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Gift Guide: Top picks from women who cycle

We are not quite dashing through the snow but we are dashing to our nearest LBS to grab some gifts for the cyclists in our lives (or ourselves). Its that time of year when the gift list contains nothing for the house and everything for your bike. We asked our riding buddies what was on their list this year. Here are the top picks:

New Bike Day

2019 SCOTT Contessa Spark 910


The 2019 SCOTT Contessa Spark 910 boasts a super light HMF Carbon Fiber mainframe with an Alloy swingarm. Equipped with a custom FOX Nude shock, a Sram Eagle drivetrain and our Patented TwinLoc Suspension System, in combination with Traction Control, allowing for three travel/geometry settings to always optimize your ride. It's the perfect partner for marathons, stage races, and all day fun.

Technical Specifications


Spark 3 Carbon / IMP technology / HMF Mainframe BB92 / Alloy SL 6011 swingarm SW dropouts for Boost 12x148mm 2.6 tire compatible / TBC Trunnion box construction


FOX 34 Float Rhythm Air Grip 3 / 3-Modes / 15x110mm QR axle / tapered steerer 44mm offset / Reb. Adj. / Lockout / 120mm travel

Rear Derailleur:

SRAM NX / Eagle 12 Speed


SRAM NX Eagle Trigger


SRAM NX / XG1230 / 11-50 T




Shimano SLX M7000 Disc 180mm F&R SM-RT66 Rotor


Syncros FL2.0 T-Bar / Alloy 6061 T shape Flat / 9° / 740mm Syncros Pro lock-on grips

Handlebar Stem:

Syncros FL2.0 / 6061 Alloy 6° / integrated Top Cup / 31.8mm / 1 1/8"


Syncros Savona 2.0 Channel / CROM rails

Seat Post:

Syncros Dropper 2.0 Remote 31.6mm / S size 100mm / M, L 120mm


Gadget Girl

Garmin Edge 520 GPS Bike Computer


You cant go wrong with this all in one GPS unit. it has features and functions for the beginner to the "almost pro".

  • Offers in-ride challenges through Strava live segments

  • Reports cycling-specific VO2 max and recovery time when used with power and heart rate

  • Pairs with compatible ANT+® indoor trainers for data display and control

  • Tracks Functional Threshold Power (FTP), watts/kg and cycling dynamics when used with Vector™ or Vector 2 power meters

  • Connected features¹: automatic uploads, live tracking, smart notifications, send/receive courses, social media sharing, weather


Gear Up

Shimano XTR M9100 1x12-speed Upgrade-Kit 10-51 Clamp


Designed to meet the highest level competitive mountain bike racing needs with a second to none performance and experience. New Shimano XTR M9100 Series brings the most versatile groupset for XC, enduro and marathon racing.

In Mountain bike riding, trail conditions change drastically from one second to the next, from one turn to the next. Mountain bikers need to be able to seamlessly Perceive the conditions, Judge their options, and Operate their bike in a split second. XTR satisfies the needs of the most demanding riders by providing the highest level of precision and integration. We refocused on the original goal of XTR - to be the ultimate race components.


Look The Part

Ciovita Organico Sport Fit Jersey


The road might be straight and long, but as they say there are no straight lines in nature. The Organico is inspired by the organic shapes found throughout the natural world. Our Organico Sports Fit Jersey is designed to deliver the perfect balance between comfort and performance. This jersey is ideal for both intermediary riders and pros who desire breathing room and comfort as well as a tailored fit.

Balance is the key philosophy behind the technical design and cut of our Sport Fit range. Each jersey is engineered to ensure a tailored fit while allowing for maximum range of movement while not compromising on aerodynamics in the riding position. Not too loose and not too tight, a truly versatile fit.

The slightly relaxed fit and high airflow Polygeine™ Mesh ventilation system deliver abundant comfort and temperature control, while our Lightweight Polyester offers high flexibility as well as employing our VitaDry™ Moisture Management System to ensure breathability and superior moisture wicking.

Our Sport Fit Jersey is the one we most often ride in, it has been subjected to continuous testing to find the sweet spot between comfort and aerodynamic, ergonomic performance.


SCOTT MTB Comp Boa Lady Shoe (2019)

R 1,99000

Comfort and key fit features make the SCOTT MTB Comp Lady Boa® shoe a women’s specific model that is for female mountain bike enthusiasts and amateur racers. The adaptive close-fitting upper pattern features a Boa® L6 closure system. Combined with a lower anatomic fit strap, it articulates to best fit the shape of the rider's foot. The ErgoLogic footbed provides a premium fit while the stiffness index 6 sole with increased cleat adjustment range and minimal Sticki race rubber offers fantastic traction & transfers energy efficiently to the pedals, yet maintains all-day comfort. RANGE OF USE Mtb COMPOSITION Outsole: Composite, Sticki Rubber / Stiffness Index 6 Upper: Synthetic Polyurethane, 3D Nylon Airmesh CLOSURE Closure system with Boa L6 & anatomic fit strap FEATURES Footbed: ErgoLogic removable insole SIZE 36-42 APPROX. WEIGHT 310g (US 6.5) ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM BOA TECHNOLOGY Boa® System


FOX Women's Ripley Shorts

R 1050.00

FEATURES: Innovative Fox Link, waist closure system, offers superior fit & adjustability Durable 2-way stretch fabric for mobility & on bike performance Rider Attack Position (RAP) for a precise fit on the bike (2) Front hand pockets for essential storage Built with detachable Women's Evo chamois Women's specific fit

EVO CHAMOIS: Strategically placed high-density pads are specially designed for optimum protection in the areas where mountain bikers need it most. This provides excellent freedom of movement and comfort for even the most aggressive trails.


Stocking Fillers


R 350.00

  • Upper: moisture-wicking 4-way stretch lycra

  • Highly absorbent microfiber wiping surface

  • Low-profile velcro closure

  • Palm: Super Fit engineered three-panel design

  • Microfiber palm

  • Sonic-welded pull tab

  • Padding: optimized EVA padding


Fabric Grips Silicone OS

R 250.00

  • Pure silicone

  • Ovalised core

  • Slip-on design

  • Durable and tough


Barbieri Chain Cleaner

R 150.00

The first chain cleaner in the world. Patented by Barbieri in 1983. Thanks to its 1152 German nylon bristles, it cleans bike chains in just one minute without dismantling anything. It is suitable for all bicycles with gears.



R 195.00

  • Works with Schrader, Presta, or DV valve

  • Digital monitor with included battery switches off automatically

  • Works in four scales-PSI, bar, kg/cm2 or kPa

  • Maximum pressure of 160 PSI/11 bar/11.25 kg/cm2/1103 kPa

  • In Beto blister packaging The Digital Air Pressure Gauge by Beto features a digital monitor with the battery included that switches off automatically. It will work with Schrader, Presta, or DV valves in four scales (PSI, bar, kg/cm2 or kPa.) It features a maximum pressure of 160 PSI/11 bar/11.25 kg/cm2/103 kPa, and comes in Beto blister packaging.


Go Nutz Almond + Whey Protein

R 329.95

"An Innovative, Keto And Banting Friendly, Lifestyle Protein Shake. As A Source Of Essential Fats, Energy Yielding Mcts, Essential And Branched Chain Amino Acids, Our Gourmet Flavoured Protein Formulation Can Be Used As A Protein Supplement, Meal Replacement.

Made using ground almonds, Go Nutz Almond + Whey Protein offers keto- and Banting-friendly high-protein supplements, which are available in delectable gourmet flavours like Vanilla Hazelnut Indulgence, and Choc Nut Decadence.

These products combine the best of both the protein and fat macronutrient groups. By crafting these products using slow- and fast-digesting proteins, you benefit from a sustained release of important branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) and essential amino acids (EAAs) to aid muscle repair and recovery, long after your training session has ended.


Sitting Pretty

Specialized Power Mimic Expert Women's Saddle

Price on Request

For as long as there have been saddles, women have been having issues with them. But where some see unsolvable problems, Specialized saw practical solutions. They spent countless hours performing research and prototyping in order to give you the comfort that you've been rightfully longing for. With a patented design, Mimic technology helps create a saddle that perfectly adapts to your body to give you the support you need. The ultra-light Specialized Power Mimic Expert Women’s Saddle is Body Geometry designed for women to have top performance in a more aggressive position. Proven through blood-flow testing and pressure mapping, the extra wide and elongated Body Geometry channel and proper sitbone support allows for all day comfort.

  • Patented Body Geometry design is lab-tested to ensure blood ow to sensitive arteries.

  • Innovative Mimic technology uses multilayered materials to maintain equilibrium and minimize swelling in soft tissue.

  • Lightweight, durable, and hollow titanium rails.

  • Level II padding: Medium density foam for bike feel with additional cushioning.

  • SWAT-compatible mounts molded into the saddle base allow for sleek and integrated storage solutions.

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