A WIN­TER CY­CLING TOOLKIT

The top biking gear to keep you snug and toasty, and make you stand out like a bea­con

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10CYCLIQ FLY 12 When the sun goes down, you want to make sure peo­ple see you com­ing when you’re ped­alling along. The Fly 12 has a 400-lu­men beam with a mul­ti­tude of light­ing modes, but if for some rea­son the blind bug­gers don’t spot you, the 1080p cam­era that craftily sits be­side the light will cap­ture them, so no mat­ter the sit­u­a­tion, you can be sure your back (er, front) is cov­ered. $499,cy­cliq.com.au 02GORE EL­E­MENT UR­BAN

Ev­ery­one knows that your core dic­tates the way your body func­tions. What you need is a tech­ni­cal jacket in your cy­cling wardrobe. Gore’s El­e­ment Ur­ban is a soft­shell with Wind­stop­per built in, so it’ll pro­tect your vitals from the icy wind and, to a de­gree, rain, while a hood keeps your nog­gin warm. With hid­den re­flec­tive in­serts, you’re also cov­ered at night, whether you go for full-on flu­oro or ninja-as­sas­sin black. $175.95,bikeinn.com 03PROVIZ LED X-VEST

If your cur­rent jacket is let­ting you down when it comes to night-time rides, this neat vest from Proviz will en­sure you grab the at­ten­tion of dozy mo­torists thanks to six pow­er­ful LED lights in the rear, with hi-vis ac­cents adding even more vis­i­bil­ity. The X-Vest uses a breath­able nano-tex ma­te­rial that claims to stop you over­heat­ing (fat chance!), while its wa­ter­proof de­sign means it works in any weather. $35,provizs­ports.com.au

40CAFE DU CY­CLISTE GENEVIEVE This ridicu­lously stylish sweater from Café Du Cy­cliste (de­spite the name, it’s a men’s jumper) is de­signed to keep you warm and look­ing like a boss when you’re down the pub. The Merino-blend ma­te­rial is a thing of ge­nius, do­ing dou­ble duty by staving off the chill while keep­ing you cool if you’re ped­alling like a lu­natic to get to your des­ti­na­tion. $161,cafe­ducy­cliste.com 05RAPHA WIN­TER GLOVES

When you’re rid­ing along, ad­mir­ing the crisp win­ter scenery, there’s noth­ing worse than frozen fin­gers. This up­set­ting sce­nario is avoid­able as long as your mitts have ap­pro­pri­ate pro­tec­tion – cue the Rapha Win­ter Gloves. The wind- and wa­ter­re­sis­tant ny­lon fab­ric pre­vents the el­e­ments get­ting in, while the brushed lin­ing gives you toasty in­su­la­tion, and a Pit­tards goatskin palm with high-den­sity foam pad­ding makes the han­dle­bars a plea­sure to hold. $160,rapha.cc 60ORTLIEB VE­LOC­ITY HIGH VIS­I­BIL­ITY Here at T3, we love stuff that looks nor­mal but has hid­den pow­ers. At first glance, this Ortlieb bag ap­pears black, but look closer and you’ll spot loads of mi­cro hi-vis dots, thanks to the bag’s ‘high-lu­mi­nos­ity re­flec­tive yarn’. This means the pack is a giant re­flec­tor but you don’t look like a giant road­sign. $260,ab­bots­ford­cy­cles.com.au

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