Improve your ride this summer with these bike accessories that cover style, safety, and convenience.
This bike accessory is an absolute must have! Enter your destination in the app and this device will navigate the way, even in the dark. An automatic light comes on only when you need it and shuts off on its own. You can choose between a steady light or a blinking light, the choice is yours! This device starts tracking your ride metrics as soon as you start riding. Export your progress by connecting to Strava and Apple Health to keep track of your fitness goals. You can also choose what notifications you want from important phone calls and messages you don’t want to miss. The SmartHalo 2 also has an anti-theft device to ensure it remains on your bike. Any thief attempting to take this device will be met with a 100 dB alarm, thanks to its motion triggered sensors.
Knog-Oi Luxe Bike Bell
This modern take on the classic bell makes this bike accessory a fantastic feature to alert people you are coming through. The Knog-Oi Luxe bike bell is a more refined and better-engineered version of the original version that first debuted on Kickstarter in 2016. This unique design has a low-profile form that wraps around the bar. This improved version has a louder and more distinct sound due to being made of metal instead of plastic, yet is still light and friendly. The clamp is now lined with faux leather to prevent damage and resolve any fitting issues. It comes in two sizes, one with a clamp diameter of 22.2 mm for use on mountain bikes and another with a 31.8 mm for road applications. You can choose silver, brass, or black.
FYXATION Leather Bicycle Six Pack Caddy
This bike accessory is a stylish and practical way to carry your favorite beer to your friends house. It’s made of full grain leather by craftsman in Wisconsin. The top strap is adjustable so it will fit tubes up to a 1.75″ diameter. You don’t have to worry about your bottles clanging around or bumping your legs. There is plenty of clearance between the caddy and your legs while pedaling. In addition to the practical convenience this bike accessory provides, it has a stylish design and makes for a great conversation piece. Don’t forget you can get a DUI on a bicycle, so bike responsibly.
FYXATION Leather Bicycle Wine Carrier
Another great bike accessory from FXYATION if beer is not your thing. This is a great way to bike over a gift for your host and also makes a great gift itself for all wine enthusiasts. This full grain leather carrier attaches to your top tubes with a diameter up to 1.75 “. The adjustable straps ensure a secure fit that hold the front and back of the wine bottle (or liquor bottle). This bike accessory will fit round 750 mL bottles. It leaves plenty of leg room and won’t interfere with pedaling.
Sunlite Bamboo Slat Basket
This front basket doubles as a picnic basket. Made from bamboo slats and natural wood trim is reinforced with a strong woven tape on the inside. Once mounted, it’s easy to remove and carry around by the removable shoulder strap. This is the perfect bike accessory to bring your lunch to the park or the beach. It fits standard and oversize handlebars up to 31.8 mm in diameter. Although not for heavy loads, it is the cutest way to carry your lunch or other small loads.
Ho Stevie! Surfboard Bike Rack
Carry your board effortlessly with this side-mount bike accessory. This surfboard rack has notable arms to keep them out of the way when you don’t need them. The arms are also padded to protect your board. It holds surfboards up to 8 feet long and uses bungee cords to keep the board secured in place. The bars are thick and heavy duty, yet surprisingly lightweight. With the Ho Stevie! Surfboard bike rack, you won’t have to sacrifice your bike ride or find a place to park your car. This is definitely a necessity for all surfers.
Basil Boheme Pannier 35l B
This double saddlebag fits securely on your rear rack to suit all your carrying needs. Its super stylish bohemian design will compliment your laid back beach vibe. The vegan leather bag comes in a variety of colors and patterns. It has a removable shoulder strap to make traveling easy and convenient. The double reflective stripes on the front and backside make night travel safer. With a large center zipper pocket and two side pockets, you can fit all your essentials with ease.
Kroozie Cup 2.o
This stainless steel cup holder is insulated to keep your beverages cold or your coffee hot. This bike accessory has a sleek and simple design that will suit any style. It easily fits bar sizes 5/8″ to 1 3/8″. It can be used to carry a 12 ounce can, a standard water bottle, a coffee cup, and a 20 ounce tumbler. You can mount it at any pitch and any angle that suits your preference. The Kroozie Cup 2.o comes in 11 colors, so you will be sure to find one you like.
Zefal Spy Bicycle Mirror
This bike accessory makes your ride safer and worry free. Easily see behind you without having to turn your head and look over your shoulder. This mirror is easy to mount and requires no tools. It fits most bikes up to 66mm and can be mounted anywhere. The 50 mm X 40 mm chrome plated mirror face is unbreakable and multi-positional. Buy one for each handle bar and double the safety factor.
Topeak Deluxe Accessory Kit
This bike accessory kit will save your ass if something ever goes wrong and you need a quick fix. The tool bag is made of 1200-denier polyester with a 3M reflective strip and is packed with all the essentials. This kit includes a pump that fits all standard inner tube valves and comes with a side mount bracket, an 11 function mini-tool (2/2.5/3/4/5/6/8 mm hex, T20/T25 Torx, #2 Philips. It is made of chrome vanadium steel on an engineering grade polymer body making it extra durable. This kit attaches to your bike with nylon straps and buckles so you can repair your bike ASAP.
There you have it! These bike accessories are sure to make for the ultimate ride this summer! Tell us your favorites in the comments below.
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essica Hope Murphy is a student at Ashford University studying English and Journalism & Mass Communications. If she isn't writing, she is fishing, cooking, or entertaining friends. In addition to Society19, her work can be found on Points In Case, Cracked Mirrors Online, LinkedIn, Murphy Review, and in The National Library of Poetry.