Our Favorite Spring Cycling Gear
Nine function-meets-fashion pieces to get you back in the saddle.
SHEBEEST PETUNIA POLKAMANIA BIB SHORT, $110
Bib shorts already maximize comfort; this dotted design is super-breathable and slips over your head like a halter. It also has a wide, flattering waistband and a roomy back pocket.
SPECIALIZED AUDAX SHOE, $250
With an ergonomic footbed, a well-ventilated upper, a stiff carbon outsole and an easy-to-adjust, dialed-in lacing system, the European-inspired Audax is designed to fit like a glove, increase efficiency and improve your alignment on the bike.
DONKEY LABEL POLY PRO SOCKS, $15
Skip the boring all-white or all-black socks and slip on one of DL’s colorful, lightweight pairs instead. They’re anti-microbial, flat-knit (which reduces chafing) and breathable.
WAHOO FITNESS ELEMNT GPS BIKE COMPUTER, $330
Tracking your stats (speed, cadence, power, etc.) and staying connected with other cyclists out on the road is easy with the ELEMNT. The GPS-enabled device is fully customizable, wirelessly connects with all of your other cycling sensors, and stores all your data in a free app. The computer also spots nearby Strava users en route and features Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+ dual-band technology so you can get text, email and call notifications without pulling out your phone.
RAPHA CORE JERSEY, $115
The form-fitted Core Jersey will not limit your movement while you ride. It’s made with a soft, stretchy fabric, features three big pockets—plus one extra zippered area—to comfortably stash all of your carry-on. The silicone grip at the bottom prevents inching up.
GIRO SYNTHE MIPS HELMET, $270
With a built-in Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), the aerodynamic Synthe helmet will help protect your head from every angle. It also has 26 wind tunnel vents for extra breathability, panels for parking your sunglasses in-between rides and a strategically placed spot for putting your ponytail (or man-bun).
ORNOT GOLDEN CAP, $25
Accessories can be your best friend on the bike, and Ornot does them well. This made-in-California cotton cap instantly adds a pop of color to any plain-old kit.
RECON JET, $499
The Jet protects your eyes from the sun and keeps you wirelessly connected to your phone and other sensors all at the same time. A small screen in the corner of your eye displays GPS data and other stats (speed, distance, cadence, and more) without obstructing your view of the road. It also has a built-in camera.
MACHINES FOR FREEDOM GEOFLORAL PRINT JERSEY, $175
Florals are making a comeback this spring (in sport, too). Made with a breathable, sweat-wicking fabric, this jersey is soft against your skin, offers 50+ SPF protection and has three big back pockets, as well as one moisture-proof side zipped pocket, where you can safely store all of the essentials.