Cycling Season Is Here.
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The 10 best pieces you need to get the most out of your bike this summer
When the sun is shining and the breeze is blowing, there are few pleasures as satisfying as whizzing through the warm summer air on two wheels. Whether you're simply hopping on for a quick ride to the other side of town or taking off for a long scenic cycle through the country, make sure you're stocked with the best gear. For some, that means a modern helmet that takes protection to the next level. For others, it's swapping out standard items for those engineered for performance with all the bells and whistles. Trust us, when you upgrade your gear, you'll definitely appreciate the difference between that solid standby and the best of the best. Here's how to kit up for cycle season.
Bike Gear Checklist
The innovative mesh inside this new helmet is a real game-changer. Lightweight and breathable, the collapsible cellular structure makes this 48 times more effective than traditional helmets.
WaveCel road bike helmet,
$149.99 by Bontrager
Well-reviewed for its ability to distribute pressure and absorb shocks
Padded bike seat,
$24.99 by Bikeroo
Whether you use your phone for turn-by-turn directions, training and tracking or simply to control your music on your commute, this keeps it all front and center, plus there's handy storage underneath.
Frame-mounted phone holder,
$16.99 by Opamoo
Wood and steel bike wall-mount,
$55 by Play-Haus Design
Insulated water bottle,
$14 by CamelBak
Coated stainless steel bike bell,
$59 by Spurcycle
Hooks to your rack and features a magnetic closure, interior pockets and a detachable shoulder strap
Sac bike bag,
$79 by Linus
Weather-resistant removable light,
$28.99 by Brooks England
Cyclone chain scrubber kit,
$49.34 by Park Tool
The handsomely designed S3 has an intelligent motor, integrated lighting and near-invisible battery, Plus, you can activate a turbo boost mode at the push of a button. The theft-defense system features tamper detection with alarm and Bluetooth connectivity automatically unlocks the bike as you walk up to it.
$2,298 by VanMoof
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