We are deep into the Tour de France's first week, and if you've been watching the coverage (carnage?) on TV, there's a good chance you've been inspired to jump into some spandex and onto a bike. We don't blame you; the scenery is par excellence, the mountains are enormous, and the drama is even bigger. It is, as VeloNews put it, a city on wheels.
So, if you, like us, have been struck by the summer cycling bug, we've rounded up some of our favorite pieces of gear to make you feel ready to jump into a breakaway.