Spring 2017 cycling gear

"Mobile" denim, the best hydration pack, and more

Whether you're a bike commuter (take note: National Bike to Work Weekis 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.
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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.
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machines for freedom signature cycling cap

Hide helmet hair under this chic hat made of 100 percent cotton with an interior sweatband.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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