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2014 Triathlete Gift Guide: Customize It

Made-to-order presents to thrill any multisport enthusiast.

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Made-to-order presents to thrill any multisport enthusiast.

TYR Special Ops 2.0 Goggles

$30, Tyr.com

There are nine decisions to be made when customizing a pair of these editor-favored goggles, including frame pattern (leopard, anyone?), lens color (with a number of mirrored options) and strap hue. There’s even the option to include a laser etching on the outer lens.

Road ID Wrist ID Slim

$20, Roadid.com

Give the gift of peace of mind with this lightweight identification bracelet, which comes in a variety of colors and triathlon-inspired badge options (for an extra five bucks). Gift options are available at checkout, and if you don’t know what to engrave on an ID bracelet for someone else, you can buy a gift card.

Infinit Custom Blend

$53 for 25 servings, Infinitnutrition.us

Create a sports drink blend that reflects personal flavor preference, specific calorie and electrolyte requirements, training goals and race-day needs via the custom blend tool on Infinit’s website. You can also ask questions of a nutritionist through the site’s Live Chat feature.

NikeiD Run Shoes

$160, Store.nike.com

You can custom build a variety of Nike wares online, including the sock-like Nike Free Flyknit run shoe. Pick the colors of the upper (and the swoosh!), midsole (with two cushioning options) and laces. The finishing touch is the recipient’s name (or any other message) etched onto the shoe’s tongues.

Oakley Radarlock

$425, Oakley.com

The build-your-own-sunnies feature on the Oakley website lets you select from a range of colors for the various frame components in addition to lens color, type and shape. Any triathlete will appreciate the one-of-a-kind quality of this essential, everyday piece of gear.

Champion System Triathlon Kit

Price varies, Champ-sys.com

You don’t need to be on a tri team to rock a custom kit designed to your liking. Champion System will create one-off triathlon apparel that you can design via its website (with or without the help of a designer) and have in your hands in 6–8 weeks (there’s also a rush option for an extra fee).