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Summer Gear Guide: The Best Summer Biking Gear

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    Beam Us Up

    Clip the cadence sensor of the Wahoo Fitness Bike Pack 2 to your bike frame, put on the included heart-rate chest strap and attach the case to your handlebars to hold your iPhone. Then download its free Fisica app and go: You'll get a dashboard readout of your stats. ($197, wahoofitness.com)

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    Vested Interest

    Who's got your back? The Cover Up Cycle Gilet from Women's Adidas by Stella McCartney. ($125, shopadidas.com)

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    Head of Class

    Inspired by aerodynamic professional race designs, the Specialized Women's Echelon Helmet helps you glide through the wind. ($60, specialized.com)

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    Palm Perfect

    Giant's stretchy Velocity Women's Short-Finger Glove has double-layered padding to absorb shocks from the road. ($15, giant-bicycles.com)

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    Slip On, Slip Off

    The lightweight poly-spandex Athleta YMX by YellowMan Vuelta Cycling Jersey and Tattoo Arm Warmers with UPF 50+ are the answer to any iffy-weather day. (Jersey, $98, and arm warmers, $29; athleta.com)

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    I See You

    Wrap the flexible 10-foot Bike Glow Safety Light around the frame of your two-wheeler to stay visible at dusk or dawn. ($25, bikeglow.com)

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    Ride Like a Girl

    With its flattering wide waistband and side slits for easy movement, you would never know there was chamois padding in the Shebeest Nirvana Cycloskort. ($80, shebeest.com)

    Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2011.