Louis Garneau Course M:2 Tri Skin – $299.95
The M:2 is designed for those who are looking to ride with an aero top but want to go minimalist on the run, specifically those that have to follow WTC rules requiring torsos to be covered. Think of it as a pair of triathlon-specific bib shorts with the jersey permanently attached to the back. You get the comfort factor of a full bib (versus a pair of shorts that can cut circulation at the mid-section) and the aero benefit of a form-fitting sleeved jersey. When you unzip the top, the jersey hangs open and air easily flows around your torso. Know an athlete who likes to race without a top but is looking to get into some WTC races this year? The M:2 is exactly what they’ll need.
Garmin Varia Rearview Radar – $299.99
The Garmin Varia is nothing short of a game changer. Forget mirrors—with Varia, you get advanced warning about cars coming from behind. We have been riding with Varia for a few weeks now and we have seen it track as many as four cars at once. In a few cases, we didn’t even have a clue that a car was back there. But fortunately for us, Varia did. If you are looking for a gift that will blow someone away, take a look at Varia.
PRO Mega Travel Case – $499.99
If you have a triathlete or cyclist in your life that is looking to travel in the 2016 season, a new bike case may be the perfect gift. The PRO Mega travel case features an alloy frame and protective inner foam liner. We just got ours in for testing a few weeks ago, but on first glance, we are excited to see what this bad boy can do (we have quite a few “tests” we will be putting it through).
Silca Super Pista Ultimate Pump + Hira V.2 Chuck – $525
The SuperPista + Hiro combo at trisports.com combines two of our favorite products on the market today. And for anyone that rides often, this is a product that will last for decades of holiday seasons. For those unfamiliar with the SuperPista, it is build with 17-4 stainless steel and comes equipped with a +-1% laboratory grade gauge, reading 0-160 psi. The Hiro is docked magnetically to the base and is connected to the pump via a 12,000 psi hose. The pump handle itself is made of rosewood and is ergonomically designed (the design is based on the ergonomics and manufacturing techniques of the finest Japanese culinary knife makers.) Connected to that is the 2015 Hiro V.2 chuck, which is an AeroGeeks garage mainstay and one of our most cherished items in our tool chest.
Zipp 808 Firecrest Wheelset – $2,400
A new wheelset is guaranteed to be a gift to remember, and it is hard to go wrong with a set of Zipps. Even better, earlier this year Zipp updated their Firecrest line with the new 77/177 hubsets. And at the same time they dropped the price of a complete 808 wheelset to $2,400. We rode last year’s model all season (review coming soon) and could not have been happier with the results. The 808s are reliable, stop well, are extremely easy to swap tires on, and are great in cross winds.