Her Gear: Hot wheels

Oakley Radar Sunglasses, $155

Smudge-proof, impact-resistant lenses filter out all UV-rays and repel practically anything: Water won't leave streaks, and fingerprints and lotions wipe-off easily. oakley.com

Adidas Art Jersey, $65

Pretty prints add a feminine touch with a quarter-length front zipper, three back pockets and moisture-managing fabric. adidas.com/cycling

Adidas adiStar Bib Short, $100

Made to stay comfortable for hours on the bike, adiStar apparel is cut for cycling-specific freedom of movement with an anatomically sculpted, triple-stretch, antimicrobial chamois. adidas.com/cycling

Orbea Diva Road Bike, $3,685 to $6,245

The women's version of the new men's Orca, the Diva delivers with female-friendly geometry and Orbea's exclusive Size-Specific Nerve fit technology: The frame's tube width, wall thickness and carbon content are fine-tuned for a smooth ride no matter what your size. Price range depends on components. orbea-usa.com

Specialized Elite Road Shoes, $110

The new Elite features Specialized's Body Geometry enhancements -- design tweaks that reduce hotspots and improve alignment -- and a carbon-plate reinforced sole for optimal pedal power. specialized.com

Giro Pneumo Helmet, $145

The sleek design offers strong protection and airy comfort, with 19 vents and tough nylon webbing molded inside the foam liner. It also features a pony-tail-friendly, rear-fit belt. giro.com

Native Dash SS Sunglasses, $115

Native's all-sports sunglasses are polarized, practically collision-proof, and have interchangeable lenses. With the Dash SS, add secure temple grips and top vents to reduce steam-up. nativeyewear.com

Cannondale Mountain Long Finger Gloves, $30

Made for rough riding, these full-coverage gloves feature a forgiving nylon/lycra mesh back, synthetic leather palm with silicon grips, neoprene wrist and terry thumb wipe. cannondale.com

Scott Contessa Scale Mountain Bike, $3,150

Whether it's cyclo-cross or XTERRA, the Contessa Scale is race-ready. Scott's CR1 Pro Carbon technology delivers a vibration-dampening ride in tough, lightweight hardtail (no rear shocks). scottusa.com

Heidi Kelchner is editor of Her Sports + Fitness.

By Heidi Kelchner

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