2015 Gift Guide: Top-flite road gear
The Specialissima is the pinnacle of gifts for that special someone. This 14-pound beauty is hand-painted in Italy and made to race. Countervail carbon layup technology stifles chatter for a smooth ride. The company’s Tavolozza program offers custom paint and graphics options, so you can make this bike your very own.
A blend of Merino wool and polyester, the Brevet jersey is made for crisp, cool weather. Reflective stripes on the chest, arm, and rear panel take care of visibility. Stylish and safe.
Lace-ups are everywhere now, and the Classiques show why they’ve caught on, with throwback styling wrapped around Bontrager’s best shoe technology, from its carbon sole to ergonomic last. A snap closure keeps laces tidy.
The Classique combines a Merino outer layer for warmth with a polyester inner layer for a snug, comfortable fit. Simple stripes add style.
Lightly padded in the palm and wrapped in soft, supple leather, Kindhuman’s gloves combine style and function. The perforated, open-back construction keeps things cool, while the leather breaks in for a custom-like fit.
Maybe they’re not as cool as 1980s-era Oakley Eyeshades. But the Jawbreaker merges that faceplate styling with modern touches like ventilation, a sleeker profile, and swappable lenses.
Velocio’s Superfly bib shorts sport an unobtrusive zipper in the rear for easy bathroom breaks. The long-sleeved jersey includes three standard-sized back pockets big enough for spare clothes or ride snacks.
Specialized packs the stiffest, lightest race-shoe technology in a women’s-specific fit, then wraps it in a classy white-and-gray motif. Two Boa dials ensure a snug fit and easy adjustment.