Friday Finds: Hot Summer Cycling Gear

Summer Cycling Gear

Ignite your fitness rides (or your travels around town) with summer cycling gear that’s designed to help keep you cool and more comfortable on the road. From the whisper-weight, breathable fabric of a limited-edition jersey in a fiery print to the style and protection of sporty, reflective sunglasses, these are hot-weather allies — even when the Heat Dome descends.

Clockwise from top left:

Lazer Waymaker 1 Sunglasses – Conceived for shorter rides, these fashionable frames offer style plus performance. Lazer injects their photochromic lenses with melanin, which helps protect your eyes from the sun by blocking UVA, UVB and UV400 rays. $50

Smith Axle Bicycle Helmet with MIPS – This urban-style helmet helps you keep your cool with 13 vents and airflow climate control, plus a multi-impact EPP liner. MIPS technology adds an extra layer of head protection. $140

Cannondale Quick Speed 3 – Part of Cannondale’s new Quick series for fitness cycling, shorter commutes and around town pedaling, this bike offers a more upright and comfortable riding position, as well as steering geometry that lends stability without sacrificing agility. Flex zones in the rear triangle of the aluminum frame help reduce vibration and absorb bumps in the road. Reflective elements for safety, rack and fender mounts and ergonomic handlebar grips and seat round out the city-ready features. $870

Specialized Torch Limited Edition Women’s SL Pro Jersey – You may have noticed the Torch color scheme on Specialized bikes ridden in the women’s road cycling race in Rio by Team USA’s Evelyn Stevens and Megan Guarnier. (The finish changes color from orange to yellow at a temperature of 71 degrees F!) But you don’t have to be a pro to appreciate the comfort and styling of this limited-edition jersey. The lightweight fabric wicks moisture and also provides UV protection. A full front zipper lets you control ventilation. Three back pockets stow all your essentials. $150

View the entire Torch collection.

Bonx Grip Bluetooth Hands-Free Walkie Talkie – For group rides, this new Bluetooth earpiece and group-talk smartphone app combo allows easy communication among all participants. It works everywhere your phone has cellular network reception, with unlimited range. Just speak to activate the microphone; large buttons control muting and volume. An open back on the earpiece allows you to hear surrounding sounds for safety. $78 (preorder savings)

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