The Road to Lanceville

The Best Helmet, Sunglasses, and Shoes

    Photo: Clint Clemens

THE LIGHTEST LID
Weighing less than this magazine, the GIRO ATMOS helmet is most notable for what it is not—heavy. The secret is a carbon-fiber lattice running through the shell, which allowed the company to slash the EPS foam with 26 vents. ($189; 831-420-4010, www.giro.com)
THE BRIGHTEST SHADES
If the one-piece, hinge-free design isn't enough to hold OAKLEY's RACING JACKET shades in place, the absorbent rubber in the nosepiece and stems will be—the stuff gets tackier as you sweat. Vented, persimmon-hued lenses bring out detail in shady tree sections but are still dark enough for intense daylight. ($165; 800-336-3994, www.oakley.com)
THE FLEETEST SHOES
For its new 22-ounce VIPER ROAD shoe, PEARL IZUMI borrowed the microadjustability and foot-swaddling support of the Boa Lacing System—a Kevlar-cable setup previously perfected on snowboard boots. Simply twist the ratcheting wheel to dial in a glove-like fit. ($190; 303-460-8888, www.pearlizumi.com)

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