$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

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder 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 two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.