What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’17 #2

Gift Guide #2: That’s Thanksgiving behind us and the Christmas festivities on the horizon. More suggestions/ideas for the cyclist in your life (or yourself): Every cyclist/wine drinker wants a Campagnolo cork screw, handy bottle, clothing from Sportful, glasses from Rudy Project, velofix gift, Silca race day bag, Gift Certificates to the RBC GranFondo Whistler and Cycliq Integrated Bike Camera/Light Device. A full Christmas stocking.


The Campagnolo BIG the Corkscrew

Campagnolo’s signature artisanship gives the corkscrew its very own distinctive, unique personality. Each stage of its manufacture takes place in Vicenza, in the hands of those who, for years, have used their experience to make Campagnolo products.

Quality materials and careful finishes accompany the sinuous shapes of its various parts. Each component is a characteristic feature of the Campagnolo brand. Like the screws, still today the heirs of a seventies Super Record crankset, an element that adorned the bikes of great names from the past – the likes of Merckx, Indurain and Gimondi.

A telescopic, self-centering bell positions the screw exactly in the middle of the cork and once screwed down, the two levers pull the cork out easily and delicately. This means that the bottle does not get shaken, which would disturb the sediment typical of aged wines. The corkscrew has also been designed to never twist completely through the cork, thus preventing pieces of cork dropping into the wine.


More information on the Campagnolo corkscrew and other merchandise HERE.


FuelBelt Tech Fuel Handheld

FuelBelt Tech Fuel Handheld, $14.99
The Tech Fuel Handheld combines tech storage and hydration to provide a hydration option that keeps your mobile device secure. This lightweight handheld features a top-shelf dishwasher safe, BPA free bottle with an ergonomic comfort grip design. Its one-of-a-kind secure holder fits standard devices for on-the-run phone access.


Lightweight Packable Weather Protection From Sportful
Sportful introduces the Hot Pack collection, the ultimate security for uncertain conditions. Ultra lightweight, water-resistant, breathable and extremely packable the Hot Packs are the perfect extra layer to bring on any ride in preparation for the unpredictable.

Hot Pack Norain Ultralight Jacket by Sportful
Has the fit, feel and weight of most wind jackets but in a fully seam-sealed, highly breathable rain jacket. Perfect for those rides when the rain is inevitable but you want to be able to stash your jacket in the bottom of your pocket when the sun is out. The secret weapon for granfondos with a wet forecast.

What Makes the Hot Pack Norain Ultralight Jacket Different?
Breathable: Ultralight Rainlite Fabric
Coverage: Long tail
Protection: Fully Seam Sealed

Product Features:
Ultralight RainLite fabric offers reliable rain protection, stretch, and breathability
Rear pocket
Reflective accents
Hot Pack mini stuff sack
Ergonomic fit to minimize flapping in the wind
Long tail for extra coverage
Fully seam sealed
Waterproof YKK® coated zipper with internal storm flap
Folds extra small into stash sack to fit in bottom of jersey pocket
Reflective accents
20,000mm waterproof fabric
40,000 g/m2/24hrs
Sizes: XS-3XL
Weight: 105g
MSRP $129.99.


Hot Pack Ultralight Vest by Sportful
Total wind protection and a durable water-repellent finish, and it stashes easily in your pocket. But in this case, it weighs merely 39 grams and takes up about the same space as two gels.

What Makes the Hot Pack Ultralight Vest Different?
Compact: folds down to two gels
Lightweight: 39 grams
Wind and Waterproof: Hot Pack Ultralight 7-denier fabric

Product Features:
Windproof and water-resistant Hot Pack Ultralight 7-denier fabric
Mesh side panels
Full-length zipper
Reinforced seams
Reflective seam taping around pocket
Folds into its own pocket
Sizes: XS-3XL
Weight: 58g
MSRP $99.99.


Rudy Project – The Tralyx SLIM

The Tralyx SLIM, like its big brother, looks as if it has been ‘literally sculpted by the wind,’ with a frame that sweeps back from the brow over the nose bridge, and incorporates large vents all through the architectural frame for maximum heat dissipation. Fans of the Tralyx will not be disappointed, the Tralyx SLIM uses the same hardware and adjustable temple tips and nosepieces for an extraordinary custom fit, while still boasting an aerodynamic flow and structure with an unobstructed field of vision. The frame also features quick change interchangeable lenses – athletes looking to swap between race-worthy RP Optics Multilaser lenses and proprietary ImpactX-2 photochromic options can do so easily.

A gentle tug in the middle of the frame is all it takes to remove the lens from the frame, and new lenses can be easily secured by placing the lens corners in the frame at either end, and then snapping the lens tab into the slot in the middle of the frame. The Tralyx SLIM comes in 5 popular frame colors, Matte Black, White Gloss, Yellow Fluo Gloss, Rubin Gloss, and a brand-new Fire Red Gloss, and 4 lens colors including Rudy Project’s award-winning, unbreakable ImpactX-2 Photochromic lenses in Clear to Black and Clear to Laser Black.

Tralyx SLIM

The entire line can be found at www.e-rudy.com, and at any Authorized Rudy Project Retailer nationwide for $249.99 to $274.99 depending on lens choice.

FOUR Amazing Black Friday Deals from Your Friends at Rudy Project plus 2 Bonuses courtesy of SlowTwitch

51% Off In-line Rudy Gear
Free Gear Deal – Get Over $550 Of Free Gear with Purchase of a Performance Sunglass or Helmet
Get an Extra 30% off Already Discounted Sale Items
Get a Free Sunglass, Helmet, Replacement Lens or Gear with a Performance Sunglass or Helmet Purchase
Bonus – Get a Free Rudy Kona Themed Water Bottle (26oz) On Orders Over $100
Bonus – Get Free Shipping on Orders over $100; Free Overnight Shipping on Orders Over $150 (choose Overnight Option)

Deals cannot be combined. Void where prohibited. Subject to change without Notice. While supplies lasts. No RainChecks.

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Ends 12/31/17 at Midnight for Slowtwitchers!

Rudy Project PEZ deals HERE


Give the gift of velofix

The perfect gift for the cyclist that has it all – velofix offers a convenient Mobile Bike Shop experience at your home or office.
Contact your local
velofix location for details.
Value to be decided by customer.


Maratona Gear Bag By Silca – A Better Race Day Bag From Silca That Loves To Travel
SILCA – The Maratona Gear Bag was designed as a cycling specific travel bag for those weekend riding trips and races, yet is versatile enough to be used as a general travel bag. The designers at Silca used feedback gathered from both professional and amateur riders to create a gear bag that addresses the common pain points of traveling with cycling essentials.

In addition to helping you stay organized, the features of the Maratona become even more useful after an event when you want to keep your ride-day kit separate from your other clothing and weekend essentials. Some key features include an internal vented shoe bag with both internal and external access, a vented damp garment bag, and internal water bottle holsters. Additionally, the bag is designed so that it unzips enough to lay flat on the ground to form a small work area.

Outside of the internal features of Maratona, the product development team placed a lot of emphasis on ergonomic design. The bag meets airline size regulations for carry-on luggage; and also has three external handles and stowable shoulder straps that allow you to use the bag as either a duffel bag or a backpack. The three external handles make the bag easy to grab and the convertible shoulder straps allow you adjust the bag for traveling through the airport, the city or your next event with ease and maximum comfort.

Like many of our other bag offerings, Maratona is constructed of 600D Nylon and waxed canvas. This combination of materials has been used by SILCA for years now and has been proven to meet our standards for reliability, durability, and weather resistance. Reflective quilt stitching and SILCA branding throughout the outside complete the aesthetics of the bag while letting those around you know your passion for the sport of cycling.

600D construction with waxed canvas panels and reflective quilt stitching
Vented damp garment bag
Vented shoe bag with internal and external access
Internal water bottle storage
Lined external pocket
Stowable shoulder straps to convert into a backpack
Meets airline size regulations for carry-on luggage
MSRP $180.


Gift Certificates to the RBC GranFondo Whistler

For the cyclist who has everything, give the gift of experience with an RBC GranFondo Whistler Gift Certificate. Challenge your loved one to ride 122km from Vancouver to Whistler in a dedicated lane. The gift gives all year as they train in anticipation for September 8, 2018. This award winning event is GranFondo Guide’s #1 Canadian Gran Fondo and is also the host of the 2020 UCI GranFondo World Championships.

RBC GranFondo is also hosting the RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley on June 23, 2018 limited to 1000 cyclists with the same festive atmosphere an RBC GranFondos are known for.

GranFondo or Forte registration $250 CAD
Alta Classe VIP pass $675 CAD.

More information and RBC Grand Fondo gift vouchers HERE.

The Rides of Your Life:
Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride, Italy – April 7-14, 2018
Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride, Whistler – May 18-20, 2018
RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley – June 23, 2018
RBC GranFondo Whistler – Sept 8, 2018
The Intrepid Stage Ride, Okanagan – Sept. 28-30, 2018


Cycliq Fly6 Rear Integrated Bike Camera/Light Device

Cycliq Fly6
Fly6[v] is a smart bike camera that records what’s happening behind you in crisp HD with audio. The wide-angle lens captures everything you normally don’t see, provides visual material on training rides and presents valuable proof should an incident occur. Packed with safety features and smart technology, Fly6[v] has your back…

● Rear-facing integrated bike camera/light
● Up to 6 hours of battery life & full HD video with audio
● 30 lumen light with multiple light modes
● Set and Forget video looping technology
Price: ​RRP ​£119 / US $139

Cycliq Fly12 Front Integrated Bike Camera/Light Device

Cycliq Fly12
Fly12 records in crisp FULL HD. The high-quality wide-angle lens captures everything around you in clear visual detail with audio. Various frame rate and resolution settings can be configured through the CyliqPlus app (max 1080p @ 45fps or 720p @ 60fps).
Packed with safety features and smart technology, Fly12 is the only camera that delivers for cyclists.

● Front-facing integrated bike camera/light
● Up to 10 hours of battery life & full HD video with audio
● 400 lumen light with multiple light modes
● Set and Forget video looping technology and STRAVA overlay
Price: ​RRP ​£289 / US $299

More PEZ Gift Guides to come, see #1 HERE.

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