The SOS Gift Guides: For The Cyclist


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The week by week, sport by sport,  STYLE OF SPORT Holiday Gift Guides continue this week with great ideas for that cyclist in your life. Whether they ride for transportation, fitness, fun, or just like cool stuff, we’ve got the gear every rider will be asking for this holiday season.

ROW 1: SIDI WIRE CYCLING SHOES $499. Top of the line, the new Wire is the choice of WorldTour athletes and pros everywhere. The Tecno 3 closure system provides even pressure across the entire foot for ultimate comfort and pedaling efficiency. Micro-ratcheting buckles allow easy one-click adjustment in either direction, for simple fine-tuning on the go. BUDNITZ NO.1 DISASSEMBLED PRINT $100. From one of our favorite bike companies, Budnitz, makers of some of the most uniquely beautiful bikes, comes this high-quality Giclée archival print of their No.1 Titanium bicycle disassembled.

ROW 2: RAPHA MERINO BRETON $170 From the sophisticated cyclist’s favorite brand Rapha, comes their Merino interpretation of the iconic Breton sweater. BROOKS VICTORIA SADDLE HANDBAG 160€. Originally conceived as a stylish saddle cover with incorporated saddle bag, the Victoria is also a whimsical handbag in the iconic saddle shape. CRANK BROTHERS STERLING SG PUMP $44.99. This sleek alloy mini pump is big on function as well as style. It features a high pressure air switch and gauge, and is compatible with both schrader and presta valves. MOVADO PARLEE CHRONOGRAPH $7500. Inspired by their ultra racing bikes, this 46mm automatic chronograph watch incorporates 250 layers of unidirectional carbon fiber, the super-lightweight bike frame material refined by Parlee Cycles. The edition is limited to 250 individually numbered pieces with a choice of 4 dial accent colors: blue, white, green or orange.

ROW 3: LAZER STREET DLX URBAN LUXURY HELMET $59. Heads will turn in this wood finished bike helmet! It features leather straps and metal strap dividers to complete the unique look, along with 16 vents will keep you cool while riding with such style. GIRO XEN GLOVES $40. Lightweight but durable this all-day mountain bike glove is engineered for fit, comfort and protection, and features touchscreen technology in the fingertips. Crash pads wrap around the palm onto the lateral edge of the hand for added cushioning in the event of a fall. SONY POV ACTION CAM $349. While we all know the GoPro, this palm size Sony POV camcorder is a cool competitor, and boasts a host of features inside its tough waterproof exterior. For cycling or any action sport, SteadyShot™ image stabilization conquers bumps and blur, and up to 5 cameras can be controlled with Live-View Remote via your phone. With 5 video modes including 1080/60p and 2x slow motion, it also captures amazing high quality 11.9MP still images in photo mode. Read More


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   Read More