Biking is more than an activity- it’s a lifestyle. Whether you ride in the city, on a path, or on the trail, biking can quickly become a huge part of your life once you start. If you’re one of these obsessed bikers who loves exploring wherever you are, or you know someone who is, we’ve put together a list of the coolest and most useful accessories and tools on the market for you!
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1. NiteRider Sentinel 40 Tail Light
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$29.99 Many cities across the U.S. are developing bike lanes, but not many take you to enough places or provide proper accessibility. To counter this, NiteRider developed the Sentinel Tail Light, which uses lasers to create your own bike lane! Two parallel lasers surround your bike, giving a warning to cars and leaving you with more space. This is a cool, relatively cheap gadget that can make your night adventures much safer.
Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/ybjcvy2j
2. Nite Ize HandleBand
$14.97 Many phone holders are available for bikes, but we like this one best because of its simplicity, strength, and price. Attaching your phone to your handlebars is as simple as looping the band around, but the HandleBand provides a secure, snug fit nonetheless. As a bonus, the HandleBand has a built in bottle opener!
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3. Pro Bike Tool CO2 Inflator
$19.98 Sure you could get a portable bike pump, but why not let the pump do the work for you? The Pro Bike Tool CO2 inflator is a portable device that, by inserting a CO2 cartridge, can pump your tires for you at the push of a button! This is the perfect tool to have in case of an emergency, because after having a blow out, who wants to have to pull over and pump by hand?
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4. Topeak Hexus II Multi-tool
$20.77 This multi-tool packs more than most at such a good price. With 16 tools including allen wrenches, tire levers and a chain tool all in quality steel, you really can’t get more for less.
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5. Garmin Edge 520 Bike Computer
$280.00 Don’t keep scrolling once you see the price tag, because this one really is worth the money. This advanced bike computer features live updates to the Strava workout tracking platform, ride analytics, and sync to other devices such as a heart rate reader. Garmin boasts that this device will do everything for you except ride the bike itself! Other models available include the Edge 25 and the Edge 1000.
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6. Garmin Varia Vision Display
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$370.00 Here’s some more future tech from Garmin to enhance your biking experience. The Varia Vision can connect to the Garmin Edge 520 and display the information you need to know as you ride right in front of your biking glasses. Feel like you’re biking in the year 3000 with what’s basically Google Glasses for cyclists. You won’t ever have to risk your life checking your phone as you bike again after you purchase this awesome device!
Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/y9lncwzc
7. Portland Design Works Bottle Cage
$22.00 There’s many bottle cages on the market, but this one wins out in style and function. The Portland Design Works bottle cage comes in an owl or bird design, the perfect compliment to hipster and racing bikes alike. The cage keeps bottles snug and secure and can fit almost all standard bike bottles on the market.
Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/y9ec45h2
8. Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle
$4.99 – $39.74 What better to compliment your PDW bottle cage than a brand new bottle? What makes the Polar Bottle stand above the rest is not only the price but its incredible insulation ability. Foil helps reflect heat from radiation and the bottle’s design will keep your water cool for hours on the path. Even better, these bottles are 100% BPA free!
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9. Burley Travoy Bike Trailer
$248.95 Nothing’s worse than tying down tons of equipment to flimsy cargo racks when you go on a long distance biking adventure. Burley understood this problem and created the perfect solution: the Travoy Bike Trailer. This will certainly fit all your equipment and more, and rolls safely behind you as you bike. It attaches directly to your saddle post, so you don’t even need to install a hitch; simply attach it and go!
Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/ycqomrfy
10. GoPro HERO5
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$349.00 Sure GoPro is completely in the mainstream now, but that doesn’t make it any less deserving of our list. GoPro continues to make the best action cameras on the market, and you know there are plenty of accessories available to purchase for it too. GoPro’s newest model, the HERO5, is certainly no different and can even capture beautiful 4k clips in all different modes. Now, go out there and get some footage!
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11. Zookki Cycling Gloves
$12.99 For those who adventure in rougher terrain or simply want a more comfortable ride, you can’t go wrong with the Zookki cycling gloves. These cool and functional gloves feature a cushioned palm pad, velcro adjustment, and a built in toweling cloth to wipe the hard-earned sweat off.
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12. 4MyCycle 210T Waterproof Bike Cover
$25.77 The worst part of every bike ride is putting the cycle away, but when you do, you should be taking good care of it (it is your baby, after all). Make sure your ride of choice stays protected from all weather conditions in the 4MyCycle 210T Waterproof Bike Cover. This thing can withstand all sorts of conditions, and certainly at an eye-catching price. The best place for your bike to be is whipping on the trail or road, but wrapped in this cover is a close second!
Amazon link: http://tinyurl.com/y8j7zk9e
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