PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #7: LOOK Cycle New 765 Optimum, Campagnolo Casual Clothing, State Bicycle Co. Bag Collection, DeFeet Gift Cards, Moots Titanium Water Bottle Cages, Dynaplug New Carbon Racer, Sidi Festive Shoes & The 2023 Tour de Zwift
HomeHome > News > PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #7: LOOK Cycle New 765 Optimum, Campagnolo Casual Clothing, State Bicycle Co. Bag Collection, DeFeet Gift Cards, Moots Titanium Water Bottle Cages, Dynaplug New Carbon Racer, Sidi Festive Shoes & The 2023 Tour de Zwift

PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #7: LOOK Cycle New 765 Optimum, Campagnolo Casual Clothing, State Bicycle Co. Bag Collection, DeFeet Gift Cards, Moots Titanium Water Bottle Cages, Dynaplug New Carbon Racer, Sidi Festive Shoes & The 2023 Tour de Zwift

Jan 03, 2024

The PEZ Gift Guide: LOOK Cycle unveils the new 765 Optimum – the iconic heritage brand's latest endurance-focused bike and frameset, Campagnolo casual clothing, State Bicycle Co. expands bag collection, DeFeet: It's not too late to get gift cards, Moots titanium water bottle cages, Dynaplug launches new carbon racer the world's lightest tire plugging tool, Sidi presents the most coveted festive shoes and see the best of Zwift in the 2023 Tour de Zwift.

LOOK Cycle Unveils the New 765 Optimum, the Iconic Heritage Brand's Latest Endurance-Focused Bike & FramesetNew endurance road platform comprises innovative carbon fiber layup and endurance-specific geometry, balancing rigidity and flexibility so passionate cyclists can enjoy long distance comfort without compromising efficiency

LOOK Cycle has announced the latest addition to its range of top-quality, high-performance road bikes – the new 765 OPTIMUM. A true evolution of LOOK's popular 765 series, this latest lightweight endurance bike has been fully redesigned from the ground up to offer a less aggressive rider fit than previous pro tour models, maximising rider comfort and efficiency for long days, rougher roads, and all seasons.

Utilising LOOK's unmatched carbon manufacturing expertise, the French brand has applied cutting-edge design, materials and manufacturing innovation to deliver responsiveness and compliance. The redesigned 765 OPTIMUM frame utilises an ultra-high strength carbon compound and an endurance-specific carbon layup to dampen vibrations more efficiently than previous materials.

The new endurance-optimised geometry of the 765 OPTIMUM frame deploys LOOK's 3D wave carbon tubes for 20% more compliance than the previous model, while the T47 bottom bracket ensures a light, reliable, and ultra-efficient power transfer system.

With tire clearance up to 700 x 34 mm, the 765 OPTIMUM enables riders to choose a wide tire for increased comfort. Cable routing has been designed for integrated but simple and intuitive maintenance; the cables enter the frame below the handlebar allowing for the stem and bars to be removed without disconnecting the hydraulic hoses. The new 765 OPTIMUM frame will be compatible with LOOK's fenders (available in early 2023), giving riders the opportunity to add protection from the elements without compromising on aesthetics.

Frederic Caron, Product Manager, LOOK Cycle, said: "The new 765 OPTIMUM is the ideal bike for daily rides as well as the next sporting challenge. Designed in France by our teams of passionate engineers, it offers a compromise between rigidity and flexibility that will allow endurance cyclists to fully enjoy the long distance rides that lie ahead. LOOK's unique know-how and innovative materials means our brand excels in mastering the complex alchemy between comfort and performance. Utilising an all-new design which combines several carbon fibres and weaves plus our 3D Wave technology, the new 765 OPTIMUM is an endurance bike that will accompany passionate cyclists on all types of routes."

Key features

Pricing and availabilityThe 765 OPTIMUM is available in 5 different sizes (XS, S, M, L and XL), with five options for complete bikes and two framesets.








Campagnolo Casual Clothing

A casual and informal look thanks to sophisticated details and soft fabrics, designed to accompany you on all occasions and express your passion.

State Bicycle Co. Expands Bag Collection

State Bicycle Co. offers a small selection of on-bike accessories already; they are adding to that collection by introducing two different frame bags, a new tool roll, and a saddle bag. All bags are made with Cordura fabric and will be offered in 3 complementary colors to match whatever you ride.

Top Tube Framebag

Great adventures require great storage—that's where the State Bicycle Co. Top Tube Framebag shines. This bag is made from durable, 100% waterproof material and has two easy-pull zips allowing access to the snacks, tools, and anything else you need for a big day in the saddle. ​​Eight durable hook and loop straps and multiple mounting points ensure a secure and snug fit to most standard frame sizes.


Wedge Framebag

The Wedge Framebag by State Bicycle Co. is the perfect bag for a day trip or a weekend getaway. No matter how you use it, this wedge bag is designed to fit everything you need when carrying a bit extra! Made with a Cordura and nylon shell and tapped zippers, this bag will keep everything safe from the elements. Easy-pull zippers allow for quick and easy access to the essentials while on the bike. The Wedge also features a water bladder exit sleeve that will enable you to use any hydration pack with a hose connection.


Saddle Bag

The State Bicycle Co. – Saddle Bag is an essential accessory that is compact and 100% waterproof. Perfect for road rides, bike packing, or gravel cycling, the little bag has the ideal capacity for what you need—featuring a hoop & loop secure strap with multiple mounting positions and a reflective State Bicycle Co. logo.

W 15 x H 5.5 x D 8 cm with a capacity of 0.7L for a full-size tube, tire lever, and large CO2 canister + any other roadside / trailside tools you may need.


Tool Roll

Keep your essentials safe and secure, whether off-roading, commuting, or just out for a leisurely ride.

Ease of use and durability were paramount when designing this tool roll. Using 1000D Cordura material and a tried-and-true system of 3/4″ quick-release buckles, place the roll on your saddle with the strap, tuck it in your jersey pocket or toss it in your bag.


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Moots Titanium Water Bottle Cages

Moots’ love for titanium is well documented. When it comes to what holds your water bottles to your bike and not losing them or mark them, there is no substitute for a titanium water bottle cage. At just 30 grams for each cage, you can ride road, mountain, and gravel without worrying about turning about and picking up your bottles after they’ve been ejected off your bike by bumpy terrain.

These beautiful cages are made of seamless 3/2.5 titanium tubing, laser welded, and blasted to match Moots’ satin bead blast finish for a seamless look. They also have a range of fore/aft adjustment of 21mm so you can position your bottle just where you like them. Mr. Moots has been engraved on each cage, so you’ll never ride alone.

Dynaplug Launches New Carbon Racer – The World's Lightest Tire Plugging ToolAvailable from Dynaplug…and on the New Cannondale Scalpel

Tubeless tires are not only faster to ride, they are also faster to repair in the event of a puncture. Dynaplug has established itself as the best solution for fast repairs in the field, and now introduces a new Carbon Racer tool made of glass-filled Nylon to plug pesky punctures that evade sealant.

The Carbon Racer is ultralight at a mere 14g– half the weight of the already-light aluminum racer, and highly durable. Discerning riders who care about every gram and prize a minimal form factor will appreciate that the Carbon Racer is the smallest and lightest plugging tool available.

Following the form of the popular Racer tool, the Carbon Racer is double-sided, with one standard Soft Tip plug and one Megaplug ready to plug almost any type of puncture. Kits include 3 spare plugs and snug snap-on caps to protect each end. ​ A second model of Carbon Racer is forthcoming, optimized for smaller tires and punctures with two Soft Tip plug tubes.

Less weight and faster repairs are the game here. Even the complimentary bolt-on Carbon Silicone tool holder is super-light at 10g, mounting under bottle cages or to other accessory points for maximal tool security and availability for quick puncture plugging. The holder is also compatible with the classic Racer.

Carbon Racer Kit Includes:

Carbon Racer Highlights:

Sidi Presents the Most Coveted Festive ShoesElegant and technological, these models have a special place on the wishlist of enthusiasts.

Christmas is the most magical time of the year and it is also a good excuse to escape from your busy schedule and indulge in your passions. Whether it's a bike ride chasing the last light of the winter solstice or a coffee ride with friends looking for the perfect place to chat, Sidi offers a range of must-have products for this festive season on the pedals. From the most iconic models to those dedicated to the new gravel frontier, this wishlist lacks nothing to keep everyone happy, whatever the situation is.

In pole position is the Shot 2, a model that became part of the Sidi range at the end of 2020 and was chosen by many champions, becoming an authentic must-have. Given its characteristics and unavoidable comfort, the Shot 2 ensures high performance for those who love to spend hours on the saddle of a road bike. A light and reinforced product whose "C-BOOST SRS" sole, through its special conformation, allows for improved transmission of power on the pedals, ensuring fun and high performance.

The real novelty this year is the DZero version which – borrowing the unparalleled lightness and revolutionary design of the Shot 2 – combines tradition and sustainability in a product that represents the values of Sidi's founder. The shoes that combine tradition with innovation and sustainability are made with a BioVeg upper. This innovative biodegradable material is the perfect canvas for Dino Signori's most singular and charismatic expressions, which have become a true trademark in over sixty years of history.

If it is true that the classic can't be beaten, Sidi's best sellers include the Genius 10, shoes that are as comfortable as they are performing. Reactive and versatile, these shoes adapt perfectly to adrenaline-fuelled situations such as a sudden sprint. Their adventurous spirit places special emphasis on endurance, making them particularly suitable for long adventures on unknown roads. Patented closures ensure comfort, while the injected nylon and carbon fibre sole allows the technical characteristics to remain unchanged over time.

In the mountain bike realm, MTB Turbo is undoubtedly the last frontier of off-road by Sidi. Dedicated to the needs of those who are not satisfied with riding the popular tracks but have an innate desire to explore, these shoes aim to achieve top performance in the outdoor category.

MTB Gravel finally are ideal for mountain bike and gravel enthusiasts. Rigid, impact- and tear-resistant, they are safe be wise of details such as the external polyurethane shock-absorber and protection, the internal padding and the reinforced heel. Their attractive design and versatile soul make them a real all-rounder. The MTB Competition sole is designed for off-road specialities, while two crampons that can be fitted on the toe, as required, make it easier to tackle difficult and muddy trails.

See the Best of Zwift in the 2023 Tour de ZwiftTour Participants Will Explore Zwift, and Earn Unique Unlocks, Including the Highly Sought Tour de Zwift Kit.

Zwift, the global online fitness platform for cyclists and runners, is excited to announce the 2023 Tour de Zwift. This is one of the biggest annual tours on Zwift, and will invite cyclists and runners from around the world to participate in eight stages of exploration, community bonding, and new unlocks. It's the big tour to explore it all!The Tour de Zwift begins on January 9, just in time to help Zwifters start to tackle their 2023 fitness goals in a fun community environment. Registration opens at 8 am PST, on December 20, 2022 at

The Tour de Zwift is an inclusive event designed to help cyclists and runners of all abilities explore eight of Zwift's eye-catching digital worlds and the many unique environments and routes within each. The tour will include the brand new Scotland map, designed for the upcoming UCI Cycling Esports World Championships. Tour participants can take part in hourly group events with each stage offering short, standard, and long routes, as well as women-only options.

This year, Zwifters can unlock new route badges for completing routes in five of the eight stages, and can also earn an eye-catching Tour de Zwift kit for their avatar by completing the whole tour.

A matching real world collection, made by Pedal Mafia, is also available for purchase, giving any cyclist or runner the chance to match their avatar. The collection includes a jersey, bibs, towel, running shirt, socks, and a sweatband. Order your kit here to receive it before the tour starts (and take advantage of early-bird pricing until Dec. 31!).

Zwifters participating in Tour de Zwift will also be able to give each other unique Tour de Zwift Ride Ons while participating in the tour, creating an exciting, supportive atmosphere on the roads of Zwift!

New for the 2023 tour; all eight stages of Tour de Zwift will feature Pacer Groups for cyclists, giving Zwifters a chance to ride the stages in a fun, social group.

Tour de Zwift Stages:

Stage 1January 9-12Yorkshire

Stage 2January 13-15Richmond

Stage 3January 16-19France/Paris

Stage 4January 20-22London

Stage 5January 23-26New York

Stage 6January 27-29Watopia

Stage 7January 30-February 2Makuri

Stage 8February 3-5Scotland

Make Up WeekFebruary 6-12

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The PEZ Gift Guide: LOOK Cycle Unveils the New 765 Optimum, the Iconic Heritage Brand's Latest Endurance-Focused Bike & Frameset 765 OPTIMUM 765 OPTIMUM 765 OPTIMUM 765 OPTIMUM 765 OPTIMUM Frederic Caron, Product Manager, LOOK Cycle, said: Key features Pricing and availability 765 OPTIMUM SHIMANO – ULTEGRA 2×11 €3790 $4,300 765 OPTIMUM – CAMPAGNOLO CHORUS 2×12 €3990 $4,600 765 OPTIMUM SRAM RIVAL ETAP 2×12 €4690 $5,500 765 OPTIMUM – SHIMANO 105 DI2 2×12 €5390 $6,400 765 OPTIMUM – SHIMANO ULTEGRA DI2 2×12 €6290 $7,300 765 OPTIMUM FRAMESET – METALLIC TRUE BLOOD SATIN €2150 $2,400 765 OPTIMUM FRAMESET – BLACK SATIN €2150 $2,400 More info at: Campagnolo Casual Clothing More info at: State Bicycle Co. Expands Bag Collection Top Tube Framebag Features: $69.99 More info at: tube frame bag. Wedge Framebag Features: $59.99 More info at: framebag Saddle Bag Features: $29.99 More info at: bag. Tool Roll Features: $24.99 More info at: roll pouch black. DeFeet: It's Not Too Late! Need a last minute gift? M-22-GIFTCARD-20 Moots Titanium Water Bottle Cages $75 More info at Dynaplug Launches New Carbon Racer – The World's Lightest Tire Plugging Tool Carbon Racer Kit Includes: Carbon Racer Highlights: $47.99 More info at: Sidi Presents the Most Coveted Festive Shoes More info at: See the Best of Zwift in the 2023 Tour de Zwift here Tour de Zwift Stages: Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8 Make Up Week For more information on the Tour de Zwift, please visit this site Note: