2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Cyclists
Rapha Grand Tour Shoes$450 1 of 14
There are a lot of cycling shoes on the market to choose from, but you won't find many with the craftsmanship of Rapha. Made with Yak leather and hand-cut uppers, these shoes offer a unique blend of comfort, durability and style that's hard to beat.
Craft Performance Bike Featherweight Jacket$99.99 2 of 14
Every cyclist should have a versatile, lightweight jacket. The Featherlight from Craft is easy to stow in a jersey pocket, provides protection from the wind and rain, and is well ventilated to keep you from overheating. The flexible polyester fabric doesn't restrict movement, and the sleeves are cut long enough to allow your wrists to stay covered when you extend your arms in the riding position.
Lezyne Power Drive XL Loaded Box$134.99 3 of 14
The wintertime means less light on the road. If your significant other rides in the early-morning or evening hours, a good light is a must to stay safe. Housed in CNC-machined aluminum, the Power Drive XL provides 475 lumens of LED light and allows for 180 degrees of visibility. The Li-ion battery can be charged with a wall adaptor (included) or by plugging it into a USB. Also included in the loaded box are composite handlebar mounts, a helmet mount, a spare battery and a storage case.
Specialized RBX Comp Kit$100/$110 4 of 14
Spring is just around the corner, and this is the perfect kit for the year-round cyclist. Paired with arm and leg warmers make it plenty warm for early-spring temperatures or during winter months with a jacket and tights. The BG RBX Comp Chamois has enough padding for long rides, and the cuffs on the arms and legs fit snug to give the kit a tailored feel.
The Feedzone Cookbook$24.95 5 of 14
When your spouse isn't riding, chances are they're probably eating. This cookbook for cyclists is perfect when you need a quick, healthy meal after a long ride. Choose from 150 recipes that include breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert ideas. Most recipes can be made with eight ingredients or less and have gluten-free alternatives for those with dietary restrictions.
Whispbar WB201 Frame Mount Bicycle Carrier$299 6 of 14
A rack that works well with your car and bike can be hard to find. Releasing this November, the WB201 uses a clever single-lever design that self adjusts to all frame downtube sizes and shapes. Mounting or removing your bike is simple and fast, and because the lever holds the frame instead of the fork, you can leave both wheels on the bike. And to keep your bike safe when you aren't around, the rack secures the bike to the carrier, and the carrier to the vehicle, with a single lock.
Fi'zi:k Cyrano 00 Handlebar and R1 StemPrice TBD 7 of 14
Saddle-industry giants Fi'zi:k recently expanded their line of products to include seatposts, handlebars and stems. The Cyrano OO is Fi'zi:k's top of the line model, made with the lightest and strongest carbon fiber material available. What makes this item unique from its counterparts is the Spine Concept, which uses spine curvature to match cyclists with the correct saddle and handlebar based on individual flexibility.
Choose from the Bull (least flexible), Chameleon (average flexibility) or the Snake (most flexible) to gain maximum comfort and on-the-bike performance. You'll appreciate the benefits of these bars most when riding over rough roads (less vibration) and when you're in an aggressive riding position for prolonged periods (ergonomic design of the drops). And weighing in at a mere 178 grams, it won't hurt your climbing either.
Danny Shane Mabry Jersey$125 8 of 14
Eco-friendly designer Danny Shane has a new line of jerseys for the fashion-conscious cyclist. The Tartain Plaid jersey is inspired from century-old Scottish and English plaids, providing a sophisticated look that will set you apart from the crowd on your next group ride. The fit is also among the best you'll find in any brand.
Hincapie Pro Duffel$89.99 9 of 14
Cyclists have a lot of gear, and the Hincapie Pro Duffel is big enough for everything but your bike. Inside you'll find a generous main compartment and a separate helmet, shoe and water bottle storage pockets. There's also a special organizational section, perfect for holding tools and energy bars.
CycleOps The Silencer Direct Drive Mag w/ Cassette$729.99 10 of 14
The Silencer eliminates the need for a rear wheel, which is where all the noise comes from on traditional indoor trainers. Because you'll hook your drivetrain directly to the unit, you'll save tons of cash from having to constantly change worn out tires. Other benefits include a more road-like feel, less dead spots from tire slippage and level bike height, negating the need for a front wheel riser block.
Serfas FMP-969 Floor Pump$120 11 of 14
The FMP-969 is the pinnacle of pumps, featuring a machined-aluminum handle and plunger, a stainless-steel body, braided hose with a rubber coating and an oversized gauge for easy visibility. This is one pump that should last forever.
Hincapie Pro Tour Jacket$150 12 of 14
When selecting a cycling jacket for winter riding, you'll want to avoid bulk that restricts movement. The Pro Tour is thin while providing superior wind protection by using 4-way Advanced LTX Repel fabric and a high-neck collar. Other features include three back pockets for storage, reflective treatments for visibility and breathable mesh to keep you from overheating. By adding base layers underneath, this jacket can be worn in nearly any temperature.
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