Travel and Outdoor Equipment Price Comparison > Cycling
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Our M-Caddy stores one mountain or two road tubes. Internal compartments organize tire levers and a patch kit, while a Velcro-secured sleeve holds cash and keys. An external, neoprene pocket fits a variety of multi tools for easy access. -Features fitted pockets specifically designed to fit and easily access other Lezyne accessories- patch kits, tire levers and multi-tools -Interior pockets feature painted icons- symbol markings to easily identify contents -Stores 1 mountain or 2 road tubes. Internal compartments for tire levers and patch kit. Velcro-secured sleeve holds cash and keys. External, neoprene pocket fits a variety of multi-tools -Total Volume: 31 Cubic Inches -Approximate dimensions: 5-1/2 x 4 x 2 (but has rounded corners)
The Durano Plus 700C Folding Road Tyre from Schwalbe has been designed for maximum puncture protection. The SmartGuard protection belt made of elastic rubber provides an unusually high level of protection for a racing tyre and is seen by most as the most puncture proof racing tyre around. As well as unrivalled puncture protection this tyre also features a long service life, making these tyres very low maintenance. Available in Black only in 23 or 25c.
The Ortlieb Back Roller Plus QL2.1 is both a commuting and touring favourite. The Back Roller Plus uses a lighter-weight Cordura finish, fully backed by a laminate, which is more eco friendly and expensive than the heavier, arguably tougher PVC versions. The design of the bag is really simple and the name of the bag is based around how the bag closes shut. They roll up, with a single clip and strap holding them shut. It's basic, but it works very well, the roll prevents water from getting through while allowing enough slack to accomodate larger loads.
The Ortlieb Packer Classic Pannier with lid and QL2.1 fixing system. The panniers are supplied with further features and new design: waterproof, mounted outer pockets with lid closure offer more space and quick access to small utensils. With its classical lid closure the waterproof rear pannier Bike-Packer Plus allows fast access to the bag's interior. An internal double drawstring snow flap provides additional protection against dust, humidity and snow. A fixed inner pocket with main compartment and zippered mesh pocket helps organising items inside the bag.
What sort of cycling do you intend to do?
Will you just be riding on the road? Or will you be riding off-road? Or will you be doing a bit of both?
A road bike will be terrible off-road, and an off-road bike will be slow and difficult on the road. You could get 2 bikes, one for the road and one for off-road. Or, if you can manage with a compromise, hybrid bikes offer enough strength and versatility for off-road use, without hindering road use too much.
There has always been a big market for lightweight cycling parts and accessories, but you must also consider the strength and durability too. Off-road users will require strength more than lightness. Sacrificing strength for a lightweight product usually leads to regrets.
Road bike users can be a little more relaxed about then strength of their parts and accessories than off-road cyclists, just because the bikes aren't going to be as abused. However, it is still important to take the strength and quality into consideration. The lightest/cheapest item is unlikely to last very long under any conditions.