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- We know you need to dress the part on the way to the office some days, and Niner’s bright green socks give you a dress sock herringbone pattern with hi-vis colors for safety. And conversation points ($8.99).
- It’s one thing to pack your files and laptop, it’s another to have a set of the essentials already at work for you. No sense in lugging toiletries back and forth when you can tuck them into the Dakine Groomer Kit and shove it in a desk drawer ($7.99).
- If your bike doesn’t have a chain guard, you’ll want to keep it clean so as not to mess up your Dockers. White Lightning’s Ride Clean self-cleaning wax lube helps make that happen ($5.99 for 4oz).
- A good bell makes everyone safer and happier, and the Incredibell Bellini Bell comes in silver, gold and black to keep bike happy, too ($9.99).
$10 to $25
- The Syncros Speed Ride wallet carries more than just cash and cards. There’s a waterproof cell phone pouch and stretch sleeves for a mini tool, mini pump and tire repair kit. And it’ll fit in a jersey pocket or most large jacket pockets ($14.99).
- Just like road riding, commuters need a great set of lights. We love Blackburn’s Local series for their easy on/off and bright blinking – the whole light is the button. The Local 15 Rear will get anyone’s attention, and it can even clip to your saddle bag or backpack if there’s no room on your seatpost ($19.99).
- Abus makes some amazing locks, and their Ugrip 535 provides medium-level security with a soft side to keep your bike from getting scratched ($19.99).
- No need to get a boring helmet just because you’re commuting. Bell’s 2015 Stoker offers good looks for a heckuva deal ($24.99).
- If you’ve got a handlebar bag that’s preventing you from mounting your head lamp on your bar, Problem Solvers lives up to their name with the QR-mount perch to strap it to ($19.99).
$25 to $50
- If your workplace isn’t bike friendly (yet), an inexpensive floor pump to leave at the office could save the day. Topeak’s Joe Blow Max will inflate anything you’re like to ride to work with a high pressure limit and easy two-sided pump head ($31.96).
- The Dakine Underwood flannel comes in five color patterns, one for each day of the week ($35.00).
- Padded liners are comfy on the ride in and, unlike bibshorts, make it easy to change into boxers once you get in. Zoic’s Essential Liners are a breathable mesh, keeping you cool under your slacks ($31.49).
- That’s not the only base layer that comes in handy. A light gray tee not only hides sweat, but it disappears even under a white dress shirt or blouse. Craft’s S/S tee is a synthetic blend and comes in Men’s and Women’s. Cheap, no, but the good stuff usually isn’t ($49.99).
- If you’re already got a tail light (which should come first, in our opinion), a great headlight not only lets you see where you’re going but also be seen. With flashing and various steady modes to suit the environment, Niterider’s USB-rechargable Lumina 450 puts more more lumens per dollar than many competitors ($49.99).
$50 to $100
- A good set of fenders helps keep you clean, but if your bike is multipurpose, being able to get them on and off easily is important, too. The SKS 700x Race Blade Pro set even comes with frame protection decals and works with disc brakes ($59.99).
- Shimano Pedals are solid and these combo XT flat-and-clipless pedals are a great upgrade to most generic flats that come on city bikes. They’ll spin more freely and give you the option to clip in, or not ($69.99).
- Tires are another major upgrade. If your commute takes you past gravel roads, dirt paths or nature trails, the WTB Exposure 700×34 tires give you long wearing rubber with a fast, performance road feel on the pavement and enough side tread to handle the rest. Tubeless, compatible, too! ($79.95)
- Like the fenders, Thule’s Pack ‘n’ Pedal Tour Rack makes it easy to turn most any bike into a commuter. It mounts to the fork or the seatstays and carries a load on top or off the sides with included pannier rails ($99.95).
- If your commuter is a little more technically inclined, a SRAM 1x crankset simplifies their drivetrain and saves weight. The Rival 1 cranks with 50T chainring is available in three arm lengths ($144.99).
- Take visibility to a new level, beyond blinky lights, with the Sugoi ZAP Jacket. Check out our coverage here to see the full circle reflectivity it provides. It’s also water- and wind-proof and comes in four colors ($149.95).
- You’re not already commuting? Maybe you just need the right bike. The Charge Plug 2 gives you drop bar speed and handling with big, soft 700×42 Maxxis tires to tame the potholes ($799).
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