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Best gear your need for Commuting to work

MTB_Rider94MTB_Rider94 Posts: 3
edited December 2018 in Commuting chat
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    Do you mean clothes or a gear ratio?
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,723
    Mudguards, lights, overshoes for a 4:30 am commute. Softshell jacket if very cold and wet. Typical boil in the bag waterproof and normal cycling clothing for warmer times. Winter cycling clothing layered up and gloves when cold. Trust this is the info you requested.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • 42 tooth chainring with a 16 tooth sprocket works great for me :wink:
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    Joe Totale wrote:
    42 tooth chainring with a 16 tooth sprocket works great for me :wink:

    I did this for years.

    It did not work in my favour.

    48x16 is perfect for a flat commute.

    46x16 if you have some small hills.

    Obviously 48x16 is not appropriate if you're fixie, but i'm not.
  • kentphilkentphil Posts: 479
    My top commute gear:
    Mudguards - SKS
    Lights - Lezyne (2 front, 2 rear)
    Rucksack: Osprey Syncro

    My colleagues think I'm nuts!
    1998 Kona Cindercone in singlespeed commute spec
    2013 Cannondale Caadx 1x10
    2004 Giant TCR
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 3,019
    A bike, some lights, some clothes...
    Oh yeah, shoes.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • crakercraker Posts: 1,739
    48 x 17
    Spare inners
    Levers
    pump
    puncture kit
    Lights 2 front 2 rear
    overshoes when it gets colder than this
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Proper mudguards, decent lights, selection of kit to suit the weather. Fully charged mobile phone just in case...
  • Rapha Reflective rucksack and Giro Republic LX reflective shoes are my fave pieces of commuter kit.

    Rapha rucksack holds 32L and is reflective all over.

    Giro Republics LX are also reflective all over, look like casual shoes and can be walked in as they are SPDs.
  • tgotbtgotb Posts: 4,714
    Off the lights - 44"
    Cruising - 75"
    Hill inside Ham Gate - 40"
    Hill inside Ham Gate on a Monday morning after racing on Sunday - 37"
    Pannier, 120rpm.
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,483
    Rapha Reflective rucksack and Giro Republic LX reflective shoes are my fave pieces of commuter kit.

    Rapha rucksack holds 32L and is reflective all over.

    Giro Republics LX are also reflective all over, look like casual shoes and can be walked in as they are SPDs.


    I also have the Giro republic LX shoes, have done 12,000kms in them so far in all weathers and they are still like new. Really impressed with them.
  • frozefroze Posts: 156
    I carry the same stuff I carry commuting or not, the only things I carry extra commuting is a change of clothes including another pair of shoes, a bike lock, and lights if I know I'll be out after dark.

    My bike is in a bike parking area watched by video monitoring so all I use is a cable lock, nothing special. Lights I use a Philips Saferide for the front, if I know I'll be taking a long way home in the dark I'll add my Cygolite MityCross 450 OSP (I think I got those initials right!) to my helmet; then on the rear I have a Light & Motion Vis 180 and a Planet Bike Superflash which needs to be replaced. Everything else like pump, tools, flat repair stuff etc I always carry with me whether commuting, touring or just riding.
  • 38x15 (currently 68.4 GI with 38mm Marathon Cross tyres according to https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html ) on the Voodoo.
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    2020 Voodoo Marasa
    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
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