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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’19 #4

Gift Guide #4: Another week down and another week nearer the holiday season and those gifts won’t buy themselves! In our fourth ‘Gift Guide’ we have offerings from NormaTec recovery systems, Rapha, Sidi, Genus by Vadolibero, Bont, FSA wheels, Nalini clothing, Basso and WIN Sports Detergent.

You can see ‘Gift Guide #1’ HERE, ‘Gift Guide #2’ HERE and ‘Gift Guide #3’ HERE.

Nalini’s AIW Star Warm Jacket
New for the winter 2020 season, Nalini’s AIW Star Warm Primaloft® jacket is the perfect solution for cold weather conditions both on and off the bike.

Despite having a regular fit and casual style, the AIW Star Warm jacket retains all the technical features that are required of cycling apparel: free movement, breathability and differentiated thermal protection. Incorporating Nalini’s special fabrics and advanced treatments, this jacket thermoregulates your core temperature with PrimaLoft® insulation at the front and back of the torso, as well as the forearms.

Highlighted features:
● Second layer of thermal stretch brushed fabric
● Collar with brushed inner layer
● Full-length zipper YKK® with windproof flap
● Reflective details
● Lateral pocket made of water-repellent fabric, with vertical zipper
● Elastic band with silicone gripper at bottom hem

With over 45 years of developing technical wear for professional races, Nalini’s designers understand the properties of textiles and the correct application when crafting technical clothing that meets the needs of racers who encounter all types of riding conditions.

• North American customers contact Albabici.com.


NormaTec Recovery Systems – US$1,295
NormaTec recovery systems are cutting edge compression solutions that enhance the body’s natural ability to recover. The NormaTec Systems utilize a patented massage pattern – “NormaTec Pulse Technology.” Using NormaTec’s full length leg compression boots, arms, and hips before or after intense workouts and games rejuvenates muscle tissue and dramatically reduces tightness and soreness.

Invented by an MD, PhD and perfected by professional athletes, NormaTec Recovery Systems are the go-to equipment for the world’s best and the face of recovery within elite athletic spheres everywhere.

Now through 12/31, save $100 on all PULSE 2.0 Recovery Systems and get free ground shipping in the US. Our best deal of the year!

• For more information, visit: www.normatecrecovery.com
• Buy on Amazon.com here


BONT Riot Road Shoes – RRP: $169

Give the gift of BONT CYCLING in formal holiday black & white and white & black at a casual everyday wear price. Known for their race-proven anatomic fit, the BONT entry-level Riot Road is now ($169) available in white with black trim and also, black with white trim. Like BONT’s pro series, the Riot’s tub style chassis is strengthened with a carbon band across high stress areas and the anatomical heel cup provides stability during the pull through and up stroke. Extensive perforations on the top panel along with integrated air vents on the front bumper provide ample ventilation. The 296 gram Riot Road –– considered the world’s first carbon composite heat moldable entry ­­­­–– level cycling shoe features a BOA closure to dial in the fit and Velcro strap across the center.

• See at: www.bontcycling.com
• Buy on Amazon.com here


Rapha rainproof handlebar bag with a stowable cross-body strap

The pockets of a cycling jersey or our Cargo Bib Shorts might carry more than you expect, but for bigger adventures the Mini Bar Bag offers significant additional space. Made with a waterproof fabric, this conveniently sized pack shrugs off the worst of the weather while remaining firmly fixed to your bike thanks to its durable straps. Quick release buckles mean the pack can be removed swiftly, while the bar straps slide to fit around other items on your handlebar, such as lights or a bell.

An additional strap on the side of the bag can be attached to the seat tube, allowing you to use the bag as a frame pack. On the front, reflective webbing improves visibility in low light, and it can be used to attach a light too. A quick access pocket is ready for any smaller necessities. The main compartment has a bright pink lining to make items easier to spot, as well as two internal mesh pockets to keep things neatly organized.

For days when riding is only a part of the plan, there’s also a hidden shoulder strap that converts the pack into a stylish over-the-shoulder bag.

RRP: €55

● More details at: www.rapha.cc/
• Shop for more Handlebar Bags atAmazon here


GENUS by Vadolibero

Taking another step toward reinventing traditional bike racks (that look good in the garage or in a shed), GENUS is the new creation by Vadolibero: a universal wall mount that doubles as a gear hanger. Thanks to its essential design and utmost functionality, it blends into all environments, at home or in the office.

GENUS is sleek and simple, an organic design piece with a great aesthetic impact. It recalls the shape of a tree, featuring a rounded solid wood trunk storing the bike, and seven branches on the sides: each one has been scrupulously designed to fulfill the storage needs of all cycling accessories (and more).

It’s available now in two essences: black oakwood and Canaletto walnut. GENUS is provided with an adjustable wheel hook, covered in precious leather, that fits all bicycle’s sizes and lengths. It’s a one of a kind storage solution.

GENUS Specs:
• GENUS Black oak € 590
• GENUS Walnut Canaletto € 640
height: 165 cm width: 12,5 cm depth: 4,5 kg weight: 5 kg
solid wood
In the box:
8 poles / 4 universal anchors / 1 Allen key / 1 targeting mask

More info: vadolibero.com
• Shop for more Bike Storage at Amazon here.


INTRODUCING THE SIDI SIXTY: A new shoe to mark the company’s 60th year

The SIXTY is much more than just a shoe. You can tell right away, at first glance. In fact, this model has become a symbolic shoe to celebrate 60 years of Sidi history. Dino Signori and his company will turn this important milestone in 2020.

The history of the company has been made up of hard work, passion, sacrifices and savvy intuition. All of these elements have led Sidi on a quest for continuous development and innovation in the concept of cycling shoes. More importantly, these values have helped the company achieve fantastic victories in the most prestigious races in the World and affirm itself as a leader and point of reference in this sector.

Sixty years of success is not only a remarkable milestone for Sidi; it is also a new starting point from which to continue expanding and improving. Our goal is to create products with the highest ever quality standards. The new SIXTY model has already been tested successfully in races by some of the champions from the Sidi squad. This shoe is the perfect result of extensive research and constant progress applied to making shoes that are at once light, resistant, comfortable and highly performing.

The SIXTY shoe was meant to be a tribute to these 60 glorious years of history, so focus was placed on structure, features and shapes, which synthesize Sidi’s evolving journey and offer all the finest in technology and materials, perfectly matched to a modern and appealing design.

Highlights featured on the new SIXTY include the latest in Sidi technology applied to the closure mechanism, which was inspired by other top-shelf models like the Shot and the Wire 2 Carbon. This version is even lighter and more advanced. The carbon sole is light and resistant, so as to transmit full power to the pedal stroke. Sidi has trademarked their system for maximizing air flow to the foot. Not to mention the simple and minimal design that makes this shoe even more aerodynamic, modern and elegant.

One of the first riders to get a hands-on look at the new SIXTY was Egan Bernal. During his recent visit to the company, Dino Signori gave him a custom made, gold-colored special edition pair to celebrate his victory in the Tour de France, which was the 15th win in this race for Sidi. Bernal was the first Colombian in history to triumph in the Grande Boucle, at the tender age of 22. The Colombian enjoyed a truly “golden” season; in addition to the Tour, he also garnered successes in the Paris-Nice, the Tour de Suisse and the Gran Piemonte, as well as podiums in the Lombardia, the Volta Catalunya and the Giro di Toscana. Sidi and Egan Bernal are looking forward to new, exciting challenges in 2020.

For further information please visit the page: https://sidi.com/it/sixty

● SIXTY will be available at the finest cycling shops in February.
• Shop for Sidi shoes at Amazon.com here

Egan Bernal and SIXTY, watch the video:


FSE Gravel and CX Wheels

FSE.bike Gravel and CX specific G28/32X is only 1270 grams per wheelset (1150g with optional Extralite hubs) at 28mm deep with a 32mm wide…27mm wide internal.

Built with our popular feature of no spoke holes in the rim bed…that’s right, no rim tape needed for a perfect seal.

Our G40/30X Aero Gravel wheel is a HUGE HIT! In fact our most popular wheel of 2019. Perfect for Dirty Kanza and Steamboat type courses with 40mm deep Aero sweetness.

But many Groad heads we heard from wanted a light but strong billy goat wheel for steep climbs and fast spin up…FSE’s Filament Spin Evolution, next-gen carbon G28/32X to the rescue.

Retail: $1295 USD

● website: https://fse.bike
• Shop for more carbon wheel at Amazon here.


Basso Diamante SV Disc

In creating fine works of engineering that are beautifully functional and functionally beautiful the SV becomes the crown jewel of the Basso line. First impressions are rarely wrong and whether you are merely looking at or riding the Diamante SV the notion of elegant and efficient extreme speed comes to mind. That notion does not fall short as more miles atop the beautifully crafted Basso frame only serve to confirm your original idea. Experience Basso, Experience Super Veloce. Made to race, made to win, made to last, made in Italy, made by Basso.

Ultegra8070 DISC Di2, MR38 Carbon Clincher wheels: $9295.00

● More at: www.bassobikes.com
• Shop for road bike pedals at Amazon here.


WIN Sports Detergent

WIN Sports Detergent gets the funky stink out of your cycling kit. Specially engineered to remove odor from all synthetic fabrics, while gentle enough for delicate items like chamois and waterproof jackets. Available in regular Active Fresh (scented) or Free & Clear (fragrance and dye free).

$10.95 for a single bottle, discounts for when you buy in bulk.

• Buy from AMAZON at: www.amazon.com/windetergent.


Keep it PEZ for more Holiday Gift Guides in the build up to December the 25th.

Note: PezCyclingNews ask that you contact the manufacturers before using any products you see here. Only the manufacturer can provide accurate and complete information on proper / safe use, handling, maintenance and or installation of products as well as any conditional information or product limitations.

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