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Pedal Magazine’s Annual Gift Guide 2013

by pedalmag.com

December 13, 2013 (Toronto, ON) – With the final countdown on to find a super gift for your favourite cyclist this holiday season, here’s a selection of great gift ideas to help keep that special rider in your life rolling smoothly next season. Whether it’s for a racer, a commuter, a roadie, or a mountain biker that you’re buying for you’re sure to find a great idea from the selections below… Happy Holidays.


_p1. The Rudy Project Wingspan Aero/TT helmet is the perfect gift of speed for the cyclist or triathlete in your life. Order the Official Helmet of Ironman for North America and save 25% off plus, free shipping, handling and insurance ($29.95 value), now
$243.74 [US] at www.e-rudy.com/VIP – enter code HELMETS.

2. The new LeMond Revolution 1.1 trainer features a large weighted flywheel, creating the inertia of a bike in motion with wind resistance and no rear-wheel setup. Compatible with 11-, 10- and nine-speed Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo drivetrains. It makes a great holiday gift. Starts at $659 (w/o cassette). www.vellendtech.com

3. The Cat5Gear cyclist case fits under any holiday tree and is designed to store all cycling gear in one secure, convenient place that’s portable. Available in six colours, it features rigid-wall construction, four separate compartments and a multi-mesh panel design for airflow. $65. www.cat5gear.ca

_p4. The MEC Runners Wooden Push Bicycle for kids is designed for fast learning, with a birch plywood frame, adjustable seat height and soft-padded synthetic leather seat. Makes a great gift. $140. www.mec.ca

5. A cool gift idea, the BiKase Commuter Back Pack can be mounted as a rear rack pannier or hold a water bladder. Comes with removable rain/dirt cover and lots of storage space. $99.99. www.shop.alt-gear.com

6. The 100% Italian-made Elite Turbo Muin is the only direct-transmission home trainer with integrated fluid resistance technology. It’s also compatible with Elite’s new My E-Training app to manage heart rate, speed, time etc. $799.99. www.elite-it.com

7. The lightweight Selle Italia Flite saddle with Ti 316 tube rails and extra padding is great for both on- and off-road use. It’s available in a variety of colours for a great holiday gift. $280. www.ogc.ca

_p8. Designed for cycling and winter sports, the Nalini Ollomont men’s jacket features windproof thermal stretch fabric, a silicone gripper at the waist and Nalini’s MANTO W.R.T. showerproof treatment, which protects against all types of liquid/dirt and makes it easy to wash. It is available in red or blue. $240. www.f3distribution.com

9. A perfect stocking stuffer, the WASPcam 9900/9901 captures high-definition video up to 1080p30 and records five-megapixel photos. Easy to use and WiFi-powered for connecting camera to smartphone for live viewing, recording and sharing. $229.99 (9901) or $269.99 (9900 w/wireless wrist remote). www.waspcam.com

10. A must-have gift for all avid female urban commuters, the refined Raleigh Mesika 2.0 features an AL-6061 frame with women’s geometry, a Shimano nine-speed drivetrain, Kenda anti-puncture tires, a Selle Royal women’s-specific saddle for maximum comfort and Promax hydraulic disc brakes. $800. www.raleigh-canada.ca

_p11. The new Specialized SWAT (Storage, Water, Air, Tool) MTB kit offers a complete storage solution for any SWAT-prepped Specialized mountain bike, and includes two Zee cage IIs, Top Cap chain tool, EMT cage mount tool, SWAT box, EMT tire lever, CO2 head and a Turbo 29er inner tube. $170. www.specialized.com

12. A gift that keeps on giving, the new Axiom iTablet is a device case, handlebar bag, mini pannier and shoulder satchel — all in one. It is easy to use, with removable touchscreen-compatible table sleeve, padded tablet sleeve for easy on-bike viewing and a spacious main compartment with pockets for personal items. $80. www.axiomgear.com

13. For those wintery riding conditions, the Assos fuguGloves_s7 provide a very high level of insulation and protection with a three-in-one approach. The inner layer is warm and cozy with strataGon in the middle for great air-block protection and has a resistant outer layer. Available in sizes XS-XLG. $149. www.assos.com


_p14. At only 235g, Northwave’s Extreme Tech Plus Road shoes feature BioMap and Speed Lace Winch 2 technology,  unibody upper construction, an ultralight unidirectional carbon sole and new airflow system for optimal ventilation. $394.99. www.northwave.com

15. The Reversible Polar Buff Ghomala Evening Sky features microfibre fabric on one side and soft polar fleece on the other side. Wear around your neck as a toque or balaclava. $45. www.buffcanada.com

16. The Fulcrum Racing 7 wheelset makes a great gift, with its oversized flange and Spoke Dynamic Balance technology, asymmetric rear rim for increased performance and machined braking surfaces for all weather conditions. $400. www.norco.com

17. CompuTrainers are compatible with ANT+ Heartrate with a proven Performance Improvement Guarantee. Save $200 until Dec. 31st. $1,449 (Standard) and $1,599 (Optical w/Puck). www.computrainer.com


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