Essentials: Riding

Riding

Photograph by Jens Mortensen    

1. BLACKBURN's AIRFIX pairs a nine-piece multitool with a full-featured CO2 inflator. The only way to make changing a flat easier? Squeeze in a bike tech, too. $40; www.blackburndesign.com

2. It's depressingly easy to damage lenses when switching between tints. But RUDY PROJECT's HORUS has plastic-framed lenses, which make for a quick, scratch-free swap. $175; www.rudyprojectusa.com

3. The SELLE SAN MARCO MAGMA MGC weighs half of what most saddles do and still feels surprisingly gentle on your soft parts. $199; www.velimpex.com

4. With on-ride gadgets galore, CRANK BROTHERS' MULTI-19 is the next best thing to carrying a work stand. $30; www.crankbrothers.com

5. Why do so many pros choose TIME's RXS TITAN CARBON pedals? They're strong and light (6.7 ounces per pair), and they offer ultimate power transfer. $300; www.timesportusa.com

6. Alleviate aching fingers with ERGON's ergonomically correct MP1 mountain-bike grip. $30; www.ergon-bike.com

7. No more sweaty hands, thanks to the mesh palm swatches on PEARL IZUMI's GEL-VENT PRO GLOVES. $40; www.pearlizumi.com

8. KINETIC's HEAVYWEIGHT DUAL simulates road feel better than any other indoor trainer we've ridden. $450; www.kurtkinetic.com

9. A veritable laptop for your bars, GARMIN's EDGE 305 HR is a waterproof, wireless unit that monitors altitude, speed, distance, time, and heart rate, as well as ride profiles you can download to 3-D maps. $379; www.garmin.com

10. TITANIUM KING CAGES weigh less than an ounce and are guaranteed for life. $60; www.kingcage.com

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