This spring, turn heads while cycling down the city streets. When we’re shopping for gear, our priority is durability, practicality, and most importantly, style. Our favourite brands aren’t afraid to add a colourful flare to their gear, while making products that are quality enough to never go out of style. —Julia Dumbrell
Cycle Smith has made ringing an art form, with their latest Electra Colour Ringer Bell available in a variety of unique graphics and bold colours ($17). The bell includes an easy-to-push lever, creating a friendly ringing sound to let other cycles and pedestrians know a stylish cycle is coming through!
Bring all the essentials and then some, with the must-have Bike Frame Bag from Topo Designs Canada ($70). Available in 8 hipster colour combinations, the pack ensures riders are ready to roll while easily stashing their phone, spare tools, snacks and supplies.
Fairly traded from locally-sourced straw in Ghana, the Baba Tree Bicycle Basket from Goodee World is hand-woven for everlasting quality ($139). The piece adds flair to daily errands while promising incredibly robust craftsmanship. With two adjustable leather straps and brass buckles, this basket will be tightly secured to the handlebars for a smooth ride.
For biking, downward dog-ing, and coffee grabbing, look no further than the InMotion Bike Shorts from Ten Tree, now available in 10 special-edition colours ($50). These bike shorts are made in Ten Tree’s signature closed loop process which recycles post-consumer garments. Our favourite feature is the biker shorts’ hidden pockets with a genius invisible zipper.
The iconic insulated Back to Life Sport Bottle from Luluemon features a leak-proof lid and slip-free texture ($48). Lulu promises that no matter how adventurous the bike ride gets, any beverage will be safe. Secure one of their limited edition bottle designs for the spring, like the stunning sunset-inspired gradient shade.
An absolute must-have for any biker, Smith created the Persist helmet for those in search of a stylish piece which feels tailor-made to them ($160). As with all of their gear, the helmet was made with Smith’s VaporFit and AirEvac technology which allows for increased airflow and a customised fit.
The easy-care, wrinkle-free, and quick-drying properties of the Essential Jersey from Pas Normal Studios make this top ideal for leisure and sporty ride ($210). With a relaxed but not-too-loose loose fit, everyone’s new favourite jersey is up for any adventure.