My Recommended Cycling Gear

Here is a selection of the gear that I use and recommend. You can probably spot them in articles on this site or in videos on my YouTube channel.

Do bear in mind that I’m not a ‘proper’ reviewer. I haven’t tried out EVERY single product on the market. However, these are products that I use on a regular basis and recommend to my friends (including you, dear reader).

Bike Tech

Garmin Edge 830

A powerful bike GPS with full on-board mapping. The touchscreen is responsive and works well, both in the map screen and for moving around the menus. Excellent training and safety features.

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AfterShokz Air Headphones

These bone conduction headphones allow me to listen to podcasts on a ride without blocking my ears - so I can hear cars behind me. They struggle in strong winds but otherwise work great.

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Garmin Varia Radar RTL515

As well as a good rear light, the Varia tracks vehicles approaching from behind and sends alerts to my bike GPS. My favourite piece of bike tech.

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These are some of the most popular bike tech articles on the site:

Or you can check out the full bike tech article archive for even more gems (!).

Bicycle Tools

Wera Multicolor Hex Key Set

A well-made set of hex keys that won't round out your bolt ends. A useful range of sizes for jobs both on and off the bike.

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Please to enjoy some of my musings (articles) on matters of bike tool importance:

Or click here for all my posts of a bike maintenance persuasion.

Clothing

Castelli Perfetto ROS Long-Sleeve Jersey

My favourite 'foul weather' cycling jersey. The original and best.

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Castelli Perfetto ROS Gloves

Stretchy warm fabric and a fleecy liner make these my 'go to' winter gloves for all but the most extreme Arctic conditions. The optimal balance of warmth without being too bulky.

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Here are some of my favourite articles on cycling clothing (how interesting…):

Or click here to check out the whole clothing section of the website.

Bike Equipment

Topeak Aero Wedge Saddle Bag

Nearly 10 years old, my Aero Wedge is still going strong. The medium size will fit a multi-tool, inner tube, tyre levers, a gel and even my Lezyne mini-pump. Sweeeeeet.

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And some relevant articles in this section:

Indoor Cycling

Wahoo KICKR Indoor Smart Trainer

Easy to set up, the KICKR has made my experience of Zwift really immersive. I'm finally able to train based on accurate (if embarrassing) power numbers.

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Here are some of my articles (and videos) on indoor cycling: