City biking gear finally gets cool.
Abus Bordu Combo 6100 Lock
This unique combination lock ($130), which unfolds like a carpenter’s ruler from a seven-inch block, is tougher than cable, and there’s no key to lose.
Specialized 74 Long Finger Gloves
Cut from buttery Pittards leather, with cushy palm pads and subtle contrast stitching, the 74 ($55) is as comfortable on your handlebars as it is wrapped around the steering wheel of your Audi Allroad.
Kitsbow Rudy Jersey
The lightweight merino wool kept us cool and dried fast, thanks to the shoulder-to-shoulder back vents. But it’s the contrast pocket and spiffy collar that make this the most versatile—and stylish— jersey ever created ($220).
DZR Tosca Shoes
Herringbone and leather bring Italian elegance to this high-top sneaker ($120). And thanks to the stiff shank in the sole and recessed cleats, it pairs as well with pedals as it does with jeans and a blazer.
Knog Blinder Arc 5.5 light and Blinder Road R Blinker
Chrome Chekhov Rolltop Utility Belt
Don’t call it a fanny pack. It’s a utility belt ($110), like what Batman wears. There’s room for everything you need for a day of tooling around town—camera, jacket, tablet, water bottle—and an external phone pocket for quick calls.
Rapha Touring Shorts
These slim-fitting shorts ($125) have tech DNA, including zip pockets all around for security and a stretch nylon that moves with you as you pedal. Wear them alone for short missions or over your bibs for all-day affairs.
IVI Giving Sunglasses
Save the full-wrap Tron look for workouts and slip on these wayfarers ($140) for mellower jaunts. They’re built from burly Italian block acetates, and the Carl Zeiss lenses are sharper than Cancellara on race day.
Torch T1 Midnight Edition Helmet
A few helmet companies have dabbled in integrated lights, but the Torch’s ($150) huge panel of LEDs are the biggest, brightest, most visible we’ve seen. Charging is ingeniously simple: just plug the dual-headed cable directly into ports on the helmet’s underside.