With the dark evenings getting shorter with the sun setting later, Spring is here, it is time to bust out our urban bikes. The race is on to get in some extra training time before the endless summer days are here.
If you’ve got a cycling fanatic in your family or circle of friends, there is a whole range of bicycle accessories for urban bikes that are sure to be the perfect for getting them out on the bike.
Here we have put together a list of what we feel are the top 5 cycling accessories for urban bikes which will make great practical gifts for any cycling enthusiast.
1. Bike Lock
Having their bike stolen is every cyclist’s biggest fear and therefore it’s essential to ensure the cycle is secure at all times, especially at night.
For maximum security and safety, consider buying a heavy duty chain lock and a shackle lock.
The Sold Secure rating used by the major lock manufacturers provides a good indication of the lock’s performance and quality.
2. Bike Bag
Bike messenger bags are the most practical solution for cycling enthusiasts to carry equipment and personal belongings on their urban bikes. Because there are many different types of storage bags that cyclist can mount to their bicycle and each type has pros and cons, we recommend you speak to the person you are buying the present for in order to get what they need.
3. Bike Lights
Bike lights are the ideal accessory to improve the rider’s safety and they are a must have for all cyclists when riding between dusk and dawn or in unfavorable weather. As well as enabling cyclists to see the road they are riding on, they also improve their visibility for motorists using the same road, and some bigger cities it is becoming law to have front and rear lights when the goes down.
4. High Visibility Cycling Exercise Clothing
Cyclists find high visibility clothing essential to help others be aware of their presence.
This type of clothing has highly reflective quality which makes cyclists stand out and therefore further improves safety on the road.
You will be able to choose among a wide range of high visibility clothing including brightly colored jackets, vests, waistcoats and polo shirts.
5. Computers for Urban Bikes
A bike computer is a great gadget which all bike enthusiast would love to receive as a gift. Bike computers enable cyclists to monitor distance ridden , your speed, temperature and even RPM. GPS cycle computers have also become increasingly popular to keep fit for cycling exercise as well as keeping cyclists from getting lost.