Saving pennies doesn’t mean you’ll lose out when cycling. Here are five ways to stay smart on the roads
1TheOxford Data Max comes in wired (£19.99) and wireless (£24.99) versions, and offers eight functions for its measly outlay. These include the basics of record mode, speed, average speed and distance. Battery life is said to be a year.
2Despite its sub-£30 price tag, the robust B’Twin RoadR
500 (£29.99) from Decathlon has modern racy looks, easy-to-adjust straps and 17 vents to keep you cool on the roads.
3The Dhb Trinity
Triathlon shoes (£ 45) offer decent power transfer, a light weight and tri-race day appeal, from the outsole bumpers for walking in to a reverse strap and heel loop. Postswim drainage is also efficient due to the channels on the outsole. 4Currently available for £12, the Road Cycling Performance Manual from long-term 220 Triathlon contributor Nikalas Cook breaks down the most up-todate training approaches to two-wheeled gains, including bike set-up, equipment selection and nutrition.
5Whether you want them as a kit bag spare or your go-to pair, the Lomo Elite eyewear (£10) are quite simply a brilliant buy. They boast a light weight, provide unobstructed vision when down on the tri-bars, produce minimal fogging in hot conditions, and offer three different lenses for various light conditions. We think they look alright, too.