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  • Gear Up

    The best part about planning a trip is buying new (Colorado-designed) equipment.

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    Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in our May 2016 issue. This version was fact-checked and updated (where possible) with current information for the 2017 edition of 5280 Traveler.


    SMOOTH RIDE
    Mosaic Cycles’ GT-1 custom titanium frame has more clearance for wider tires, and hydraulic disc brakes boost control on descents. Prices vary

    FOR GOOD MEASURE

    Stages Cycling’s power meters—the most accurate way to train—add mere grams to your bike and provide a constant readout of your efforts in RPMs and watts. Starts at $529

    RIGHT AS RAIN

    The waterproof Pearl Izumi Elite WxB jacket stuffs easily in a pocket as insurance against summer cloudbursts. $160

    Bonus: Learn how to bike like a local now that you have the gear to match.

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