$40 Helmets, $250 Bikes… Road Biking Gear Anyone Can Afford

Most road-biking articles focus on the high-end and race side of things. But in a collaboration with Scouting Magazine last month GearJunkie assembled a feature on affordable road-cycling gear for beginner riders.

The article highlights a spread of road-biking gear to get you going at any budget, including $40 helmets, $35 bike computers, and a road bike that starts at $250.

$250 Schwinn road bike

The full list includes:

See the full article here. This gear was selected for price but also basic quality — it’s by no means the fastest gear, but it’ll get a beginner going and excited to be out there and pedaling on the open road.

—Stephen Regenold is the editor and founder of GearJunkie.com

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.