Our favorite fall cycling gear

Eight items for a fitter, faster (and more fashionable) ride.

It may be marathon season for many, but fall is also the ideal time to make serious gains in your cycling training (and enjoy crisp, cooler weather while you're at it). Refresh your stash with these key pieces.

rapha men's long sleeve brevet jersey

Pink is the power color for male cyclists this season: A super breathable, insulated cycling jersey, the Brevet includes three large cargo pockets and a zipped pocket for carting around all your essentials. Designed with a bright, cozy Sportwool fabric and a reflective armband, it’s particularly awesome for riding in low-light conditions and comes with a free wind-resistant, hi-vis vest. ($310)
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giro empire slx men's road shoe

New for fall, this is the 'it' shoe of the season. Not meant for time-crunched triathletes looking to speed out of transition, the lace-up design gives this shoe a classic, chic look. It's incredibly light (just 175 grams) but still has enough structure and stiffness to maximize your output. Plus, with a one-piece upper, it fits like a glove. ($350)
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poc octal road helmet

The official helmet of Team Garmin-Sharp, the Octal is super light (less than 200g), well ventilated and provides a comfortable, secure fit that exceeds all safety standards. It also has a temperature-regulating liner and a spot to place your sunglasses when not in use. ($270)
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terry grand prix women's wool jersey

Made from 100 percent fine merino wool, this is the perfect layer for the transition between seasons. It's moisture-wicking with a half-zip to keep you ventilated; the three rear pockets are perfect for stashing carry-on. ($140)
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wahoo kickr indoor trainer

With its wheel-off design, the KICKR gives a more precise power reading, which means you get more consistent feedback (and thus consistent training). Plus, you can control the resistance via an app on your phone; the trainer also uploads the data to your phone so you can track progress. ($1099)
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specialized s-works women’s road shoes

With a stiff carbon outsole that increases your power transfer and a supportive insole that improves your hip, knee and ankle alignment as you ride, these lightweight, airy shoes are built to better your performance and comfort on the bike. The Boa dial-in closure system makes it easy for you to make micro-adjustments to the fit whenever you want, too. ($360)
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velocio women's signature bib short

This buzzed-about brand came onto the cycling scene earlier this year. Founded by Kristy Scrymgeour, a 2-time Australian national champ (and current director of the Specialized-lululemon women's cycling team), the line marries high-performance technology with sustainable design. Their signature bib short is supportive yet light, made from Italian lycra with a sheer stretch mesh front panel. ($200)
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beats by dr. dre pill speaker mount

Competitive cyclists may scoff, but if you're down with adding a little bit of weight to your frame, this speaker mount enables you to bring your Beats on the road. A fun toy for your easy spins around the park or neighborhood. ($50)
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