Essential Extras

From apparel to anti-chafing butter, these accessories will give your ride or run that extra boost.

Bike Computer (above)

Stages Stages Dash M50 GPS

This full-color-display bike computer mounts to your handlebars and will deliver data including maps, speedometer, and calorie count.Want to go deeper? The device will calculate how you should be training each day according to your stored workout data. That all adds up to a machine that helps make you more at one with bike and body no matter your geek level. $249; stagescycling.com

Tracksmith Van Cortlandt
Tracksmith Van Cortlandt

Running Shorts

Tracksmith Van Cortlandt

Nothing gets in your way when you hit the trail in these super-light shorts with a 4-inch inseam from this Boston-based racing brand. Sweat in them all you want; the anti-microbial fabric sucks up the stink. $60; tracksmith.com

Pearl Izumi Bike Short
Pearl Izumi Bike Short

Bike Shorts

Pearl Izumi Elevate

The key to the fit of these sleek-but-casual bike shorts is a Boa closure system, similar to what you see on snowboard boots. As odd as that may sound, it dials in the waist perfectly and is easier to fine tune during a ride. Water-shucking Cordua nylon and a soft chamois inner liner seal the deal. $175; pearlizumi.com

Flylow Davis
Flylow Davis

Jacket

Flylow Davis

This do-it-all windbreaker proves its worth when you break above treeline on a big mountain bike ride or epic trail run. It won’t protect you from a downpour but the stretchy, air-permeable nylon keeps out a stiff wind. $125; flylowgear.com

Sweet Protection Helmet
Sweet Protection Helmet

Helmet

Sweet Protection Trailblazer MIPS

This bike lid from core Norwegian brand Sweet Protection is simple to adjust to your noggin thanks to an Occigrip turn-dial system. Plus, the visor can be adjusted on the fly. And MIPS technology minimizes the chance of a concussion should you go down. $180; sweetprotection.com

Adidas Five Ten Women’s Trailcross
Adidas Five Ten Women’s Trailcross

Shoes

Adidas Five Ten Women’s Trailcross

Melding hiker and bike shoe, the Trailcross is a mountain biker’s best friend—it’s stiff and responsive when you need to turn the cranks but nimble when you hop off the bike for a quick push or post-ride stop at the brewpub. $140; adidasoutdoor.com

Chamois Butt'r
Chamois Butt’r Coconut Anti-chafe Cream

Comfort

Chamois Butt’r Coconut Anti-chafe Cream

Go ahead and snicker now, but you will sing the praises of Chamois Butt’r when you start to chafe (or better yet before) in the midst of a ride. The organic coconut oil and shea butter here will not only stop your shorts from abrading your skin but also heal up any existing hot spots. $18; chamoisbuttr.com

Camelbak Zephyr
Camelbak Zephyr

Running Vest

Camelbak Zephyr
With the ability to keep two 1-liter water bottles at your fingertips during a big, committing trail run, this vest won’t bounce around and annoy you during that big endeavor. Best of all the women’s specific fit means it won’t restrict you in the wrong spots. $150; camelbak.com

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