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Having the right bicycle accessories and
cycling equipment available when you need them makes the difference between just another
ride and a ride that you don't really want to end.
If you ride a bike, you are going to be needing bicycle accessories and cycling
equipment such as bicycle bags, bicycle lights, water bottles of hydration packs, bike computers, bike jerseys, shorts, gloves, car racks, etc.
You're needs and preferences
will vary of course, depending largely on your riding style, but here's a nice summary of
the basics (the most common bike accessories and the best brands) with links to our specific bicycle accessory pages and recommended suppliers of cycling equipment and bicycle accessories online.
Bicycle Accessories Online - Selections and Resources
(speedometers, odometers) A good bike computer is one of the most fun and useful accessories that you can have on your bike. The features include Speedometer, Odometer, Trip Meter,
Date and Time, Riding time vs Elapsed time, averages... Many wireless models are available
||Bicycle GPS The most advanced bike computers are usually the cycle computers that are fully integrated with GPS receivers. These units include all of the bike computer functions in addition to GPS functionality for routes and courses and download options to store your ride data.
||Bicycle Clothing Mostly what
you really need as far as bicycle clothing goes, of course, is what makes youcomfortable (some people may require more style to be
comfortable than others :-) ). Find the latest jerseys, shorts, gloves and more.
Bicycle Car Racks Vans and
pick-ups come in very handy for bike transportation. If that is not an option though, or
if you just have too many riders coming with you or need the extra space... well you will
be needing a bicycle car rack to get to the best riding locations.
||Bicycle Lights There is a
great selection of compact, bright, battery powered, clip on bicycle lights to choose from online today including high beam/low beam for extended battery
life, halogen, LED, headlight, taillight, combos headband lights, helmet lights... Definately check out the Down Low Glow lights here.
||Bicycle Bags Good bicycle
bags (cycle bags, packs and racks, panniers (bicycle saddle bags)) are essential for
trails, distance, touring and utility rides. I have always found that a basic behind or
under the seat pack works very well for typical rides (trials, quick trips, etc.).
||Bicycle Hydration (bicycle water
bottles, packs, etc.) Water... Such a basic and simple need and it's everywhere...
Except out on a long trail or road on a really hot day when you really need it! A good
water supply... (as American Express used to say... "Don't leave home without
||Bicycle Locks Help keep people
honest. If you are going to leave your bike somewhere, you have to have a good bicycle
||Bike Parts If you ride
bikes, you are going to be needing bicycle tires, tubes, bicycle wheels, cables, chains and chain cleaner kits, brake shoes and other bicycle parts and accessories pretty regularly. Here
are some great online sources.
The Ride is the Destination