6 Gear Essentials For a Long Bike Ride
Castelli Endurance Bib Shorts$150 1 of 7
Stretchy, lightweight fabric makes these bibs comfortable and cool. They are also Castelli's least expensive model to sport the premium Progetto X2 chamois, a thin pad that won't overheat like lower-end models do.
Genuine Innovations Air Chuck Elite Inflator$25 2 of 7
Repair your flats efficiently with this diminutive, durable inflator. Just screw on a CO2 cartridge and press the chuck onto a presta valve to fill your fresh tube. A 16-gram cartridge inflates a 23mm tire to 130 psi.
Rapha Hi-Vis Gilet$160 3 of 7
Only Rapha could pull off such hip high-visibility clothing: This intense shade of the brand's signature pink really lights up the road. The thick, stretchy material is comfortable in cool temperatures, but slightly bulky.
Garmin Edge 810 GPS Unit$500 4 of 7
This updated version of the Edge 800 has Bluetooth connectivity. Share your ride via smartphone and upload to Garmin's Connect ride logger. Create as many as 10 profiles—whether for a race or training, or for when you switch between bikes.
Vittoria Open Pave CG 25mm Tire$74 5 of 7
A fast, smooth tire with excellent traction, this model is similar to Vittoria's beloved and reliable CX EVO, with a tougher casing and a thicker tread. Vittoria also makes the CG in a wide 27mm version to stand up to long training miles.
EVOC Bike Travel Bag$460 6 of 7
Roomy enough for full-suspension mountain bikes, the EVOC easily swallows a road bike, gear, and extra wheels. Fiberglass struts support the nylon-fabric walls and two rear wheels make it easy to maneuver.