Accessories

We’ve got a lot of bike accessories. From gel seats and pumps to bike computers and locks that will keep your bike safe and secure. We’ve got a wide selection of front and rear lights, seat bags, rear bike racks and frame bags that will allow you to take essential gear and nutrition on the road or trail with you. Basically, anything that will allow you to enhance your cycling experience and transportation options, you’ll find it here. If there is a specific part or accessory you are looking for and we don’t have it in stock, we can order it in with little to no shipping cost to you.  How cool is that?

One of the great things about cycling is that you’ll find an almost unlimited selection of add-ons to customize your bicycle and help you enjoy riding. But what accessories do you really need?

We’ve put together this list to help, and grouped things into two categories: Essential Accessories, which are those items you shouldn’t leave home without; and Other Goodies, which are things many cyclists also enjoy having.

You can even print this out as a shopping list to cross off stuff you already have and to remember those products you’d like to get later. Have a birthday coming up? Leave your wish list where family and friends will see it.

Essential Accessories for Road and Off-Road Biking

Assuming you’ve already got a bike, you only need these few key accessories (listed by importance) to be safe and comfortable while riding and to be able to deal with the one breakdown that might occur, the flat tire. (Relax! Flats aren’t that hard to fix. Ask us to tell you how.)

What it is:Why you need it:
HelmetA lifesaver in an accident
Good lock and holderA bike saver
Pump that fits your frameUse to fix flats
Spare tubeTo replace punctured tubes
Tire leversEases tire removal
Water bottle and cageMakes it easy to stay hydrated
Patch kitFor patching popped tubes
GlovesAdds comfort and protects hands
Mini all-in-one toolJust in case an adjustment is needed
Seat bagA way to carry all this stuff
EyewearProtection from airborne debris
Cycling shortsThey’re padded for comfort
Energy barsCalories in case you tire
Sun blockPrevents sunburn

Other Goodies

 

What it is:Why you’ll want it:

Dress for Success

cycling shoes & socksincrease comfort & efficiency
cycling jersey (short & long sleeve)comfy with rear pockets for gear
cycling tops (for women)comfy, pockets, high visibility
tightskeep knees & legs warm
windbreakerprotection from wind & rain
leg & arm warmerseasy on/off; fit in pocket
rain jacketkeeps you dry and warm
booties (shoe covers)protects toes from cold & wet
long-finger gloveswarm & protect hands and fingers

Get all the Right Gear

front light or lighting systembe safe at night & expand your ride time
flasher taillightbe seen after dark
bellfriendly warning device
hydration systemcarry your favorite sports drink
hydration system cleaning kitkills nasty germs
cyclecomputershows/records speed, pace & distance
rear rackcarry more stuff
aero handlebarsfor a stretched-out, streamlined position

Be Fit for Life

heart-rate monitora tachometer for your heart
indoor trainerbike in front of the TV
computerized indoor trainera virtual-reality cycling station
home gymbuild strength without the club

Bike Repair is Fun

floor pumphas air to spare
maintenance booklearn how to fix your bike
bike repair standsupports the bike so you don’t have to
wheel-truing standhelpful for fixing wobbly wheels
bicycle tool kitcool tools for fixing your ride

Hit the Road & Trail

panniers (saddlebags)bring the kitchen sink
trailer for kids or gearhooks to the bike & pulls easily
car rackcarry your bike on the car
bike case for airline travelprotection from the baggage goons

Be the Sport

membership in cycling organizationmeet other cyclists
Lance Armstrong bookgives you goosebumps
cycling videoswatch for fun & motivation