to top priority 6 weeks ago…and went from “lets do it” to shipping in those 6 weeks!

These new Elliptcal 1x chainrings, like our other round and Elliptical rings, are beautifully machined in Minneapolis, Minnesota from hard-wearing 7075-T6 aluminum and take advantage of Wolf Tooth’s patent-pending Drop-Stop® tooth profile for unrivaled chain retention and mud shedding. As with the round 110 BCD 5- bolt rings, they are designed to be mounted in either the inner or outer position of a 110 BCD 5-bolt crankset depending on what provides the best chainline for a given bike.

Wolf Tooth Drop-Stop® Ellptical 5-Bolt 110 BCD chainrings are now available in black for $78.95.
Complimentary US-made single-ring-specific 6mm chainring bolt sets are also available in eight colors.

And as a teaser, the new product hopper is full with 2 more elliptical lines only weeks away!


Whisky Connoisseurs Kit by ENDURA

Packaged in a tasteful, Whisky bottle style cardboard box, an Endura Whisky Jersey makes an irresistible gift for connoisseurs of the Scottish dram, visitors who’ve fallen for the Caledonian charm, or simply any cyclist who likes a striking printed jersey. The latest addition to the spirited collection is the Glengoyne Whisky Jersey. Hand-crafted in Scotland at the Endura headquarters in Livingston from a Coolmax® blend lightweight, fast wicking fabric. Featuring a concealed front zip, classic three pockets design, and of course a full sublimation print in the strong, refined and premium Glengoyne style. For a coordinated outfit, add a pair of the new Glengoyne Merino Socks. Glengoyne Whisky Jersey (S-XXL) $99.99 and Glengoyne Merino Sock (One Size) $24.99

https://www.endurasport.com” target=”_blank”>Endura web-site


WEND WAX-ON Chain Lubricant

WEND Wax‐On is the first ever “rub-on”, wax based, chain lubricant. Wax-On not only keeps your chain clean, its friction reducing additives make for an extremely quiet and efficient drive-train. Wax-On is quiet, quick, and clean. Wax-On is a sophisticated paraffin based formula that includes proprietary friction reducers as well as proven lubricants such as Zinc and Teflon. The application is a cinch as the user simply rubs the wax onto the chains rollers, resulting in a race ready chain in seconds. Overall user satisfaction is high due to the ease of use, product cleanliness, and lubrication performance.
MSRP: $30.00

• WendWaxWorks.com


Sufferfest High-Performance Indoor Cycling Shirt

Stop wearing cycling jerseys – or worse: going topless! – inside. Designed specifically for indoor cycling by the experts at The Sufferfest, this unique shirt is unbelievably light, loose and cool. Available in black, red and blue. Price: $34.99

Indoor cycling performance shirt


See all the other PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’s here:
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