Boost your cycling experience with these five bike accessories

If you have just invested in a new bike and are planning on using cycling as your main mode of transport, there are several things you can invest in to help you transition into a confident cyclist. 

Ahead, we have found five top bike accessories you need to make sure each cycle is as safe, comfortable and efficient as possible.From a bestselling helmet to locks and padded cycling shorts, these will help you on your biking journey.

Giro has a great reputation with cyclists.A world-leader in high performance protective gear, their extensive range of cycling helmets and accessories is a great place to start if you’re looking to invest in top quality gear. 

The Giro Fixture Mips Cycling Helmet is ideal for any kind of ride, whether you’ll be cycling on roads or on trails.The unisex helmet is equipped with many attractive features, including MIPStechnology. 

Designed to reduce rotational forces that may be transferred to a rider’s brain in certain impacts, it meets stringent safety standards.The helmet also features a removable visor, vents for a breezy ventilation and quick dry padding. 

One happy customer wrote in their Amazon review: ‘THE best MTB helmet I’ve owned. Fit, for me, is superb. Most helmets have felt OK for 15mins after which they’ve felt tight and left ‘scars’ at the contact points.This is a genuine pleasure to wear, so light and comfortable you forget its there. Quality is excellent and at this price amazing value for money.’

A pair of good quality cycling shorts are guaranteed to make all the difference on a cycle.Whether you are going on a quick bike ride, taking part in some endurance training or are a spin class fanatic, the right shorts will give you that extra bit of comfort to boost your game. 

The XGC Women’s Cycling Underwear Shorts have been made with breathable, moisture-wicking fabric, allowing your skin to breathe and stay cool and dry whilst cycling.The non-slip material also reduces the likelihood of irritability caused by friction during exercise.

The 4D high-density breathable gel cushion is a real draw. The soft pad can effectively relieve hip pain or discomfort caused by cycling.Amazon customers have praised the shorts for their ability to relieve saddle soreness. One shopper wrote in their review: ‘Brilliant cycling pants for ladies.. someone cleverly worked out what was needed for female comfort.. great purchase wished I had these a year ago.’

The Kryptonite Keeper 12 Standard Lock is an affordable D lock that will not only protect your bike from theft, but it can also be fitted in your backpack or bag when on the move. 

While it is compact and lightweight, the lock still holds an impressive Silver Sold Secure standard.The chain lock has received a lot of respect from cyclists thanks to the high security disc-style cylinder that is pick and drill resistant, and the fact that the lock has impressive high strength and visibility.

Additional positives are the nylon case, which protects your bike from scratches, and its length, as it is long enough to wrap around most bikes wheels and frame. 

This phone mount is an affordable buy that will make a world of difference to your cycling trips. The phone mount is made from flexible and sturdy silicone, and has been cleverly designed to rotate 360 degrees to provide the optimum viewing angles. 

Ideal for going hands free while using your phone’s maps, it is a super handy device that can be attached and released very quickly and easily, which perfect when you’re in a rush. 

It’s also be a great buy if you have an indoor training bike and want to view your phone cover 5c whilst exercising. 

If you’re planning to cycle in the evenings or at night, a set of bike lights is an essential piece of kit. 

Made with a durable USB rechargeable battery, the lights can be charged in three hours and last over six hours.They have four different modes so you can light up the road ahead of your bike with a bright headlight and call attention to drivers approaching from behind.

The mounting straps hold the lights securely in place even over bumpy surfaces,  while the waterproof design will protect the lights in all weathers.

With over 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon, the Balhvit Bike Light Set has scored points for its price tag, battery life and brightness.One delighted shopper wrote: ‘These are perfect. Rechargeable, lightweight with great clips. I’ve attached them to my helmet and can easily remove them to be charged back up. They stay static light or can flash for multiple choices. Really great value’.  


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