What's Cool In Road Cycling

PEZ Holiday Wish List #4

You’ve still got 3 whole days to ‘git ‘er done! Your holiday shopping that is… and armed with the complete set of 4 gift guides courtesy of us – and the makers of this fine selection of goods – you may now begin your buying in purposeful bliss.

Specialized S-Works Road Shoe 2011 at R&A CYCLES

Specialized’s lightest, stiffest Body Geometry shoe features unprecedented fit, comfort, and efficiency for riders in the Pro Peleton or racers who want the pinnacle of performance. The FACT 12.0 carbon sole uses high modulus, unidirectional carbon fiber and TorsionBox construction to optimize stiffness and weight in our thinnest outsole yet. The Full BG features in outsole and BG+ High Performance Footbed combine to reduce hot spots and improve knee/foot alignment. Two independent Boa dials optimize closure in each zone: Top dial locks the ankle and heel down, while mid-foot dial snugs the arch and forefoot. The 3-bolt cleat pattern fits Shimano SPD-SL, Look, Time, and Speedplay. Approximate weight: 235g (1/2 pair #42)
-Price: $350.00


The Pinarello Paris Carbon is all new for 2011 – Asymmetric design with direct lineage to the Dogma. Built with Torayca 50HM1.5 K carbon and Nanoalloy technology. You will not find a finer frameset even if you spend more $$$. The Paris Carbon is a steal at $3,499. Come and get one before they are all gone.

LIVESTRONG® Fitness by Johnson Health Tech LS28IC Trainer

LIVESTRONG® Fitness by Johnson Health Tech released its LS28IC, a special-edition indoor training cycle honoring the 28 million people living with cancer today (MSRP: $1699). A total of 500, individually-numbered cycles will be released. With each purchase, $1,000 will be donated to LIVESTRONG, the organization founded by Lance Armstrong, to serve people affected by cancer and empower them to take action.
– MSRP: US$1,699.00

CANE CREEK 110 Premium Headsets

The 110-Series represents the best a premium headset can be. Redesigned for 2011 it features the most optimal materials, the most effective seals and the best aesthetics in the market today. Cut in Cane Creek’s Fletcher, NC, machining facility from US-made aluminum and individually hand-polished. Cane Creek is so confident in the strength and durability of the 110-Series that each headset is backed by 110-year, no-questions-asked warranty. Available in 5 colors with fits for External Cup, ZeroStack, Integrated and mixed-Tapered.
– MSRP $90 – $175

GORE BIKE WEAR Countdown Insulated Jacket

The road may be our first love but the mtb makes a fine mistress – especially in winter months – and Gore Bike Wear’s Countdown Insulated Jacket is the perfect protector against the elements. The outside is WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell, while the Quilted PrimaLoft® Infinity insulation and Fleece-lined high collar & close fit Fleece-lined cuffs will keep you plenty warm. The long back has three zipped pockets for stowage, awhile up front are two more zippered pockets. It’s light, and will keep you stylin on the ride and at the coffee shop.
– MSRP $199.99


Re-design in 2010, the famous Selle Italia Turbomatic is back with a refined shape and new technology. The rails are designed to absorb shock, while the shape is wider through the middle, allowing rider weight to be dispersed over a larger area, thereby reducing pressure on any one point – and that means more comfort. Also offered in the lighter Team Edition (220grams) and cut-out center Gel-Flow for even more comfort.
– MSRP $214.50

DARRELL PARKS Cycling Calendar

Relive the glorious beauty of the 2010 Tour of California through the lens of cycling photographer Darrell Parks – 14 months and 14 inspiring images that will make you want to get out and ride. It’ 11” x 17”, full color, and a must have for anyone reading this!
– MSRP $12.95 + shipping & handling

Garmin Edge 500 with Heart Rate and Cadence GPS from WIGGLE.co.uk

Designed for performance cyclists, Edge 500 is small and lightweight. It tracks speed, distance, GPS position and elevation, so you can get the most from your training and racing. Upload your data for detailed analysis of route, elevation and personal performance. Bundle includes HRM, Speed and Cadence sensors and free shipping to Australia.
– Price: US$306.37 incl. Free delivery

MOOTS Ti Stick – Limited Edition

Express your love of Ti and Singletrack with a gift of a Moots Ti Stick. Be one of the lucky few to own a one-of-a-kind Moots-style Cowbell while supporting the great things our friends at IMBA are doing. These are not your traditional cowbells, no sirree! These limited edition “Ti Sticks”, are handmade in Steamboat Springs, CO from recycled Moots titanium tubing. Each Ti Stick is unique, no two are alike. Guaranteed to be the envy of all, these noise makers will ring true at cross races, ski races or neighborhood block parties – not to mention they give off a sound like no other!
Available exclusively at www.moots.com, only 45 total Moots Ti sticks will be sold at this time.
-100% gross sales of each Ti Stick will go directly to IMBA – the International Mountain Biking Association.
– Special pricing of $65.00 – $75.00 each (depending on size).


The Fondriest TF3 utilizes a monocoque frame made with 12k large weave carbon fibre, pre-impregnated with epoxy resins. The special ribbing and the waisted cross-sections are the result of a painstaking design work using cad 3D models and software. A young and simple frame design, completes a frame which is very fast on the road, perfect for accurate cornering, and high performance while accelerating. It is the perfect compromise between weight and performance.
Fondriest TF3
– MSRP Frame/Fork, 970/340 grams, MSRP: $1,800.

NALINI Boga Bibknickers

The Nalini Boga Bibknickers epitomize Nalini’s attention to detail and quality construction. This essential part of Fall and Winter gear features a tight anatomical fit, thermo-regulation on the back, breathable mesh insert, silicon leg grippers, contrasting 4-needle stitching, and Nalini’s super-comfortable PTN Pad. Shopping for bibknickers? The Boga Bibknicker is an easy choice. Available in Black.
– MSRP: $170.00.

EASTON EC90 TT 56mm Carbon Clincher

Easton’s work with all kinds of road cyclists (including some of the best triathletes and time trial riders in the world) helped them develop an aero wheel with a slightly lower profile for windy conditions or highly technical courses. After several rounds in the wind tunnel, Easton developed the EC90 TT 56 carbon clincher. It features the same, fast hub configuration and bladed spokes as the 56mm deep tubular version. – MSRP $2000 available January 2011

Happy Holidays everyone and enjoy the shopping – !

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