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Dec 22, 2011 9:46 AM

2 wheelin' in Tucson: last minute gifts for the 2 wheeler in your life

TUCSON - If you're willing to pay a pretty penny, there are some obvious gifts any cyclists would love to get this Holiday season. A new bike, new wheels, etc...

For most of us though, those items may be a bit expensive. To find some budget friendly ideas, Tom Demerly, from TriSports.com gave me a hand.

First up, think nutrition. Gu Energy gels have a sample pack that come with numerous gels and products. It sells for under thirty dollars and is great for cyclists on the go.

"You can open it easily with your teeth. The top stays on so you don't have to worry about littering and it's easy to empty the gel into your mouth by just giving it a squeeze," Demerly said.

Next on the list, a trigger point grid foam roller. It's great for easing those tired muscles and doubles as a workout tool. The small size sells for about $40.00, and the large one is around $70.00. According to Demerly, "it feels like fingers giving you a massage."

Something a little higher on the price spectrum, but a must have for 2 wheelers in Tucson?
A great pair of sunglasses.
Oakley has a new style called the Radar XL Blades. They have higher lenses to protect your eyes from the sun when you're in your cycling position. They're also made out of hydrophobic material which makes them slip proof. The glasses sell for about $180.00.

Lastly, if you're looking for something smaller, why not check out one of the local cycling books?

"Tucson Spokes" is an example of one. It retails for around $24.00, and showcases local cyclists and the beautiful Tucson scenery.

For more information on all of these products, and other gift ideas from TriSports.com, head to their website: www.trisports.com.

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