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Road Biking Essentials

Riding essentials, repair-kits, apparel & storage!

Road biking & what you need to know!

Whether you're riding on the highway or cruising city pathways, there are a few road biking essentials that will make your road ride experience easier and more fun. Crushing KOM's or just pedalling for pleasure, or even perhaps both! Don't let anything stand in your way by being prepared for the accidental flat tire and wearing the right road biking equipment! 


Staying safe on your road ride is essential. Stay visible and be prepared!

road bike seat post with red rear light being attached

Cycling lights

Cycling lights let you be seen by vehicles, pedestrians, and other riders. Depending on where you live and how early or late you set out on your ride bike, lights may also be essential to light up the pathway in front of you. Lights help ensure you have a safe ride and keep you visible. The typical light set up includes a white light facing forward, whether attached to your helmet or handlebars along with a red light facing the rear. 

Road cyclist wearing helmet and sunglasses

Cycling Eyewear

Clear vision is essential when navigating the road and pathways. Sunglasses provide protection for your eyes from any dust or debris that you might cross paths with. 

Cycling sunglasses are ventilated to prevent fog and designed to accommodate wearing a helmet. Not only does bike eyewear protect your eyes from debris, they also can help with visibility on sunny and low light days. They come with a variety of lens options for the different riding conditions you might meet.

woman buckling up road cycling helmet

Bike helmets

Helmets provide the much needed protection and safety you need in the case of a fall or crash. No matter how careful you are or how skilled of a rider you are, accidents happen and when they do, you'll be happy that you wore a helmet to protect your precious cargo. 

Bike helmets have different technologies to create light wight, well ventilated, and enhanced safety features such as MIPS and ANGI to keep you safe and comfortable.

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Apparel & Accessories

Cycling apparel and accessories purpose built for shielding you from the elements and keep you comfortable and dry.

group riding road bikes wearing Rapha apparel

Cycling apparel

Whether you're looking for a transitional piece you can bike and look casual in or if you're looking for a technical piece to shield you from the elements, The Bike Shop has you covered!

We stock everything from insulated and waterproof jackets to merino wool shirts and tech tees. Proper apparel can really make or break your riding experience. Fabrics that wick moisture away, put padding where it's needed, and are purposefully designed with the riding position in mind will help improve your cycling experience.

tightening up cycling road shoe

Cycling shoes

If you haven't already converted to clipless pedals, we urge you to consider! Improved power transfer, less fatigue, and more control are all benefits you'll get with a clipless pedal and shoe set up. 

Cycling shoes have a stiff sole to help with energy transfer and use materials that help dampen vibrations to assist with negating fatigue. Leaving you more energized to keep riding longer!

Tools & Repairs

Flats happen! Make sure you're equipped to handle any minor repair you might run into during your commute

bike tire with presta valve

Bike tube

Carrying a spare tube during your commute is absolutely essential! Flats happen, and when they do you'll be happy you came prepared for the job with a spare tube.

Your tire tube size can be found on the side wall of your tire. It's also important to take note of the type of valve stem your bike has. A schrader valve will look familiar, like the valve stem on your vehicle. A presta valve is a long skinny valve stem with a little nut on the end of it.

Lezyne SV pro multi tool

Multi tools

A multi tool is really handy to carry with you on your ride in case of any minor repair you might need to make. Things like a loose stem or handlebar can happen if you're not checking regularly. Or perhaps you need to make a minor adjustment to your saddle height. With a multi tool you'll be able to make those small adjustments without a problem.

We stock a variety of multi tools that include the basic essentials to more complex tools that include chain breakers. The multi tool is the ultimate package to complete any on commute repair.

Lezyne Co2 inflating tire

Pumps & CO2

Road bike tires are typically high pressure and to be able to inflate to the proper PSI, a floor pump is essential to have at home to check before you ride and a CO2 cartridge and hand pump can be useful for on ride flat repairs.

Floor pumps have a gauge to indicate your tires PSI level. You can find the recommended PSI on the side wall of your tire. Keeping your tires within the proper range is important to avoid pinch flats. It's recommended to check your PSI before every ride and top up with air as needed. 

For on the road repairs, getting your tire pressure to where it needs to be can feel impossible with just a hand pump. Carrying a CO2 inflater and a couple of cartridges will really assist with inflating your tires to where they need to be when fixing a flat on a ride.