With the rise in gasoline prices, an increase in the number of traffic jams, congestion in the transport system and the rise in popularity of a healthy lifestyle, many citizens make a conscious choice towards a bicycle as the main means of transportation in the warm season. And to make riding even more comfortable and enjoyable, the bike can be pumped using the devices below.
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Bicycle bags (with a holder for a smartphone, on a frame, under a seat)
A significant disadvantage of a bicycle compared to a car is the lack of space for things, but you can take the most necessary things with you without even resorting to installing a special trunk. For example, if you buy a small bag from ROSWHEEL, which is securely attached to the frame and can serve as a storage for documents or tools.
In addition, it has a special compartment for a smartphone with a transparent front wall, through which it is convenient to control the gadget. The bag comes in several colors and sizes.
Buy bag ROSWHEEL
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A more spacious version of a bicycle bag with a smartphone mount from the same manufacturer (buy).
The very popular WILD MAN frame bag from NEWBOLER, in which you can put tools, documents, money, and also conveniently place a smartphone with a diagonal of up to 6.5 inches in a special slot with a transparent top layer for working with the touch screen while driving. The bag is made of high-quality waterproof material, at the same time it pleases with an affordable price and excellent reviews.
Buy bag NEWBOLER
One of the most convenient places for attaching a small bike bag is the frame, under which you can easily place a small Zacro triangular bag for a couple of dollars or a larger ROCKBROS accessory made of durable durable fabric.
Buy a Zacro bag
Buy ROCKBROS bag
A simple and compact bag that will not interfere with movement, being placed behind the seat, but at the same time it will easily accommodate a set of keys, documents, a smartphone and other small things.
Buy bag B-SOUL
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While cycling, you regularly have to use your smartphone (to view incoming notifications, calls, track a map or GPS navigator), which means using a convenient and secure mount. Below are some popular options that have very good user reviews.
Buy a smartphone mount for a bike
Smartphone or navigator can be fixed directly on the steering wheel using a special “holder” GUB. The device is made of aluminum and securely holds the device with four “paws”. The mount is easy to mount and adjustable in widths from 50 to 100 mm, which roughly corresponds to gadgets with a screen diagonal of 3.5 to 6.2 inches. When buying a device, you can choose one of the four available colors.
Buy GUB smartphone mount for bike
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It’s no secret that various tracker applications for smartphones often give not the most accurate readings, to put it mildly, and it is not very practical to use up the battery of the main gadget for such purposes. Therefore, inexpensive highly specialized devices are very popular, capable of quite accurately measuring the average, maximum and current speed, arrival time, etc. This wireless device is conveniently mounted on the steering wheel, does not get wet in the rain, and has a screen for easy data tracking.
Buy bike computer TML230
Buy cycling computer WEST BIKING
Probably the best price / performance ratio bike computer CoolChange with 2.7-inch display, easy controls, backlight, odometer and speedometer. It calculates the maximum, average and current speed, distance traveled, time to overcome, etc.
Buy bike computer CoolChange (speedometer)
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When riding a bicycle, moped, hoverboard, electric scooter or other similar transport in the dark, it is extremely important to identify yourself on the road for other road users. This can be done efficiently and tastefully with multicolored reflective tapes that are glued to the rims, frame or pedal ends. They cost mere pennies, and the effect, judging by the reviews, exceeds expectations.
Buy reflective bike sticks
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In order not to be afraid to go to work, study or training in rainy weather, it will not be superfluous to buy (in case of absence) an inexpensive and effective universal mudguard on the front wheel. A small wing will block the flow of water and mud that was intended for the rider’s clothes and face.
Buy front fender
Buy a set of mudguards (front + rear fender)
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Who said that a bicycle cannot be equipped with a radio tape recorder? The powerful 10-watt INWA waterproof wireless speaker is designed just for bikes, has convenient controls, attaches to a handlebar or frame, plays audio from any Bluetooth-paired device or memory card.
Buy a column for a bicycle
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Urban infrastructure for cyclists is developing in many settlements, but it is still not possible to conveniently park the iron horse everywhere. In order not to lean the bike anywhere, you should get a universal adjustable footrest. It is made of durable anodized aluminum, practically does not add weight to the bike and is quite inexpensive.
Buy a footrest for a bike
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The most essential for field repairs, hexagons, wrenches, screwdrivers and sockets in a compact, literally pocketable accessory from ROCKBROS are very popular among cyclists and may be needed at any time.
Buy a set of bike keys
A punctured wheel does not at all mean the need to replace the camera; with the help of an inexpensive set of special patches, glue and a tool for quickly removing tires, any cyclist can fix the breakdown.
Buy wheel repair kit
Every cyclist knows that a chain has a rather limited resource and wears out quickly, but proper care and monitoring of wear will prevent the occurrence of spinning, uneven grinding of stars and other troubles.
Buy a tool for measuring chain wear
Buy tool for cleaning prices
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One of the most essential tools for a cyclist is a pump, which not only keeps the wheels in good working order, but also varies the tire pressure depending on the quality of the road (more on the highway and less on bumpy trails). Fortunately, now you can buy an inexpensive, compact and very efficient pump that will take up a minimum of space on the frame and practically add no weight to the bike.
To pump up the wheels on the road, it is not at all necessary to have a bulky pump with you; a compact device with a universal valve, reliable attachment to the frame, and a built-in pressure gauge is quite enough. The best bike pump options are:
Buy Portable Bicycle Pump
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Contrary to popular belief, fingerless gloves are not at all a decorative element of a cyclist’s “suit”, but are simply necessary things. Without this accessory, on long races, palms sweaty or rubbed with grips create discomfort, and in cool weather, the hands on the steering wheel simply go numb from the cold.
For comfortable control of the bike when traveling long distances, you will need breathable fingerless gloves with gel layers on the palms.
Buy cycling gloves
Buy winter cycling gloves
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Soft seat pads
The popular seat covers with microfiber or silicone as softening material are especially relevant for cyclists who travel long distances, as well as ride on bumpy roads or even over rough terrain. An inexpensive universal cover will save the racer’s or racer’s sirloin from close contact with a hard seat on every hole or bump.
Buy soft seat pads
For head protection, a one-piece ultra-light helmet with micro-pores for better air circulation will work. It won’t save you from a sniper bullet, but it won’t create any discomfort while driving.
Buy Ultralight Bicycle Helmet
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Rear gear protection
One of the most vulnerable areas of a traditional bike is the rear derailleur, which can be damaged and can be difficult to repair or costly to replace. A simple steel frame that attaches over the derailleur will help protect the mechanics from impact in the event of a fall or contact with curbs and parapets.
Buy rear gear protection
Probably the best LED taillight ever with a durable aluminum mount that not only marks the cyclist on the road, but also looks very attractive in the dark. The case has a degree of protection against moisture IPX6, the lithium-ion battery provides 20 hours of continuous operation with the maximum brightness level and is charged via the USB port, the headlight has several glow modes.
Bicycle tail light
An alternative version of the taillight is a 120 lumen lamp that operates in four different blinking and brightness modes, and the built-in battery can be charged with a regular 5V / 1A phone charger. Fastening is carried out using a universal silicone strap.
Alternative tail light for a bicycle
You will need a more powerful headlight to illuminate the road in front of you. The Vastfire dual flashlight produces 2000 lumens, while you can select the desired brightness (4 modes available). The sturdy aluminum mount allows you to adjust the direction of light on the fly, powered by two built-in lithium-ion batteries.
Buy a headlight for a bicycle
Bright headlight with a secure mount in a waterproof aluminum housing. The 2000 mAh battery is charged via the USB port, a choice of 7 glow modes with different power consumption and a maximum brightness of 1000 lumens.
Buy a headlight for a bicycle
A very popular gadget that combines a bright headlight for a bicycle with several glow modes and a speedometer with a timer that allows you to record the time of arrival, current, average and maximum speed, as well as monitor the 1500 mAh battery charge. At a fairly affordable cost, the device has several thousand orders and a lot of excellent reviews.
Buy a headlight with a bike computer