Useful Accessories for Cyclists

Useful Accessories for Cyclists

A lot of people have realized the practical advantages of indoor cycling, yet many persist in cycling outdoors. Perhaps it’s understandable in this post-Covid era, after people have spent so much time indoors during the lockdowns.

However, when it comes to cycling, you may want to consider getting yourself (or your biking buddy) a few accessories that make your favorite activity that much more fun. Here are some accessories that you may want to gift yourself or a friend during this holiday season:

Wahoo Elemnt Bolt Bike GPS Computer

This bike computer is a lot easier to use than an app on your phone, as you can just attach it to your handlebar. That way, you can program in your preferred route and you’ll have a map that you can easily follow.

But that’s not all it does. This can track various data, including your speed, the distance you’ve traveled, the elevation gain, and even the air temperature. It really helps to track your progress, and it’s safer than even a smartwatch to use.

Foundation 748 Bike Tool Kit

One reason why you might just want to use the indoor stationary bikes at your local Blink Fitness gym is that you won’t have to deal with the maintenance requirements. Maintaining your own bike for outdoor use is even more challenging. Bikes can fail at any time, and you’ll need to do some basic repairs on your own or else the maintenance costs can be a nightmare.

But it sure helps when you have this tool kit made especially for bikes. It features 32 different tools, as well as a handy toolbox. You have the basic tools for basic repair work, and more sophisticated tools for more advanced work such as when you work on the bottom brackets. With this tool kit, you get repairs done.

Shokz OpenRun Headphones

It might actually be best if you don’t use headphones altogether, as they might block the sounds of approaching vehicles, pedestrians, and even other bikes.

But this set of headphones sit right outside the ear canal, instead of blocking the ear canal entirely. That means when you wear these headphones, you can hear cars and still converse with other people. This uses bone-conduction technology, so the sound travels as vibrations through your skull. And that means you’re the only one who can hear the music, and you’re not bothering anybody else beside you.

These headphones are quire comfy as well. They won’t make you sweat, and after a while, you might not even feel them on you (except for the music, of course).

POC Omne Air Spin Helmet

While you certainly won’t need a helmet when it comes to indoor cycling, but you need one when you’re biking outdoors. With this particular helmet, it’s not really about the aerodynamics or performance. The focus is mainly on your safety.

This uses the latest state-of-the-art impact-absorption technology, which means that if you do fall from your bike, this offers the best protection that you can get from a bike helmet. It doesn’t hurt that it’s comfy to wear, and the strap even comes with terrific padding.

Ottolock Steel and Kevlar Combination Bike Lock

Having the bike stolen is another worry that outdoor cyclists have to deal with. Luckily, this lock works fine even though it costs a little less than $50. It’s a simple device that’s easy enough to use, and it even has a nice color.

You won’t have to worry about losing the key to this lock, because it’s a combination lock. It’s also lightweight, but it’s durable as well.

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