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Get kitted out to ride like a pro

9 Sep 2016

Want to perform at your best on our Tour of Britain routes? Make sure you get the right kit.

So you've been enjoying our Tour of Britain themed epic cycling routes, and want to take them on in style and comfort? Well look no further. Chain Reaction Cycles has put together its list of the best kit for making the most of what our routes have to offer.

Giro Synthe Mips helmet

One of the lightest helmets on the market, Giro’s Synthe is also one of the coolest, with plentiful vents to avoid overheating, and one of the most aerodynamic too. With MIPS protection built in, it’s at the forefront of safety, while the Roc Lock retention system ensures a comfortable fit. No wonder it’s the choice of pros from Team Wiggins.  

£183.99 -

Continental Grand prix 4000S II

If you want to travel further and faster, don’t overlook the role of your tyres in the speed equation. On the outside, the GP4000S II boast Continental’s specially formulated Black Chili compount, promising lower rolling resistance, higher mileage and maximum grip in all conditions. On the inside, the supple 300tpi casing ensures the smoothest possible ride.

£58.99 -

Fizik R5B shoes

If you had to put a price tag on these shoes, their stylish Italian looks would probably have you guessing £200 or more. In fact, they’re not much over half that – pretty impressive considering their quality construction with a stiff carbon-reinforced nylon sole, BOA closure system, low weight (250g) and comfort insole with sculpted footbeds and heel support.

£113.99 -

Shimano Dura-ace 9070 Di2 groupset

OK, so it may set you back more than the price of some complete bikes, but there’s a reason Shimano’s flagship 11-speed electronic groupset is the choice of many pro teams. Fit this to your bike and you can expect to enjoy precise, lightning-fast gear shifts at the touch of a button, as well as smooth, powerful braking, while the comfortable ergonomic levers ensure you’re always in full control.

£1749.99 -

Sportful Bodyfit pro team jersey

Originally designed as a training jersey for pros, the BodyFit Pro jersey is a high-performance garment offering excellent comfort thanks to its close fit, highly breathable fabric and stretch shoulder panels for ease of movement. Silicone grippers keep it all in place, however hard you ride, and at just 140g, it’s not going to slow you down.

£52 -

Fizik Aliante R3 Kium saddle

It’s often said that your choice of saddle is a highly personal matter – after all, no two riders have the same shaped posterior. But there’s a good reason why the Aliante has long been one of the most popular saddles with pros and amateurs alike, with its Twin Flex carbon shell keeping weight low and comfort levels high. Available in a range of colours, it could be the perfect finishing touch to your bike.

£99.99 -

Shimano Ultegra 6800 wheels

If you’re after race-proven wheels that don’t require a second mortgage, look no further. Benefitting from the ‘trickle down’ of the top-tier Dura-Ace technology, these feature precise, durable, low friction bearings for low maintenance and smooth performance, while wide flanges and asymmetric rims enhance strength and stability. 

£234.99 -

FSA K-force Compact handlebar

Stiffer and lighter than aluminium bars, these beauties from FSA are built of unidirectional carbon reinforced with Kevlar for extra strength and fatigue resistance. The compact shape features a shallow drop, short reach and a slight outward flare on the drops for a more natural hand position. The wider central section is ideal for mounting aerobars or other acessories such as GPS devices.

£189.99 -

Chainreaction is on a mission to help amateurs #unleashyourinnerpro and help all cyclists, regardless of ability, to take it to the next level. To do this, Chainreaction has created a page full of hints, tips and videos that will run throughout the Tour of Britain. To see more about this click here: Unleash your inner pro

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