It’s a brand new year and a few of my cycling gear has changed, so here is my 2012 cycling gear guide. These are the cycling products that I use on a day-to-day basis. The majority of it is still the same as last year, but there are some changes as well as new extra equipment. As usual, I do not get paid in any fashion for my opinion of these items. They are just cycling related equipment that I find useful that I want to share with others.
|Specialized Sirrus Elite||Specialized||This has been a good all round bike. Had some issues with cassette becoming loose but that has been resolved. Also, have this one spoke that constantly becomes loose but that is just a truing issue.|
|Shimano PD-M520 Pedals||Great dual sided SPD pedals for use with my mountain bike shoes.|
|Specialized Tahoe Mountain Bike shoes||Specialized||Excellent shoes for clipping in and out while still being able to walk normally|
|Louis Garneau Exo-Nerv Helmet||Louis Garneau||My new helmet, lite weight, comfortable, forget that it’s on and keeps my head cool|
|Wahoo Fiscia Sensor||Wahoo Fitness||Needed if you want to use a ANT+ compatible bike speed and cadence and heart rate sensor|
|Wahoo Bike Speed and Cadence Sensor||Wahoo Fitness||ANT+ compatible bike speed and cadence sensor. Works great with no issues.|
|Garmin Heartrate sensor||Garmin||ANT+ Compatible heart rate monitor.|
|Topeak Morph Road G Pump||Topeak||I like this pump because it has a hose with a gauge. It’s basically a mini stand pump. Only had to use it once. Good enough to get you to 60 psi which is good enough to get you home.|
|Canari Vortex Cycling Shorts||Canari||I find these at the local Academy Sports stores. Comfortable fit and pad is not bulky.|
|Pearl Izumi Leg Warmers||Pearl Izumi||The leg warmers keep my legs toasty on those chilly mornings. They do tend to slide off, so I have to pin them to my cycling shorts, no big deal.|
|BCG Sport Shirts||My shirts the BCG sport shirts from that I find at Academy Sports. They are comfortable, bright colored, moisture wicking with some reflective material on it. Sometimes I wear a short sleeve shirt over a long sleeve version when it’s a little cooler here.|
|Pearl Izumi Barrier Jacket||Pearl Izumi||I use the Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket for the days that its cooler outside. Comfortable fit with sleeves you can zipper off and use it as a vest.|
|Topeak MTX BeamRack EX||Topeak||New addition is the Topeak MTX BeamRack EX. Excellent beam rack with bag. I love the clamp on feature. Easy to mount on bike and take it off when no longer needed, no tools needed.|
|Camelbak Aurora||Camelbak||Yes, this is a woman’s version, but water is water and it carries a lot of stuff!|
|Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 taillight||Portland Design Works||Portland Design Works Radbot 1000. Super bright and going strong. I like the clip on ability. I can take unclip it from the mount and clip it on the BeamRack when I use that or clip it to my belt when I go walking at night.|
|MajicShine MJ-816E Headlight||MagicShine||New addition. MagicShine MJ-816E. Super bright light that out shines everything I’ve seen. Replaces the Cygo MityMax 350|
|dailymile||dailymile||This is where I hangout and post ride info. Great social site geared towards exercise.|
|SlipGrip iPhone mount||SlipGrip||This is pretty good iPhone mount that accommodates the Otterbox cases|
|CycleMeter iPhone App||CycleMeter||Overall best bike computer app for the iPhone. Flexible display screen, supports many online fitness sites, live tracking, reliable, GPS only mode or with ANT+ Sensors.|
Well, this pretty much covers everything that I use except for gloves. Go find a nice pair of gloves in both full fingered (for winter riding) and half finger. If you happen to take a spill while riding, they will help prevent your palms from being all scrapped up.
That’s it for my 2012 cycling gear round-up.