June 2017 Bike Commuter Gear
Commuting to work by bike nowadays makes more sense than ever before. This roundup is dedicated to commuter cyclists, we feature a list of gear and accessories essential to be comfortable and safe during a bike commute. Check out some of our favorite, bike-centric gadgets below, whether you’re a hardcore cyclist or just getting off training wheels, we have listed some awesome products that’ll make your journey to work that bit easier.
The Gonex Packable Backpack is made of high quality water and tear resistant nylon material, with abrasion resistant SBS metal zipper and reinforced more than 14 places with bartack process. Like a sandwich size after being folded, easy to carry, convenient and practical. It fits into an ultra-compact pouch, and you can easily use it if you need extra storage in your commute.
The LightSkin LED Seat Post will alert other cyclists and motorists of your presence thanks to the 5 LED, waterproof lights built right in. No more stolen taillights, just replace your standard seat post with this stylish device and you are ready to roll for 50 hours on just 2 AA batteries!
The sleek Scoop saddle by Fabric replaces a hard, stretched cover with a unique, three-piece construction that builds in comfort. Available in three profiles, with three rail options, a choice of carbon or nylon base, and a female-focussed gel version.
Add some flair to your commute protection with the Bell Hub Helmet. With city-inspired style, this helmet borrows features from Bells top-end road helmets and pairs them with modern lines and color schemes to match your particular aesthetic. Bell incorporates its Overbrow Ventilation system in the Hub, which consists of strategically placed intake ports and channeling to guide cooling breezes across your dome as you ride.
The A2B is specifically geared for bike commuting in foul weather, so it needs to provide weather protection in a way that works with the cyclist and the surrounding landscape. The low profile StowHood provides exceptional coverage with a high level of peripheral vision. It fits under most bike helmets, and when not in use, stows in the collar where it’s out of the way while riding the bike or the elevator. Reflective elements are built in for safety on the road, and tuck out of sight for a cleaner look off of it.
This CO2 inflator is a design masterpiece that efficiently & reliably delivers fast inflation when you need it the most, so you can get back quickly to the joy of your ride. Its compact small size is perfect for stowing away in your saddle bag or cycling jersey pocket.BUY
This commuter trailer hitches to the seat post of any bike and detaches simply with the flip of a switch so you can wheel it down the street, up the stairs and into the office or your home. It weighs less than 10 pounds with its anodized aluminum frame, folds flat to stow away, and carries up to 60 pounds of gear. You can also detach it and use it as a shopping cart.
A compact, easy-to-use GPS bike computer with connected features. Edge 25 captures essential stats from your ride, including time, distance, speed, total ascent and location. When paired with a heart rate strap¹, it also records your heart rate and heart rate zone so you’ll know when you hit your target. Heart rate compatibility also provides more accurate information on calories burned during your ride.
These lightweight, durable, waterproof turn signals are easy to install and even easier to use. Held in place via a metal universal mounter,, WingLights produce a bright flashing light when activated. Not only can WingLights be seen from all angles at any time of the day, they can be turned on or off without moving your hands from the handlebars.
The joys of commuting by bike attract scores of new converts every year. But as fresh-faced cyclists fill the roads, they also encounter their share of frustrations—careless drivers, wide-flung car doors, zoned-out pedestrians, and aggressive fellow cyclists, to name a few. From the deadly sins of biking to tactics for dealing with cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists, this primer on bike travel is a must-read for cyclists new and seasoned alike.
An essential item for cyclists, the small, handy and robust tool weights only 98 grams (wont add unnecessary weight to a pack) and features 8 bits for the most common types of screws found on any bicycle. The rounded edges protect against injuries from falls and it fits perfectly in any bag.
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