Best Cycling Gear of 2017
Best Cycling Gear of 2017
The Best Cycling Gear of 2017
Riding a bike just isn’t the same, and it hasn’t been for quite some time. Cyclers like Gino Bartali, Lance Armstrong, Bernard Hinault, Miguel Indurain, Jeannie Longo, Marianne Martin, Annie Londonderry and so many more have changed the way most people look at cycling. Fun Fact – Did you know that the term “cycling” is defined as an interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularly repeated, event or sequence of events occurs? For this very reason, the term cycling is also used in sports betting terms because of the repeated, specific sequences that occur.
Cycling, because of its intensified popularity and competitiveness, as well as the increased capabilities of its athletes, has created a higher demand for gear and accessories that can keep up. Like all things in our modern era, technology has really affected the gear cyclists are choosing now.
Let’s start with staying hydrated: the CamelBak M.U.L.E Hydration Pack. The M.U.L.E is the best-selling and longest-running hydration pack from CamelBak, who truly pioneered the industry. This pack is light enough to not weigh you down, but large enough to hold 3 litres of water. It also has other compartments to hold small items that you might need for your entire day out mountain biking or hiking, for example.
These days, keeping safe while biking goes beyond wearing a helmet. Because of today’s demands on technology, a place to put your phone is also a must. Some need it to listen to music while riding, especially for those long rides. Some need it to stay in touch with the outside world because of work or for personal reasons, and others simply don’t feel complete without it. For those who need it, there are some great bike mounts that will keep your phone within reach at all times. Find the right one for you.
For those racers who don’t stop training or competing due to a little weather, a race jacket is so very important. The Castelli Tempesta Race Jacket is a little pricey, but so worth every penny. It has a longer back hem to keep everything covered, and its eVent membrane is waterproof, yet breathable.
Along the same lines, ROKA Thermal Arm Warmers might be needed to keep your arms warm while you start your ride. They slip on and off and are easily stored, so you can stash them for later if you decide not to keep them on for your entire ride.
Shorts that hit every need may be hard to find, but we’re sure that the Sombrio Pinner Shorts will check a lot of boxes. They are made from a durable DWR outer layer, include 4-way stretch, and can hold up against bushes and branches for those trail riders. In addition, they have anti-odour pocket liners, so you’ll feel fresh enough to enjoy a post-ride drink.
Keep warm during those colder rides with Pearl Izumi Women’s Transfer Wool LS Cycling Baselayer. These fleece-lined leggings provide a padded seat area, in addition to silicone grips around the ankles to keep them in place and prevent cold air from hitting your legs. Izumi also sells a Women’s ELITE WxB Jacket that would pair nicely with the leggings for those cold days. If you’re looking for a new Jersey, then look no further. Sugoi RS Pro Jersey has an adjustable zipper to permit air flow, as well as finished seams to keep from chafing.
The Velocio Signature Bib Short is perfect for races because they have wide straps that won’t dig into your shoulders, a mesh front panel that will help with ventilation and silicone grips on the bottom to ensure that they stay put and don’t ride up.
Another necessity is gloves. Look no further, because Giant Road Pro Gel Short Finger Gloves are your answer. They have gel padding in the palms, plus breathable mesh backs to allow for air flow. Keep those hands comfy for your entire ride.
Although these items aren’t everything that hit the stores in 2017, it is a pretty nice list of gear and accessories to check out before you take your next trip.