Welcome to the RoadBikeReview Holiday Gift Guide! In this economy, money is tight so you will want to be sure that you spend wisely. Our suggestions below are designed to save you time and let you know everything you need to about the different products on the market vying for your hard earned cash. Below is today’s list of top rated picks, and be sure to head back to the RoadBikeReview 2011 Holiday Gift Guide main page to see the rest of the gift suggestions to help you this holiday season.
Cycling eyewear gift ideas- Proper eyewear should be worn by cyclists when they’re out on the road, protecting riders from dirt, dust, and harmful UV rays. Here are a few that caught our attention and we thought you might want to seriously consider for the cyclist on your shopping list. If you have a suggestion for a pair not on our list, please post them in the comments, we’ll add the best suggestions to the list!
Smith Pivlock V90
|You can expect great coverage, excellent ventilation, and supreme protection from the elements with this lens shield. Soft, hydrophilic Megol located at the temple tips and on the nosepiece ensure a secure fit under grueling conditions.
Tifosi Optics Slip
|The Slip has been one of Tifosi’s most popular models for some time now. They feature polycarbonate decentered lens for optical clarity. Interchangeable lenses for use in different lighting situations, each pair comes with additional lenses are ideal for low- and medium-light and nighttime conditions. The Slip is lightweight and virtually shatterproof, polycarbonate lenses are 20 times more impact resistant than glass and one-third the weight.
Oakley Radar – US Team Edition
|Worn by some of the top cyclists in the world, Oakley’s Radar features an open edge architecture that maximizes your field of vision through the user of their XYZ optics. The Radars use their comfortable Unobtanium components at all three points of contact on your head, and increase grip with perspiration. This year, Oakley is offering a limited edition Team USA version in support of the 2012 Summer Olympics.