Spring 2017 Cycling Gear
"Mobile" denim, the best hydration pack, and more
Whether you're a bike commuter (take note: National Bike to Work Week is May 15 through 19) or a hardcore cyclist, warmer weather is a great excuse to invest in some new gear. From bib shorts to road shoes, here are nine stylish and functional picks.
SUGOI WOMEN'S COAST CHAMOIS BOY SHORT
Made with high-end Italian fabric and extra padding, these flattering shorts are light, breathable, and comfortable.
SOMBRIO Riff Jeans
These jeans for men (and the new Sombrio Robson Jean Short for women) add denim to the bike commuter's dress code. They're woven with a stretchy fabric called "mobile denim" (a mix of spandex, polyester, and cotton) for a full range of motion and have reflective accents for visibility.
MACHINES FOR FREEDOM SIGNATURE CYCLING CAP
Hide helmet hair under this chic hat made of 100 percent cotton with an interior sweatband.
SHIMANO TRANSIT PAVEMENT JERSEY
These unisex shirts are made with moisture-wicking fabric featuring silver ions that activate when you sweat. Added reflectivity improves your safety when riding after work while built-in UPF+ and UV protection shield you from the morning sun.
POC SPORTS OCTAL X HELMET
For topnotch brain protection, the new Octal X is a follow-up to Poc Sports's award-winning Octal road helmet. Perfect for warm-weather riding, it's well-ventilated, lightweight, and aerodynamic.
SPECIALIZED WOMEN'S S-WORKS SUB6 ROAD SHOES
These new shoes are among the lightest the brand has ever produced. A molded heel cup ensures a snug fit, allowing you to get the most power out of your pedal stroke. Plus, a roomy toe box makes them comfortable and a sleeve cover for the laces protects you from wind and rain.
PEARL IZUMI P.R.O. GEL VENT GLOVE
Protect your hands from chafing and enjoy a slip-free grip with these comfortable, gel-padded gloves. Mesh fabric on the back adds extra ventilation.
OSPREY VIPER 3
This minimalist hydration pack can carry nearly three liters of water. Plus, the a magnet on the bite valve attaches to the reservoir hose to keep it from flapping, making sipping on the go easy and safe.
RAPHA WOMEN’S CLASSIC WIND JACKET II
This stashable, stretchy, nylon layer is the perfect item to keep in your pack for cooler spring rides. It’s also windproof and water-resistant.