Riding your bicycle around the city or on the highways is great. But what can make this experience more satisfying, is the addition of awesome bicycle accessories.
So here are 7 supremely cool (and useful) accessories to make some heads turn when you ride past.
While this might be the most gorgeous looking urban helmet for your bicycle, it can also fold into a compact size that's easy to store and carry around. And by no means does the foldability feature compromise on your safety.
The helmet is made of a patented flexible frame and an elastic strap system that adapts to the shape of your head when you wear it. It also has air vents that help you feel the wind in your hair.
Price: GBP 53.99
Where to buy: http://www.bikelands.co.uk/products/carrera-foldable-helmet
One of the most essential accessories for any bicycle is a bicycle lock. But we all know that carrying a lock with you at all times can get pretty inconvenient. Particularly frustrating is when you forget to take the lock with you in the first place and you need to leave your bicycle out in public for a while.
Meet the InterLock; the bicycle lock that hides inside your seatpost. You never need to worry about forgetting the lock or carrying it in a bag with you. Ever.
You -1, Bicycle Thief - 0
Price: USD 59
Where to buy: http://the-interlock.com/get-interlock-now/
We love combo gadgets; especially when itÌ¢åÛåªs compact and fits on a bicycle. The Xfire Quiro 3 in 1 combines an MP3 Player, Speaker, Radio and a Light into one tiny attachment on your handle bar.
These are the features of the Qurio that helped make it this list:
- Supports memory cards upto 32GB
- Aux in to connect your existing MP3 player or phone
- 3W Speaker
- FM Radio
- Bright LED Light
- Rechargeable battery that charges to full in 3 hours
- Running time of 7 hours
Now if that isnÌ¢åÛåªt a little bundle of awesome, we donÌ¢åÛåªt know what is.
Price: USD 25 (Currently on Discount)
Where to buy:ÌâåÊhttp://thexfire.com/products-page/xfireproducts/qurio-3-1-bike-speaker-mp3-led-light
Bicycle lights are, without doubt, the most fundamental accessories for your bicycle. And when you have that coupled with GPS Navigation, Strava integration and hazard warnings, weÌ¢åÛåªre pretty sold.
The Hammerhead Bicycle Light is your regular bicycle light that doubles up as a navigator with Bright LEDs that are visible from the corner of your eyes indicate route and shows hazards along the way as well. The device records your ride and can later be uploaded onto Strava to share and compete with friends
Price: USD 85
Where to buy: http://www.hammerhead.io/
If you ride an expensive bicycle, it is very likely that youÌ¢åÛåªre going to leave it parked inside your house. And instead of just leaving it in the corner of your room, with the help of the Statement Bike Rack you can make it look like a masterpiece on your wall.
When there's no bicycle on the wall mount, it folds up to look like a beautiful modern art fixture.
A perfect example of Art meets Function.
Price: USD 250
Where to buy: http://www.statementbikerack.com/products/statement-bike-rack
This oneÌ¢åÛåªs dedicated to the two wheeled nomads. When you arenÌ¢åÛåªt in a single place long enough to charge up or even if youÌ¢åÛåªre going to attempt a really long ride and youÌ¢åÛåªre sure your GPS or phone might die on you, you need the BikeCharge Dynamo.
It also has a headlight that you never need to worry about charging as it charges as you pedal with the help of a dynamo. The best part about this gadget is everything is in the box. The lights, front and rear, USB converter cable, Allen Keys for installation, wired remote control for the headlights.
If that isnÌ¢åÛåªt a sweet deal, I donÌ¢åÛåªt know what is.
Price: USD 119.99
Where to buy: http://www.ibikeconsole.com/detail.asp?catid=88191&subcatid=0&pdtid=689965&private=
They say once you get used to having rear view mirrors on your bicycle, thereÌ¢åÛåªs just no going back. And we understand how useful it can be especially when youÌ¢åÛåªre driving in cities in India. But letÌ¢åÛåªs admit it. Rear view mirrors on bicycles arenÌ¢åÛåªt really the best looking accessory to have. Especially if you have a gorgeous bicycle like this guy (link to bicycle pic)
These Rearview mirrors are essentially arm pads that you wear. Therefore keeping your bicycle looking classy, and you safe.
Price: USD 43.99 Ì¢åÛåÒ 47.99
Where to buy:http://www.rearviz.com/rearviz-units-c-5.html