Shakedry jackets are the pinnacle of what’s available at the momentBen Delaney / Immediate Media
Most of the time you just want to keep your waterproof stowed away. The Shakedry jacket feature a highly breathable membrane which is highly packable, lightweight and above all will keep you dry when the weather turns.
If you’re after some go fast wheels, you can’t go far wrong with this deep-section carbon set from Fast Forward. Built up with quality DT240 hubs and weighing in at a sprightly 1.38kg, these wheels will let you race away from the competition.
Protect yourself from wind and damp with a Castelli Windstopper jacketWiggle
It’s easy to lust after high-end Castelli gear, and the discount here puts this jacket in much closer reach. The Windstopper X-Lite construction provides wind and water-resistance, making the jersey perfect for more ‘unfavourable’ conditions.
A multi-sport watch is great if you do more than just cycleWiggle
We’ve been impressed by the Suunto Ambit series in the past, using it for all our outdoor pursuits. This model comes with a heart rate monitor too so you can track all your stats, whether you’re cycling, running, or doing any other sports. It’s found particular favour amongst some of our team for mountaineering endeavours.
Be aware that the model here appears to be a special edition for Wiggle, using a Ambit 3 Run casing, but with the multi-sport functionality of higher end models.
Nowadays a torque wrench is essential for both occasional tinkerers and dedicated mechanicsWiggle
With today’s lightweight and sensitive components, tightening bolts to the right torque is essential. While the X-Tools torque wrench is a budget item, it could be perfect for the occasional tinkerer wanting to fasten things to spec.
We gave the most recent Shimano Ultegra groupset a rare 5 stars — it’s just that good!
Ultegra strikes a brilliant balance between top-end performance with some compromises on weight to bring the price down. This additional 50 percent discount should make this an attractive option for anyone.
A lightweight shell is indispensible for questionable weatherSportful
We like what Sportful does and use its products for our own BikeRadar kit. This jacket will provide you with essential wind and weather proofing on rides where the weather is questionable.
While it isn’t completely waterproof, we find that most of the time the improved breathability more than makes up for that, and the 79g packability should be a no-brainer as a take-it-with-you-everywhere emergency layer.