Cycling Resources: Emulate My ‘Success’ With The Gear I Use

I’m sure many of you model your very cycling existence upon my riding exploits. If that’s the case, you’ll want to know what kit and caboodle I use, and recommend, on t’ bike.

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Road Bike: Trek Domane

Trek Domane 4.3

I am a massive fan of this bike. You can read my review here.

You would do well to buy this exact same bike (it being 7 years old and all). For completeness, it is a 2013 Trek Domane 4.3 with full Shimano 105 groupset (albeit 10-speed 5700)

But Trek still sells the Domane. It is there main endurance bike. To my mind it looks to have got better and better.

You can see the full range of Domane bikes on the Trek website (see the link in the box below). The Domane SL4 is probably the closest to mine in terms of spec (updated for 2020).

Trek Domane range
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Bike GPS Computer: Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt

Wahoo ELEMNT BOLT detailed map

I was introduced to the world of bike GPSs by a Garmin Edge 510, which I got from my (wonderful) wife for my birthday.

When I upgraded to a newer model (the GPS, not the wife), I ended up buying two (you know, to compare for this ol’ blog thingy). Those were the Garmin Edge 520 and the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt.

I wrote this comparison post, which you’re welcome to read. I’ll save you the bother – I prefer the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt.

And where the Edge 520 has been superseded by the 530, Wahoo has kept updating the software on the Bolt, so it remains current and very good indeed.

Anyhoo, I heartily recommend the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt and the easy-to-use Wahoo ELEMNT app and GPS device ‘ecosystem’ (if that’s what they call it…):

Monty's Top Pick
Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt

Fully-featured bike computer with GPS. Compact - smaller than the ELEMNT. Syncs with Strava and other bike apps. Very easy to set up and use.

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Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless

Greased Speedplay pedals

I think these pedals are awesome. You can read why I bought them here.

Speedplay pedals were the single largest factor in turning me from someone that couldn’t cycle for more than 60 minutes without getting knee pain, to being able to scale the mighty climbs of Majorca… in about a week.

Put simply: buy some (or read my long term review). I’m on to my second pair (with the first pair still in use on my ‘winter bike’).

(Also, if you want to read more about pedals, you can read my mahoosive guide here)

Cycling Shorts: Stolen Goat Bodyline ONE Bib Shorts

Stolen Goat ONE bibshorts front close up

I have nothing but praise for these shorts from Stolen Goat.

They fit well. They feel good. The padding is generous and kept ‘down below abrasions’ during RideLondon to an absolute minimum.

You can read my review here.

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Cycling Jersey: Castelli Perfetto

I’ve wasted too many words on this blog, at first yearning for this ‘foul weather’ jersey and then, once I bought one, waxing lyrically about it.

I won’t use too many more words here. You can read my review (I also made a YouTube video about it).

The Perfetto will make any ride in cold or wet or windy weather immeasurably better. You might even have fun whilst it’s tipping it down. What other clothing can do that?

Castelli Perfetto ROS Long-Sleeve Jersey
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Monty - Sportive Cyclist
Monty is an enthusiastic road cyclist with only moderate talent. He started Sportive Cyclist in 2013 to record the journey to his first 100 mile ride, the RideLondon 100. Over time the blog has expanded to include training advice, gear reviews and road cycling tales, all from the perspective of a not-very-fit MAMIL. Since you're here, Monty would also like you to check out his YouTube channel. Also, Monty really needs to stop referring to himself in the third person.