The SOS Gift Guides: Run, Bike, Swim!

 

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RUN, BIKE, SWIM… FOR THE ATHLETE WHO DOES IT ALL, BUT NOT NECESSARILY ALL THREE, HERE ARE A FEW GREAT GIFT IDEAS THAT EVEN YOUR HARDCORE TRIATHLETE WILL LOVE! 

 
ROW 1: SPECIALIZED CIRRUS EXPERT CARBON $1850. Shown here in the women’s model, the Sirrus Expert Carbon is designed for both performance training and the everyday commute. With a lightweight carbon fiber construction, its geometry delivers comfort and efficiency along with the speed and responsiveness to hit your fitness goals hard. The all-new suspension system provides a smooth ride and hydraulic disc brakes ensure reliable control through any terrain or conditions. 

NIKE AIR ZOOM ELITE 9 $120. The Nike Zoom Elite 9 is a lightweight everyday trainer with a racing flat feel that packs a lot of responsive cushioning into its 8.2 ounces. The shoe features a lightweight mesh construction with a form fitting upper, and delivers a snappy, smooth ride on both short tempo and longer distance runs.

ROW 2: POLAR M430 RUNNING WATCH $229.95. The new Polar M430 is the ultimate running watch integrating state-of-the-art metrics, advanced GPS, and strap-free heart rate technology. The M430 harnesses the latest in GPS and accelerometer technology to track speed, distance, pace and with interactive smart coaching and 24/7 activity tracking that monitors both movement and sleep. Choose from four different targets, 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon, and get a training plan that fits your goals right there on your wrist.

ROKA X1 SWIM GOGGLES $25. A favorite of triathletes, Roka swim goggles offer no distortion, razor sharp optics and feature maximum forward visibility with their low drag profile lens. The X1 is a slightly oversized model with soft, protective, and hypoallergenic silicone gaskets and anti-fog lenses. UV protection reduces glare and blocks 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC, and harmful blue light during open water swims. 

CRANK BROTHERS M19 MULTI-TOOL $33.99. Available in a range of colors, this eye-catching multi-tool is the cyclist’s roadside companion. It includes 19 different multi-sized bike tools, wrenches, and screwdrivers, folded compactly in a stainless steel carrying case with side grips for secure handhold. 

TODSON INC. CRYSTAL OMBRA CLEAR WATER BOTTLE $14.99. Transparent, with liter markers to monitor liquid level and electrolyte replacement ratios, this water bottle features a high flow, soft, odorless valve for optimum hydration on the bike, in the gym, or at the pool.

ROW 3: THOUSAND EPOCH COLLECTION HELMET $115. Shown here in posh Speedway Creme, Thousand Helmets have become the essential urban cycling accessory. The Epoch has a modern understated look, with a leather chin strap and rubberized matte finish, along with a few hidden features that make it as functional as it is handsome. Magnetic buckle offers one-handed operation, and a circular cutout with pop-out cover accommodates a U-lock so helmet can be locked with bike. 

RAPHA BACKPACK $154. With a streamlined design and multiple storage compartments, the Rapha Backpack offers versatile functionality perfect for everyday use off the bike as well. Featuring ergonomic padding designed for the road bike position, adjustable chest and waist strap keep pack secure as you ride. Reflective stripe illuminates in multiple directions for increased visibility.

ROW 4: SPEEDO NEMESIS SWIM FINS $29.99. Nemesis swim fins were awarded Gear of the Show at Summer Outdoor Retailer 2014 and Gear of the Year by Mens Journal, and are considered the most comfortable fins on the market. They feature an ergonomic foot pocket with arch support and extra toe space to prevent pinching and cramping. Floating properties elevate hips and feet into a more streamlined body position, and scalloped outer edges create greater surface area, allowing the swimmer to push more water during kicking drills and training sets.

BALEGA UNISEX SILVER NO-SHOW SOCKS $15. The encapsulated fit of the Balega Silver No-Show socks provides superior performance with optimum energy flow and blood circulation. Integrated silver ions offer lasting antibacterial properties and full mesh panels deliver ventilation. High heel tab lines the inside of shoe for comfort with a non-constricting arch support band for comfort. 

LIGHT & MOTION URBAN 1000 FAST CHARGE FRONT BIKE LIGHT $140. For those before dawn and after sunset commutes, light up the road with the Light & Motion Urban 1000 FC front bike light. It casts 1000 lumens of light and recharges in just a few hours, with amber side lighting for critical peripheral visibility. One-touch toggle mode alternates quickly between medium and high beams, and daytime pulse mode provides extra safety on the road.

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