Want to get ready for autumn but don’t know where to start? Thought so. That’s why we’ve pulled together fifteen essentials that are guaranteed to help you as the dark nights draw in, but won’t require you to break the bank, or your marriage, to afford them. Simply click on the buttons below the product description to shop for these essentials.
1. Cycelops Magneto, £169.99
When riding outside is not an option or you’re short for time, the Cycleops Magneto can help get the miles in. The Magneto’s innovative resistance gently builds as you increase pedal speed.
2. Cycleops Fluid 2, £199.99
Engineered to capture the essence and feel of riding on the road, while minimising noise and anything else that could distract you from your best training session of the year.
3. Giant Cyclotron II Magnetic, £99.99
Giant Cyclotron II is a solid and affordable turbo trainer, perfect for the recreational cyclist through to the club racer looking to clock up some indoor miles or beat that personal best.
4. Giant Defy 5, £299.99
The 2015 Giant Defy 5 is a steal at under £300, as it features the same light, comfortable, efficient Aluxx frame as much more expensive models. This combined with reliable components and an Aluxx fork means it performs well above its entry-level pricetag.
5. Trek Emonda SL5, £1,289.99
The Trek Emonda range is the lightest in its class and the Emonda SL5 looks awesome in bright green. Throw in a full Shimano 105 groupset and you’ve got a ride that is fast, smooth and reliable.
6. Marin Lombard, £499
The Marin Lombard is a hardy alloy road bike that ticks all the riding boxes. Commuting, gravel riding, touring, or the weekend ride out, the Lombard is an an equipped all-rounder and a bike for all seasons.
7. Exposure Trace Light Set, £74.99
A compact and bright pair of lights, the Exposure Trace pack combines the excellent Trace and TraceR lights to provide powerful and highly visible lighting that is perfect for the city commute.
8. Exposure Axis Front Light, £99.99
Small but mighty, the Axis front bike light boasts 550 lumens for 2 hours and features all the technologies you love from Exposure, including OMS, SPT+ and a cable free design.
9. Exposure Flash Front Bike Light, £29.99
The Flash front light from Exposure will ensure that you get seen day or night. It’s bright enough to allow you see your way home and small enough to fit into your pocket or bag, when you don’t need it.
10. Giant Revolt 1, £649
The 2015 Giant Revolt 1 is a go-anywhere bike that’s purpose built for adventure. Equipped to be fast on tarmac and sturdy on gravel, the Revolt 1 will get you exploring further.
11. Genesis Croix de Fer 20, £819.99
The legendary Genesis Croix de Fer 20 is a versatile steel bike that craves the unpaved. It won’t get bogged down in the winter mud and copes with fully-laden multi-terrain touring in a way few bikes can match.
12. Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2, £1499
The Giant TCX takes the concept of riding a road bike over mud and hones it into a race ready purpose built bike. Capable of winning in high level competition, the TCX Advanced frame is ridden by World Champ Lars van der Haar.
13. Craft Active Extreme, £14.99
The Craft Active Extreme baselayer is a very soft and versatile under garment designed to be used when the weather turns chilly. An ergonomic fit and effective moisture transportation system will keep you warm and dry all day.
14. Castelli Sottile Waterproof, £44.99
You know how it is, a bright sunny day as you crest a hill, only to see a downpour heading your way. The Castelli Sotille due jacket is your shield from the shower, but will fold up nicely into your jersey pocket, when the sun comes back out to play.
15. Sealskinz Waterproof Overshoe, £29.99
The Sealskinz Overshoe is a close fitting and sleek way to keep the grime, wet, and cold off your feet this autumn – it’s something that should be in the wardrobe of every cyclist.
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