Cycling Accessories to upgrade your time on two wheels

Cycling Accessories: Aside from ergonomically designed desk furniture and loungewear, there are a few businesses that have a lot to thank a specific worldwide epidemic for, none more so than cycling and the various riding accoutrements that go with it.

RAPHA X HIPLOK Z-LOK COMBO

RAPHA X HIPLOK Z LOK COMBO 1
RAPHA X HIPLOK Z LOK COMBO 1

If you’re only going out for a cup of coffee, an industrial-strength D-lock isn’t necessarily the best option. This lightweight lock is only available to Rapha Cycling Club members, and it’s ideal for a brief stop when you’re not going too far away from your bike but might use a little additional security.

LEZYNE ALLOY DRIVE PUMP

LEZYNE ALLOY DRIVE PUMP 1
LEZYNE ALLOY DRIVE PUMP 1

The numerous maintenance items that make up a full cycling equipment list might seem a little overwhelming at times, and a riding jersey only has so many pockets. The Lezyne Alloy Drive Hand Pump is as light as they come, making it ideal for inflating tyres without weighting down the roll-top bag.

BROOKS ENGLAND RAIN COVER

BROOKS ENGLAND RAIN COVER
BROOKS ENGLAND RAIN COVER

There’s nothing worse than driving home with a drenched rear end, and in Britain’s inclement weather, it’s always a good idea to have a seat cover with you. Brooks is a trustworthy alternative that will go directly over your saddle, protecting bike and biker alike, and can be easily stashed into the pockets of your jersey.

GARMIN VARIA RADAR REAR LIGHT

GARMIN VARIA RADAR REAR LIGHT
GARMIN VARIA RADAR REAR LIGHT

There’s nothing worse than driving home with a drenched rear end, and in Britain’s inclement weather, it’s always a good idea to have a seat cover with you. Brooks is a trustworthy alternative that will go directly over your saddle, protecting bike and biker alike, and can be easily stashed into the pockets of your jersey.

KNOG OI CLASSIC BIKE BELL

KNOG OI CLASSIC BIKE BELL
KNOG OI CLASSIC BIKE BELL

With the bell on your handlebar, you’ll no sure get quite trigger happy on crowded commuting routes (pesky pedestrians). Knog’s bike bell is as sleek and unobtrusive as they come, wrapping around the handlebar without protruding or taking up much space.

RAPHA BAR BAG

RAPHA BAR BAG
RAPHA BAR BAG

When you’ve locked up your bike, what do you do with your handlebar bag? Of course, you transform it into a really fashionable cross-body bag. This compact and waterproof attachment to your handlebar will fit around your bell and front lights, providing lots more storage than the pockets on your jersey. If a festival cross-body isn’t your thing, the versatility extends to your bike frame, with a strap that connects it to your seat tube.

HALFORDS TURBO TRAINER

HALFORDS TURBO TRAINER
HALFORDS TURBO TRAINER

You’ve been itching to get out on your bike this weekend, but the weather is making it difficult? When adventures are rained out, a turbo trainer might be exactly what you need. This Halfords cheap alternative effectively converts your road bike into a spin class-ready piece of workout equipment by adding six magnetic resistance settings to the mix.

ELITE ZUMO SMART INTERACTIVE TURBO TRAINER

ELITE ZUMO SMART INTERACTIVE TURBO TRAINER
ELITE ZUMO SMART INTERACTIVE TURBO TRAINER

A sophisticated turbo trainer, on the other hand, will truly bring your bike up to par with those top-tier exercise bikes. An interactive gadget that connects to your smartphone or computer and allows you to utilise applications like Zwift to access various training and test modes, allowing you to truly push the pedal to the metal the next time you hit the streets.

OUTDOOR TECH CHIPS ULTRA TRUE WIRELESS HELMET AUDIO

OUTDOOR TECH CHIPS ULTRA TRUE WIRELESS HELMET AUDIO
OUTDOOR TECH CHIPS ULTRA TRUE WIRELESS HELMET AUDIO

Sure, a sports-tuned earbud will suffice in informing you of your upcoming right-hand turn, but Outdoor Tech’s hemlet-tuned Chips Ultra are genuinely exceptional. They have cycling glove-friendly controls and a tremendously clear sound with powerful bass, should you be pedalling along to your favourite cycling playlist off-road, with no cables to hinder your handlebar grip.

KNOG BLINDER MINI NINER TWINPACK LIGHTS

KNOG BLINDER MINI NINER TWINPACK LIGHTS
KNOG BLINDER MINI NINER TWINPACK LIGHTS

Bike lights become increasingly vital for your safety on the roads as the days get shorter and cycling becomes less relaxing and more, well, a necessity. This set, made of industrial-grade silicone, is simple to install and remove from your bike frame, and it features five distinct light modes: steady, strobe, fading, lightning, and eco flash. They’re small enough to fit into a bag or even your pockets when your bike is secured.

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