I need great snacks to keep me motivated on long rides. These Cool Mint Chocolate bars from Clif are tasty enough to keep me looking forward to my next pit stop—and have 49mg of ride-boosting caffeine.
Buy it Now: $11.06 for 12 at Amazon.com
The Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool packs 19 different ways to save your ass from a roadside or trailside jam. Wrapped in a lightweight aluminum case, it’s an all-in-one tool that’s easy to use or stow in a jersey pocket.
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Throw away the plastic bags: This Lifeproof case for iPhone 6/6s is waterproof, snowproof, and drop proof, so you can take rad ride shots without worrying about your phone. It also comes in a great variety of colors to suit your style.
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The Podium is a favorite water bottle around the BICYCLING office, for its twist cap that locks the drinking valve to avoid squirting and splashing when the bottle is in transit off the bike, or on bumpy trail rides. The double-walled construction also helps to regulate temperature and keep your water colder, longer on hot days; or warmer, longer on cold days.
Buy it Now: $14.33 at Amazon
For riders looking for a compact cycling computer that won’t break the bank, the Edge 20 offers on-board GPS and navigation at less than half the price of full-featured Garmin Edge computers. In testing, the Edge 20 found signal quickly, had a very respectable battery life of eight hours, and was intuitive to use.
Buy it Now: $100 at Amazon
Stroopwafels—thin and crispy wafers with a caramelized center—are delicious, and the carb-tastic snacks provide a nice mid-ride boost of energy. Rip van Wafels are individually wrapped, so they’re easy to take along on a ride.
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Drink mixes with lots of calories make me nauseous on long rides, so I reach for a low-calorie, high-electrolyte solution like Nuun. These effervescent tablets come in plenty of flavors (this pack has four) and help you hydrate without feeling icky.
Buy it Now: $20.90 for 4 tubes at Amazon
This three-liter Osprey hydration pack moves with your body while staying snug thanks to a BioStretch harness and hip belt. A magnetic anchor keeps the hydration hose easily accessible, and there’s a dedicated pocket for every tool you need. (There’s even a sunglasses-specific pocket!)
Buy it Now: $140 at Amazon
This top-loading commuter pack fits all the essentials and more. Custom-fit straps and a ventilated back panel keep you comfortable on the bike, and exterior daisy chains make room for u-locks and water bottles.
Buy it Now: $64 at Amazon
POC’s Tectal offers excellent coverage, a large visor, goggle compatibility, and proper trail styling. It’s all that, and reasonably light, and one of the best-ventiated trail helmets on the market.
Buy it Now: $190 at Amazon
Save big on this two-bike hitch rack from heritage brand Thule. Ratcheting arms keep your wheels in place and your frame undisturbed, and the whole thing tilts away from your car, allowing for easy trunk access when not in use. Plus, the locking mechanisms are integrated—no need to bring your own when you’re parked in an unfamiliar place.
Buy it Now: $500 at Amazon
Equipped with photochromatic Zebra lenses, these performance mountain bike sunglasses from Julbo will ensure your vision stays clear across a range of light conditions.
Buy it Now: $180 at Amazon
No cyclist should travel without a proper tool kit. Lezyne’s Port-a Shop is small enough to fit in the pocket behind a car’s seat or in a bike travel case with ease. Three folding multi-tools offer all common sizes of hex and Torx wrenches. Plus, a chain tool, spoke wrenches, tire levers, patch kits, and 15mm wrenches will keep your ride operational whether you’re at home or a far-away trailhead.
Buy it Now: $94.95 at Amazon
Written by Osmo Nutrition co-founder Stacey Sims and Bicycling’s own Fit Chick Selene Yeager, Roar is full of easy-to-understand training information that’s designed to guide you to your best performance. Specifically targeted at women, Roar offers advice and nutritional guidelines based on years of research into how the female body works.
Buy it Now: $14.09 at Amazon
Ok, maybe saving $9 on a $2,000 bike isn’t that great of a deal. But this Clubman is so cool that it’s hard to pass up—we love its retro-inspired style and poise, and of course the modern functionality courtesy of the carbon frame and fork and Tiagra components.
Buy it Now: $1,999 at Amazon