Great, Iâ€™ve got the bike. Do I need any accessories with it?
Good question. Letâ€™s look at essential accessories, and gear you can add on as you start to enjoy riding more and more.
- Helmet. A good one.
- Â A puncture kit with tyre levers
- A spare tube in the correct size
- A floor pump
- Cable lock
- Headlight and tail lamp
- A decent multi-tool that contains the essential Allen keys, Philips and flat screwdriver
- Chain degreaser and lubricant (ask us how to clean your chain!)
- Bottle cage and water bottle
Subsequent buys (based on your need)
- Cycling shorts and jerseys
- A good frame pump for longer rides. Donâ€™t waste money on a mediocre product
- A cyclo computer / Garmin to keep track of distance and speed
- Saddle bag / bento bag to carry your puncture kit, phone, spare tube, keys and some money
- Riding glasses for protection against glare and dust. Either photochromatic or with interchangeable lenses. Ensure the lenses are polycarbonate, or some other shatter-resistant material.
- Side stand, if you use your bike to commuteÂ /shop on
And even more..
- A car rack, if you reach the point where you want your ride with you on holidays 🙂 oh, check out theÂ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBK8pUPWu2A
- Clipless pedals, when youâ€™re comfortable enough toÂ take your ride to the next level. Clipless pedals (which is a counter-intuitive term, because they take cleats) will help boost your cadence, rhythm, and control.