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    Surly Cross-Check bike

    The chromoly Cross-Check ($1,000) may have a decade-old design, but it's still one of the most versatile rides around. It's a cyclocross rig, a gravel grinder, and a supremely capable commuter bike, with provisions for fenders and front and rear racks, plus enough space in the forks to throw on studded tires for winter rolling.

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    Bontrager SuperCharger pump

    Think all pumps are created equal? Think again. Bontrager's brawny aluminum floor pump ($110) has an extra-large raised gauge and a bleed-off valve for accurate fills. It's pricey, but that's what makes it such a good gift: they'd never buy it for themselves.

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    Endurance Conspiracy Tour de France 100 Year Anniversary poster

    Endurance Conspiracy's limited edition, hand-screened poster ($45) of the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France not only commemorates the greatest race in all of cycling, it also earns proceeds for Bikes Belong Foundation, which encourages kids to walk and bike to school.

  • Photo: Inga Hendrickson

    Rapha skin-care products

    Thank holiday hosts with small bricks of moisturizing soap that smell like the mountains (cedar, lavender, and cypress) or with TSA-friendly travel packs that include an assortment of salves, shaving cream, and some of the finest chamois cream (from $10) we've ever smeared on our nethers.

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    Fix It Sticks multitool

    Simple, small, functional: that's the thinking behind Fix It Sticks ($30). The two pen-size pieces mate for an easy T grip and slip into a jersey pocket. Choose from 35 different combinations of sockets, screwdrivers, and Allen wrenches.

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