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PEZ Tech: What I Didn’t Get For Xmas
You should know by now how you rated on Santa’s ‘Naughty or Nice’ list, but in case you missed that fully satisfied Yuletide feeling, we’re back with a few more very cool items to brighten even the dreariest January day.

A great gift for folks that are on the go, while eh… on the go. Ritchey’s new “break away” in Ti/Carbon is simply a great Ti/Carbon bike. That it folds up and fits in a checkable standard sized piece of luggage (and saves you from less-than-cool looking travel bikes) is just a bonus.
• $4995 for complete bike
• Go to

BC2A Design uses CNC machined 7075 series aluminum for their pedal plates, which saves over 20 grams of rotational weight from the already light Speedplay X series pedals. These heat-treated and hardened aerospace grade inserts replace the heavier stainless inserts that are supplied with all X series pedals. They are anodized to US Military specifications and made in the USA.
• MSRP $39.95
• Colors: silver, black and red.
• More info:
• Get ‘em at: WiseCycleBuys

The folks at Unconventional Medicinals have added their own anti-chafe cream – perfect for use with all kinds of chamois and other areas you don’t want ‘chafing’. They’re big on natural ingredients, no animal testing, and using recycled packaging, but I was really sold on the quality of this concoction. I’ve been using it for 3 months, through some super rainy rides with soaking wet chamois, and have found this one of the best chamois creams I’ve tried. It even has peppermint oil for that fresh minty scent, and on oddly tingly sensation…
• $11.99 per 8 oz bottle
• Buy it online at

eSoles Custom Foot Beds
Knee pain, back pain, and yes… even foot pain are common to us cyclists – which is why proper fitting shoes are as important as a proper fitting bike, and luckily the guys at can get you grounded. They make a 3 dimensional laser scan of your foot, then create a full length footbed specifically for you. They’re pretty new, but their scanners are coming to an event near you – just check the website for info. And they’re serious about this biz – offering a 6 month fit right guarantee. If they’re good enough for top pros like Hincapie, Zabriskie, Leipheimer and Landis, they’re probably good enough for you too.
• Price: about $200 US per pair
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With spokes that roll all the way through the hub, Topolino give you a wheel that accelerates well, is durable enough for larger guys and keeps things fairly comfortable. Claimed weight is 1390 grams per pair, and they also look really cool.
• $969.00US per pair incl Ti skewers
• Go to

Check out this secret spy photo leaked from Ti-meisters SIBEX, who are working with SRM on a Titanium version of the powermeter. The arms weigh in at 350 gm at 175mm and they are reportedly… “stiff!” No price or release date yet, but should be available in ISIS, Octilink or Campy.
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We’re told wind tunnel testing has proven the Jet Stream is faster than any fork on the planet over 55kph. It is both simply shaped and now commercially available. The sub-500 gram fork uses concepts derived from Formula 1 and aircraft aerodynamics to clean up the turbulent airflow around the front wheel and re-direct it past the frame and rider.
Retail $479.00
Available in 700Cx1-1/8”
44mm rake
425 grams
• Go to

If it looks this good on a dog, imagine how it’ll look on you… (it couldn’t be any worse.) Back in stock at are the latest shipment of PEZCycling Caps – and just in time for those nasty Spring rides. And check out the ever expanding line of cool Pez Kit including jerseys and socks! Buy a bunch!
• Only $9.99 + shipping
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