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Calfee Dragonfly Road Tandem
You know the old adage, “two is better than one”? Well, it applies to cycling, too. For road tandems, Calfee is the way to go. The brand has been doing custom carbon longer than any name in the game (starting in 1989) and has been putting together bikes for two for more than two decades. Combine that expertise in carbon and tandems and you get a high-quality machine like the Dragonfly, which weighs in at about 2,900 grams for the frame. While it isn’t cheap, costing $8,595 for the frame, the Dragonfly delivers real performance in a category that is too often associated with novelty. $8,595 (frame only), builds starting at $12,000; calfeedesign.com
Shimano IC1 Indoor Shoes
It goes without saying, but indoor riding is not the same as outdoor riding—and not just because you’re spinning in place. Those training sessions also tend to get warmer and sweatier than out in the real world. With a super-breathable mesh upper, and an intake port in the front and exhaust port in the rear, Shimano IC1 Shoes are designed to be used exclusively for the sweltering conditions of indoor training. These shoes feature both two-hole and three-hole cleat compatibility and have great walking stability for safely getting to your pain cave. At $90, the IC1 is also a great way to save your expensive shoes for riding out on the road. $90; shimanoindoor.com
SCOTT Sport Shield Sunglasses
Fashion trends, whether on the runway or in cycling, are cyclical. With large lenses back in full force, SCOTT decided to reach back into its vault and pull out the Sport Shield, a classic design from 1989. Updated with a better fit, these interchangeable-lens shades come with an eye-catching red chrome lens and are made to integrate with helmets. There’s a lot to like with these sunglasses, especially if you’re a fan of maximum coverage, but the price might be the best part: just $90. You’d be hard pressed to find better in the under-$100 category (or even for shades costing a lot more than that). $90; scott-sports.com
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