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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’16 #1
Thanksgiving is behind us and that only means one thing… Yes, the Christmas holidays are only round the corner.  They say 'tis better to give than to receive,’ but it doesn’t stop you making some strong hints. Here are some great cycling gift ideas from Campagnolo, Bell Helmets, Pioneer, Bikase, Giro, Science in Sport, Rudy Project, CompuTrainer and photographer Darrell Parks’ 2017 calendar.


Giro Factor Techlace, powered by Boa Technology

The Factor Techlace is a race-bred cycling shoe featuring Giro’s revolutionary Techlace system and the Boa Closure System. The extraordinary design is driven by the Techlace system, which couples the benefits of laces with the convenience of a strap for a superb fit and easy adjustment on-the-fly. In addition to the adjustability of two straps, Giro utilizes the Boa Closure System to achieve precise adjustment and a secure feel at the top of the instep with the premium IP1 dial. Boa’s dial interface offers fast, intuitive adjustment in 1-millimeter increments when tightening or loosening. Weight: 210 grams (size 42.5).

Giro Factor Techlace, powered by Boa Technology, MSRP $350

• More Giro shoe info.
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Bell Helmets Zephyr Ghost MIPS-Equipped

From lung-searing cyclocross laps to long days filled with steep climbs, Zephyr fits and feels so good that you’ll forget it’s there. That’s the whole point. The most innovative road cycling helmet Bell has ever created follows years of research, analysis and real-world testing. The result? An uncompromising combination of performance. It starts with Progressive Layering technology, a joining of two EPS segments that have different densities to help manage impact energies. The overall shape, tested and re-tested at our world class test lab, combines all-around aero performance with head-cooling ventilation. And the new Float Fit Race retention system, featuring height and width-adjustable cradles and an easy-to-turn dial, is optimized for the new Integrated MIPS system. Together, they create a brilliantly streamlined solution to reducing rotational forces with zero compromises in comfort and fit. Just what you need for your longest, hardest days in the saddle.

ZEPHYR GHOST MIPS-Equipped $230 (avail Jan 2017).
• More info on the Zephyr HERE.
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CAMPAGNOLO Disk Brake Wheelset

The very first Campagnolo branded wheelset developed specifically for disc brake equipped road bikes comes at a time where the market has plenty of solutions for road disc wheelsets but lacks many solutions that offer a level of performance, reliability, safety and integrity that has been associated with Campagnolo wheels for traditional rim brakes. In the rim-brake wheel market the Zonda wheel has been an extremely well respected wheel preforming above and beyond the competition in its segment. The Zonda disk brake wheelset is not only more reactive when compared to the rim brake version but it is also 25 grams lighter than its closest competitor. Adding more tech and more componentry to a wheel while increasing its performance, lowering its weight and ensuring that same Campagnolo reliability cyclists have come to expect make a wheelset that should be at the top of any disc brake riding athlete in the market for a serious upgrade.


More information on the Campagnolo website.

PIONEER SGY-PM9100C Power Meter Kit

Pioneer’s Dual Leg Power Meters help riders uncover sources of pedaling imbalance and identify bike fit, power loss and absorption issues, making them essential tools for improving pedaling technique and efficiency. The highly anticipated SGY-PM9100 Series Dual Leg Power Meter is compatible with the new flagship Shimano® DURA-ACE® R9100 HOLLOWTECH® II crankset. Pioneer also offers cyclists the option to add its advanced dual leg power meter to existing Shimano DURA-ACE R9100 cranksets with the SGY-PM9100C Power Meter Kit. Pioneer’s power meters can easily pair with any ANT+® compatible cycle computers and sports watches, allowing riders to see all ANT+ standardized power metrics supported by that computer.

Retail Price: $1,499.99

More info on the Pioneer SGY-PM9100C Power Meter Kit HERE.
• Read the PEZ Review here.

BIKASE Outlier Backpack Pannier

The Ultimate cycling backpack that stores all your biking essentials and more. Features 3 in 1 mounting, on the back, as a pannier, or as a trunk bag. Easy on and off the bike. Has many compartments, including mounting of U Lock, helmet attachment, drink holder, light holder, and a internally stored rain cover. Get it on Kickstarter right now for over 30% off receive by XMAS!

Retail price is $129.99 but can buy on kickstarter now for $90.

Bikase Outlier Backpack Pannier Kickstarter link HERE.


The world's first and only isotonic energy gel makes for the perfect gift for any cyclist looking for a competitive edge. Now available in North America for the first time after fueling Team Sky to two Tour de France overall victories, Science in Sport's Isotonic Gel is great-tasting, easy on the stomach and can be easily taken without water, replenishing depleted carbohydrate stores and delivering energy to the muscles faster than any other gel available. It's perfect for staving off a bonk or fueling a particularly challenging ride, and a gift that keeps on giving.

• Available direct from
• $8.99 for a 6-pack
• Read the PEZ Review here.
• Check prices at

RUDY PROJECT – Tralyx in White Gloss with ImpactX-2 lens

Rudy Project has redefined the pinnacle of sports eyewear technology with the recent addition to the 2016 collection: the Tralyx. This powerful and dynamic design takes Rudy Project a step forward into the future, while building upon 30 years of technical innovation in the eyewear industry. With brand new features such as the unique PowerFlow™ ventilation system, Adaptive Tips™, and the latest Ergonose IX nosepiece, the Tralyx is an absolute showstopper. This sunglass is also available with ImpactX-2 lenses, Rudy Project’s most durable photochromic lenses. The white gloss goes with everything, while the photochromic ImpactX-2 lenses make these one of the most versatile sunglasses ever.

Rudy Project – Tralyx in White Gloss with ImpactX-2 lens MSRP - $274.99
• See them on the Rudy Project website.
• Read the PEZ Review here.
• Check prices at


The perfect Christmas gift for performance minded cyclists. CompuTrainer’s unique Power Improvement Guarantee — proven and documented in CompuTrainer MultiRider studios worldwide. The only cycle trainer cited in over 560 sport science research studies.

Industry leader in Accuracy, Repeatability, and Power. The ONLY true cycling-specific trainer incorporating the effect of rider inertia for correct muscle recruitment. Proven service life—10 to 20 years. Full featured software suite provides 3D Racing, Power Training, SpinScan pedal stroke analysis, and 700+ 3D bike courses. Compatible with Zwift, ErgVideo road training, ANT+ heartrate.

More info at:
• Read the PEZ Interview with CompuTrainer Co-Founder Chuck Wurster here.

The Darrell Parks 2017 CALENDAR


We feature Photographer Darrell Parks’ work here on PEZ throughout the year and always look forward to his annual Cycling Calendar. Darrell packs 16 of his favorite images from the North American cycling season into a custom 11x17 Calendar. This year’s calendar features the two most scenic stage races in the USA with images from The AMGEN Tour of California and The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The calendar is spiral bound, printed on heavyweight gloss paper, and finished in a cellophane wrap that makes it a great gift for the cyclist on your holiday list.

Buy your 2017 calendar HERE.

Keep it PEZ for more Holiday Gift Guides in the build up to December the 25th.


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