Gear Up!


Walk into many bike stores in town and you’ll find a huge selection of gear, gadgets and clothing on display. Our product picks will help you cut to the chase, getting just what you need for a safe and enjoyable commute without breaking the bank.

Belmont Stealth Pantaloons

Spandex may be fine for weekend rides—but work wardrobes demand a more polished look. These stink-free, worsted wool trousers are specially cut to stay clear of your chain and offer enough give for quick mounts and dismounts. $109

Zoic Sidestep Plaid Skort

Commuting by bike doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your sense of style. This cycle-friendly skort lets you ride modestly and arrive looking put together. The detachable "Barely There" liner takes the place of a bulky chamois, too. Choose from the solid-colored and patterned options (we like the Black Plaid). $65

Smartwool Women’s Farwell Jersey

Make the most of summer days with a jersey that’s perfect for warm-weather riding. The Farwell’s mesh side panels and moisture-wicking Technical Knit Merino fabric help you keep your cool while commuting, even on the hottest afternoons. $95

Craft Men’s AB Jersey

Sometimes, simpler is better. Ride in style and comfort with the ergonomic fit and efficient moisture transfer of the AB Jersey. Three open pockets—plus one zip pocket—provide plenty of space to stash essential gear. $60

Full Wood Fenders

Fenders are a must-have to keep splatters and spray off your clothes. These sleek models, made of hardwoods such as ash, maple and walnut, give your bike a dash of style to boot. They’re easily carved or drilled to fit any bike perfectly. $150

Kryptonite New York Lock® STD

This is one tough lock. Kryptonite’s so sure it will keep your bike safe that they offer a $3,000 replacement guarantee if your bike is stolen. Weighing in at a hefty six pounds, it’s big enough to secure both your frame and rear wheel to a bike rack, fence or handy parking meter. $80

Racktime Wallit Rack-Top Bag

Tote a netbook, a few groceries or a change of clothes with ease in this rack-top bag that doubles as a messenger bag. Compatible with Racktime racks, this bag snaps securely into place, then slips over your shoulder with the detachable shoulder strap. $60


About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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