When the weather’s this good there are many reasons to get on your bike, not least because we never know when we’ll next be able to cycle without fearing torrential rain and arctic gusts. The problem for most is equipment: a bad experience on a below-par bicycle is enough to put people off it. We think this is a disservice to the wildly popular and wildly healthy world of cycling. Here are our top 4 essential items to get you on the saddle this summer.

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Slate Blue Classic Lightweight Bike
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Slate Blue Classic Lightweight Bike
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Slate Blue Classic Lightweight Bike

Temple Cycles Slate Blue Classic Lightweight Bike

Let’s start from the top: a new set of wheels. Who better to kit you out than Temple Cycles? Founded in 2014 in Bristol, Temple Cycles bicycles are made for style, durability and effectiveness. The Classic Lightweight Bike is a staple for any bike collection as it can deal with day rides, touring or its speciality: flying around a city. Weighing around 10kg, this elegant bike is easily manoeuvred in all situations thanks to the wide range 9-speed gearing. Past the mechanics, our favourite aspect is the stylish slate blue frame that contrasts with white-wall rims and tires. 

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White / Reflective Helmet
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White / Basic Bottle

Closca White / Reflective Helmet

One of the world’s most innovative helmets comes from Closca, this helmet features a telescopic folding system which means that when it’s not protecting your head it folds as flat as a book, reducing in volume by more than 50%. The folding system also provides effective ventilation which is more than necessary in the summer.

Closca White / Basic Bottle

The Closca bottle is made to be worn, not carried. A silicon flap complete with a FidlockTM magnet system allows you to attach your bottle to backpacks, bikes, anything. Crafted from borosilicate glass, one of the strongest glasses available, this bottle is sustainable and durable. Going the extra mile, you’ll find a tea and fruit infuser inside which lets you to experiment with your liquids.

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Black Cycling Jersey
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Black Cycling Jersey
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Black Cycling Jersey
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Black Cycling Jersey
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Black Cycling Jersey

Paul Smith Black Cycling Jersey

While all around you are sporting fluorescent greens, pinks and gaudy patterns, playing it cool is the boldest statement you can make. Paul Smith has tried his creative hand at cycling equipment and we’re loving it. The pared-back, all-black design is finished with the designer's signature Artist Stripe to the collar. This piece is cut for an ergonomic fit and is constructed from a soft multi-filament elastic polyester with rapid dry treatment featuring technical flat lock stitchings throughout for maximum comfort on long rides.

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Moss Green Walbrook 2019 3-Speed City Bicycle
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Chrome Diamond E-Bicycle

Like all exercise, cycling becomes a lot more appealing when you love your new gear. The idea of replacing your rusted old frame – which is admittedly nostalgic – with a shiny, effective Freddie Grubb update can only work wonders for your temptation to jump on the bike for a cycle. Each of these products will revolutionise your cycling experience.

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PRE ORDER Chrome Majestic E Bike

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