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PEZ Xmas Wish List: Stuff You Gotta Have!

If you’re like us, the Xmas shopping rush is still 21 days away… but it’s never too early to stick that Wish List on your fridge to remind Santa exactly how to light up your tree (and allow time for shipping!) Here’s a few ideas…

Attention PEZ Readers! Keep your eyes peeled for special discounts offered with certain items…


The new SCOTT LTD Road shoe was designed to meet the specific needs of the road cyclist. The shoe features an anatomic HMF™ (High Modulus Fiber) integrated carbon outsole and heel cup, BOA™ lacing system and 3D ventilated mesh upper. The LTD Road is one of the lightest road shoes on the market at 242 grams. The MSRP of this model is $299.99. For more info visit: ScottUSA.com


Fresh off the presses from the guys who bring us Rouleur magazine, is their hardbound photo annual from 2007. If you know the gorgeous Rouleur magazine celebrates the drama and beauty of road racing, for people like us who are passionate about the sport, you’ll know this is a book for you. It’s 240 pages of big color and black & white photos divided into sections like 6-day, The Peloton, Flanders Fields, Le Tour, and more, with written intros to each section as only Rouleur’s skilled journalistsic craftsmen could scribe…
• Price: US$90.00
• International Orders buy at: Rapha.cc
• USA readers please note – Best (quickest and cheapest) to buy on-line from CompetitiveCyclist.com


From the folks who offer the best selcetion of Pro Team kit, comes some super-sensible ideas for your winter riding:
A. Inverse Air Jacket – A great jacket to keep you warm on those cold days. Made of Shelltex, which is a Windtex elastic fabric that has a fleece lining. Strong, soft and stretchy…and breathable. Zippered vents on the arms. Ipod pocket; large zippered rear pocket with reflective detail. Windproof/waterproof zipper. Reflective accents. InRoyal/Navy Blue, Red/Orange or Grey/Lime Green. $219.95
B. DeMarchi Contour Leggera Jersey– A perfect mid-weight long sleeve jersey that’s extremely versatile. Can be worn alone as a jersey, or, as a jacket over another jersey. Features DeMarchi’s Dry3 fabric that’s breathable, but keeps you warm. ElasticRoubaix HT inserts for greater fit and comfort. Three rear pockest. Reflective sides and back inserts. In Red/Black or Grey/Black. $129.99
c. Capoforma Summit Lite Wind Jacket – A lightweight, compact, wind-proof and water resistant Windtex outer layer with mesh side panels, reflective piping and 3 rear pockets. In Navy, Red or Grey.$139.99

**The PEZMAS Special!**
EURODUDS is happy to offer a 15% discount to PEZ-Readers on these items: simply write “Pez Xmas List” in the comments section when you order online; and a discount will be applied upon shipment


The latest from those engineers of speed at ZIPP is the Vuma Quad crank – it’s their super light, even stiffer: “a 570g, 30mm BB, four arm crank, with 50/34 or 53/39 chain rings, 110mm bolt circle, 22mm bearings with ABEC5 races and Grade 10 steel balls. Optional ceramic bearing upgrade, quality BB tool and “NoNuts” chain ring bolts. It’s rated at 33% stiffer than the next lightest product on the market and passed the new increased CEN fatigue test at the new standard of 1800 Newtons.” They’re priced from $1000 – $1200 bucks (depending on bearing choice), so you better be on Santa’s ‘nice’ list – but hey – you’re worth it right?


Cane Creek’s new 110 headset sets the benchmark for headset design, reliability, and aesthetics, brought to you by the creators of threadless headset technology. Features include a new stainless bearing with custom Split-Lip seals, a captured compression ring, low stack height, and a total weight of 97g. The “no-compromise” 110 is CNC machined from 7050 aluminum, hand polished, and finished with crisp classic graphics. Included with each 110 are color matched Interlok spacers and top cap. Available in Red, Blue, Black, or Silver.
Price: $140 Retail for the standard and $115 for the IS version.
Visit www.CaneCreek.com for more info.


Another cool product in the Brave Soldier regiment is their Clean Skin face & body cleanser. It’s great for face and hands and safe for sensitive to normal skin, and helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance. The natural moisturizers and amino acids refresh, sooth and nourish your skin while removing grime, sunscreen, and makeup.
Price: US$16.00 at BraveSoldier.com


Why should the Nascar boys get all the good calendars? Here’s one to suitably improve any cyclist’s workshop – the extra large format “provocatively sensuous” 2008 CyclePassion calendar by Germany’s Anke Wilken. It’s filled with shiny bikes and sultry bodies, including some top women racers like you‘ve never seen them before. The Cyclepassion calendar: cycling memorabilia that deserves the appreciation of every red-blooded cyclist!

Get’em at:
• Canada: Cooleurostuff.com – all 1.866.727.8663 – $39.99 CDN
• US: WorldCycling.com $49.95 USD


American Classic claims that the ceramic bearings are like lingerie for the cyclist, they feel really good to have on and know one knows about it but you and your bike. We say they’re nice to look at and feel great too… American Classic’s ceramic bearings carry the top quality ABEC-5 rating and use Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) ceramic balls with 440C stainless steel races. That means they’re harder than steel and have a longer ball life. Their smoother surface finish also means less friction which can translate into increased performance. Ceramic bearings require less lubrication and exhibit less lubrication degeneration, which results in increased bearing life. These babies can be retrofitted to existing AC wheels at your local bike shop or installed in new wheels by the American Classic tech staff. To order or for more information, call American Classic at 800-813-5545 or 813-885-9040
• Prices: Set of 6 ceramic bearings (2 front and 4 rear) $199.95 for road or MTB


Portland based Greyhound Juice was founded by cyclists, for cyclists to make high quality skin care products for active people. Their line includes muscle warming salves, aftershave and body lotions, and anti-friction cream. Essential oils and natural ingredients are used to create better smelling – and better working products [Pez Sez: The aftershave really does smell good – and feels great on the skin.] Prices range from $12.00 – $14.50 plus shipping at:


The perfect gift for the growing legions of SEVEN owners, folks who want a Seven, or anyone who just wants cool kit – it’s Seven Cycles Team jersey & shorts by Castelli. The jersey is Raglan cut and made from Castelli MicroSpitechR fabric with a 35cm zipper (Retail price: US$85.00) The Seven Cycles Team Shorts are available in regular or bib style; made from Castelli Modifier2 StratosR fabric, with a YPro3 pad (Retail price: US$130.00 regular shorts, US$140.00 bibs)

**The PEZMAS Special!**
Seven is happy to offer a 15% discount to PEZ-Readers who order by phone (617-923-7774) on these items, as well as the Team Jacket (which they can check out here:


Maybe the most anticipated bike of the year – the astoundingly redesigned Trek Madone 6.9 is in stores now and just waiting to show up under your tree. Made of Trek’s OCLV Red Carbon, steered by Bontrager’s Race XXX Lite carbon fork with E2 aluminum steerer, Bontrager Race XXX Lite carbon wheels
Bontrager Race X Lite 50/34 crank, Shimano Dura-Ace shifters, brakes, SRAM 11-26 cogset. Sizes 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62cm, all in a beautiful Pearl White and black finish.

Price: US$7699.99 msrp
Find your dealer and get more info: TrekBikes.com

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