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Allspeed is Portland, ME's local bike and ski shop. We want to do everything we can to make your holidays as jolly as possible. Shop online or visit us to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. 

Allspeed Staff Gift Picks

Check this space weekly as the days tick down to the holidays and we'll share with you our own employees' favorite gifts, hacks, and products we especially like to use, in both bike and ski categories.

Joel's Picks

Joel has been working in bike shops his whole life. Growing up in the Mid-Atlantic, he skied as much as he could but biked more. In the snowier Northeast, he's been able to embrace the region's touring and backcountry offerings. He rides all styles of bikes but identifies most as a mountain biker. At Allspeed, Joel is our suspension service expert.  

NixFrixShun Ultimate Chain Lube & Green Genie

These lubes are manufactured in small batches in the Mid-Atlantic. Both varieties run super clean and help minimize chain wear. (Green Genie works the same as Ultimate but is biodegradable.) After seven years of use, Joel has been thoroughly impressed with it. The best you can get!

Smartwool Men's Classic Thermal Merino Base Layer 1/4 Zip

This is the all-activities top. Joel reports that he mountain bikes in it, skis in it, and comes to work wearing it (not necessarily the same day). It insulates when it's wet and he can go longer between washes because it doesn't hold a smell.

Pomoca Free Pro 2.0 Skins

Joel first noticed the high quality of materials used in these skins when installing them on customer skis. He got his own pair just last year, and has been happy with how they glide, how much grip they have, and how packable they are.

Evan's Picks

Evan grew up skiing at Sugarloaf and likes the challenge of skiing on a variety of snow conditions. He is an avid telemark skier in winter, and he rides a Santa Cruz Stigmata and Specialized Epic EVO in the "off season." Evan is also a member of our boot fitting team. Photo by Chloe Jimenez

TwentyTwo Designs Outlaw X NTN Binding

These simple and reliable telemark bindings are step-in, and there is an option to run brakes. Plus, you can customize the spring tension and there are multiple spring options. And they will release if you crash hard enough!

Smith Optics Squad Mag

For these go-to goggles, Evan likes the wide field of view, the ease of lens switching, and the range of lens options. Plus, the goggles fit on a variety of helmets (not necessarily Smith).

mountainFLOW Eco Quick Wax Warm

Evan likes how easily this wax can be applied and how quickly you can feel the difference. It helps especially on a warm spring day, particularly while touring when glide becomes an issue on longer run-outs.

Our Favorite Skiing Accessories

With winter gear, we believe that more is usually better. More socks or more gloves can make or break a day on the mountain, especially if "more" means "the ones you stashed in your car" which saves the day when you realize you forgot to pack them. Want to help your favorite winter adventurer always be ready? Have a look at a few of our suggestions.

Ski Boots

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Our Favorite Cycling Accessories

Cyclists are hard to shop for. They probably already know what they want or already got it for themselves. If you want to surprise them with something unique, we have a few suggestions! These are some of our favorites.

Sale Adult Bikes

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Sale Kids' Bikes

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Shop In-Store or Online

Our experts can help guide you to find the right choice in any category, whether you're trying to choose the right size bike for a kiddo or figure out what size ski pants would fit ... you! Stop by, give us a call, or email.