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GREAT GEAR by s tephen regenold Spinning Your Wheels?


Take the guessing game out of road-cycling gear with this list of favorites for beginner cyclists.


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1 BIKE: FOCUS CULEBRO $1,650, FOCUS-BIKES.COM


Ready to race or tackle a century ride, the Culebro is fast, light, and built with quality components that will last for years. A sleek aluminum frame and carbon fork constitute the body. Its derailleurs, wheels, handlebars, and other parts offer speed and durability on long rides or races on the road.


2 WATERPROOF PHONE CASE:


BLACKBURN VIP SL QR BAG $35, BLACKBURNDESIGN.COM Follow a route on a Google map. Fire up an app to track your ride. These are a couple scenarios where a handlebar- mounted phone might be convenient on a bike ride. This Blackburn case protects a phone from rain or road spray while offering touchscreen access through its clear front face (pouch not shown in image).


3 HELMET: BELL PISTON $40, BELLHELMETS.COM


Protect your noggin with a helmet featuring a snap-on visor, 15 vents on top for airflow, and a fit system that works with a dial on back to cinch on the head. It’s a good bargain, and it meets mandatory industry crash standards to keep you safer on the road.


4 GLOVES: GIRO HOXTON SF $30, GIRO.COM


With leather for grip and durability on the palms and a merino-wool blend fabric on back, the Hoxton gloves are great for long rides. Grip solidly when cranking and then— when the hills get steep—wipe the sweat off your brow with the gloves’ soft back-of-the-hand.


48 S COUTING ¿ SEPTEMBER•OCTOBER 2013


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