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10 Bike Products to Get You Rolling This Summer

Summer is here, and that means bike season is in full swing. From gravel bikes to road riding, we’ve found the essential bike gear to keep you pedaling all summer long.

Whether you love cruising on your road bike, flying down singletrack trails, or crushing miles on your gravel bike, now’s the time to stock up on all things bicycle gear.

We’ve highlighted some solid bike gear below, but be sure to check out the entire site for the full selection.

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Essential Summer Biking Gear

Dakine Hot Laps 2L Waistpack: $45

Dakine Hot Laps Waist Pack

This is one of the best fanny packs of 2020, and riders absolutely love it. For short rides, it holds everything you’ll need including keys, phone, multi-tool, and a flat kit. Plus, the hidden side pocket can hold a water bottle if you need some extra hydration.

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Blackburn Outpost Elite Handle Bar Bag: $175

Blackburn Outpost Elite Handlebar Bag

Planning your next big bikepacking adventure? Then it’s time to get your luggage system locked in. The Blackburn Outpost Elite system is one of the best bikepacking bags of 2020.

As our bike expert explained, “The unique innovations found in the Elite lineup make it a notable consideration. The bags are welded from waterproof material and paired with a watertight zipper, keeping the contents dry.”

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Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts — Men’s & Women’s: $159

Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Shorts

These shorts pack everything you need to get pedaling into one stylish package. The water-resistant, quick-drying shell holds up to constant use and abuse. And the stretchy, breathable liner provides the comfort you need to stay in the saddle all day long.

Smith Ruckus Sunglasses: $199

Smith Ruckus Sunglasses

These shades are an active summer essential. Not only are they great for biking, but they’re also one of our favorites for running, paddling, and generally having fun outdoors.

The ChromaPop lenses provide top-level clarity and really enhance natural colors. Each pair comes with two pairs of lenses, and you can easily switch between a variety of lens colors and treatments depending on the activity.

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NiteRider Lumina 850 Bike Light: $65

Nite Rider Lumina 850

Don’t let the setting sun get in the way of a good ride. This powerful light has four light settings and is built to resist water and dust. It recharges by USB and is backed by the NiteRider lifetime warranty.

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Park Tool 3 Way Hex Wrench: $11

Park Tool

Every rider needs a bike tool. And you can’t go wrong with this classic 3-Way HEX Wrench. It serves up 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm hex wrenches in a reliable package. Every tool box should have one these.

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POC Tectal Helmet: $190

POC Tectal Helmet

Protect your noggin’ with the stylish and comfortable Tectal helmet. The extended rear and side temple coverage provide added protection, and the various vents keep your head cool on hot days.

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Giro Cylinder Cycling Shoes — Women’s: $150

Giro Cycling Shoes

Dial in the comfort with the Giro Cylinder. The BOA closure system allows for precise 1mm tightening adjustments, and the set-and-forget front strap keeps everything in place. Plus, the lugged nylon and rubber sole provides optimal traction and durability.

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Ridley X-Night SL Disc Cyclocross Bike: $4,299

Ridley SL Bike

Ridley is known for making killer cyclocross bikes, and this one is no exception. Complete with Shimano’s durable Ultegra drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, you’ll be ready to tackle all the sand, mud, and off-camber turns a race can throw at you.

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Wahoo ELEMNT ROAM Bike Computer: $380

Wahoo Bike Computer

Stay on course with this intuitive and powerful bike computer. Building on Wahoo’s popular Bolt model, the ELEMNT ROAM, has a full-color screen and an easy-to-use app.

Plus, it features integration with Singletracks and MTB Project, so you’ll quickly have trail maps and routes at your fingertips.

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This article is sponsored by Competitive Cyclist. Check out the brand’s full selection of bike gear here.


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