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Accessories and Clothing

When we first started this ride, we banged our heads together to decide what Richmond Cycles should mean. With the myriad of brands and lines out there, all available online, we thought that the biggest challenge facing the Richmond bike rider is knowing what to get. It’s head spinning.

So we literally spend hours every week researching, talking and testing everything that’s out there so that you can be sure that the stuff we’re putting in front of you is the very best available in whatever field you’re looking for.

We make the choices so you don’t have to.

7Mesh Technical Wear
When the guys from Arcteryx designed a line of cycle clothing designed for the drizzly beauty of their native Squamish BC, it quickly outgrew its parents and became a company all of its own. 7Mesh make the best cycling rainwear in the world and back it up with some superbly comfortable and understated clothing. Clever stuff.

Santini Clothing
We had a pretty specific list when we were looking for a technical clothing partner: traditional but not dull. Stylish but not gimmicky. European made and sweatshop averse. Women’s stuff as good as men’s. Founded by Pier Santini in Bergamo in the 1960s and still run there by his daughters Monica and Claudia, we love these guys.

Bontrager
All bike shops wish they had a partner like Bontrager. They make pretty much everything, and it’s all excellent. The lights in particular we love. And the helmets. And the pumps. Oh, I should stop. And there’s a 28-day money back guarantee that you can activate for no other reason than you don’t like it. Beat that.

Kask Helmets
In our opinion the most well-rounded range of helmets for road enthusiasts. We love their comfortable leather straps and light weight. If they’re good enough for Team Sky, they’re good enough for Richmond Cycles.

Bont Shoes
The most innovative shoes on the market, Bont’s wide footbed and superstiff soles give you a tangible improvement in power, especially on the climbs. On our 9th Tour of Flanders last year, we shot up the Koppenberg like never before, and we were wearing Bonts for the first time. No coincidence. Mould them and remould them as many times as you want for a perfect fit.

Ortlieb Luggage
Do you remember the first time you saw an Ortlieb pannier? For us, it was a committed German tourer we ran into in the Scottish Highlands. He’d been uphill and down dale across the continent, his bike was bashed but rolling, his beard was straggly, his legs were like diagrams of sailors’ knots, but his panniers… they looked box fresh. And they were waterproof. And they were just brilliant.

Muc-Off Bike Care
Every workshop has a few things they rely on day-in, day-out. A favourite allen key. A pump that has been at your side for years. Lube that always works. Muc-Off definitely falls into the category of workshop essential. We spend a lot of time cleaning bikes, and there’s no way we’re going to do it with anything but the best. Do like we do and use Muc-Off at home.

Hiplock
The man or woman who invents the lightweight secure bikelock will be a rich person indeed. Until that day, the innovative folks at Hiplock have come up with the next best thing: locks that are easy to carry. There are D-locks that clip on to your belt and some superb security that clicks round your waist like a belt. Try them and see.

100% Eyewear
Have you seen Peter Sagan? Yes, but have you SEEN Peter Sagan? We love the man; the way he rides the bike, the way he loves the sport, the way he wants to win, the way he loves life. And a big part of being Peter Sagan is those amazing sunglasses. We’re delighted to say that, like the World Champion, we’ve got 100% Eyewear.

Renner Accessories
The Lion of Flanders bears a very strong resemblance to the Lion of Scotland, and that’s the impetus for Renner. “Rider” in Flemish, these Edinburgh guys love all things Belge, and we are delighted to be their sole English stockist. Fantastic clothing and accessories for grim days and big grins.

Shimano Shoes
When you’re looking for a road shoe that will keep the masses happy, there is no need to look any further than the people whose components keep the whole world rolling. The same practical approach, attention to detail and awareness of value applies to Shimano’s shoes as much as any of their gears, brakes or parts.