Gear of the Week: Bike Commuting

All the kit you need for pedaling to work

Oct 12, 2016
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Fall is the best time to commute by bike, and the following products will make your ride faster and more comfortable. 


Felt York Bike ($730)

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This steel steed, with leather accents, stands out on the bike path. The integrated front rack and tool roll are practical, while the flip-flop rear hub lets you choose between a single speed or fixed-gear setup.

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Giro Aspect Helmet ($150)

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The Aspect has a clean design and 19 large vents for maximum airflow. A proprietary fit system and padded chin strap ensure premium comfort, and a removable visor keeps the sun out of your eyes.

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Club Ride Jack Flannel ($90)

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Moisture-wicking polyester and underarm mesh vents keep you cool, while reflective accents keep you safe. Zippered chest and rear pockets carry your everyday kit.

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Club Ride Cog Jeans ($95)

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The Cog jeans are sturdy enough to take serious abuse yet stylish enough to wear into the office. They're made from a denim that has Lycra for stretch, a gusseted crotch for unrestricted movement, and a raised back for when you're hunched over the bars. 

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Knog Oi Bike Bell ($20)

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The aluminum, brass, and copper Oi bells fit cleanly on your handlebars and have multiple tones to create an unmistakable sound.

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Mission Workshop Meridian Alpine Jacket ($455)

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The Meridian Alpine is a fully-taped, waterproof-breathable shell made from Polartec NeoShell. Bike-specific features include a tailored fit, side zippered pockets, and a removable helmet-compatible hood.

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Blackburn San Quentin U-Lock ($50)

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A bike lock is not something to skimp on. The San Quentin locks from both ends, while the hexagonal design makes it harder to cut. It also comes with a $4,000 theft-replacement guarantee. 

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MiiR 25L Commuter Pack ($160)

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Thanks to a roll-top design, this pack is expandable. There’s also a side zipper for easy access, a 15-inch padded laptop sleeve, and a DWR-coated nylon shell.

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Musguard Fenders ($32)

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Musguard fenders are sleek and easy to install. They also roll up and fit in your pocket when not in use.

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Light & Motion Urban 350 Light ($50)

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The waterproof and rechargeable Urban pumps out 350 lumens, while smaller side lights make you visible to traffic. A charge indicator lets you know when the battery is low.

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