Christmas Shopping Guide

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11/26/2004| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin

Christmas Shopping Guide

A few ideas for some great cycling gifts.

A few ideas for some great cycling gifts...


With just a few weeks left until Christmas, we thought it might be an idea to give you a few ideas for some great cycling gifts to ask the big guy in the red suit to leave under your tree this year.  After a weekend of deliberation, we have finally come up with your essential Christmas present list for 2004!


The Tour Baby DVD box

The Tour Baby DVD

­Watch as filmmaker Scot Coady descends on the 2000 Tour bringing us his very amusing and unique look at the greatest sporting spectacle on the planet.  A donation from each purchase goes straight to the LAF. Read our review or buy at



Polar S725 heart rate monitor


Polar S725 Heart rate Monitor ­

Heart rate monitor, bike computer, cadence, altimeter and now power output included! It?s the ultimate cycling tool!  What else will they add next? -­ a 50cc motor for those moments when you just need a rest?  Here?s hoping! - Click here to buy!icon

Zipp 404 Z4 wheels

Wheels with dimples!  Who cares how fast they are, these babies have dimples on them!  Apparently, it allows the air to follow the contours of the wheel, reducing low-pressure drag, aiding aerodynamics and increasing speed - ­sounds good to me!

ZIPP 404 Z4 wheels

2004 Tour de France DVD

2004 Tour de France DVD

12 hours of non-stop action and additional features ensure that you will not miss a single moment in this double DVD package.  Buy your piece of history and watch Lance Armstrong storm to his sixth and record-breaking Tour victory. Click here to buy! (also available in a 4-hour version).

Vittoria KXS double-sided tires

Wet weather tires and dry weather tires are soon to become a thing of the past thanks to the clever guys at Vittoria.  Their latest tire, the KXS, offers an all-in-one double-sided tire to cope with what ever the elements throw at you.  Simply deflate, remove tire from rim, turn inside out, place back around rim and inflate. So simple.

Vittoria Revo KXS tires

Nike Poggio III road cycling shoe

Nike Poggio III shoes

With a carbon sole, a triple Velcro closure system and a silver and blue finish to die for, these redesigned Nikes really are the shoes for 2005.

Scott CR1 Team Issue bike

6.8kg of pro-team issue carbon beauty equipped with Shimano?s latest Dura-Ace groupset, Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels and a range of day-glow livery to ensure that you will never be missed in the bunch next year.  This bike is as light as they come and has the looks to match it ­ a stunning addition to any cycling connoisseur?s collection.

Scott CR1 bike cycling merchandise exclusive store

Click here for all the latest designs and accessories from your favourite cycling Web site.

A significant other by Victor Hugo Pena and Matt Rendell

Written during the 2003 Tour de France, this fantastic book focuses on the efforts of Colombian Victor Hugo Pena of the US Postal team as he becomes the first rider from his country to ever wear the Maillot Jaune.  Pena continues to play a key role later in the race, supporting his team leader Lance Armstrong in his quest for a record equalling fifth Tour victory. Read our review and buy the book!

A Significant Other - book by Matt Rendell and Victor Hugo Pena.


Have a very merry Christmas from us all at!

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