Cycling Gear – Breaking the Cycle

In light of the recent revitalization of Toronto’s cycling trend, hit the road fashionably in these fresh, road-friendly picks

AIR ATTACK SHIELD HELMET
More than a safety feature, this headpiece is a style statement. Lightweight and compact with an aerodynamic design, the latest Air Attack Shield by Giro slices through air. Featuring a magnetically fastened eye shield, it’s never a hassle to wear this helmet $330, www.giro.com

STRADA SMART
This little genius connects with your smartphone to monitor your ride and alert you when you receive phone calls or messages. While your mobile device is stashed safely in your bag, the Strada Smart is mounted on the handlebars to keep you informed on your ride $99.99, www.cateye.com

CARBON DRIVE LITE
Compact, lightweight and durable, this performance hand pump easily inflates tires to riding pressure with fewer strokes. It’s equipped with Lezyne’s ABS Flex Hose, which sports a threaded Presta connection with ABS on one side and a threaded Shrader connection on the other $84.99, www.lezyne.com

JAKROO CUSTOM DESIGN
Whether you’re gearing up for a race, a marathon or simply a dash through the trails, do it in style with a custom jersey design by Jakroo. With upgraded moisture-wicking fabrics, a body-contouring slim-cut fit style and more, it lets you make every second of your ride count $104 each for two to five, $97 each for six to 24, www.jakroo.ca

THE CLIMBER’S 2.0 JERSEY
Ultra-light and ultra-breathable, the Climber’s 2.0 Jersey uses specially designed fabrics to control body temperature, wicking away moisture and cooling you down by using the natural occurrence of evaporation $153, www.castelli-cycling.com

CHAMOIS BUTT’R ORIGINAL
Rid your ride of discomfort with this non-greasy skin lubricant. Developed by cyclists for cyclists, it soothes and heals chafed skin to improve your experience on the road. Two additional formulas are available, Chamois Butt’r Her and Chamois Butt’r Eurostyle $27.99, www.chamoisbuttr.com

TRANS E70 HV
Cyclists with wider feet can now rejoice: the Trans E70 HV uses the latest materials to create a fit specially for wide or high-volume feet, without sacrificing timeless cycling style. A perforated Evofibre conforms to your foot to make the most out of every stride $315, www.giro.com

ROAD WINDSTOPPER SOFT SHELL TOE PROTECTOR
Any Canadian cyclist knows the harshness of unexpected wind while on the road. Keep your toes toasty with the lightweight and elastic Road Windstopper Soft Shell Toe Protector — perfect for the seasonal transition period
$42.99, www.goreapparel.com

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