Accessories for Bicycles: What to Buy for My Bike?

Cycling is an excellent practice, and this we already know, however what is unknown to us are the risks that the lack of accessories can cause us.

Usually when going to buy the accessories for your bike you get in doubt about what you should be buying, which is the most important, in addition to the many other questions that will arise throughout this process.

For this reason we will name some essential items that can not miss in your bike.

Accessories for Cycling and Biking

Helmet

The helmet is without a doubt, the primary accessory for any cyclist, and that you therefore should not miss in the list of accessories for your bike.

It is a fact that this is not an accessory of the bike specific but this is geared more precisely to the rider, being therefore necessary to highlight the importance of this element in time for you to come out to ride with your bike.

The use of a helmet is of utmost importance to anyone who rides a bike and if it is not to be used represents a great risk to the life of the cyclist, as in the case of an accident, its absence can be fatal.

So don’t forget your helmet every time you get a bike and always walk with it in the appropriate local for which it was made because it is of no use to take the helmet if not to put it in the head is not the same?

Signaling

So that the drivers know you are there, it is necessary that you are well flagged to do so.

According to the CTB(Brazilian Traffic Code) the flags night must be located in the rear and in the front, on the sides and also on the pedals of your bike, these can be blinking or not.

But in addition, you can also be acquiring special clothing that also act as reflectors, as is the case of jackets, pants, shoes, among others.

With accidents happening all the time these days, it is always good to walk prevented.

Lighthouse

This accessory is mainly used in pedals the night, where he introduces the function of helping in the illumination of the road, exposing the best path for you to walk with your bike without the need to run the risk of an accident even more if the road is of stone, or introduce holes.

If you have plans of going out at night to do a trail don’t forget this item, because it will be fundamental in the maintenance of its security.

Support for Water Bottle or Squeeze

The act of pedaling by itself, makes you spend a lot of energy and so your body ends up losing too much liquid, because you tend to sweat a lot in this activity.

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In this way, water must be present to promote the hydration of your body. For this nothing is better than to have the Backpack hydration or that bottle of water always with him in all the places you go with your bike.

Nowadays, some bikes already bring this support to the bottles of water, facilitating in this way the whole process.

But if by chance your bike does not yet have this support, provide a logo, as it is of the utmost importance to the health of the cyclist that he keep the hydration of your body during the ride.

It even seems absurd, but there are bikes with up to 3 places to support the water, since, depending on the extent of your ride, if there is not a lot of stops, it is necessary to ensure your hydration constant.

Kit Emergency

Many people say that it is always good to walk prevented, and in fact it is true. You never know what can happen during a ride. Therefore always it is recommended to walk with a security kit on the bike.

This kit is composed of some items and the indispensable tools to assist you in any unforeseen circumstances.

The Kit contains: air chamber, patches, tools, air pump, among others. Just put this kit in your backpack and exit with your bike having the assurance of being ready for any eventuality.

Gloves

In a fall, is sure to be the hand that will touch first on the ground, so the gloves are an item also very important. Not to mention that they are useful in terms of grip of your hand on the handle as if his hand is very sweaty it may be that you desequilibre and fall.

Bermuda Cycling

A good bermuda also makes all the difference when the subject is riding a bike. This accessory will provide you with much more comfort, protecting certain regions of your body in the case of ride longer.

T-shirt

This accessory must be made with a good material so that you can better enjoy the ride.

Glasses

The glasses are also a relevant item and that you should follow along in their cycling.

It serves as protection for your eyes against the action of dust or some other element that is present in the air and that can impair your vision. If you are cycling during the night, is indicated the use of glasses transparent.

Shoe/pedal board

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The shoe or the pedal board is something very important to do their cycling and to give much more, so don’t miss to have this accessory on your bike.

In addition, the pedal unit also assists in cases in which you need to carry someone on your bike, because it will serve as support to the feet of the ride that is on your bike.

Ciclocomputador

This element is not necessarily essential, but it can be a great motivator for you to continue practicing cycling. With him, it is possible to identify how many miles have been traveled and how is your average speed per kilometer walked.

Bar end

Usually this accessory is purchased in conjunction with the bike. It serves to change the position of the hands in cases of pedals and long to assist in the case of cycling in the foot during a climb.

Backpack

Whether small or large, the backpacks are essential for you to take materials which you will need during the trip, or so some food for the pedal.

Suspension

As soon as it is feasible to look for put a suspension on your bike because with this accessory you will have a lot more comfort and security in time to face the need of more speed.

The price is varied, having regard to all the pockets, just that you analyze which is the best for your bike.

GPS

It is an accessory as well peculiar, where do you usually use when going walking through unknown places. If this is the case then the use of this item on your bike is necessary.

Luggage rack

This accessory is very important for those who need to take any person.

With the luggage rack on your bike with sure the “ride” felt more secure.

Door

The door is a very important accessory, and as well as in cars and also on motorcycles, allows the cyclist to notice if there are cars coming behind it at the time of a crossing. With the door, the cyclist is getting much safer to ride on major urban roads, for example.

Horn

The horn is an important accessory for the simple fact it makes it possible for a pedestrian or a driver inattentive to be alerted, in order to avoid accidents. In the market there are a variety of models of horns, where each one has a distinct sound. According to the preference of the user, the trumpets may sound more severe, or softer.

In addition to the accessories mentioned above, there are also some others that can be placed on the bike but with the purpose merely cosmetic, to make the bike more exclusive.

With that the cyclists are always in search of accessories to customize their bikes.

Whether by changing the color, or with the use of other materials, it is always possible to give a new face to your bike. This item is worth abusing the creativity and use solutions that can be done in-house to customize it.

Here are some examples of accessories used for this purpose.

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Wallets

Whether for a day or so for the night, the wallets are accessories to be placed on your bike will serve to store small objects such as phones, money or cameras.

Depending on the type, they can optimize the space of your bike, as is the case of the portfolios of the type the postman, where they can be attached at the ends of the handlebars or even the handbags that are smaller, and can be inserted in the structure of the saddle.

Basket

The features of this item can vary greatly. The indicated is to find a basket that is proportionate to the structure of the front of your bike, so if it is the front but if the rear should be adjusted to the size of the croup.

There is a series of models of the baskets, which range from models that are sustainable as is the case of the wicker up to models that are more water resistant and even comes with the bracket attached.

If your basket is a little aged the tip is to coating it with fabric floral rubberized, where this is a material that is resistant and of easy access.

Anyway whatever the purpose for which you are in need of these items, the accessories are key to your bike and must be taken into account at the time of buying your bike.