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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Bike: Trek Domane 4.3 (2013 model)

Trek Domane 4.3 compactI 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), but Trek still sell the Domane. To my mind it looks to have got better and better.

You can see the full range of Domane bikes on the Trek website.

The Domane SL4 is probably the closest to mine in terms of spec (updated for 2020).

Bike GPS Computer: Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt (and a Garmin Edge 520)

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).

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 And where the Edge 520 has been superseded by the 530, Wahoo has kept updating the software on the Bolt, so it remains current and very good indeed.

(To be fair, Garmin does keeping updating the 520 software with new features as well)

Anyhoo, I heartily recommend the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt:

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

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

I have nothing but praise for these shorts. 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?

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