Fresh Gear: Spring 2013 Biking

All the goods to get your two-wheel season off to a rolling start

For cyclists, spring is the best time of year, when cool days let you work up a sweat and still feel comfortable. As you emerge from the winter months, it’s time to fix up your bike and ramp up your wardrobe in preparation for those long, cool rides.

To help you on your mission, we’ve compiled a list of the best new gear for spring. Serious roadies will love the smartphone mount that keeps your navigation apps handy, the Specialized Deflect UV gloves and the Pearl Izumi Attack Bib Short (if you’re never tried bib shorts before, buy these…and thank us later).

We've rounded up goods for the muddy buddies, too (this is the season, right?), including rugged jersey, shorts, shell and gloves for the unpredictable spring conditions, and a helmet-mounted light so you can keep riding right up until dusk.

If you’re a casual commuter, we also have you covered, with the best fenders, helmets and bike racks to make sure you’re ready for the season.

Finally, we also couldn’t forget to mention our favorite new app, Cyclemeter GPS. It takes the same readings about speed, distance and elevation as other tools, but offers an unparalleled level of detail an analysis.

Check out the full list (32!), and get ready to ride!


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