Steed Cycles Staff Christmas Picks
Welcome to the Steed staff Christmas picks! With Christmas just around the corner, maybe you need a little inspiration for the cyclist in your life. I asked a bunch of the guys here at Steed what they would like for Christmas, let’s see what they said!
Scott – Rockshox Reverb C1
Scott would love a new Rockshox Reverb C1 dropper post. The new C1 has updated internals which mean that it’s way easier to drop, and come up super easy. It has a vent valve which means that users can get rid of the dreaded Reverb squish themselves without having to service it, and because it has a reduced stack, it’s available with a 200mm drop.
Steve – Spurcycle Bell
The Spurcycle bell has Steve’s attention right now. With it’s loud and crisp ring, it’s perfect for when you’re riding in areas with pedestrians. At $119.99 for the limited edition Chris King version (the regular version is $84.99 it ain’t cheap, but when you have a high quality bike, why would you fit low quality accessories?
Phil – Giant Contend AR1
Phil’s commuter bike is pretty tired and could use a bit of an update. Giant’s Contend AR1 at $2099 would make a perfect replacement – with a nice lightweight alloy frame and Shimano 105 disc groupset, it’s perfect as a commuting machine and winter road (or pub) bike.
Jarrad – Garmin Edge 1030 & Vector 3
Jarrad’s bike computer is getting a bit old these days, so he chose a Garmin Edge 1030 and Vector 3 pedals. The Edge 1030 will make riding new areas easy for him with it’s on-screen mapping functions. He also wants to race more next year, and the Vector 3 power-meter pedals with dual sensing will help him make sure he’s putting his power down properly and give him a better competitive edge.
Branden – Oneup EDC Tool & Pump
Branden chose the OneUp EDC tool kit with EDC pump and the plug and pliers kit. He’s fed up of having to carry tools with him. With the EDC pump and tool kit, the tools fit neatly inside the pump, so you always have air and tools wherever you go. Brando is going to be ready for anything!
Sam – Rockshox Digital Shock Pump
Sam wants a Rockshox digital shock pump. He’s paying more attention to his suspension set up these days and having a good shock pump is crucial. A digital pump is way more accurate and repeatable than an analogue one, and will make getting his suspension dialled easier than ever!
Brek – Bell Super Air R
Brek chose the Bell Super Air R helmet as his christmas gift. He wants to be able to shred the trails without having to worry about damaging the moneymaker. With a removable chin bar for climbing and a lightweight vented design, the Super Air R makes keeping your face safe easier than ever – Brek is a smart guy.
Michael – Winter Cycling Clothing
Mike would like to update his winter wardrobe for some premium commuting comfort. A set of 100% Brisker Hydromatic gloves and Shimano MW7 shoes will keep his extremities dry and toasty warm. A Gore C5 Goretex cap will keep his head warm and dry and Smith Reverb glasses to keep the wind out of his eyes.