Spring Gear: Cycling

When spring showers make a mess of your favorite streets and trails, fight back.

1. SPECIALIZED THERMINAL CYCLING TIGHT
These midweight tights are perfect for mixed conditions, with light insulation, zips and silicone grips at the ankles, and a plush chamois. $110; specialized.com

2. SHIMANO SH-MT60
Whether your ride involves rain, mud, or swollen creeks—or all three—the SPD-compatible, Gore-Tex SH-MT60 will keep your dogs dry. Plus it features a versatile ride/hike sole. $150; bike.shimano.com

3. CRANKBROTHERS CANDY
The minimalist design of these mountain-bike pedals means gunk won't cling and clog. We recommend the stainless-steel model for the best combo of durability, weight, and value. From $110; crankbrothers.com

4. OAKLEY RADAR XL
The lens coating on these cycling-specific shades sheds water and makes wiping off grease and mud a cinch. Plus the oversize design provides unobstructed views. $155; oakley.com

5. SCHWALBE DIRTY DAN
In the mud, you want a big, terrain-chomping, self-cleaning tread pattern, like you'll find on the Dan. $75; schwalbetires.com

6. SHOWERS PASS MOUNTAIN ELITE
A jacket that manages moisture inside and out with highly breathable, waterproof eVent fabric. Out on the trails, the tough, nonslip shoulder patches keep your pack snug. $250; showerspass.com

7. PEDRO'S SUPER PIT KIT
Eco-friendly degreaser, wash, lube, and polish, plus cleaning tools and a bucket—all you need to restore a muddy rig. $100; pedros.com

8. SUGOI WALLAROO 290
Merino wool stays warm when wet, breathes and wicks sweat, and doesn't itch—all of which makes the 290 cap, with retractable earband, a no-brainer this time of year. $40; sugoi.com

9. EXPOSURE LIGHTS DIABLO
Short days = long night rides. The wireless, 700-lumen Diablo is lightweight and waterproof and comes with an articulating helmet mount. $219; exposurelightsusa.com

10. PEARL IZUMI P.R.O. LOBSTER WIND MITT
For blustery shoulder-season days, these sport a stashable windproof shell to keep your digits warm. $45; pearlizumi.com

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