Commuting by bike is more than just getting from A to B on a two-wheeler. It’s a lifestyle chosen by a community that includes everyone from spandex-clad hardos to models in sundresses riding Dutch-style step-throughs. The ever-growing population of commuters is becoming more inclusive with growing bike share programs hitting streets from Providence to Sacramento. If you’re a part of the fold or thinking about joining, these are 2015’s best essentials: bike, helmet, lights, tools and a hefty lock. And although the big back sweat spot is inevitable, we recommend always wearing it in good style. – Jeremy Berger



Outlier Mojave Pivot Shirt: $120
Huez Tempest Bomber: $424
Rapha Touring Shorts: $125
Rapha Data Print Hat: $50
Giro Quarter Helmet: $40
Giro HRc Team Socks: $20
Chrome Truk Pro Black: $95
Bellroy Elements Phone Pocket: $100
Kletterworks Kletter Flip: $229
Rouleur Magazine: $20/issue



Cinelli Gazzetta Complete Bike: $900
Shimano PD-M324 SPD Dual Platform Pedal: $50
Park Tools Hex Set: $9
Lezyne Twin Kit: $30
Lezyne Zecto Headlight and Taillight Pair: $68
Spurcycle Black Bell: $49
Kryptonite Evolution Mini with Cable: $61

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