What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ Holiday List 4: The Gifts Just Keep On Coming!

Is it crunch time? Hardly – with 6 full shopping days still left to stuff your stocking to total over-inflation. So here’s another batch o’ goodies you might not want to live without, and thank goodness you can use the PEZ-A-PAL link at the story bottom to send this list to the people who count!


The new LOOK 586 represents an evolution in monocoque technology. By fine tuning the carbon layup, LOOK has optimized lateral stiffness and vertical compliance into a lightweight 940g frame, including integrated seat tube. The next generation E Post utilizes an elastomer system with integrated bumpers (black=firm, red=medium, grey=soft) that are interchangeable to dial in the perfect amount of comfort. This frameset also includes the new LOOK HeadFit headset adjustment system. HeadFit allows you to adjust the headset independent of the stem. You know longer need to loosen your stem and sacrifice its adjustment in order to adjust the headset.

Stay tuned for the full PEZ-Test coming soon – !
• Price: US$3699.00 for frame, fork, HeadFit headset, and E Post.


Looking for a jersey that’s less about company branding and more about making you look and feel good? Hotvelociti jerseys are one of the few brands that are still made with silk screens created by artisans, and using Italian sublimation machines to guarantee bright, true colors. Each jersey is made from 100-percent, silky-smooth wicking polyester that deters snags and won’t tear in a crash, plus we’ve added all the extras: invisible zippers, three full back-pockets, and side panels to ensure a svelte profile. Our sizing is fit but not confining, and our women’s jerseys are cut for the female shape – sexy!
**The PEZMAS Special!** FREE Priority shipping in the U.S, just in time for Xmas, and until January 10th!
• Visit Hotvelociti.com and check out their great designs for that special cyclist in your life—the one that can’t let a weekend go by without riding their bike!


PezMan Marvin Zauderer is a USA Cycling Level 2 coach, Masters road racer, and licensed psychotherapist, who also writes our ToolBox Sport Psychology column, but he also works with amateur and professional athletes, coaches, and teams on mental fitness – in person, by phone, and through videoconference. Get a 25% discount on a 1-hour initial evaluation session, in which he’ll discuss your mental fitness with you and make recommendations on how you can strengthen it. Just mention the **The PEZMAS Special!** when you get in touch with him: email [email protected] or call 415.721.3737.
• See Marvin’s website for all the info: MarvinZ.com.


With a strong emphasis on the European road season, RIDE Cycling Review is an independently-published quarterly magazine from Australia. Printed in a perfect-bound format on high-quality paper and superb reproduction, the magazine is nice enough to collect. Now in its 10th year, with up to 224 pages of information, RIDE contains a wealth of reading for cycling enthusiasts everywhere. Available in the USA through major Barnes & Noble and Borders book stores.
• Subscription price: US$95.00 for one year (air mailed direct from Australia)
• Newsagent price: US$14.75 (approximately)
Intl orders: RideMedia.com.au


Here’s a great gift if you want to be riding about 2 mph faster by next July – PowerCranks. An awesome training device for fine tuning your pedal stroke and improving efficiency. Most users see great results while some report phenomenal results. The off season is the perfect time to start this training. Prices start at US$899.00.
**The PEZMAS Special!**: Get a 2.5% discount until December 31, 2007. Use code ‘pezfreeship’.


Looking for a quick and easy gift for those individuals on your list that will also help them achieve their dreams of fitness? Give the gift of training, fitness and health. Send it via email or print it out and give it as a present. Delivered instantly and forever appreciated!
• Price: 3 months – US$49.00, 6 months – US$79.00, 12 months – US$119.00 (that’s only $9.97 per month!)
• See the website: Trainingpeaks.com/giftcertificate.asp

**The PEZMAS Special!**:
Any person that buys a 12 month subscription may also sign up for any one of Jenna Bell-Wilson’s Calories Count Meal Plans Jenna Bell-Wilson’s Calories Count Meal Plans


Now that you have all this other cool bike gear under the tree…why not take it on the road and join Breaking Away Bicycle Tours on one of their “Once in a Lifetime” cycling vacations to magical destinations in Italy or France. In the biz for 25 years they know how to show guests a great time. **The PEZMAS Special!**: Free Team Cycling Kit with new reservations when you mention PEZCycling!

See the website: BreakingAway.com
Or email at [email protected]


Cyfac’s latest custom carbon offering comes via the Absolu. Featuring the French company’s 3C carbon construction which pairs 1K and 3K Carbon with Kevlar layers (I think that makes it two C’s and a K?). The combination yields high level “rideability” and applies a visual style for which Cyfac is quickly becoming known. Taking advantage of a special eco-friendly paint process, Cyfac can offer more than 14,000 different color tints (that’s 13,990 more than most) to optimize any custom frame design. Frame weights differ as they are all custom but a recent 55cm Record-Built frame with Mavic R-Sys wheels, SLR saddle, ITM 101 bar and Volo Stem tipped the scales at 14.6lbs. Frameset retail: $6600. Full lifetime guarantee included. Contact www.veloeuropa.com for more details.


Heal road rash in days instead of weeks! The all-in-one package includes everything you need to clean, sterilize, and dress even the ugliest road raspberries – like: a pair of 10 x10cm (4×4″) self-adhesive hydrocolloid dressings that absorb excess oozing and promote faster healing, Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser, four 10 x10cm (4×4″) surgical sponges, exceptionally handy tubular elastic bandages (just like what you see on ProTour racers), ten yards of hypoallergenic medical tape, and detailed instructions on how to treat your wounds.
• Price: US$29.95


Blackburn System X4 Light is just the ticket for those early morning and late evening Winter rides. The Luxeon LED offers ample light output and long runtime (4 hours at 100%; 6 hours dimmed) and the whole system with compact Li-Ion battery weighs just 346 grams. Helmet and bar mount included. Backed by Blackburn’s Lifetime Warranty. MSRP US$159.99
Blackburn Camber CF Cage Do we really need another carbon fiber cage? Not after you buy this sweetie that weighs under 28 grams, but is tough enough to be backed by a Lifetime Warranty. Blackburn’s Camber CF cage walks the razor’s edge of quick and easy bottle access and vise-like grip that’s tight enough for off-road use. Matte or gloss finish. MSRP $44.99;
• Get ‘em at: BlackburnDesign.com


It might not be as sunny and warm where you are, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the flavors of the islands while opening all your other awsome gifts. CoffeesOfHawaii.com could be the perfect holiday in a cup…

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