Travel and Outdoor Equipment Price Comparison > Cycling
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Extremely air-tight! Less air loss means having to inflate less. A unique rubber mixture makes it possible. Extremely reliable! Each SCHWALBE tube is individually examined twice at the factory to ensue air-tightness. Special quality control that prevents unpleasant surprises.
The Mondopack Hydro Saddle Bag is the same basic design as the MondoPack XL but features and external water bottle pocket in the place of the expandable main compartment. Carries extra water for extended trips or serves as storage for your lightweight jacket as the weather changes.
The Ortlieb Bike Shopper is the complete companion for the cycling shopper. Eliminate plastic bags dangling perilously from your handlebars after shopping at your local supermarket. With the Bike-Shopper all these groceries will arrive home safely. If you are not yet doing your shopping with the Ortlieb Back-Rollers, you might go with the Bike Shopper which is available as single pannier. It will ensure safe transport of milk bottles, tomatoes, potatoes, bread etc, the flexible market and shopping bag remains stable - also on bumpy roads. The adjustable carrying straps allow it to be carried comfortably on your shoulder (adjusted by push buttons) and will not be in the way during biking.
Race-inspired style and performance, with unmatched value. The Giro Savant Helmet is an amazing fit for riders who enjoy great routes as much as a swift pace. The slim shape combines impressive ventilation thanks to 25 wind tunnel vents, and the comfortable convenience of the adjustable Roc Loc 5 fit and stability system. And the with light weight and durability of In-Mold construction, it won't weight you down.
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.