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KitGRID Cycling Gift Guide


Need a jersey? Need Bibs? Then check out the Kits, Companies and Sale Codes below.

 

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KitGRID Cycling Gift Guide


Need a jersey? Need Bibs? Then check out the Kits, Companies and Sale Codes below.

 

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Hi Everyone,
2017 has been a big year for KitGrid. The site switched over from WTFKITS, I've had thousands of new folks follow the KitGrid feed on Instagram and this year the gift guide is growing in size. Not only do we have over 30 of your favorite companies offering exlcusive discounts, sales and codes but we also have a new slate of giveways we'll be doing starting with Velocio Apparel. You can enter to win a Velocio ES Kit here. Also, we have a few folks who live breathe and eat cycling culture providing you with a glimpse of what they like from the past year. You can find all of their selections right here.

As you all know The Gift Guide is meant to be a resource so you can find all the unique opportunities to purchase kit during the holiday season. The majority of companies you'll find in here are small and doing their best to make a positive impact on cycling culture. I encourage you to support those who are breathing new life into cycling culture and style.

 

Ride Safe and see you out on two wheels soon,

-JB


The Cycling Kit section of the 2017 KitGrid Gift Guide is made possible by Twin Six out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Twin Six has been a long time supporter of KitGrid and continues to explore the boundaries of cycling kit by making a wide range of cycling apparel for all types of cyclist. 


Twin Six

Twin Six continues its progression towards being one of the driving forces in fashion-forward cycling apparel. In 2017 updated sleeves, cuts fabrics and designs continued to have this Minnesota-based company win over the hearts of cyclists globally.  26% OFF Orders Over $66 (Ends At Midnight) Select Items 46% off


Endura Cycling Clothing

Endura Cycling Clothing wants you to have a great time on the bike and they know that starts with the threads you cover yourself in. So if it's good enough for Movistar and Danny MacAskil then it will be aces for you. Endura is offering 20% off everything from accessories to their amazing kit with code KITGRID20


I r i s 

I R I S caught my eye (get it?) several months back and it caused neurons to pop in all the right way when it comes to kit design. Turns out this contemporary apparel brand is by none other than former pro cyclist Iris Slappendel. She gave us a breakdown on I R IS.

Starting from the ground up, I want to build a contemporary label and I want to do it my way. Just like I did in my pro cycling career. Being part of the pro peloton for over a decade gave me deep insight into what does and does not work on the road. I use this knowledge extensively throughout every aspect of the design process. But most importantly, I believe that technical function must not inhibit style. My mission is to bring together performance, innovation, and contemporary fashion. And I will give everything I have to design the perfect garment or accessory.

Equality - Men and women are different in many ways, but on the bike, we have the same goal: we want to feel great. Just as I have an equal consideration of performance and style, I design with equal consideration for the needs of men and women.

Unique - The best feeling is to break away from the peloton and ride your own race. We are all cyclists and we are all unique. That’s why all my collections are limited editions and all handmade accessories are one of a kind.”
— Iris Slappendel

I R I S is offering 20% off with code THANKYOUKITGRID (excluding the winter collection) These kits are limited to 50 pieces each so get them now!


7Mesh

7Mesh is who I turn to when I need bomber kit that won't fail in really crazy weather. I think these guys like being on dirt, snow or whatever as much as my friends and I which makes them a sentimental favorite as well. Considering the R&D they put into their gear is bonkers I would highly recommend checking out 7Mesh. You can shop the 7 Mesh sale and save up to 30% on select kit. The Callaghan, and Mission other pieces are go-to's for my crew


Heavy Pedal

The Heavy Pedal continues to put out kits both loud and subdued but certainly unique like every ride in their own right. Should you be looking to blend in - these ain't the kits for you but if you want to stand out. Use code KITGRID for 30% off your order.


weoutdoor

WEOUTDOOR didn't just cruise onto the scene they burst through the door with a series of face melting kits that blew minds left and right. Colorful, technical, race ready and exploding with style WEOUTDOOR is offering 30% off on the following cycling kits: The Fuji JerseyThe Mind SeriesTopana Jersey, and the The Woop Windvest with code KITGRID


Donkey Label

Donkey Label's ethos is based on simplicity, in life and design. This is based on the belief that the process, ingredients and the people that go into making a product actually matter. It comes from their unapologetic approach to doing things the way they feel they should be done. Donkey label is offering 35% off with Code KITGRID


KLCTVE

KLCTVE come from the big brain of mastermind Bobby Dixon and now you can save 10 % off these kits using code KITGRID starting on 11/20


Podia

Podia is another brand you can't sleep on for too long. The beautiful thing about these guys is they are consistently out riding and putting their own products through the paces. Now you can take 15% off your purchase with code FLASHERTHANFLASH.


CUTAWAY usa

Cutaway USA is a premium and unique cycling kit manufacturer located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by nature and bold, unique colors, Cutaway uses cutting-edge technical fabrics to bring you a highly curated kit with the best in both performance and design. 

KitGrid is excited to work with Cutaway USA and bring you 25% off site wide and free shipping off all orders over $150 using code KITGRID25


This Is Cambridge

This is Cambridge was created for serious athletes looking to achieve extraordinary things. Their products are developed for those who strive to stand out. Ultimately tic kit is designed to make you feel good, because when you feel good you climb higher, push yourself further and ride faster! This year tic will be offering three special discounts

CX Epic jersey: 20% off - EPIC20

Performance level bibs: 20% off - BIBS20

A’bloc long sleeve jersey: 20% off - ABLOCLS20


Cadence Collection

Cadence Collection is rolling on and in doing so taking 20% off your cart purchase with code KITGRID20


Contour

Contour Cycling Apparel was created by architect Anna Malecka to breathe life into cycling design with an influence from Poland. Inspired by geometry and architecture, Contour provides kits that are vibrant and elegant with a minimalist streak. WTFKits is pleased to work with Contour cycling to bring a special discount of 20% off plus free shipping from November 2ot to November 26. Using code FRIDAYKITGRID.

Photo credit; Tadeusz Kordeczka and Sebastian Krok.


KOMRAID

KOMRAID is a fresh, fast growing brand from the UK, that was created by 2 lifelong friends, cyclists, ultra runners, adventure racers and Ironman competitors, Their varied multi-sport inspirations provide eclectic design cues for a distinctive and recognizable KOMRAID style. Allied to the quality & fit of our garments, their short production runs and frequent launch cadence ensure every customer feels they are wearing something genuinely unique. Now you can shop across their Bodhi, Gator, Lagrima, Maverick, Menton, Stinger and Whistler lines. Take 15% off using code KOMRAIDKITGRID15%


ATOUT

Atout Cycling has turned a few heads this season. Their cycling kits continue to turn heads and bring a smiles down the road. Simpe, elegant and highly functional Atout is offering 20% off using code GIVEAGIFT


ORNOT

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Ornot,Take advantage of theirbiggest sale of the year. Use the KITGRID code for 20% off our entire collection including items already on sale. Stock up on our american made cycling apparel, Ornot.  Code: KitgridOrnot


Velocio

Velocio is relatively new into the kit worlds by three or four years but they bring a refined sense of style and creativity to every piece they manufacture. Coupled with a creativity that is eye catching their cycling kits have quickly become a favorite. Now you can take 30% off Spring and Summer 2017 jerseys on their website


Search and State

Search and State designs and manufactures some of the world’s best performance and lifestyle apparel. Production of every piece in Midtown Manhattan, the home of New York City’s original garment district. Whether you’re on a training ride, or on a trainer in your basement.  Maybe you’re in a stage race, or following a stage of the Tour de France.  Whoever you are and wherever you ride, they have a piece for you that will not only perform, but also make you look and feel better than anything else you’ve worn before. Now you can take 35% off the Search and State lineup with code KITGRIDSAS

BIehler

Biehler is offering 20% off cyber weekend with code CYBER 17


Refined Roadwear

Refined Roadwear is a new start up out of London, range focus's on high quality kit beautifully presented in gift box's. This year they are offering money back offer for those who don't love the range, This holiday season you can take 20% off using code KITGRIDXMAS


FYXO

Fixed gear pioneers FYXO has offered cycling themed apparel for over a decade.  Enjoy 40% off a huge range of our apparel and accessories.   High end fabrics, design features you'll enjoy and world famous Melburn customer service.  FYXO - Since Forever.  CODE: KITGRID


Lumiere Cycling

Lumiere Cycling will be offering free worldwide shipping on all orders over $100AUD and include a pair of their white socks with every order that qualifies for free shipping, while stocks last. 

Rather than go the code route Lumiere is just going big  offering approx 40% as follows:

Jerseys - $110AUD

Bibs - $190AUD

Socks - $18AUD


Babici

To say thank you for all your awesome support over the year at KitGrid, Babici are giving you a 20% discount on your holiday shopping at Babici.cc. Happy Holidays from all of us at Babici. Use code KITGRID


Pedalare Cycling

Pedalare Cycling is a true cycling apparel brand built from the ground up for you. Their passion is having you look good out on the bike and believe in art of cycling one kit at a time. Pedalare will be offering a 20% discount on everything over $100 and on top of that, if you purchase some shorts they'll toss in a free pair of socks (Just make sure you mention size and color preference. Use code WHATTHE20 at checkout


Blackmore Cycling Apparel

Blackmore Cycling Apparel is based in the cycling heartlands of Essex. Blackmore wanted to design and produce apparel that they are proud to wear. Feeling the marketing messages of some of the big companies were never really "them" the Blackmore Crew banded together and started lookin' sharp. Blackmore Cycling has dropped code KITGRIDXMAS to get you 15% off sitewide


Switchback Cycling

Switchback Cycling is back with another round of great kit selection that is vibrant and pays homage to their all day and all night rides. This year you can use code BLACKFRIDAY2017 to take 25% off.


TRIKOTERIE

Trikoterie is a small Vienna-based label for premium quality cycling jerseys and accessories with a special twist – each and every jersey is designed by a different Viennese artist or graphic designer. The young label was founded in 2016 with a goal in mind: to create an intersection of high performance wear and art as a form of individual expression. Sometimes minimalistic, sometimes edgy, each of Trikoterie’s jerseys reflects the artists’ personality and their aesthetic interpretation of cycling. We provide our artists with a plain canvas and zero instructions for each design to create truly unique jerseys with premium quality and race-ready fit. Get 10% off Trikoterie with code HOLIDAY17


Machines for Freedom

Machines for Freedom continues to be a favorite around Kitgrid for their continued innovation on cycling products and design aesthetic. Certainly a favorite brand of mind I've been stoked to see them grow year over year. This year Machines for Freedom is offering $50 off several holiday bundles. These include (in their words)

The Classic Edition: With a chamois designed for endurance riding and a slimming, compressive fit that provides staying power while still stretching and looks good on absolutely everyone, The Endurance Bib is like nothing you’ve tried before. Add a buttery soft jersey of rich shades in Aubergine and Evergreen, and you'll be set for rides of all seasons with the Classic Kit. 

The Layers Edition: Pair your choice of jersey and The Galaxie Vest for a tried and true pair, for long rides during most seasons. All together you'll get 6 pockets (!!!), 2 layers, and 1 perfect combo for rides that start chilly but warm up, or start warm at sea-level but cool off as the elevation ticks upward.

The Cool Weather Edition: A kit for cool weather that’s EASY to put together. So easy, you can slip on The Most Versatile Pant with your eyes still closed and finish it all with The Daybreak Wind Jacket  designed to cut wind and brighten pre-dawn hours with a pop of coral. This kit fends off early morning goosebumps and keeps the sun off your legs year round.

The Sun Protection Kit: We've combined extremely lightweight fabrics with our high-performance cycling gear for a solution that actually works and protects your skin from sun exposure on long rides. The Sun Protection Kit features a lightweight cycling bib pant combined with an ultra-lightweight long-sleeved jersey.


Attaquer

Attaquer was one of the first companies out there to really break the mold and start delving into some incredibly unique kit. I still hold that they manufactured one of the best thermal bib shorts ever and I recommend them to everyone who does cold weather riding. But, the kits are top notch. They have a nice sale selection going on right now and everything in there is being reduced at an additional 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY17


La Classica

La Classica is offering 50% up to cyber monday on all cycling kit in their store.


Camino Apparel

Camino Apparel is offering 35% though 11/26 with code CaminoBF35


Chapeau Cycling

 

Chapeau Cycling is having a bit of a bonkers sales. No code required. just for the link form the shop button to see some heavily discounted kit


wearwell cycle company

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Wearwell Cycle Company has their Revival collection going on black Friday special. Follow the shop button below to check it out.


VeloOne Cycling Apparel

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VeloOne has a quick turn deal only good until Midnight AEST on 11/24. Use code BLACK30 if their leaf kits are your jam.


Sommet Apparel

Sommet Apparel has their kits with an extra 15% off -  use code BLK 15 when shopping.


AM CYCling

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AM Cycling has a sale going on today for Black Friday and the code is . ... you guessed it BLACKFRIDAY take 20&% off!


Moots

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Moots Bicycles stirs memories of Steamboat, summer rides and the flyest of titanium. But, did you know they have a slew of kits as well? This year you can take 20% off select Moots softgoods using code THANKS. The dog is not for sale.


Applecross

Applecross CC will help you own your ride and stand out from the crowd with these high quality, designed cycling kits. With technical features that make you feel fresh while you roll (hello Italian / Swiss fabrics keeping you cool and dry) and a race fit to ensure you keep it tight the Applecross CC range will set you apart. Save today Applecross is 40% off.


HIllKiller

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Hill Killer is an independent group of designers, athletes and motivators who collaborate to produce unique, high-quality gear and experiences. Aside from crazy holiday jumper style kits they do a full line of unique stuff that will knock your socks off. take 15% off using code KITGRID15


EM3

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EM3 cycling is offering 45% off their KRO KIT with code KITGRIDEM3

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Giveaways


'Tis the season where giving goes down

Giveaways


'Tis the season where giving goes down

A big part of the KitGrid Gift Guide is this whole "season of giving" thing. So this year we'll have several giveaways going on over the next few weeks. I mean Who doesn't love a good giveaway around the holidays? Our first big give away is a full ES Kit from Velocio Apparel. That's right, up for grabs is one women's kit and one mens kit. You can enter below and make sure to share the KitGrid Gift Guide with all the cyclist you know and love.


Velocio - Win a Full ES Kit

UPDATE- Winners have been selected and we are reaching out to them !!!

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!

Velocio is one of those rare exceptions that you can look stylish and elegant while wearing stretchy fabrics. We're excited to partner with Velocio to give away a Men's and Women's ES Long Sleeve Jersey and Bibs. Velocio just recent dropped their amazing stained glass jersey so check them out and support them!

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Accessories


Accessories


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The accessories section of the 2017 KitGrid Gift Guide is made possible by Defeet International out of North Carolina. Over the years we have come to count on Defeet probably more than any other single company to keep the sock game strong. They've been a long time supporter of KitGrid and we hope you take a look at all the great products they offer.


DeFeet Socks 

Defeet Socks will be coming up a lot here in the next few galleries. Makes a great product, supports a ton of small companies, and has their own amazing products (Woolie Boolie, etc). So if you aren't familiar - get familiar and fast.  KitGrid is lucky to have partnered with Defeet International on a special offer for the gift guide of 25% off when using code KITGRID on a Purchase of $50 or more.


The Athletic

THE ATHLETIC needs no introduction because their take on cycling socks, caps and kits is always one or two steps ahead of the general trend machine. For the first time that I can recall The Athletic is offering a 72 hour discount. From 8am 11/23 to 8am on 11/26 you can take 30% off your purchase from The Athletic using Coupon Code FRIDAY30


Ridge Supply

Ridge Supply is one of those companies that I stumbled across during the 2015 World Cycling Championships in Richmond. They continue to excite me for their linear patters, formations and fun socks. From November 22-27 you can take 30% off your Ridge Supply purchase using Coupon code STOKE30


BELLO CYCLING CAPS

Cycling and looking splendid on and off the bicycle are an increasingly popular phenomenon in recent years. Bello cycle's to work, to the grocery store, visiting friends, going to the pub, enjoying a summer ride down to the beach or venturing up the mighty hills, cycling caps are an essential piece of kit.

Bello Cyclist™, produces high quality, 100% cotton caps or wool for the cold winter rides. Use the discount code KITGRID15 for 15% off* until the end of December 2017. *(Please note, products already in promotion aren’t qualify for additional discount!)


Handup Gloves

Handup Gloves, are they a coozie for your hand or a hand shaped can cooler? are they they best grip out there or helping you keep a grip when you aren't out there. Truth of the matter is nobody knows but they grip and rip when you need them to.  Now you can take 20% off your favorite Handup Glove style with code KITGRID20


Handlebar Mustache

Handlebar Mustache are couple of fantastic folks from Colorado that are constantly fusing cycling and European culture into a great set of products. You can save 20% off site-wide with them using code KITGRID


Twin Six

Twin Six jumps up the accessory line every year. This go around the House Wool Hat stay faithful to the Ebbets styling. An American-made ball cap is the result of careful research and is historically accurate to the smallest detail. Ebbets caps are produced in limited production runs, and are faithful in every respect to the originals from decades ago. Along with a variety of socks, caps and soft goods check out the sales this week from Twin Six


Victory Chimp

Victory Chimp creates cycling art, apparel and accessories, dreamed up on the roadside and worked out in the studio. Ethically made in Northern Ireland.

It’s also the alter-ego of Ryan O’Reilly, a Northern Irish designer, illustrator and bike rider. When not busy at his desk, Ryan would either be scribbling down his own ideas or riding around the country on his bike. When the latter started exerting an overwhelming influence on the former, Victory Chimp was born. One crash and several weeks away from bike and computer later, Ryan had plotted a course to bring together his passions for art, cycling, fashion and the great apes.

Victory Chimp art prints, casual clothing and accessories are designed and hand printed in Northern Ireland using ethically sourced fair wear garments, sustainable paper stocks and water-based inks. Their cycling caps, socks and kit marry the latest Italian fabric technology with Victory Chimp’s unique graphic style to create stylish and durable technical apparel for you to love.

20% off site-wide from 20 - 27 November. Free shipping worldwide on orders over £50 ($67) using code ChimpGrid


Warmfront Chest Warmer

Warmfront Founder Matt explains it better than I could.  By the way, what Matt won't tell you is that he is getting these into the hands of vets and breast cancer survivors at little to no cost to those individuals. I don't just like Matt (I do, though - he's a good dude) and Warmfront, I'm excited about what they do and who they stand up for. The floor is yours Matt. You can score a Warmfront for 25% off using code KITGRID25

In October 2005, we were mountain biking in Golden, Colorado. Fall in here in the Rockies is warm during the day, and the minute the sun goes down - the temperature drops. It’s cold. Tired of being cold, I would carry all types of cycling jackets and base layers to try to keep warm on the descent back to the parking lot - jackets, vests, etc. On this day, the cycling jacket I had strapped to my backpack worked itself loose and the sleeve nearly became wrapped in my rear wheel. Frustrated, I thought there has to be a better way to stay warm. Inspired by my friend Bruce who used to make arm warmers out of cheap tube socks, and seeing Tour De France riders grab newspapers from the fans and stuff them down their jerseys for mountain descents - The Warmfront was born.

Our first prototype was a thermal undershirt. Our second prototype was a fleece jacket cut to ribbons and put back together. Testing over 25 different fabric weights in all weather conditions resulted in a what you see today. The Warmfront is one of the best combinations of warmth, compact size and flexibility for cycling, skiing, boarding, and hiking. Each Warmfront is made right here in Colorado, and we stand behind every one, 100%, no questions asked. We think it’s better than a thermal base layer and a cycling jacket, and want you to find out for yourself.
— Matt Sodnicar, Warmfront Founder

GIRO

GIRO.  There's some solid deals in the clearance section of the Giro Website

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Kitgrid PICKS


Because I get to have my favorite people tell me what their favorite stuff is. That's why.

Kitgrid PICKS


Because I get to have my favorite people tell me what their favorite stuff is. That's why.

I like to think the KitGrid feed is the launching off point for folks as they explore cycling kit and kit for whatever their active lifestyle is heading towards. While I know more than my fair share which gives me some unique insights it's far better to have several opinions from people who explore the same space.. Lucky for us all I know a few folks who are excited about cycling kit the same we you and I are excited about cycling kit. Here are the things they dig and why they dig them!


Snobici Top Holiday Kit Picks

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There are only a handful of Instagram accounts I have to visit daily and get excited when they are updated. Snobici is one of them. While I am a firehose of content scouring for kits that excite and delight, Stan carefully assembles a feed that is visually elegant, stylistically exciting and often seeing trends long before they take hold. I'm excited to have him providing the KitGrid Gift Guide with his top holiday picks for cycling kit and cycling fashion.

Pas Normal Shield Gilet

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Pas Normal has a really fresh approach to cycling apparel with a undeniable Scandinavian influence. They make high end cutting edge racing and training wear with a clean, contemporary look, PNS brings fashion to cycling. The Shield gilet is one of those pieces, a classic and clean look but with a little extra touch. It's like Sandinavian design, characterized by simplicity, minimalism and functionality.

BBUC

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 BBUC Carbon Bomber jacket: BBUC is connecting two worlds, the one where every cyclist needs functional cycling clothing and the one where you want to look good on and off the bike.

The jacket is a great example, designed to be equally functional and casual, yet with a more urban appearence. It has the functionalities of a cycling jacket and can be worn as a cycling jacket but also as a casual jacket suited for everyday living. It looks good no matter what.

The Pedla

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 The Pedla Linear Jersey:  For summer riding it always nice have a crisp white jersey. This jersey looks as good as it performs. If you have been following cycling on instagram, you've probably noticed the amount of creative cycling brands from Down Under. The Pedla is one of them. With the Pedla it's like they're on a different bandwagon, always on trend or ahead of it but completely going their own direction. Their latest Linear jersey is just that.

Alpba Optics

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've been wearing the Alba Optics glasses from the beginning the company started. Design is great, it's light, with an extended field of view and and fits like no other.

The lens is easy to remove, making it perfect to mix and match between frames and glasses. My favourite at the moment is the Gold mirror Lens with the Delta Indigo (navy) frame.

Maap Prism Pro hex jersey

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Probably one of the biggest Ausie cycling brands out there. MAAP cycling clothing is designed in Melbourne, Australia with a particular focus on quality, design and art.

The art of making really good quality and good looking stuff. You can deffinitely see that both owners have years of experience in the fashion scene (surf and streetwear), the Maap designs are like no other. Maap is known for their diagonal color blocking designs and the Prism hex is one of my fav. at the moment, the white base, the blue tones and that yellow, great combination.

Huez Starman Wind jacket damson

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orenzo from Huez is always on the look out for new tech in his designs. The Starman jacket is a great example, i had never seen a jacket with a quickburst zip. The tech in combination with their designs and choice of colours make Huez one of my favorites. The Starman jacket in the colour Damson is a excellent colour for 2017 and 2018 and very easy to match with navy, dark green, black etc.

Suplest edge 3

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I'm a big fan of white cycling shoes, I think everyone needs to have at least one pair of white cycling shoes. But the reason I prefer white is they look super sharp and literally go with everything you’d wear. A pair of white shoes instantly elevates an outfit. This particular shoes from Suplest has the black mesh I like, we all know white mesh becomes caked with mud and dirt in the end. The Suplest edge 3 performance is not the high end shoe from suplest, but does have all the good stuff.

Giro xnetic

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It was a matter of time someone introduced the 'Knit" trend into cycling. Both Giro and Fizik introduced a cycling shoes with the Knit technology. It's a unique design and technology in cycling shoe landscape, and I think we're going to see a lot more of it in the future. The Charcoal/Black from Giro is my favorite at the moment, very clean looking and easy to match.

Rapha Pro Team LS dark green

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We all know Rapha, the quality, their design and marketing strategies. The first one filling the gap in the market for style-conscious cyclist. What can I say, Love the fit, quality and especially the green colour of the LongSleeve Pro jersey.

Fingers Crossed

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At first I really liked their designs but do we really need another cycling sock company. Fingerscrossed was founded last year by Susanne and Patrick a couple passionate about cycling and design in all facets. A really creative couple, with a less is more approach and sometimes a wink to their sock designs. After trying my first pair, I can only say, Yes I need this! Their socks are soft, strong, breathable and with the right lenght. They grey colour is a colour you don't see that often with other cyclist, it's not flashy but it does make you stand out from the crowd, also the rivet on the lest sock is a nice little touch.


LIfe is a Beautiful Detail Top Five Holiday Picks

I know, I know right now you are saying the following

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  1. What is "Llfe is a Beautiful Detail"?
  2. Who is ""Llfe is a Beautiful Detail"?
  3. Why "Llfe is a Beautiful Detail"? 

I'll make this super easy. Llfe is a Beautiful Detail is a blog written by Jeremy Nathan. I got in touch with Jeremy when he made a few very unique and thoughtful comments on the KitGrid feed. My intuition was that this guy not only knew his stuff when it came to all sorts of outdoor gear but similar to me he wanted to understand the thought process that went into the product design. Once i got wind of his blog and feed I was a bit blown away. Wonderful images, a true product engineers mindset and an eye for products that stand out for innovation or simplicity. That excited me and I hope it gets you going as well. Check out Jeremy's picks, visit Life is a Beautiful Detail and follow his Instagram feed for sure. On with the picks...

1. MAAP - 22 degree Team Jersey

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For no explainable reason, one brand has always been noticeably absent from my closet – time to change that. Maap kits have always had this sort of race horse jockey vibe that I really dig. The 22 Degree Team has a darker palette which I’m really into. Purchase the MAAP 22 Degree team Jersey here.

2. 7mesh - Oro jacket

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All. The. Tech. If Dieter Rams was going to design a cycling jacket this is it – What you need, nothing else. The weak point for weather protection in outerwear has always been the outer layer. By shedding this layer and exposing the waterproof membrane you drop weight and negate ‘wetting out’. Brilliant and I want it! Purchase the 7Mesh Oro Jacket here.

3. Assos - Equipe S7 

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Gram for gram, feature for feature, dollar for dollar, one of the best value bibs on the market is the Assos NeoPro and I frequently recommend it to those wanting to upgrade. The Equipe S7 is the pinnacle of the Assos line with their legendary chamois and the Equipe S7 even has a KuKu Penthouse for your… kuku! Purchase the Assos Equipe S7 here

4. Mavic - Comete Ultimate

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True story. I dream about these shoes, but I have nightmares about the price tag. It took about 5 years to R&D these slippers and the results is a jaw dropper that changes the game. I’m all about customizing so if I find a set of Comete Ultimate under the Festivus pole, I’d have to give them the Hasie & The Robots treatment. Purchase the Mavic Comete Ultimate here.

5. Paul Smith + Kask - Protone (Paul Smith rainbow gradient edition)

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Gone but back again. I’m a huge fan of Paul Smith so seeing the PS treatment atop the helmet that has my eye, the Kask Protone, is too good to be true. I saw this one in person at the PS store in Vegas and I can’t see to shake it from my consciousness. Purchase the Kask Protone here.


Wattage Cottage Top Five Holiday picks

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Allison aka Wattage Cottage Meet the world, World ... meet Allison. Instagram has changed quite a bit in the past few years and more an more we see personalities emerging who are pretty much going for it on a day-to-day basis. When looking at the Wattage Cottage feed I was always struck by the innate sense of style, passion for riding and positive attitude. I was pretty psyched when she agreed to provide a few top five picks.

Give her a followSee the links below) and keep your eyes peeled for her own line of socks and kits dropping now.

Wattage Cottage on Instagram

Wattage Cottage on Facebook

Wattage Cottage Website

 

 

1. Paria.cc "The Bone Yard Kit"

I love the simplicity of this jersey--always a huge fan of skulls, black & white. It's always cool to see two worlds collide like this. This kit was designed by female tattooer Courtney Lloyd, who I happen to be a fan of. If you're buying for a moody, but cool rider, this could be the jersey! Purchase at Paria.cc

 

2. Atout Cycling "Survol" Jersey

I dig the large graphic print here. The paper planes remind me of how I used to pass notes to my friends in middle school. I always love a good lightweight fabric as well because it's more flattering than some of the thicker materials out there. ATOUT has their own cooky, but clean aesthetic. If you're buying for an art nerd, this could be the jersey! Purchasse the Survol jersey here.

 

3. Hyperthreads "Tag Me" Hyper Pro Bib

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The trend of the boldly printed bib is huge right now and it's something I really love. These bibs have a 90's hip hop vibe, and I am a huge rap/hip hop/r&b fan. Hyperthreads (based in Utah) is already known for their technical performance among racers, but I believe their style is also emerging as very "on trend" for everyone. If you are buying for a hip hop fan, this may be the bib/kit for them! Purchase the Bibs here

 

4. The Pedla - The Linear Collection

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This entire collection is fire--it's classy, clean and lux. I wore exclusively Pedla (from Australia) during my tour in Tasmania and it help up so well. If you are looking to ball out for a classy sassy rider, this is my pick! Purchase the Pedla Linear Collection here

 

5. @Hunterbroscycling "Any Port In a Storm" Kit

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From the moment I first learned about Hunter Bros, I was drawn to their flash tattoo-inspired jerseys. This design in particular is cool because the sailor look is always stylish. Somehow, these guys balance edgy with classy and you can never go wrong with navy. If you are buying for someone with a lot of traditional tattoos, this may be the kit for them! Purchase the Port in Any Storm Kit Here

 

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So, thank you to all the companies who decided to take part in this year’s gift guide. The gift guide is curated in a 100% editorial method. I wasn't paid to place any products in the guide.I don't have any financial position if anybody sells anything. The only rationale here is to take what cycling kit companies are doing or planning to do and consolidate it so the consumer/reader/viewer has a single source they can use over the next few weeks.

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