The Best Cycling Gear of 2018

As  summer  comes  into  full  swing,  cyclists  everywhere  are  putting  away  their  indoor  bikes  and  hitting  the  open  roads  (or  trails).  The Sports Techie community blog has a wide ranch of bike riders with some enjoying the latest and greatest sports tech driven cycling products while others go low tech and ride with one gear and unfortunately, no helmet, although still fun. If  you’re  still  dusting  the  winter  cobwebs  off  your  outdoor  biking  gear,  you  might  find  yourself  looking  to  replace some  pieces  – or  just  upgrade  to  the  latest  model.

The Best Cycling Gear of 2018.

High Tech Bike Products

Whatever  you’re  after,  this  comprehensive  buying  guide  has  reviews  for  some  of  the  best  cycling  gadgets  of  2018.

For  even  more  cycling  tips  and  tricks,  check  out https://www.cyclinginquisition.com/.

Cycling  Computers

Cycling  computers  exploded  onto  the  scene  a  few  years  ago,  but  in  2018,  they  really  caught  on. They’ve  became  so  commonplace  that  nearly  all  serious  riders  – and  even  quite  a  few  amateur  riders  – have  them. These are  small  devices  that  attach  to  the  handlebars  of  your  bike  and  track  your  time,  cadence,  speed,  and  distance. Some  higher  end  computers  also  come  with  GPS  mapping  and  the  option  to  sync  with  smartphones  and  fitness  trackers.

Below  are  some  of  the  best  cycling  computers  of  2018:

Wahoo  Elemnt  Series 

Both  cycling  computers  in  the  Wahoo  Elemnt  series  come  with  GPS  service  and  stellar  consumer  reviews. They fall  into  the  lower  middle  price  range  and  feature  small,  slim  designs  built  to  be  aerodynamic. Both  models  use  an  app  on  a  smartphone  to  track  speed,  distance,  cadence,  time,  and  elevation.

The  basic  model,  the  Bolt,  syncs  with  a  smart  phone  to  provide  navigation  and  Bluetooth  calls  and  messaging.

The  more  advanced  model,  the  Elemnt,  also  features  live  tracking  and  navigation,  as  well  as  measurements  of  performance  metrics.  The Bolt  sells  for  $264  and  the  Elemnt  sells  for  $330.

Garmin  Edge  Series

Garmin  is  well  known  for  its  GPS  systems,  so  it  is  no  surprise  that  they  are  one  of  the  top  sellers  of  cycling computers.  Within  the  Garmin  Edge  series,  there  are  five  highly  rated  cycling  computers  with  various  capacities  and  prices  ranges.

They  all  offer  GPS  tracking  along  with  distance,  time,  speed,  and  elevation.  More  advanced  models  also  offer  fitness  metric  monitors,  connectivity  to  smart  phones,  route  mapping,  and  off-road  navigation.  The  basic  models  start  at  $145 and  go  all  the  way  up to  $660.

Cycling  Shoes

Cycling  shoes  are  an  essential  item  for  all  serious  riders,  although  even  the  casual  rider  can  benefit  from  wearing  them.  Many  people  find  that  regular  sneakers leave  the  bottoms  of  their  feet  sore  and  lack  the  padding,  support,  and  traction  that  bike  shoes  provide.

Check out  the  list  below  to  see  some  of  the  top-rated  bike  shoes  from  2018.

Tommaso  Montagna  200

The  Tommaso  Montagna  is  so  highly  rated  because  of  its  quality  and  affordability.  It is  a  great  first  bike  shoe,  and  like  all  Tommaso  shoes,  it  comes  with a  100%  money  back  guarantee.  You can return  the  shoe  for  any  reason,  any  time.

It  has  extra  padding  and  support  on  the  sole,  as  well  as  mesh  ventilation  to  help  ease  the  transition  from sneakers to  bike  shoes.  The  only  downside  is  that  the  Montagna  200  only  fits  SPD  cleats, so  it  will  not  work  with  any  other  cleat  styles.  It sells  for  $60,  making  it  one  of  the  most  affordable  bike  shoes  on  the  market.

Fizik  R5B  UOMO

The  Fizik  R5B  shoes  are  great  for  the  more  intermediate  road  rider.  They  are  lightweight  and  made  of  volumized  microfiber  material  that  allow  them  to  mold  to  the  exact  shape of  the  rider’s  feet  to  ensure  a  tight  fit  every  time. The  shoe  sports  an  easy  slip  on  feature  that  is  secured  with  a  strap  over  the  laces  to  make  sure  everything is  secure. Its  mesh  and  hole  ventilation  system  make  it  great  to  wear  outdoors,  especially  in  hot  weather.

The  most  common  complaint  is  that  the  Fizik  R5B  has  limited  traction,  but  it  still  performs  well  enough  to  suit  the  needs  of  most  intermediate  level  road  riders.

The  Fizik  R5B  UOMO  road  shoes  usually  run  true  to  size  and  usually  sells for  $150.

Sports Techie, you can learn about a ton of similar tech inspired cycling products watching on NBC Sports or attending the riveting Tour de France in person.

Le Tour is the premier cycling race in the world as it enters Stage 3 today in Europe. The Cholet to Cholet team trial is raced at a distance of 35.5 kilometers or 22.1 miles. The thrilling and prestigious event finishes up with Stage 21 on July 29, riding along a flat part of the race course beginning at Houilles and ending at Paris Champs in Elysees at a total distance of 116 KM or 72.1 miles. These guys are truly amazing athletes.

No matter your level of bike riding experience, gender or age, there is a cycling gadget made for you.

Enjoy your summer rides!

See ya later sportstechie in Seattle, Atlanta and around the world!

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