6 Best Christmas Gifts For The Road Cyclist

1. Torch 2.0 Road Shoes

The Torch 2.0 Road shoes are all about comfort—well, comfort and performance that is. Due to the materials, road shoes often feel stiff and uncomfortable. Specialized decided to address this annoyance head on.

To do so, they’ve implemented a 100% mesh and TPU construction on the Torch 2.0 that allows for more wiggle room in the toe box and a less constrictive, sock-like feel. The upper is then paired with a medium-stiffness FACT carbon sole and a rubber heel and toe that provide the perfect degree of off-the-bike traction.

For the closure, there is a single lightweight Boa® IP1 dial that features tool-free snap replacement capability, while also providing simple, on-the-fly micro-adjustments. Get this pair for only SGD $220.


2. Torch 1.0 Road Shoes


Take the performance and Body Geometry ergonomics of high-end road shoes, put them in an affordable design, and you basically have the Torch 1.0 Road shoes. They have Velcro® closures for a customizable, adjustable fit, a comfortable design, and a composite outsole that provides just the right level of rigidity. This shoe only comes at a price of S$145.


3. S-Works Prevail ll WIth ANGi


The new ANGi Crash Sensor gives you and your loved ones peace of mind like never before—when combined with an iOS or Android app, the sensor will detect a crash and send a text message to specified contacts in your phone. It also syncs with the Specialized Ride app and STRAVA® to provide GPS-based activity tracking. This helmet retails at S$380.

Check out our first look at the ANGi helmet here.


4. Road Tall Socks


Utilizing a blend buttery soft yarns, Specialized’s Road socks are a minimal, compressive sock that breathes and has a perfect blend of cushion and shoe feel. Meryl-Skinlife yarns fight odour with silver ions and move moisture, giving you a dry, bacteria-free environment your feet will appreciate. A pair of these quality socks only costs S$35. 


5. Body Geometry Gel Gloves


Specialized Body Geometry Gel gloves are all about comfort. They feature strategically placed gel pads throughout the palm to alleviate hand fatigue by relieving pressure on the ulnar nerve.

This design also comes with the added benefit of minimizing hand numbness, as well as reducing many other negative effects that come as a result of road vibrations. Breathability has also been accounted for at the back of the hand, while a secure fit is ensured by a micro-width Velcro® closure. Get this here for S$30.


6. RBX Comp Jersey


When you need comfort and performance at a tremendous value, look no further than the RBX Comp Jersey.

It’s made from VaporRize™ knit fabrics that place a focus on balancing durability and moisture management, which means that you get a jersey that’ll be long lasting and quite comfortable over the long haul.

Adding to the comfort, you’ll find a full-length front zipper for on-the-fly venting, as well as Standard Fit. This cut hits the sweet spot in-between race and classic, so it’s perfect for long, all-out rides, yet it’s roomy enough to avoid any pinching or the feeling of being constricted in your movements. This jersey retails at S$150. 

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