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2013 Cycling Gift Guide #3
xmas3_650 Christmas is approaching but there’s still time to grab the latest cycling gear for you or your loved ones. In Edition #3 of the PEZCycling Holiday Gift Guide we take a look at some great products from Sportful, Elite, ErgVideo, Cinelli, LOOK, V-Gear, Power2max, Polar, Grupetto Bikes & ProViz.



ERGVIDEO Training Dvds
ErgVideo Virtual Reality Cycling training dvds are a great stocking stuffer for “that guy/that gal” who spends winter hours grinding away on a stationary trainer.

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The wheezing and grunting you’ll hear, over and over again from the basement, is your loved one’s very special way to say: “thanks honey, this was such a great gift!”. HD editions $59, Standard def $45, with discounts for 3, 6, and 9 disk orders. www.ergvideo.com


ELITE SU-STA “Elevator” Front Wheel Block
Trainer front wheel support with five (5) levels of height adjustment to simulate both flat terrain and slopes. Unique design that allows up to a 6% incline all in the same space of a standard front wheel block.

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Anti-slip rubber feet keeps the wheel block from sliding during use. Fits road or MTB diameter tires. ELITE Part # 0121901. MSRP $34.99 Available at: www.pronetcycling.com or your favorite bicycle retailer.


V-Gear QDP 1
Need some jerseys in a hurry, but don’t have time for a full custom order? Or looking for the simplicity of a fully on-line order and design process? Check out the V-Gear Quick Delivery Program. Choose express shipping and get a customized jersey in 5 working days! Just add text, clipart or your own artwork to the front and back, checkout using our secure shopping cart, and V-Gear will start making your jerseys.

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Prices start at 79.95 for single jerseys. Available in an easy to wear relaxed fit. Go to http://store.v-gear.com/ and start your personalized gear now. 3. Retail price: $79.95.


Cinelli XCr
Cinelli’s sister company is the titan of Italian bicycle tubing, Columbus. In practical terms this means Cinelli is the skunkworks for all kinds of new material technologies. When Columbus won a major design award for its new XCr stainless steel tubing, where did the technology go first? You guessed it – the Cinelli XCr. We’re told it has better stiffness/weight than aluminum or Ti. Completely handbuilt in Italy!

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Frame/Fork: $4,600. Price as built above $14,999. More info at Cinelli-USA.com


Polar RC3 GPS Bike
The new, slim and lightweight Polar RC3 GPS Bike listens to your body and tracks your cycling speed, distance and route in one compact package. In addition to integrated GPS, it also has unique Smart Coaching features that will analyze your ride and guide your training to the next level.

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The RC3 GPS Bike has some impressive stats:

– Weighing only 58g and measuring just 1.37cm in depth, it’s one of the lightest and slimmest integrated GPS devices on the market.
– Its supersized digital display makes data easy to read.
– Includes a new ‘Back to Start’ GPS feature that directs you back to your starting point in the shortest distance possible.
– Using the latest SiRFstar IV technology, the RC3 GPS Bike has an unrivalled GPS signal for total convenience while training.
– Compatible with s3+ stride sensor for running speed and distance measurement.
– Comes with heart rate sensor, CS cadence sensor W.I.N.D. and bike mount.

MSRP $369.95 Discover the RC3 GPS Bike at polarusa.com.


LOOK Kéo 2 MAX
With its large cleat to pedal contact surface, the LOOK Kéo 2 MAX improves the transfer of power and longevity of the pedal. This surface area is made of stainless steel molded directly into the pedal body.

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With its 130g weight Keo 2 Max is one of the lightest pedals in its category. This is possible thanks to the use of injected carbon and composite materials, which reduce weight while maintains durability. Thanks to 14mm of threads on the new LOOK axle, the Q-factor may be extended by 2mm with the use of specific washers available separately. MSRP $179.99 USD www.lookcycle.com


Sportful Fiandre NoRain kit
Finding a winter jacket that can cope with the changing weather in the off season is pretty tough, usually some compromises with fit, performance or comfort have to be made.

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Thankfully that’s far from the case with the Sportful Fiandre NoRain Jacket & Bibtights. The combination of the effective NoRain material and Gore Windstopper® makes the jacket comfortable in everything from a cold dry day to the worst winter weather. With the stretchy fabrics the fit is great too, closer to that of a fitted long sleeve jersey than a traditional baggy jacket. There’s a few neat features including a drop down tail flap to keep the road spray off, a high collar to block out the draughts and a waterproof YKK® zipper on the rear pocket to keep your valuables safe & dry.

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The NoRain tech is carried over to the Fiandre NoRain bibtights too which means water beads off before it gets a chance to soak into the material. In key areas (knees, thighs, backside) the fabric also has a silicone layer to further protect you from water & wind. The tights feature the BodyFit Pro seatpad which has been developed with the riders from Team Saxo Tinkoff so it’s built to withstand the miles.

Price: Jacket – €189 BibTights – €135 More info at sportful.it


Power2max Type S Power Meter
Watt’s your goal for next year? Power meters are the next big thing to take your riding to a new level. Once the privilege of pros and the super rich power2max have been instrumental in making it accessible and affordable for you to ride with power. Their new Type S model is lighter and more compact and available for even more models, so you can upgrade your existing cranks or choose a complete system. Starting at $1,079, with deliveries starting February this could be the perfect end of holiday season gift!

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Features:
Light – only 100 to 120g extra weight (depends on model)
Precise – measures all your power to ±2%, temperature compensated
Easy to use – no frame magnet, unit zeros automatically
Convenient – user changeable battery, chain ring changes don’t change calibration
Adaptable – models for Cannondale Hollowgram, Specialized S-Works, SRAM Force22, Rotor 3D, 3D+, 3DF, and FSA K-Force Light in compact, classic and Shimano 4-hole

More info at power2max.de


Ho Ho… Grupetto!
If you are looking for a bike to stand out from the crowd then Grupetto Italia are offering FREE custom finish on all their new 2014 models.

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Shown here is the beautiful Mergozzo CL which features 3K Carbon, internal cables and can be supplied as a full build to your spec. or frame/ fork only. Ideal for co-ordinated teams, clubs or corporate “squadra”. Price for Mergozo CL frameset £985 (£890 for orders of 2+) – get creative this holiday season. www.grupettoitalia.co.uk


ProViz Gloves
ProViz hi-visibility yellow cycling gloves with reflective trim, water-resistant breathable material, padded palm and gel-dot grip are great for commuters, touring or off-road cycling.

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Available in Small, Medium, Large & Extra-Large – MSRP $44.50 Available from your favorite bicycle retailer or www.pronetcycling.com

 

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