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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’19 #5

Gift Guide #5: Another mixed bag of great gift ideas in our 5th holiday guide: Pirelli Cinturato Cross Mixed tires, DeFeet Woolie Boolie socks, La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio – Special Event, Colnago e64 bike, Rapha Explore down jacket, Spurcycle Hip Pack, Lezyne Connect Smart lights, PEARL iZUMi Women’s Blvd Merino vest and PEARL iZUMi X-ALP® gravel shoe. Get those presents bought!

You can see ‘Gift Guide #1’ HERE, ‘Gift Guide #2’ HERE, ‘Gift Guide #3’ HERE and ‘Gift Guide #4’ HERE.


DeFeet Woolie Boolie

DeFeet expands on the historic use of wool in cycling and the brands iconic racing heritage with their USA grown & crafted wool socks. Ideal companions for long rides in any weather and perfect for casual wear, DeFeet wool is an expression of the two-wheeled lifestyle that any riders on your list will warmly appreciate for years to come.

Woolie Boolie Podium (pictured) $19.99

See the Woolie Boolie at defeet.com.
• Shop for more DeFeet socks at Amazon here.


Pirelli Cinturato Cross Mixed

● Medium profile and tread spacing for riding quickly and confidently over a mixed variety of terrains, from hard to soft, whether for dry or wet.
● SpeedGRIP Compound formulation for on and off-road rolling efficiency coupled with high tear resistance and high wet grip.
● High-strength woven Nylon fabric from bead to bead for added cut and puncture protection.
● Multi-ply 127tpi Nylon casing construction.
● Tubeless-ready aramid folding bead optimized for wide rims and lower pressure riding.

• retail price $69.99
Buy at Amazon.com here


La Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio – Special Event

The GranFondo FaustoCoppi – June, 2020 – is a legendary cycling race, emblem of the love story between cycling and the territory where it takes place: the Cuneo Province in Piedmont, Northern Italy. This area is surrounded by the Alps and its famous mountains roads are the challenges athletes have to face. Some steep climbs, such as Colle dell’Agnello, have often been part of the Giro d’Italia. This year, the GranFondo Fausto Coppi it’s in its 33rd Edition, but its epic aura has not changed over time, making the event one of a kind, absolutely not to be missed.

• Go to the website here: omadventure.com/granfondo-fausto-coppi.

• retail price 1.840,00 € for those who take part in the GranFondo Fausto Coppi Officine Mattio and 1.690,00 € for those who are not riding.


Colnago e64

The latest evolution of performance from Colnago, the e64 project becomes reality, with the aim of bringing the experience and knowledge of the historic brand to the world of pedal assisted bikes. The e64 marks the entry of Ernesto Colnago’s company into the e-road market with the style and quality that have distinguished it for 65 years. The e64 uses the Ebikemotion servo assistance system, the lightest on the market. The weight of the engine is only 3,7 kg and is capable of developing a power of 250 watts. The engine is located inside the rear hub and the battery on the frame’s down tube. This helps maintain a full bike weight of only 27lbs. The e64 is the evolution of performance.

Two builds available:
· E64 ULTEGRA Di2 DISC: $7,999.95
· E64 ULTEGRA DISC: $6,799.95

More online here: www.colnago.com/en/bikes/e64/
• Shop for more Colnago gear at Amazon here.


Rapha Explore Down Jacket – Adventure starts anywhere

The Explore Down Jacket is our most versatile jacket ever, with a fit that’s designed to work equally well on and off the bike.

The jacket is made with a lightweight woven nylon outer fabric and filled with high loft 850-fill-power down to create an insulating layer for exceptional warmth in the coldest of conditions, weighing just 238 grams in size medium. The down insulation is treated with a durable water repellent coating in order to retain loft and lock in warmth even when wet. Working closely with industry-leading partner Allied Feather, we use a fully traceable, responsibly sourced down and each jacket comes with a lot number, allowing you to track the exact origin of the fill. Heat is locked in with elasticated openings at the hood and cuffs as well as an elasticated waistband which is adjusted via hidden cinches inside the front pockets.

Distinctive contrast stitching features on the chest, adding visibility without compromise on weight or packability. The hood features a lightweight elastic binding and can be removed completely for those packing lighter still. Reflective logos are positioned on the back and chest for added visibility.

When night falls, the jacket combines with the Explore Sleeping Bag to form an integrated sleep system for warmth and comfort on overnighters in mild conditions. The full sleep system packs down small, taking up only a third of the Explore Bar Pack.

● Elasticated hood and cuff openings
● 100% fluorocarbon-free insulation
● Two-way Vislon zipper
● Two front pockets to keep your hands warm or stow essentials
● Reflective details on the chest and back
● Lightweight zip garage to prevent irritation
● Distinctive contrast stitching on the chest

All weights given for size medium:
● Weight with hood and stuff sack- 238 grams
● Weight without hood and stuff sack – 206 grams

RRP: £220.00

See more Rapha goods at: www.rapha.cc
• Shop for more Down Jackets on Amazon here.


Spurcycle Hip Pack

Yearning to build a better bag to meet their own applications, Spurcycle’s version of yesteryear’s fanny-pack has been transformed using ultra-modern materials and coined simply Hip Pack. Like many of the brand’s products, the Hip Pack is made in the USA and uses top-of-the-line materials (Dyneema and X-pac fabrics) to yield a technical yet simple and lightweight pack (250 grams). The four-liter-in-volume Hip Pack holds a half-day’s supplies and is shaped for secure trail carry. The heavy-duty zipper closure provides one-handed access and the inner perimeter features four pockets for easy access to nutrition or tools. An internal zipper pocket keeps phone and other valuables secure and a lanyard puts keys where you can find you them after a long adventure. Lastly, the pack’s external shock cord provides a convenient place to stash a vest, arm warmers, or even a backup water bottle. The Spurcycle Hip Pack retails for $135 and is available now at spurcycle.com. Better hurry as the first production run is limited and going fast!

RRP: $135.

Available at: www.spurcycle.com .
• Shop for more Hip Packs at Amazon here.


Lezyne Connect Smart Pair – $99.99

The most advanced front/rear cycling light combo available. The Connect Smart Pair comes equipped with our Smart Connect wireless technology. This pair of lights can be quickly programmed and customized by the companion LED Ally phone app. Once programmed and paired, the front light wirelessly controls the rear light when toggling through its modes. Setup only the modes you need, and up to four mode-sets for whatever type of riding is planned, day or night.

Front Specs:
WEIGHT: 153g
MAX RUNTIME: 87 hours

Rear Specs:
MAX RUNTIME: 19:30 hours

RRP: $99.99

See all the details at: ride.lezyne.com/collections/smart-connect-led
• Shop for more Lezyne lights at Amazon here.


PEARL iZUMi Women’s Blvd Merino Vest ($190)

Combining luxurious Merino with subtle bike functionality, the Men’s and Women’s Blvd Merino Vest ($190) will be a winter staple. Featuring thermal Merino wool/Nylon fabric for comfort, odor control and natural body temperature management. Also has a Metalux center front zipper with semi-auto locking zipper head and BioViz® reflective elements for low-light visibility.

RRP: $190

More info at: www.pearlizumi.com.
• Shop for Pearl Izumi vests at Amazon here.



With the growth of the gravel market and PEARL iZUMi’s devotion to innovation in cycling shoes, the X-ALP® GRAVEL ($150) was created for big miles and rough roads, combining the closer fit of a performance road shoe with the walkable sole technology found throughout the PEARL iZUMi MTB shoe range. With a seamless perforated upper, this shoe has improved breathability and comfort. The L6 Boa® System with sequence routing allows for a customized fit with micro-adjustability and an even, secure closure. Whether spending a casual afternoon in the saddle or racing in the next Dirty Kanza, the 1:1 ® Next Step Nylon composite sole of the X-ALP® Gravel delivers uncompromising pedaling performance and confidence for off-the-bike hike-ability. A reinforced toe bumper adds even more durability and protection to this gravel-centric bike shoe. These shoes come in two colors, Black/Black and White/Black.

RRP: $150

More info at: www.pearlizumi.com
• Shop for more Pearl Izumi shoes at Amazon here


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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