What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ Holiday Wish List #2

The days are ticking down to that calamitous confusion concerning your chimney, but even if your preferred method of gift delivery is slightly more direct, we’ve got a bunch more ideas to keep you smiling all through the season…

For 2010, Velo Vie has launched its new Vitesse 300R series. Another new innovation, by putting together a frame employing carbon welding process that uses ultra himodulous carbon with integration of BB30, to achieve a high performance, quality, light, stiff, and inexpensive frameset. Partnering with best know brands in industry, a full built Vitesse 300 R built with SRAM Red and Reynolds Assault wheels and is yours with special Christmas code Pez01 at www.velovie.com for just $4131.00. Save nearly a $1000 over Velo Vie’s everyday low web pricing. Or, build the bike you want at the price you want online. Make sure to register at the web site www.velovie.com or call at 1877 835 6843 and use the discount code Pez01 ASAP.

Castelli’s Fulimine Wind Bibtight is perfect for the cold and wet winter rides. They basically take their thermal fleecy stretch Thermoflex fabric and apply some Nano-technology to make it water-repellent. Designed to keep you dry and comfortable by providing a water repellent barrier, while the fleecy Thermoflex fabric traps a layer of warm air next to the skin, offering plenty of warmth for cold winter days. The stretchy SG0.6 WIND membrane fabric on the knees and the sit area protects against wind and wheel splash, while still allowing moisture to escape, and provides excellent insulation.
Sizes S-XXL – MSRP is $269.99

The Smith V90 & V90 Max in Cyan with Red Mirror lens (shown) makes a stylish stocking stuffer for the lycra addicted. Interchangeable Pivlock Technology compliments a glass that weighs 24 grams, has zero peripheral obstruction thanks to its frameless design and comes with a trio of specialty lens tints. Smith glasses are backed by a True Lifetime Warranty. MSRP: V90 $119/ V90Max $139.

Not all trainers are created equal, and Blackburn’s Tech Mag stands above the rest in one specific area – frame stiffness and stability. The Blackburn engineering group designed the oversized steel Tech Mag frame to excel in these key areas, and it’s something you’ll definitely feel and appreciate during high-intensity efforts, especially out-of-the-saddle. Adjustable-height legs keep the bike close to the ground, eliminating the need for a track block. The wide-range, six-setting magnetic resistance unit boasts one of the lowest initial resistance settings available, perfect for spinning the legs to warm up or recover, and there’s still plenty of meat in the harder settings for tough workouts. A bar-mounted thumb lever lets you select between ‘mellow’ and ‘excruciating’ on the fly.
MSRP: $199.99

There’s nothing more satisfying than an epic ride in the mountains. The fastest way to recover from a huge ride is to have bragging rights, based on solid data. The Sigma Rox 8.0 supplies you with the validation that your ride was in fact truly epic, by recording key information like total elevation climbed, rate of ascent, lots of heart rate information, as well as cadence and speed data, all wirelessly!
MSRP: $189.99

MOTOREX Bike Shine Spray protects, preserves and has a water repellant beading effect. Its anti-static properties repel dust, making it ideal for conserving bicycles that are infrequently used for display. Ideal for use after cleaning. Also – It’s Biodegradable. Sizes: 500ml Ask your shop to contact MOTOREX USA to become a stocking dealer.

What has Homey Claus left under your tree? DRV apparel of course! The V02 Max Long Sleeve Jersey is made of top quality CoolMax material, with full front zipper and three rear pockets. It’s just perfect for cold weather rides, and the Fearless DRV graphics will keep obnoxious drivers off your back during training rides.
MSRP: $89.99

The 2010 Lake CX236 features a full grain leather upper with a with a molded vented heel counter. The outsole is made from a 3K carbon fiber weave forming a solid, vented sole. Men’s sizes available in a 3-hole or Speedplay specific cleat pattern for use without adapters. The closure is BOA aerodynamic rear mounted, with the lace wrapping around the heel cup with a full power zone option available in both zones.
Sizes: Men’s regular & wide (EE):39-48,50, 39.5-46.5 Women’s: 36-43, 37.5-42.5. D & EE widths as well as women’s specific soles
Colors: White/Silver, Black/Silver
MSRP: $209.99

Started in the early ‘90’s, Felt Bicycles has risen to the top of the Pro Tour ranks under the powerful legs of Team Garmin-Slipstream. The 2010 F1SL features Felt’s top-of-the-line UHC-Nano carbon fiber frame technology, and also comes in a snazzy team colored edition. It’s lightweight, stiff and engineered with classic road racing geometry.
Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm – MSRP: US$6999.00.

Perfect stuffer? Beaker Concepts have created a great new substitute for the plastic bag in a pocket. You can stuff an I-Phone or Blackberry inside along with ID a few dollares etc (or whatever you think fits well) and while it’s not water proof or crush proof it’s pretty damn resistant and should help things take a fall with a lot higher survival rate. $18.00

The DMT Radial™ With SPEEDPLAY/TIME Sole gets your foot closer to the pedal allowing a more efficient transfer of power. It features a lightweight resistant upper constructed of microfiber with a mesh lining in slip-lasted construction to yield a lightweight shoe without requiring a mid-sole board and allows the upper to wrap around your foot providing a sock-like fit without irritating seams. The CX Carbon fiber sole is constructed with nine layers of Toray MR60 Carbon Fiber, but at the critical cleat interface it’s only 3.5 mm thick giving a very low foot-to-pedal distance. The Radial is also available with a LOOK sole. Weight: size 41 / 255 grams – Price: $265.00

Sportful’s HotPack jacket is extremely technical with every material and every cut developed to provide frontal wind protection, outstanding breathability, and a modicum of water protection but in the absolute minimal package, and with a close to body fit so the jacket won’t be flapping in the wind and slow you down. HotPack is made out of a unique lightweight (only 83 grs.), breathable, wind resistant and semi-transparent material that allows your jersey underneath to be seen. Light enough to stash away in your jersey pocket when you don’t need it.
Sizes S-XXL – MSRP is $89.99

Letter from actual PEZ-Fan: “Hi there – I enjoyed your Christmas wish list article (must buy that calendar) but thought you might be interested in these cufflinks I came across whilst surfing the web for present ideas…. Ben”
Price: Ј50

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