Spring cycling essentials

9 pieces of gear that will help you adjust to the warmer, wetter climate.

When spring's unpredictable precipitation and warmer temperatures set in, it's even more important that cyclists are prepared when they hit the road. Thankfully, new releases from top brands blend style and function to help you have a smooth ride no matter the conditions. Ahead, find everything you need right now.

rapha technical t-shirt

This tee takes micro-mesh polyester and gives it a decidedly casual feel.
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camelbak k.u.d.u. protector 10 backpack

This bag is technically for mountain biking, but any cyclist will appreciate its innovative built-in spine protector, which can reduce impact in the event of a crash. It also features a tool organizer for on-the-go repairs and a three-liter reservoir for day-long hydration.
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specialized s-works 7 shoes

Light, stiff, and stylish, this newly-released pair is designed to boost your power and support proper alignment.
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castelli superleggera vest

This high-tech, water-repellent windbreaker packs up into a pocket. Stash it in your bag for easy access when unexpected showers strike—its 100 percent waterproof back panel will shield you from wheel spray.
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giordana lungo bib short

This pair is made with technical fabrics and gentle compression. Still, it fits less aggressively than race gear, so you can wear it all day without feeling restricted.
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sportful fiandre light norain top

This stealthily rain-proof jersey is as light and breathable as it is eye-catching. Rely on this top when you’re not sure what the forecast holds.
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abus bordo 6000 alarm

Protect your ride with this new lock. It sounds an alarm if someone tries to steal your bike, but not if you're simply trying to unlock it.
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cafe du cycliste madeleine jacket

It looks like a casual windbreaker, but the mesh inserts provide ventilation and its reflective accents make it suitable for nighttime wear.
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giro vanquish mips helmet

Engineered to streamline your profile and reduce drag, its sleek design also allows for airflow to keep your head cool.
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