Gift Guide #3: As the Holiday Season gets closer and closer, we have more gift ideas for that special cyclist in your life, or something for your self. Another mix of suggestions: The Darrell Parks 2020 cycling calendar, Donnelly Cycling LCV Tires, Hiplok’s wearable chain locks, PEARL iZUMi, Muc-Off tubeless valves, Calfee carbon gage, 45NRTH Ragnarok reflective Boa, Sarto Seta+ frameset, SockGuy holiday socks, Trail Butter spreadable energy bar and Rapha Cycling Club membership.
The Darrell Parks 2020 Cycling Calendar
Let the “Darrell Parks 2020 Cycling Calendar” help you ring in the new decade! The calendar is jam packed with outstanding race photography featured right here on PEZ throughout the year. Darrell has captured all the grandeur of American bike racing with stunning images from stage racing along the California coast to pro criteriums in Washington, DC. The 11 by 17 inch, spiral bound calendar, features sixteen 8.5 by 11 inch full color images with additional images featured every month. They come with a nice retail wrapping and make a great gift for all your cycling friends. The calendars are just $14.95 plus shipping and handling.
$14.95 plus S & H
Order your “Darell Parks 2020 Cycling Calendar” here: www.darrellparks.com/Calendar
DONNELLY Tires LCV Road Clinchers
Named after the Italian town of Lucca – famous for its legendary races and surrounding training roads – the Donnelly LCV was the second road-specific tire in a family of rubber that is has long since become more than just a niche ‘cross and gravel brand.
The LCV is a high performance, competition level road tire that follows the success of the Strada LGG. At 240 tpi, the tire features an innovative vulcanized casing that incorporates varying thread counts giving the tire both tough and supple qualities, simultaneously. The end result is a 180 gram tire (700 x 23) with integrated puncture protection that is light, fast and durable.
The tires are actually produced in Italy, and are promised to feel more like tubulars than other brands’ clinchers.
Note the LCV’s variable weave casing designed to add strength to the sidewall and suppleness to the center bead.
The LCV is available in a black wall in size 700 x 23, 700 x 25 and 700 x 28; and in a tan wall in sizes 700 x 25 and 700 x 28. Msrp is $75.
• More info at DonnellyCycling.com
• Buy online at Amazon.com
Hiplok Spin | $49.99
The lightest of Hiplok’s wearable chain locks, the spin offers an integrated four-digit, resettable combination lock. The spin is fully adjustable and sits on the hips without being locked onto your body, providing a safe and convenient way to carry a secure chain lock around town.
PEARL iZUMi – The Men’s and Women’s ROVE LS SHIRT ($80) is a performance twist on a flannel shirt that will impress on and off the bike.
Featuring brushed polyester woven twill with wicking performance, slight drop tail for on-bike coverage and BioViz® reflective elements for low-light visibility.
Muc-Off Tubeless Valves | $27.99
Aside from the light weight and good looks, Muc-Off’s valves feature better valve stem seals, a trio of rim grommets to fit all common profiles and a 4mm hex fitting at the base for easy installation / removal. They even include a spare cap with valve core remover! Available in 8 colors to coordinate with any bike.
Calfee Carbon Gage
Keeping to the Calfee mantra of form-follows-function, our cages are constructed to keep your bottles secure, period. Our cages are 100% made and shaped, start-to-finish, by hand in our workshop, located in California. The result is an elegant, sleek cage, with a classic and modern mix. Finally, our cage minimalist weight (45g) plus a non-marring surface round out the entire package. Looking for a unique upgrade for your ride and stand out from the crowd? Your search is over.
The prices for the cages are $60 for “nude” finish (raw carbon), $75 for gloss or matte clear, custom colors are additional.
• Get more info at Calfeedesign.com.
45NRTH Ragnarok Reflective Boa, $235
Designed specifically for cool and wet conditions, Ragnarök Boa provides a high level of water resistance, moisture regulation, and comfort in a performance cycling shoe. Constructed with the Boa Fit System for a dialed in performance fit, and featuring a waterproof membrane, rubberized shell that extends above the ankle, and a reflective finish for added safety and visibility. The Ragnarök Boa delivers unrivaled weather protection in the wettest and muddiest of conditions and stands out on dark, cold days. (2-hole cleat pattern).
More info on the Boa: 45nrth.com.
SETA+, brand new model. The natural evolution of the SARTO flagship model SETA. New fork and rear stays able to accommodate tyres till 35mm. Full hidden cables for every kind of groupset. Obviously custom made and personalized in every detail.
Retail Price: frameset (frame, fork, seatpost, bottle cages, stem, handlebar): 5660€ + vat
Sarto Seta+ info: www.sartobikes.com.
SockGuy Holiday Socks
These holiday socks, like all of SockGuy’s crew cuff socks are perfect for riding your bike on or off the road. They are also great for hiking, skating, boarding or pretty much anything that requires being on your feet. Like the entire line of performance socks, SockGuy’s crew socks are purpose-built and functionally fashionable with their “Stretch-to-Fit” sizing system and exclusive “Easy-fit” cuff. These features, along with a double-stitched heel and toe for added strength and durability, create superior softness and comfort to help eliminate blisters and hot spots. The perfect stocking stuffer!
Trail Butter Spreadable Energy Bar
Trail Butter is an endurance energy food in the form of a spreadable bar or blended up trail mix with the main ingredient being roasted California almonds. Each flavor has its own unique blend of real-food ingredients and provides a balanced, slow burning energy. It’s the perfect pre or post ride food or also, a healthy real-food carryover during longer rides. Eat on its own, straight out of the single-serve packet or prepare it prior in an easy-to-eat tortilla with some PB & J or banana slices. Trail Butter comes in three flavors, Original, Maple & Sea Salt, and Dark Chocolate & Coffee Nut.
It’s available in three different sizes: single serving 1.15 oz ($1.99); 4.5 oz pouch ($6.50); 16 oz jar $14.99.
Rapha Cycling Club Membership £70 $100 €85
The Rapha Cycling Club is a global community of passionate, active cyclists with exclusive access to our most sought after products, experiences and offers. Members of the RCC sit at the heart of Rapha; the first to hear about all of our most anticipated product releases, sole access to a range of exclusive products designed specifically for them, and priority access to our seasonal sales. Every year, our teams work to create new collaborations, events and special offers available only to members of the RCC.
As well as riding together, creating memories and forging friendships around the world, members share a love of cycling and Rapha’s mission to help make it the most popular sport in the world. They are connected by our members-only app, allowing each local community to plan rides, meet each other and share the best of each location.
The club is supported by a global network of 23 Clubhouses that play host to our regular events and house an extensive Canyon bike-hire fleet so you’re never without a ride when traveling the world. Over 200 ride leaders across the globe, armed with local knowledge of the best back roads and trails, lead nearly 1,000 riders a week on adventures in more than 60 locations.
More details: www.rapha.cc/
Keep it PEZ for more Holiday Gift Guides in the build up to December the 25th.
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