Accessories to outfit your ride should include a seat pack for an extra innertube and wrench storage, bottle cage, mini air pump, and a smartphone handlebar mount for following your maps and music if you choose. For yourself, think about padded biker shorts, lightweight open-finger gloves, and of course, a helmet.

For $275, the advanced S-Works Evade lid with an integrated ANGi crash sensor by Specialized is a prudent and sophisticated bet. Hey, we wouldn’t mind paying extra for safety measurements. The aerodynamic and properly ventilated protection encompasses “win tunnel” development, 4th dimension cooling, Aramid-Reinforced skeleton, soft and lightweight 4X DryLite webbing, and a magnetic buckle system. With heavier helmets, riders can sometimes experience neck fatigue on longer rides. Well, that problem has been alleviated with the Evade.

Additionally, users of this product receive a lifetime subscription to the Specialized Ride app. View for more details.