HThe Raleigh Tripper features a steel frame and fork, one-piece bar and stem combo, disc brakes and a three-speed Shimano Nexus drivetrain. MSRP $900. www.raleighusa.com
The Betabrand Women’s Bike to Work Pants feature reflective cuffs and a unique reflective triangle inside the rear pocket that can be pulled out for additional visibility. $98. www.betabrand.com
The SRAM Via GT groupset is designed for trekking and urban cyclists. Options include a 2 x 10 drivetrain for a wide range of gearing, linear pull rim or hydraulic disc brakes, and two different hub dynamo options. www.sram.com
Fiks:Reflective Rim Strips are do it yourself self-adhesive reflectors designed to make your rims extremely visible at night. Sets start at just $14.
Lights are key to safety at night, with the BikeGlow being a flexible electroluminescent tube that wraps around the bike tubes providing further visibility. MSRP $35. www.bikeglow.com
Damaged bottom bracket threads are a common cause of death of otherwise good frames. This threadless bottom bracket from Velo Orange to the rescue. It expands internally, sort of like a quill stem, and grabs hold of the inside of the frame. Square taper only. $65. www.velo-orange.com
YNOT Cycle is a small manufacturer based out of Toronto. These prototype panniers feature a Cordura outer with a floating inner liner and a roll-top closure, making them everything but 100% waterproof. www.ynotcycle.com
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