By Ron Callahan, Bike World News Yes, it’s that time of year again! Time to shop for the cyclist on your list or even for yourself. Bike World News presents our carefully curated holiday shopping guide for 2014! You should be able to find something for everyone on your shopping list – from bike tools to full carbon cyclocross bikes. The guide is organized by Apparel, Bicycles,Books, Components, Gifts & Stocking Stuffers and Traning & Nutrition. Accessories Ice Dot Crash Sensor ICEdot takes personal safety for action sports to a new level with the ICEdot Crash Sensor ($119). The Crash Sensor will mount onto any helmet. When paired with the ICEdot app on a smart phone, the system is able to detect motion, changes in forces and impacts. Unless the countdown clock is stopped, the app will then notify your emergency contacts and send GPS coordinates of the incident so that appropriate follow up actions can be taken. Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Shoe Sac Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter Shoe Sac ($18) helps protect your clean clothes from your dirty shoes. Perfect for the cyclist’s stinky ones as well! Knog Blinder Arc 1.7/5.5 Knog introduces the latest high powered lights in their Blinder line. Packed with 170 and 550 lumens respectively, these lights give you visibility and freedom at night in a super-compact and light package. Arc 1.7: $65; Arc 5.5: $120 Eagle Creek Specter Cube Set Whether packing for a long trip or your next ride, Eagle Creek’s Specter packing cubes ($38) are great for t-shirts, pants, gym clothes, underwear and socks Camelbak Kudu Packs For the enduro rider, Camelbak’s new KUDU line of hydration packs provide unprecedented back protection along with hydration and protection Knog Blinder Road Knog introduces the next line of high-powered bike lights designed specifically for roadies – the Knog Blinder Road Front ($80) & Rear ($60). Delivering a colossal 200 lumen beam of light on the front and 70 lumen strobe on the rear, they’re the first Blinder lights of their kind to give riders 100% visibility and freedom at night. Blackfire Camplight Mini This high-performance and compact-sized LED flashlight ($8) securely clamps onto anything and fits almost anywhere. Double axis pivot adjusts to infinite angles, delivering brilliant white light wherever you need it Reynolds Hangers A great way to spice up the closet for any cyclist, Reynolds Hangers – closet hangers built from Reynolds carbon rims – could be a perfect everyday gift for any rider. Offered in a three pack for $25, or a single hanger for $12. Shelfie Bike Rack Any will bike look great hanging from a SHELFIE. No top tube – no problem. Display old races bikes, collectable frames or show off your hard earned trophies. Smith Overtake Helmet Overtake your competition with this revolutionary new helmet. Providing maximum ventilation, superior aerodynamics and improved protection, the Overtake is the ultimate racing helmet and a must have for any cyclist, in any event. Integrating proprietary technologies with best-in-class protection options, the AEROCORE™ construction featuring Koroyd® and MIPS® optional linings make the Overtake your ticket to ride. Fly6 Camera/ Taillight The second generation Fly6 camera/taillight ($249) protects your cyclist with a bright taillight and a wide angle HD camera that records what’s going on behind them. It’s available for pre-order and will be ship before Thanksgiving. Camelbak Forge mug The CamelBak Forge is a premium travel mug ($30 – 16oz.) is designed to bring the in-home coffee experience anywhere you go. Perfect for staying warm outdoors or as a stocking stuffer, Forge features a self-sealing lid and lock-open button combination, which creates a one-handed, leak-proof drinking experience and the option to vent and cool hot beverages OGIO Endurance Bags The ultimate collection for any serious athlete, OGIO’s Endurance line deliver all storage “must-haves”. Crafted with high-tensile strength and durability while also boasting crunch resistant molded “EVA” pockets and tech vaults for your electronics. ($55 – 150) Klymit Intertia O Zone Sleeping Pad If the cyclist in your life is a tourer, they’ll be sure to appreciate this slim and lightweight sleeping pad from Klymit ($100). The pad features an integrated four inch tall pillow, ample tossing room, and packs to the size of a pop can. Selle Anatomica Saddles ‘The Worlds Most Comfortable Saddles’ are now available at $99 for the holidays. Regularly priced at $159, Selle Anatomica’s leather saddle famously molds to fit your body for the ultimate in on bike comfort. Leatt Protective Gear With the growth of enduro racing and the capability of today’s trail bikes, Leatt has created the Airflex knee and elbow pads to protection in an ultra light and comfortable pad that will not inhibit your mobility. Weighting in at 110g and 105g for the knee and elbows, respectively, and constructed of MositureCool waking fabric, the Airflex knee and elbow pads offer the best in minimal pads with a high level of protection ($79-99) SciCon Aerotech Evolution bike case The SciCon AeroTech Evolution ($990) is simply the best hard bike case on the market. Designed to optimize load, safety, comfort and handling. This case can hold virtually any racing bike frame (up to 62cm) as well as carbon frames with seat extensions. K2 Route Helmet A great way to spice up the closet for any cyclist, Reynolds Hangers – closet hangers built from Reynolds carbon rims – could be a perfect everyday gift for any rider. Offered in a three pack for $25, or a single hanger for $12. Apparel Velocio Apparel Founded by a cycling advocate and a designer, Velocio has a line of apparel for both men and women that has been designed from the ground up with a new approach. (Prices vary) Bellwether Shield Glove Bellwether’s Shield Glove ($40) offers a long fleeced cuff and wind blocking materials for extreme comfort in harsh conditions Dare2B Enshroud Windshell No matter what the elements throw at you, with a water repellent finish and wind resistant fabric, Dare2B’s Enshroud ($60) has got you covered. The zip off sleeves and mesh ventilation will keep you cool while on the move. And the reflective detail will urge to you keep riding. Available in black, fiery red, neon green, and skydiver blue. Stio Kirby Windshirt Fast wicking and quick drying, Stio’s Kirby Windshirt ($115) is ideal for activities where sweat, rain, wind or waves are part of the equation. It excels on Fall fishing trips, chilly mountain bike rides and any backcountry or resort ski excursion. The custom yarn dye plaid is updated for fall 2014 and melds old and new tastes. Features include two chest pockets and an interior stash pocket that lines the inside wall. Pearl snaps adorn the front and a modified shirttail hem will tuck in or out. Bellwether Coldfront Lobster gloves When conditions get really bad, Bellwether’s Coldfront Lobster Glove ($45)will keep your hands warm and comfortable without any added bulk. The two-finger pockets work perfectly for hoods and levers. Dare2B Modify 2n1 Shorts With an adjustable waist system and detachable lightweight polyester/ elastane mesh liner short, Dare2B’s Modify 2-in-1 Short ($90) offers you a whole out of of personal freedom while riding. The belt loop and zip fly opening along with a water repellent finish and reinforced seat and inner leg padding combines style with superior performance. This 4-way stretch short is a must have this spring. Available in black and skydiver blue. Stio Second Light Jacket Even at the peak of summer in the mountains, you’ll often find a chill in the air. Stio’s Second Light Jacket ($95) is the perfect partner for that last line of defense between you and the elements. The durable Meridian™ Stretch Mini-Ripstop fabric is wind and water resistant, and at only 3 oz., the Second Light packs away into practically nothing. A convenient zippered back stash pocket with gripper elastic keeps essentials secure and doubles as a stuff sack. Dare2B Fortify Shirt Dare2B’s Fortify shirt is casually styled, but packed with hidden technical features to see you through from saddle to street. The lightweight and breathable cotton shirt features a special anti-bacterial finish plus underarm ventilation eyelets to help keep you feeling fresh. Shoulder seams have been specifically designed to avoid bag straps rubbing and reflective details strategically positioned so they can be hidden away. Cotopaxi Pacaya Jacket Designed to provide comfort without added weight, the Pacaya ($199) is perfect for your fall and winter adventures. Made with Polartec® Alpha insulation and DWR coating. Louis Garneau Course Powershield Jersey Louis Garneau’s Course Power Shield® Jersey ($160) is the most breathable membrane wind-breaking jersey. Designed by Polartec®, it’s Power Shield® Pro fabric offers exceptional breathability while blocking 99% of the wind. Road Holland Edam/ Breukelen Jersey You can never have too much Merino wool for cycling. Road Holland’s Edam and Breukelen jersey ($150) (men’s and women’s respectively) are perfect to wear alone, and wear just about anywhere whether on the bike or off. In addition to the incredibly soft but hardwearing Merino-poly blend fabric, both jerseys feature classic and crisp styling. Velocio Signature Wool Socks Your cyclist can sport Velocio’s signature stripes with the Signature Wool Sock. Made with ultra-fine US made Merino wool, they’re woven with 200 needle machines for unmatched comfort, fit and feel. Cotopaxi Sambaya Fleece With models for both men and women, the Sambaya Fleece ($129) has multifunctional thermal Polartec Powerstretch fleece for the ultimate in comfort and warmth Bicycles Scapin Spektro 29 Scapin’s new 29 inch Spektro aims to be one of the lightest XC race bikes around. Using T800 carbon fibre throughout, the frame weighs in at just over 950g. Diamondback Hook, Line and Sinker Diamondback’s new line of 27.5″ hardtail trail bikes embody the soul of mountain biking. Starting at $600 and topping out at $1,200, the Hook, Line and Sync’r offer riders an extremely durable, simple and playful bike, extended on being ridden hard Olympia Superleggera Olympia brings a little lightness to the commuter market with their Superleggera and Superlegerra 2 models. Electra San Souci Translated from French, Sans Souci means “no worries” or “carefree.” This sentiment is reflected in the soft, seamless blending of color mimicking the brushstrokes of a watercolor painting. Sans Souci features vibrant, warm and lush colors and flowers, making it ideal for a zen summer evening bike ride. Ellsworth Epiphany The mountain biker on your list (hi,honey!) would appreciate one of Ellsworth’s top selling Epiphany models ($2695 – $3395). The Enduro 275 is the aerospace aluminum model (trail, all mountain, endure), while the Epiphany CXC (XC, trail) is the Rare Earth Carbon version Olympia Cobra Give the young mountain biker in your life a little Italian style with the Cobra 24. It features a lightweight aluminium alloy 6061 TIG welded tubes. Electra Moto Electra Bicycle Company takes their Men’s Attitude cruiser collection up a notch with the introduction of the Moto. A blend between a cruiser, mountain bike and BMX racer, the Moto is modernized with 29” wheels, double disc brakes and an aluminum frame, creating the ultimate play bike for the more aggressive rider. Diamondback Podium Youth For families with young aspiring road riders, Diamondback’s Podium line of kids road bikes will help fosterpassion and let the littleone hit the road with you. The three models span three wheel sizes: 24″, 650b, and 700c to provide the best fit for those not ready for adult bikes, but feature drop bars, road gearing and fast rolling road tires. Electra Loft Electra Bicycle Company introduces their brand new collection this summer titled Loft™. Inspired by those who live, breath and ride in cities all around world, the men’s and ladies’ models feature a simple, lightweight diamond-frame structure conducive to every day, practical use. Books Rusch To Glory In her new book Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled ($19), endurance sport ‘Queen of Pain’ Rebecca Rusch weaves her fascinating life’s story among the exotic locales and extreme conditions that forged an extraordinary athlete from ordinary roots. Le Tour de France: The Greatest Race in Cycling History An intriguing miscellany of stats, facts, and stories for anyone who truly appreciates the Tour. This pocket-sized book is packed with the Tour’s most memorable moments, with curious facts, amazing anecdotes, and intriguing statistics from more than a century of unforgettable racing. Bike P*!n: Volume 1 Bike P*!n brings together some of the most seductive and tantalizing bikes ever to be photographed, from the slickest single-speeds to the most teched-out racing machines and beyond, captured in all their finely crafted glory. Featuring luscious color photographs of rare and hard-to-find bikes from around the world, this book will appeal to bike lovers of all kinds, regardless of their preferred riding style. Cycling’s Strangest Tales: Extraordinary but True Stories Iain Spragg has trawled the bicycle history books to give you the most fascinating collection of stories, from the first bicycle trip across the globe (an Englishman on a penny farthing in 1886, of course), the 1904 Tour de France winner who was disqualified when it emerged he had caught the train, the 1937 Japanese invasion of China spearheaded by 50,000 bicycle-mounted troops, and the Japanese enthusiast who stayed stationary on a bike for five and a half hours in 1965. The Joy of Cycling This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, handy hints, and captivating stories and quotes from the world of bikes, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy of cycling. 100 Greatest Climbs of the Tour de France From the Col du Tourmalet to Alpe d’Huez, from Mont Ventoux to Luz Ardiden, these climbs are the beating heart of the Tour de France. Technology may advance, training and diet may evolve, but these mountains are constant. They have witnessed triumph and despair, courage and heartache, they are where champions are made and where dreams are shattered. And yes, the greatest arenas of the world’s greatest race are open 365 days a year for every one of us to ride. Legends of the Tour Jan Cleijne has created the first-ever graphic novel of the Tour. Frame by glorious frame, this beautiful work captures the essence of the Tour de France, the grit, and the glory. Since Maurice Garin’s inaugural victory in 1903, hundreds of thousands of miles have been covered in pursuit of the yellow jersey, and few of them have been without incident or drama. Etape: 20 Great Stages From The Modern Tour de France What if all the best Tour stages happened in one race? In his new book Étape, critically acclaimed author Richard Moore weaves first-person interviews with cycling’s great riders to assemble a “dream team” of the best Tour de France stages in modern history. Bike Mechanic Bike Mechanic ($25) is an all-access pass to cycling’s back stage: the team truck, the service course, and the workshop. Through gritty photographs and striking interviews, Bike Mechanic explores the daily lives of the bicycle technicians who keep the pro peloton rolling, no matter the weather, no matter the hour. The Monuments The Tour de France may provide the most obvious fame and glory, but it is cycling’s one-day tests that the professional riders really prize. Toughest, longest and dirtiest of all are the so-called “Monuments”, the five legendary races that are the sport’s equivalent of golf’s majors or the grand slams in tennis. Milan–Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris–Roubaix, Liège–Bastogne–Liège and the Tour of Lombardy date back more than a century, and each of them is an anomaly in modern-day sport, the cycling equivalent of the Monaco Grand Prix. Components 3T ‘Custom Colors’ line Available on 3T’s Ergonova Ltd bar, ARX Ltd Stem and Ionic 25 Ltd seatposts, 3T’s new ‘Custom Colors line allows riders to customize their cockpit to better match their bike. Firefly Grips These patented bar grips ($38) from the makers of the Carbon Comfort saddles feature built in turn signal indicators to increase your visibility on the road. A push button under your thumb lets you signal lane changes and turns while holding safely onto the bars. Redshift Sports Switch Aero System Red Shift Sports’ new Switch Aero System ($299) is comprised of two main products: a set of quick-release aerobars and a dual-position seatpost. Together, they allow riders to achieve a comfortable, efficient aero position on a road bike, without modifying or sacrificing their regular road setup. The system is great for age-group triathletes, road racers who do the occasional time trial, or anyone looking for a comfortable, aerodynamic riding position on the road bike they already own. Nikola Pedals Nikola is the first road pedal that produces power, efficiency, and comfort. Nikola studied the motion of speed skaters and cyclists for the foundation of this new technology called “Zivo” which has Serbian origination meaning “alive”. Studies show the Zivo technology producing peak power improvement of 7% in a 30 second Wingate tests and efficiency improvement of 2.1%. Reynolds Assault SLG Wheels For any cyclist, a wheel upgrade can make a huge difference in how a bike can handle and feel. Reynolds’ Assualt SLG ($1850) and Assault SLG Disc ($1900) offer a carbon fiber tubeless ready wheelset that’s perfect for road, racing, TT, gravel and CX riding. Gifts & Stocking Stuffers Valenti Cycling Art You’ve seen Michael Valenti’s art in Velo News, but he started out selling directly to consumers (on Bike World News!). You can still get his bold, graphic posters for the cyclist in your life. Now 20% off with coupon code ‘velo20′. $65-120 Leg Lube Performance Shave Gel Cyclists love those smooth legs. Created by athletes – for athletes, Leg Lube Performance Shave Gel ($9) offers exceptional performance over ordinary soap and shaving cream. Its’ ultra-lubricating formula reduces drag, nicks, in-grown hairs, razor burn and dry skin and can be used anywhere you shave: on legs, face, arms, chest, head, bikini and back. CurrexSole BikePro Insoles currexSole is the most awarded insole brand in Europe, features a dynamic, individual and sport-specific fit that is right in line with current footwear science and technology. Their fitting system based on foot type, body weight and leg/knee angles currex ensures that athletes get a proper fit for their body and in a timely manner (much faster than heat molded insoles at a bike shop). ($50) SKLZ Accuball SKLZ Accuball ($20) is a high-density knot release ball for self myofascial release. This warmup and recovery tool has a removable contoured knob that can be flipped and re- inserted for more acute knot release. This item has 2 densities – the rubber ball is similar to the density of a lacrosse ball and the yellow knob is similar to a golf ball. Stemless Road Bike Win Glasses Let your friend and oenophile show their love for cycling with this set of stemless wine glasses ($39). Each glass has a baked on bike design and is dishwasher safe Biologic Bike Mount Weathercase for iPhone 6 Your friend has the hottest new phone – get them the case to keep it close when they’re on the bike. The WeatherCase for iPhone 6 ($35) fits on your bike with the strong AnchorPoint™ mount and protects your phone from rain/snow, sweat and grime. SKLZ Massage Bar Unlike other hard to hold bars, the SKLZ Massage Bar gives you more massage pressure control with its mountain bike-inspired grip. Designed with a unique ball bearing system and grooves for deeper tissue manipulation, the Massage Bar helps increase muscle oxygenation, add flexibility and stimulate active muscle recovery. Cycling Jewelry Whatever type of cycling the person on your list does, you’re sure to find some cycling themed jewelry that they’d like at BicycleGifts.com Footbalance Performance Footbeds Perfect for those who want light, dynamic support with a minimalist feel, Footbalance Performance Footbeds ($80) are slim and tapered for a perfect fit in tight, low volume footwear such as cycling and soccer cleats, skates, spikes, racing flats and rugby boots. Footbalance footbeds are custom molded for you at your local dealer. Cyclist’s Luggage Tag This luggage tag ($12), made with anondized aluminum, recycled bike chain and steel cable will likely outlast your luggage. Cyclist’s Wallet Is your cycling friend still carrying their cash and cards around in a ziploc bag? If so, get them the Cyclist’s Wallet ($7). It not only holds money and cards, but also hotel keycards and the like Training & Nutrition Honey Stinger Honey Stinger introduces several new flavors just in time for the holiday season including Gingersnap Waffles, Strawberry Kiwi, and Chocolate Energy Gels – all with organic honey for long lasting energy. Tender Belly Bacon Brothers Erik and Shannon Duffy paired their upbringing in the pork farms of Iowa with an entrepreneurial spirit to create the Tender Belly line of pork products. Now you can sign up for their Bacon Every Month Club for a monthly supply of thier maple cured signature bacon! That’s four pounds of delicious bacon every month – with absolutely FREE shipping. CLIF Bar Seasonals Seasonal flavors from CLIF Bar are back for a limited time. With a portion of the proceeds going to the not-for-profit organization Protect Our Winters, CLIF Bar seasonals are perfect for taking a taste of the holidays out on the trail and are the perfect gift for any athlete. Wahoo Fitness KICKR Trainer Take the back wheel off your bike and connect to the Wahoo KICKR ($1100) for accurate power measurement, controlled resistance, open third-party software options, and the smoothest indoor riding on the market. ZYM Hydration ZYM is a premium quality electrolyte drink tablet that effectively hydrates endurance athletes during exercise, training and competition. At only 8 calories per serving and without sugar, ZYM replaces electrolytes athletes lose during activity making natural energy, fresh legs and enhanced performance possible. In addition, its unique effervescent formula allows for quick absorption and settles the stomach during strenuous physical activities. SKINS RY400 Compression Tights Wearing SKINS RY400 men’s long tights after training or playing can help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and improve your muscle recovery time. Put an end to ice baths and wear RY400 for at least 3 hours to get the best results. 400 fit guarantees maximum comfort, so you can even wear them while you sleep to speed up your body’s natural recovery process. They’re not guaranteed to do much for your love life though. Wahoo Fitness TICKR X HRM The Wahoo Fitness TICKR X ($100) is the ultimate workout wearable. It’s built-in memory gives you the freedom to train without a phone – it captures heart rate, calorie burn, and duration from your workouts and syncs them to your phone later. Of course you can still train connected to your phone too! The TICKR X also analyzes and captures your every move, such as indoor cycling cadence. It’s is compatible with the most popular fitness apps, making it an incredibly versatile workout tracker for all of your activities. Train Free with the TICKR X. SKINS MX Calf Tights Lead the pack with the new SKINS Essentials Compression Calf Tights MX ($50). SKINS new calf tights were developed and tested with sportsmen and women to create the best compression calf tights on the market. They are constructed from two fabrics – the main body fabric is a high denier warp knitted fabric, designed to provide a high level of compression and support yet still allowing muscles to function naturally. A lower denier fabric panel at the rear of the tight above the ankle allows for natural extension and contraction of the Achilles tendon, reducing the risk of injury and allowing blood circulation through the feet and back up the legs. Suunto Ambit 3 Sport Suunto has been making smart watches long before Apple and Samsung. Their Ambit 3 Sport ($400-500) features advanced features for runners, cyclists and swimmers and records data to your iPhone (on hundreds of compatible apps) without you relying on the phone screen.
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