You patiently waited to open your presents under the tree, hoping for something from your bike-lover's wish list. Alas, you didn't get the bike bling you hoped. While Aunt Gertrude probably doesn't understand the depths of your bike passion, we do. Overcome the bad-present blues by treating yourself to what you really want. Here are some ideas to get you started.
"Down-country" or "Up-duro," whatever you want to call it, the new Santa Cruz Blur is part of an evolving breed of cross-country mountain bikes. It can go faster downhill thanks to new aggressive geometry meant to help it handle modern XC riding, but with the efficiency of VPP suspension, Reserve carbon wheels, and a lightweight 23lbs build, it can still climb back uphill with the best.
The Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod Disc is an endurance bike that lets you ride fast and far. The Hi-Mod frame is light, stiff, and comfy at the same time. Hollowgram carbon wheels and a Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrain ensure all of your power is put to good use. With the addition of hydraulic disc brakes and enough room for 32mm tires, it's ready to tackle any road you might come across.
Steel is still real, especially in the world of gravel. The Specialized Sequoia is a tough, steel-framed gravel grinder that can go far beyond where the road ends. With a 1x drivetrain, clearance for huge tires, and plenty of mounts for fenders and racks, it will take you on any adventure you can dream up.
Every rider needs a solid set of specs. They protect your eyes from sun, wind, and debris, and most important of all, they make you look good. Oakley has been at the forefront of cycling-focused eyewear for years with dozens of popular frame styles and performance lens options that will enhance your ride experience.
You love to pedal go fast, and it all comes down to how hard you can turn the cranks. No tool can improve your performance like a powermeter will. Pioneer produces some of the most accurate and reliable powermeters on the market, so you can track your data and take your training to the next level.