Father's day is coming up and if you are reading this you are probably looking for life ideas. Wether he is the father of your children or the man who raise you, dads are pretty great. Be sure you get him something that shows how rad you think he is.
Father's Day Gift Guide
CRANK BROTHERS M17
The ultimate road/trail side companion. Every rider needs to have a multitool on every ride. Having one that is precise and durable as the Crank Brother M17 is a plus. These high tensile steel multi-tools feature a precise fit and finish and side grips for a secure handhold even with gloves on.
GIRO FORAY WITH MIPS ($85)
Giro has been on the forefront of MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) technology for several years. Having a MIPS layer in your helmet can reduce brain trauma by 35% during a crash. That is huge! Giro is now offering the MIPS layer in their Foray helmet that is at a price-point anyone can afford.
GIRO CINDER WITH MIPS ($150)
Borrowing from it's more expensive brethren, the Cinder offers a lot of the same high-ventelation and sleek profile as the Synthe at nearly half the price. The Cinder is equipped with a MIPS layer to help redirect impact energy, providing more protection in certain impacts.
OAKLEY PRIZM LENSES ($170+)
The new Prizm lenses use precision color tuning to enhance the human eye's ability to perceive detail on the trail or road that is normally lost with traditional lenses. The Prizm Trail quickly became a favorite among our staff for it's ability to enhance reds and browns so you can quickly spot sand, rocks, roots and subtle transitions in dirt conditions. Use it in sunny or overcast conditions - the versatility is truly impressive.
GARMIN VARIA RADAR SYSTEM ($199)
The Garmin Varia Radar is very likely the best bike product that I have purchased in a long time. This is on my bike every time I hit the road, without fail. After my daughter was born last year I was looking for a way to stay safer on the road (funny how having a kid does that). I was already riding with bright lights, but I was looking for any advantage I could get. I bought the Varia Radar not really knowing what it could do. It's ability to detect upcoming traffic before I can even see it is invaluable. It can detect cars up to 450ft behind you, give you visual and audible tones, and increase the rear lights brightens and cadence to alert upcoming traffic. It will do all that wether you are riding alone or in a pack.
THULE T2 XT PRO RACK ($579)
Tray mounted hitch racks have been the gold standard for transporting bikes for years. Their ability to securely hold your bikes without damaging them or the paint on your car is ideal for anyone. Thule recently came out with the T2 XT Pro that builds off the long success of their T2. You get Thule's AutoAttach system that makes installing fast and easy while being stable. The new platforms allow you to carry everything from tri-bikes to fat-bikes with ease.
GIANT DEFY 2 ($1950)
The Giant Defy 2 defies the norms when is comes to price and performance. You get a sleek and modern full carbon frame equipped with all the latest tech - flat-mount disc brake, thru axles, an oversized head tube, and subtle seats stays. All this wrapped in a full Shimano 105 11-speed group makes the Defy 2 a superb buy.
Purchase a Giant Defy 2 between now and June 18th and we will throw in a FREE pair of Shimano 105 pedals!
GIANT ANTHEM 2 ($2575)
The quick and agile Anthem XC bike was updated this year with a new trunnion-mount Maestro rear suspension system for even smoother trail performance. The new Advanced Forged composite rocker arm adds strength, giving you 110mm of smooth, active rear travel. The lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame is engineered specifically for 27.5 wheels and a 120mm suspension fork. New this year is Boost hub spacing (110 front/148 rear), which improves wheel stiffness for added control, while adding tire clearance and improving drivetrain performance. The frame also features Giant’s OverDrive steerer tube for razor-sharp handling, plus a PowerCore bottom bracket for maximum pedaling stiffness and power transfer.
Purchase an Anthem 2 by June 18th and receive a set of Shimano M-540 pedals for free!