These Five Extras Will Add to Your Cycling Experience—or at Least Make You Look Good Trying.
1. Giro Revel MIPS | Forget specialization. These busy days we look for a helmet that can do-it-all: bang singletrack, hang on group road rides, and cruise to the farmers’ market with the kids. The Revel can pull off all of that while providing plenty of ventilation and outstanding protection thanks to a MIPS system that helps cut down on your chances of sustaining a concussion.
2. Craft Glow Jersey | Meet another do-it-all piece. We took the Glow mountain biking, road riding and communiting. In all cases, the fabric pulled sweat away from our skin and kept out the chill. It also offered up built-in safety thanks to material that glows in headlights. Best of all, it had a bit more relaxed fit than so many cycling shirts made for svelte Euro freaks.
3. Kyt Tailored Cycling Shorts | A new brand out of Highland Ranch, Kyt is doing away with the problem of how to get tight cycling shorts to fit a wide range of body types with a line of high-performance custom-fit kits. Send them your details and you end up with a pair of shorts that actually fit your tush. Kyt is for men and women and they also offer bibs for $359.
4. Bridgedale Compression | Few things feel better after a big ride than kicking back in a pair of compression socks and enjoying a cold one on a sunny patio. Built of breathable CoolMax these technical socks will ease the pain.
5. Zeal All In | It’s a plus to have cycling shades that can transition from road or trail to the coffe shop without making you look like a dork. These bad boys impart wide, wrap-around performance during the ride, but look damn good when you chill out and watch The Tour in a cafe post-game.