Summer Cycling Checklist

Planning a summer cycling trip? Or just looking for some new bike gear? With the help of our Pointy retailer Shane Fallon from Dublin2Bike, we’ve put together a list of our top cycling product recommendations.

Find all of these products and more using the Pointy App.

1. What To Wear 

Fizik R3 Uomo Boa Shoes 

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These cycling shoes which are worn by professional racers across the world offer comfort as well as power transfer and aerodynamic efficiency. The Boa closure system provides secure hold but also makes them easy to adjust on the fly. 

Velotoze Cycling Shoe Covers 

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These waterproof, windproof and aerodynamic overshoes are basically a swimming cap for your feet. With no zips or velcro straps the flexible material gives a snug fit contributing to the aerodynamic effect.

Altura Progel Shorts 

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High quality lightweight shorts with good padding that will provide comfort even on long cycles.

Altura Podium Waterproof Jacket 

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A lightweight, packable waterproof cycling jacket designed for performance road riding. It packs up small so you can easily fit it into your pocket. 

Bell Draft Helmet 

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With 25 vents, the Bell Draft Helmet provides great ventilation. The ErgoDial system means that it’s easy to fit and really comfortable to wear. 

 

2. Lights, Luggage and Locks 

Cateye Rechargeable Front Bike Light 

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A must-have for any city cyclists. It’s easily mounted and exceptionally bright giving you confidence that you’ll be seen at all times when out and about. 

Ortlieb Rear Roller Classic Panniers 

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These 40 litre bike panniers are famous for their ease of use. They roll up which prevents water from getting through while allowing enough slack to accommodate larger loads. A great investment and well worth the money. 

Kryptonite Evolution Mini Bike U Lock  

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A solid bike lock that is compact but still large enough to get around the wheel and frame. The deadbolt locking mechanism gives extensive holding power and it’s easy to carry around.

 

3. Quick Fix Tools

Weldtite TF2 Lithium Grease 

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A must-have product on any cycling trip. Weldtite is easy to apply and does a great job of ensuring that parts are properly protected and fitted.

BBB Maxifold Bicycle Multi-Tool  

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A compact folding tool that’s small enough to fit in any saddle bag but big enough to be useful. It includes plenty of tools that will provide a quick fix solution when out on the road.

Schwalbe SV 15 Inner Tube tube

 

A great product to carry with you in case of a puncture. The Schwalbe inner tube is highly durable and won’t lose pressure too quickly. 

Cyclo Tyre Levers 

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Really durable yet lightweight levers that are suitable for all types of rims. 

 

4. Handy Gadgets and Accessories 

Ass Saver Original Saddle Mudguard

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The Ass Saver is great for overcast days when you’re likely to hit a puddle or two! Easy to install, low cost and essential when cycling in rainy Ireland. 

Self Adhesive Reflective Tape 

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This highly reflective tape can be used to mark your bicycle for better visibility and greater safety in the dark or during bad weather. 

 Torq Energy Gel 

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Available in a huge variety of flavours, these tasty gels will provide you with a boost of energy when you need it the most. The rhubarb and custard flavour is personal favourite.

Find These Products in a Shop Near You

The Pointy app helps you find products in local shops.  If you are interested in finding these wines then give the Pointy app a go – available for iPhone or Android.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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