Gear of the Week: Bike Commuting
All the kit you need for pedaling to work
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)
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.
Giro Aspect Helmet ($150)
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.
Club Ride Jack Flannel ($90)
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.
Club Ride Cog Jeans ($95)
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.
Knog Oi Bike Bell ($20)
The aluminum, brass, and copper Oi bells fit cleanly on your handlebars and have multiple tones to create an unmistakable sound.
Mission Workshop Meridian Alpine Jacket ($455)
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.
Blackburn San Quentin U-Lock ($50)
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.
MiiR 25L Commuter Pack ($160)
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.
Musguard Fenders ($32)
Musguard fenders are sleek and easy to install. They also roll up and fit in your pocket when not in use.
Light & Motion Urban 350 Light ($50)
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.