The Ultimate Gift: For The Cyclist


Welcome to the Holiday shopping season and the first installment of our STYLE OF SPORT Gift Guides! We are going sport by sport for the next month bringing you the most coveted gifts for the runners, skiers, yogis, triathletes, gym rats, snowboarders, outdoorsman and other athletes in your life. First up, the ultimate gift FOR THE CYCLIST…


Clockwise top left: PINARELLO DOGMA 65.1 THINK 2. This thoroughbred of a bicycle is built for pure speed. At this year’s Tour de France it claimed seven stage victories and the top two spots on the podium. Performance, power, precision and stiffness come together in this iconic bicycle, distinctive for its unique asymmetrical frame and fork design. The 2014 model boasts the strongest carbon fiber ever produced, making it its lightest frame to date and coveted bike of champions. Shown here in yellow, it is also available in a range of customizable color combinations. ($5,300 frame and fork only)

GIRO AEON BIKE HELMET. Extremely light, durable and well ventilated, the Giro Aeon features 24 strategically sculpted vents in a construction that fuses the helmet’s outer shell with an impact-absorbing EPS liner. The Roc Loc 5® fitting system allows full adjustment the helmet’s tension and vertical position for a comfortable and customized fit. Available in a chic palette of matte colors. $250

SIDI WIRE CYCLING SHOES. Another podium placing piece of equipment, the Wire is noted for it’s exceptional stiffness, comfort and clean aesthetic. The Tecno 3 buckle system offers micro adjustability and fit consistency with precision and ease. For those who prefer the snuggest of fits, the shoe’s tongue and instep strap are padded generously for ultra comfort. The vented carbon fiber sole is extremely light, but strong for optimal power transfer to the pedal. $499

GARMIN EDGE TOURING BICYCLE COMPUTER. The Edge Touring computer functions like the GPS navigator in your car, but comes loaded with maps and features specifically designed for cycling. Whether you have a destination in mind or a distance you want to ride, the Edge Touring will show you the way. Choose between road and mountain bike modes to calculate the most appropriate route, be it paved or unpaved roads, paths or trails. No particular route in mind? Search for rides on Garmin Connect™ or Garmin Adventures to follow on your next ride. $249  

CATLIKE D’LUX PLUS PHOTOCHROMATIC LENSES. Recognized for superior bike helmets, Catlike has made an impressive foray into the cycling sunglass market. The D’Lux Plus feature anti-scratch, anti-reflective, photochromic lenses that adjust automatically in changing light conditions. With soft-to-the-touch rubber over the majority of the arms and an adjustable anti-slip nose bridge, these sunglasses provide a precision fit and ultra comfort on the road. $175

KINETIC BY KURT ROCK-N-ROLL FLUID BIKE TRAINERWhen the weather keeps your cycling indoors, keep it real and take your workout to a whole new level with the only trainer that delivers the natural side-to-side motion of riding outdoors. As the frame rocks with the rider, core muscles are engaged to maintain balance, especially during out-of-the-saddle hill climb intervals. The extremely stable frame and unique progressive damping supports all weights and self-centers the rider for natural pedaling motion. Legs are removable for easy storage. $529

BROOKS B-17 SADDLE. Add some chic and classic style to any bike with the Brooks B17, their most popular and flagship leather saddle. The B17 has been on the market for over 100 years and when broken in, is considered one of the most comfortable bike saddles you can buy, ideal for commuting, long distance touring and all purpose riding. The B17 is available in both a ladies and gents model, and now comes in a posh array of festive colors. $129

CASTELLI MORTIROLO DUE JACKET. The Mortirolo for men and MAGIA for women, both offer warmth, breathability, wind and water resistance in a very stylish package. Ideal for transitional seasons and damp conditions, the combination of windproof and permeable fabrics come together to protect the body from the cold while keeping it from overheating. Breathability is further enhanced by the addition of two vertical zippers on the front of the jacket. Rear reflective tabs enhance visibility on gray training rides. $199.95

FIFTY BICYCLES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. Published by Design Museum London, this book contains a collection of the 50 most recognized and revolutionary bicycles, from racing to cruisers, road to mountain, conceptual to mass market. The Lotus Type 108, Specialized Stumpjumper, Cinelli Lazer, Raleigh Chopper, Trek Y Frame, and Pignarello Dogma featured above, are just a sample of the iconic bikes featured in this fun retrospective guaranteed to put a smile on the cycle obsessed. $20