Travel and Outdoor Equipment Price Comparison > Cycling
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Lezyne Caddy Saddle Bag - SmallA saddle wedge is the easiest way to keep your toolkit, puncture repair kit and mobile phone with you at all times They're a lot safer than carrying tools and stuff in your pockets - which can result in DIY kidney surgery if you fall off! A small saddle bag will hold the essentials - fit one to each of your bikes so you don't forget anything. Larger models have space for an energy bar or even a set of waterproofs Features: Stylish and durable high-quality fabrics Large, easy-access main pocket holds one road tube Quick access neoprene multi-tool compartment beneath the main pocket Highly organized with fitted neoprene compartments for tire levers, a patch kit, and a multi-tool, plus one for money with a secure Velcro enclosure Water resistant zippers and a high-polished custom zipper puller Reflective loop supports a small safety light. BuyÂ Lezyne from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.
Featuring a wide pedal platform for improved foot and pedal stability, the Shimano R540 SPD-SL Pedals in white have an open profile design for easy cleat adjustment. The pedals are easy to clip into an release, whilst still allowing for maximum transfer of power from the foot. Supplied with 6Â° float cleats, they're the perfect choice for road cyclists. - L.M. Features: Shimano R540 SPD-SL Pedals Wide platform for added stability Low-maintenance sealed cartridge axle unit Open profile design allows for easy cleat adjustment Easy to clip into and release Provides maximum transfer of power from the foot to the pedal Supplied with 6Â° float cleats Tension-adjustment screw for customising release tension Low profile Weight: 330g per pair
The Shimano Ultegra 6800 Carbon SPD-SL Road Pedals (OE) offers the ideal balance between lightweight, stiffness and performance, making Ultegra the perfect choice for the racers and the weekend warriors. With a wide lightweight carbon body providing a big platform for maximum efficiency and power transfer whilst the weight down. The low profile design gives you increased road clearance so you can really lean into the corners. Shimano have lowered the body height making it just 10.7mm from the axle to the cleat face and put a stainless steel pedal body plate to increase durability. The 6800 pedals are here to replace ''6700.'':http://www.evanscycles.com/products/shimano/oe-6700-ultegra-spd-sl-road-pedals-ec050918
The Escapist 25 is the mid-size pack in the Escapist series. This panel loading pack is ideal for day long bike adventures and overnight hut to hut bike packing trips. AirScape ventilated backpanel and BioStretch harness provide perfect fit and comfort. The bottom zip entry and an internal zipped divider make for easy access and organisation. With internal organiser pockets for bike specific tools and a LidLock helmet attachment, this rucksack provides all the amenities for days and days of mountain biking.
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.