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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’19 #6

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Gift Guide #6: Not much shopping time left till the big day and so here at PEZ we’ve put together our latest collection of Yuletide suggestions. More goodies to choose from: Alé clothing, Limar helmets, Officina Battaglin Marosticana limited-edition classic frame, Wahoo TICKR X Heart Rate Monitor, Rapha Pro Team Winter Tights, Swiftwick socks, Vision SC Wheels, Silca Nastro Bar Tape, Osmo Nutrition and a special ‘PEZ 20% Discount’ on a 3T Strada Pro bike.

You can see ‘Gift Guide #1’ HERE, ‘Gift Guide #2’ HERE, ‘Gift Guide #3’ HERE, ‘Gift Guide #4’ HERE and ‘Gift Guide #5’ HERE.

 

Alé Klimatik K-Idro WR Men Short Sleeve Jersey $179.99

The new K-Idro jersey, renewed in its details and fitting, it’s always perfect for intense training in humid weather conditions. The internal brushed fabric insulates you from cold and keeps you dry.

Details:
● Inner lined collar
● Windroproof zipper with chin guard and zip garage
● 3 back pockets
● Reflective details for safety
● Tail and back pockets made in water repellent fabric
● Bonded Technology

RRP: $179.99

See more and buy it at: www.alebikewear.com

 

Limar Air Star Helmets – $114

With a retail price under $120, the Limar Air Star is an affordable helmet which incorporates a number of aero features not typically found at its price point. Designed and developed for road and gravel riders, the Air Star delivers the same great comfort, supreme ventilation, and high performance typical of Limar’s Air Revolution line of helmets. 19 optimally positioned air vents and an interior system of air channels mitigate resistance/turbulence as air circulates inside the shell, keeping you cool as heat is drawn away from your head. Exploiting the Venturi effect, the 19 air vents and their interior channels allow the entry of a great quantity of air without compromising aerodynamic performance.

The Air Star also features Limar’s Air-Fit system, which allows for quick and easy one-handed micro-adjustment via a ratcheting wheel mechanism, and vertical and horizontal adjustments ensure a perfect fit. Also included with the helmet is a rear red light, which perfectly fits onto the adjustment system at the back of the helmet, increasing safety when riding at night or in limited light conditions. The Air Star is available in black, red, blue, black/pink, and reflective white/yellow.

Tech Specs:
Shell: In-mold triple shell
Vents: 19 Air Vents
Sizing System: AirFit-System with height adjustment and webbing connection
Pads: Antibacterial and washable comfort pads
Light: Helmet LED light included

RRP: $114

See the full Limar range at: limar.cc.

 

Officina Battaglin anticipates the 2020 Marosticana with a limited-edition classic frame made from the iconic Columbus SLX tubing

Officina Battaglin, the brand founded by the 1981 Giro-Vuelta winner Giovanni Battaglin, has launched a new limited edition that anticipates the 2020 Marosticana model. There will be only 10 pieces worldwide, individually numbered, and each frame will be custom-made to the owner’s measurements after an individual consultation with Giovanni Battaglin. But the reason why this Marosticana version is really special is the tubing: the frames will be made from the iconic Columbus SLX tubing.

“Next year will be a year of change for us,” said Giovanni Battaglin. “We will introduce new exclusive finishes, new products, and new specifications. The Marosticana, the classic-looking lugged frame of the Officina Battaglin collection, will change too. And to anticipate the release of the new Marosticana in early 2020, we’re launching a small batch of 10 Marosticana frames with a very special feature. In fact, these 10 frames will be made from the legendary Columbus SLX tubing as a tribute to our racing legacy. In the 80s, the double-butted Columbus SLX was our tubing of choice for building professional bikes. The SLX tubes featured helical reinforcements inside the sections that joined the bottom bracket lug. This way it was possible to produce thin-walled tubes that were stronger and stiffer in the area where higher stresses concentrated. At the time the helical reinforcements were an advanced solution that allowed us to build lightweight steel bikes while maximizing power transfer. Then, in the late 90s, the SLX went out of production. But 2 years ago, thanks to an exclusive partnership with Columbus, we managed to bring it back to life. We thought that the SLX would be a special touch for a special Marosticana!”

The Marosticana SLX will also feature a cromovelato finish, completely customizable. Cromovelato is a typical Italian finish of premium bikes from the 80s that creates a translucent color over a chrome-plated steel frame. It is achieved by polishing the frame to a mirror shine before the chrome-plating process, and then painting the chrome with colored lacquer. The final result is a colored mirror-like effect like no other paint. With the Marosticana SLX, the owner will be able to personalize the frame with their favorite cromovelato colors, creating a one-of-a-kind Italian steel bike.

Ordering one of the 10 custom Marosticana SLX frames
The 10 Marosticana SLX frames will be available exclusively by ordering at Officina Battaglin.
Customers will be able to enjoy the full experience of having a frame or bike tailor-made to their preferences by a legend of cycling.

A custom Marosticana frame SLX includes:
1. custom steel frame built to the owner’s measurements in the Battaglin workshop and individually numbered
2. steel fork
3. custom cromovelato finishing
4. individually numbered plate
5. free shipping worldwide

The price for a Marosticana SLX frame custom-made in the Battaglin workshop is 2.500 €.

To learn more about Officina Battaglin’s Marosticana SLX visit: https://officinabattaglin.com/marosticana-slx-special-edition

 

Wahoo TICKR X Heart Rate Monitor $79.99
Bluetooth and ANT+ Heart Rate Sensor with Calorie Tracking and Memory.

The TICKR X is the ultimate heart rate monitor, capturing both motion and intensity to give you the most effective workout. It tracks heart rate, calorie burn, running analytics and more! It even has built-in memory for heart rate and calorie data, giving you the freedom to train without a phone. Equipped with Bluetooth and ANT+ dual-band technology, it connects to most smartphones, GPS watches and bike computers. TICKR X is compatible with most popular fitness apps, making it an incredibly versatile workout tracker for all of your activities. No other heart rate training platform can compete with the TICKR X. Period.

FEATURES:
DUAL BAND TECHNOLOGY
REAL TIME HEART RATE AND CALORIE TRACKING
INTERNAL MEMORY
INDOOR CYCLING CADENCE
RUNNING ANALYTICS
THIRD PARTY APP COMPATIBILITY
APPLE WATCH INTEGRATION
VISIBLE CONNECTION AND ALERTS
TREADMILL MODE
CADENCE MEASUREMENT
RUNNING SMOOTHNESS™

RRP: $79.99

More information at: wahoofitness.com
Buy it on Amazon here.

 

Rapha Pro Team Winter Tights with Pad II – Be seen at speed

The Pro Team Winter Tights with Pad II are the evolution of a much-loved item of winter cycling clothing by Rapha. Now with increased protection against the elements, these technical tights are designed for cold weather base rides and training sessions.

The tights have a wind-blocking DWR (durable water repellent) fabric all the way up the front-facing panels to ward off the weather, while the breathable fabric on the rear allows body heat to be released if you’re pushing hard on the pedals. This second edition of the tights features a stiffer windblock fabric and improved compression, allowing for a better fit and feel on the bike, while the seat panel is made with an enforced high-resistance fabric. The inner of the tights has a brushed back fleece fabric for a touch of comfort in the cold, while reflective tabs and bars have been placed all over the tights to keep you seen deep into winter.

“The fit is perfect and the comfort second to none, but it’s the thermal insulation and protection from the rain and road spray that really moves these tights into a category of their own. 9/10.”

RRP: €250

See the Rapha winter tights here: www.rapha.cc

 

Swiftwick Socks ($19.99)

The leader in cycling socks, there’s a ton of technology behind each line to provide unbeatable comfort, performance, and compression — not to mention the awesome colors and patterns. They’ve notoriously been referred to as “the best sock ever” and we’re here to make giving socks cool again! A great fit for holiday is the merino wool Pursuit line. It’s cushioned to support muscles and designed to absorb impact. The unbeatable moisture and temperature control makes it great for road and mountain biking.

RRP: $19.99

See all the Swiftwick range here: https://swiftwick.com
Buy on Amazon here.

 

3T STRADA PRO Roadbike – ** PEZ-Fans save $800 with Discount Code Below **

This is what a performance road bike will look like in five years:
1) comfort from bigger tires
2) frame & wheel aerodynamics optimized for those tires
3) 1x drivetrain

American Junior racer Magnus Sheffield medaled at the 2019 World Championships using his Strada Pro, but its unique combination of comfort, speed and simplicity can be appreciated by road riders of all levels. And for PezCycling readers, you can now get a 20% discount using the discount code: STRADAPEZ.

More info at: www.3t.bike

Price: Regular: USD 3999. With STRADAPEZ discount code: USD $3,199.
• Shop for other 3T components here.

 

Vision SC Wheels – $999

Vision SC is the newest range of light and versatile carbon racing wheels, available with a 40mm or 55mm rim depth, and in rim and disc brake formats. They have been developed using extensive wind tunnel testing and on the road with professional cyclists of our sponsored teams, offering a great balance of performance and light weight at a competitive price. The full carbon rims are TL tubeless ready, while the alloy freehubs are compatible with both Shimano 10-11 speed and SRAM 12 speed XDR systems. They are hand built to artisanal standards, with direct pull aero bladed spokes and ABS self-locking nipples for reliable performance and a clean rim design.

· Full Carbon 40mm depth rim
· Tubeless ready – Clincher rim
· Centerlock rotor mount
· 6 sealed cartridge bearings (2F + 4R)
· DP Spokes – 21F / 24R
· Artisan built, entirely by hand
· Includes rim tape (clincher) and spoke protector
· Includes adapters for (front) QR and TA-12, and (rear) QR and X-12
· Alloy Shimano 10-11sp / SRAM XDR freehub

See the Vision range: shop.visiontechusa.com

MSRP – 999.00 USD
• Shop for other VISION Wheelsets at Amazon here.

 

Silca Nastro Bar Tape | $40

Mix up 1 part Adidas Boost Shoes, 1 part Pirelli F1 tires and a healthy dollop of SILCA innovation and you get thinner, grippier bar tape with the shock-absorbing powers of tapes twice as thick.

RRP: $40.

See it here at: silca.echoscomm.com
• Buy Silca Bartape at Amazon here.

 

Osmo Nutrition Rapid Recovery | $35

It’s chocolate, it’s delicious, it makes tomorrow’s ride better. What’s not to love?

More information: osmo-nutrition.echoscomm.com

RRP: $35
Buy it here on Amazon.

 

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