This Year in Gear
The Best Bicycles and Cycling Gear of 2018
As 2018 slowly spins its wheels away from us, we take a deep look back at all the gear caught our eye in 2018. We look at everything from custom-made bikes, to eBay finds to indoor cycling shoes that’ll make all the difference in your training. Whether you prefer road riding or mountain biking, there’s something here for you. Check out the latest and greatest in jerseys, tools, bibs and more.
Velocio RECON Vest
Technical cycling apparel made for high-performance riding shouldn’t be relegated to on-bike use. That’s why when Velocio set out to create the RECON Vest, they designed it to function both on- and off-bike. Its Pertex Quantum windproof front shell combined with Polartec High Loft insulation results in an exceptional warmth-to-weight ratio ideal for layering on cold days. The low bulk and streamlined fit ensure mobility. And the lightweight microfleece-lined back panel and collar lining provide further insulation and breathability. The fact that all of these technical features are packed into a vest that looks just as good off-the-bike as it does on it means it’s destined to become your everyday favorite.
Priority Bicycle's Classic Plus NeverFlat is a cruiser bike equipped with airless tires and a full range of durable components that require zero maintenance.
Think all bike locks weigh you down? Think again.
State Bicycle Co. releases four all-new steel frame bicycles for commuting and cruising that won't break the bank.
Rapha's newest cycling gear, in a host of new colors.
Designed with a fabric that took two years to create.
Shoulder season is around the corner. Time to gear up.
With minimal aesthetics and clean profiles, Pearl iZUMi's spring 2018 dirt collection fills a rider's need for function and desire to look decent around town at the end of a day of riding.
The Lucnt SLR1 is a weatherproof, magnet-activated bike light that gets brighter when you slow down, just like a car's brake light.
The Cannondale–Drapac Pro Cycling Team and aerodynamics experts at WATTS Lab walked into a bar...
Riese & Müller's new collection of e-bikes employs the Bosch PowerTube 500 to keep designs clean and free of bulk.
It's perfect for gravel riding, adventure, century rides and all-day jaunts.
The Intense Sniper is the most exciting mountain bike released so far this year.
Budnitz Bicycles' made-to-order bikes often come with a price tag of $5,000 or more, but not this one.
The new handlebar design on Canyon's latest adventure bike is actually reminiscent of a design from the 1990s.
The brand started making wetsuits for gold medalist,s and now they're pushing the limits of eyewear.
Just when we thought athleisure was fading from relevance, high-end cycling apparel powerhouse Rapha releases its Pro Team Transfer collection.
Despite Goodyear's reputation as an innovator in the automobile industry and the official tire of NASCAR, its first product wasn't a car tire, it was a bike tire. Now, after 120 years of experience, Goodyear...
The Stumpjumper has been a mainstay in Specialized's stable of mountain bikes since its introduction in 1981. The just-released 2018 model continues the trend with a wildly innovative design.
Garmin's newest, paired-down cycling computer might be the cure for too much information.
Vanilla Workshop in Portland, Oregon specializes in maxing-out each of its customized Speedvagen bicycles with a keen attention to detail that spares no weld or accessory. Even if you can't afford the $1,000 deposit, photos...
Bib shorts and saddles were previously considered separately by cyclists. Rapha is looking to change that.
Storing your bike indoors or out might not be an option, but this capsule gives you a third alternative.
Db Equipment just released the Savage bike bag -- a soft-sided bike hauler with a collapsible frame that'll make traveling with a mountain or road bike less of a headache.
Up your ride to work with this stylish new Priority bike.
E-bikes are gaining in popularity, and Swiss bike maker BMC is capitalizing on the trend and combining it with one other movement: adventure riding. Meet the Alpenchallenge AMP Cross.
Giro releases the Aether MIPS, a new road bike helmet that makes no compromises in providing the utmost in comfort, ventilation and safety - and it looks pretty damn good too.
Specialized revealed its newest aero bike: the S-Works Venge Disc. Designed with the help of a supercomputer program, it's among the fastest the company has ever made.
When I spoke with Richard Pool, a designer at the workshop where these bikes are built, he told me he was excited as hell about these new models.
Silca just released a follow-up to its wildly successful Italian Army Knife multi-tool, designed and built specifically for cyclists.
Rockgeist was founded in 2014 in North Carolina, and is bringing its gear expertise to the growing world of bikepacking.
Velocio, a New England road cycling brand, just revealed its first mountain bike kit. The new apparel uses top-tier materials and blends styles from both approaches to biking.
Weighing in at 16-pounds, this custom carbon fiber gravel bike is seriously beautiful.
Chapter2 Bikes tapped the apparel designers at Ornot to create a highly-limited capsule collection that includes a custom bike frame.
Don't let the weather dictate your training. Keep up.
Today, Specialized revealed the new Turbo Levo, an e-mountain bike that improves over its predecessor in every way.
This past week, some of the cycling industry's most important brands gathered in Reno, Nevada for the annual Interbike trade show.
Now that summer is done and dusted, next up on the to-do list is preparing for a new season of cool-weather riding.
SOG unveiled its new XR lock on an updated version of its everyday-friendly Terminus pocket knife.
Giro's new Aether Custom presents cyclists with an unprecedented number of options when it comes to the style of their helmet.