12 Things You Need For Safe And Stylish Urban Cycling

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Summer is finally here and with it come endless adventure possibilities, whether through peaceful natural landscapes or across lively urban streets. For the latter, we have put together a list of items that will help you get back on your two wheel ride in style. From chic apparel products to necessary bike accessories, here you’ll find a great selection of items to make the most of your bike riding days through the city.

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S/S Polo

This S/S Polo shirt by Aether Apparel is perfect for warmer weather as it’s made from breathable Supima® cotton jersey. Soft and supple, the material feels comfortable even when riding in the heat of the summer sun. The design doesn’t reinvent the wheel but offers a modern update on the classic polo, featuring a subtly tapered cut and contrast chain stitching. This high quality shirt is made in the USA.

Buy  $65

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Closca Fuga Foldable Helmet

If you’ve struggled to find a helmet that finds the perfect spot between safe and stylish, look no further than the Closca Fuga Foldable Helmet. The minimalist appearance and compact construction create a helmet that is simple, discreet, and easy to store in a bag or backpack. Closca Fuga comes with a convenient Gray Visor, is available in three sizes, and is backed by a substantial 2-year warranty.

Buy $140

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Castro M1C bike

Equal parts reliability and style, the Castro M1C bike is specifically designed for urban spaces and for those who live in small apartments. The compact design features a lightweight gleaming stainless steel frame, light brown reversed leather on the seat and grips, 20” wheels, Tioga PowerBlock tires, and a 3-Speed 70mm drum brake rear hub. Weighing just 23lbs, this bike also comes with a wall hanger, so you can easily store it in an apartment by hanging it on a wall.

Buy $1090

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Elastica Belt

Upgrade the safety of your riding equipment with the Elastica Belt. Made in Italy from cotton and highly reflective threads, the belt is an inconspicuous safety item you can wear with any casual outfit. The belt is easy to stretch and to adjust for more comfort and it also features a Brooks saddle leather insert and a contrasting accent.

Buy $79

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SuperPista

Put the stress of flat tires firmly behind you with SuperPista from legendary Italian brand SILCA. Introduced back in 1989, SuperPista redefined what floor pump could achieve thanks to a revolutionary design. This upgraded version maintains the concept of the original and adds a few technological innovations with a 2% accuracy gauge, a twelve times larger base for more stability, and a 5-axis ergonomic handle made of kiln dried beech wood. The best part? This is the only floor pump you will ever need, as SuperPista comes with an impressive lifetime warranty.

Buy $235

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Men’s Levit Sunglasses

These Men’s Levit Sunglasses – Rubberized Tribeca Tortoise frames are ideal for adding a chic finishing touch to your cycling outfit. The sunglasses provide a stylized take on the classic wayfarer frames and feature an 8mm thick premium Italian acetate frame with a matte finish and an eye-catching design and 100% UVA/UVB protective green lenses. A carrying case and a signature print microfiber cloth are also included.

Buy $225

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Pica+

Make sure you have the tools you need to keep your bike going with the compact Pica+ from Crank Brothers. This convenient tool kit comes with an 8/9/10 speed compatible chain tool, spoke, hex, and socket wrenches, t-10 and t-25 torx, and a Philips screwdriver. The tools can be easily locked in place at 90, 180, and 270 degrees. Measuring just 91mm and weighing 181g, Pica+ is the perfect portable tool kit for your bike.

Buy $65

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Spurcycle Bell

Clearing the way has never been so stylish. This Spurcycle Bell has a modern and minimalist design that will complement any bike, from sportier models to elegant bicycles. Made of brushed stainless steel and premium brass, the bell is cleverly engineered to ring three times louder than other products and is easy to install thanks to the conveniently adaptable mounting system. Designed and made in the USA, the bell is also backed by a lifetime warranty.

Buy $49

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SWRVE Cordura Skinny Jeans

When you ride your bike, you need to feel comfortable at all times. These SWRVE Cordura Skinny Jeans are ideal, as they are made of soft, durable, and stretchy Cordura denim. Perfect for cycling, these jeans feature reflective belt loops, articulated knees for more freedom of movement, a low waist at the front and a higher waist at the back, as well as triple stitch on high-stress areas. Created for urban commuters and cyclists who want to look stylish, the jeans look and like a classic pair of cotton jeans and they feel just as comfortable.

Buy $100

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New York Fahgettaboudit Mini

The New York Fahgettaboudit Mini lock will help you relax as you leave your bike parked in the city. The lock is made with an 18mm hardened MAX-performance steel shackle, a double deadbolt locking device, a steel sleeve over the crossbar, and a high-security disc-style cylinder. A high quality vinyl coating keeps the lock safe from the elements, while a dust cover protects the cylinder for more durability. Three keys are included with the New York Fahgettaboudit Mini, and one of them features a high intensity LED.

Buy $113

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Adidas Court Vantage

The Adidas Court Vantage sneakers have received a modern update that preserves the brand’s iconic aesthetic. The premium materials include a closed-hole mesh upper, leather vamp and tongue, textile lining, and a vulcanized rubber outsole that offers a perfect grip. A contrasting white heel tab and gold foil branding complement the navy color and add more style to the design.

Buy $75

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Lucetta

Innovative and practical, the Lucetta magnetic lights are a must-have for any urban cyclist. Easy to attach to any bike, the two small LED lights will stay in place at all times. They are designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso for Italian design company Palomar, and combine elegance and function perfectly. You can select between a slow, fast, or steady beam and store the lights together in a pocket after you reach your destination. With a running time of up to 40 hours, Lucetta will bring more peace of mind as you cruise through city streets at dusk or at night.

Buy $25

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