When Spring Gets Here, Grab this Gear

From head to toe, th­ese pieces will have you rid­ing as soon as you’re ready to get out

Canadian Cycling Magazine - - CONTENTS - by Matthew Pioro

From head to toe, th­ese pieces will have you rid­ing as soon as you’re ready to get out

How early can you get out for a ride? Well, that de­pends on you. The right tires and the right kit can make for a great ride, even if the conditions are less than ideal. Here are some top items you can choose from to get di­aled for spring.

Women’s

You can pull th­ese Pep­per­mint Sig­na­ture tights A ($ 130, pep­per mint­cy­cling.com) over your favourite set of bib shorts. There are re­flec­tive el­e­ments at the calves. Dis­creet 10-cm­long zip­pers at each cuff snug up the fit.

When the late spring ride holds the treat of a lit­tle rain and a stiff breeze, stuff the Liv Women’s Ce­fira wind jacket B ($ 130, liv-cy­cling.com) into a jersey pocket. Ac­tu­ally, bun­dle it into its built-in stuff sack, like you did with your old K-way, and then pop it in your pocket. Not only is the Ce­fira very com­pact, it’s crazy light at 107 g. You’ll barely no­tice it when you are car­ry­ing it around. When you need it, you’ll be glad it’s there.

The Spe­cial­ized Women’s Merino Seam­less Long Sleeve base layer C ($ 125, spe­cial­ized.com) re­ally only has two seams, at­tach­ing the raglan sleeves to the body of the gar­ment. Still, the de­sign makes for a com­fort­able fit. The merino wool, na­ture’s high-tech fab­ric, traps warmth, wicks away mois­ture and keeps funky odours at bay.

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