The Troy Lee Designs A2 MIPS Helmet is breathable, comfortable, and one of the most-thoroughly designed helmets out there when it comes to safety. With dual-density foam, MIPS technology, and a break-away visor, it is designed to redistribute and neutralize impact from both fast and slow crashes. While comfortably padded, the helmet does not sacrifice on ventilation, with efficient vents and a lightweight feel. Common complaints are about the visor, which does not allow space for goggles, while also not sitting quite well enough to block out low sun.
The Giro Empire ACC Cycling Shoe for men has laces for a uniform, comfortable fit. The shoe is light and the sole is stiff enabling you to power up hills. The catch? These shoes work for narrow feet, but may be too uncomfortable for people with wider feet.
The Five Ten Freerider Contact Cycling Shoe is comfortable and provides exceptional grip, especially to flat pedals. Some users have complained of major durability issues, while others have avoided these problems. Overall, this shoe is super grippy and comfortable with nice mobility.
The Yakima Frontloader Bike Mount does not require the bike’s front wheel to be removed and is very easy to install, making it exceedingly convenient. While this rack is beloved by many, there are concerns about durability, including the front tightening knob breaking after some use, rusting, and broken straps, with some of these problems leading to lost bikes off of cars. Despite this, many continue to prefer this bike rack because of its ease in loading for shorter cars, although it is not suitable for fat bikes, and has a lot of wind noise.
The Feedback Sports Sport Mechanic Bicycle Repair Stand is a durable and high-quality stand that accommodates multiple bicycles. The adjustability, easy use, and functional qualities make this a great choice for a home bicycle repair stand.
The POC Joint VPD 2.0 Knee Guard is a durable and supportive pad for any level of rider. The tendency to bunch at the back and the bulkiness may make this less-than-ideal for all-day rides, the superior protection provided makes this a solid choice overall.
The Giro Synthe MIPS Helmet is great for cyclists who want a versatile and breathable helmet for training and racing. The protection, adjustability, and ventilation the helmet offers makes it suitable for serious cyclists looking to improve their training or racing times.
The Wahoo Fitness ELEMNT BOLT GPS Bike Computer is a top choice for serious cyclists looking for a reliable, technical, and easy-to-use GPS system. The compatibility with a smartphone and various apps makes this a good choice for tech-savvy users who want a trustworthy computer.
The Patagonia Dirt Craft Bike Short for men is a functional piece that can be used for mountain biking, climbing, and hiking, if you get the sizing right. The durability and adjustability make this a functional short, while the lack of mobility and the heavily-padded liner may make this unsuitable for some body types, and for some aerobic activities.
The Shimano XT PD-M8000 XC Pedal is an extremely durable and functional pedal that is ideal for endurance, racing, and climbing-based cyclists. The consistency and dependability make this a top choice for serious cyclists.