7 useful accessories that every cyclist should have

The bike computer will help you calculate the route and get directions using GPS, measure speed and mileage. Many bike computers are equipped with an altimeter (altimeter), a calorie counter and a built-in thermometer, and all data is transferred to the phone. Thanks to the device, you can navigate in an unfamiliar place, prepare for the impending weather and find out the level of your activity.

A smart gadget is mounted on the steering wheel, so the information is always in front of your eyes - this is more convenient than looking at your watch or smartphone. The bike computer is lightweight and durable.

If you regularly ride a bicycle and get out of the city paths, the bike computer will make your life easier.

Sigma bike computer, 3 048 rubles;

Polar bike computer, 15 990 rubles;

Garmin bike computer, 17 445 rubles.

7 useful accessories that every cyclist should have

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A reliable lock is important when moving around the city - bicycles are regularly stolen even in 2019. At risk are the owners who leave their bikes unfastened, leaving for just a couple of minutes, as well as those who saved on the lock.

If you value your "horse", do not spare money for a good castle. The most reliable is a metal lock-bracket, which cannot be cut with secateurs, like a normal cable. Now on sale are “smart” locks that transmit information about the opening of the bicycle owner to the smartphone and block the wheels.

If your plans do not include spending five to seven thousand on a castle, follow simple safety rules. Do not leave your bike unfastened, even if you step away for a minute.

Do not park your bike on the landing and do not leave it unattended on the street for a long time, especially in crowded places.

The lock-bracket, 4,590 rubles;

The lock-cable reinforced, 3,448 rubles.

7 useful accessories that every cyclist should have

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Bicycle gloves are useful even for a short walk. Rubber pads on the steering wheel prevent slipping of hands, but due to them chafing and calluses may appear.

In the warmer months, buy fingerless cycling gloves with seals on the palms, they will protect the skin. In the fall or spring, choose windproof gloves with fingers - these are sold in many sports stores.

STG gloves, 750 rubles;

Red Fox gloves, 1,200 rubles;

Scott gloves, 1,869 rubles.

7 useful accessories that every cyclist should have

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Many bicycles are already equipped with a bell, but if you don’t have one, buy one.

You can’t do without a call in the city; it prevents accidents on the road. The call is especially relevant where there are no bike paths (that is, almost everywhere) and where you have to drive along the sidewalks.

Bicycle call, 249 rubles;

Bicycle call, 390 rubles.

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A good flashlight not only illuminates the path in the evening, but also makes you noticeable on the road.

Ideally, you need to attach two lights to the bicycle: one powerful headlight in front and a red lamp under the saddle so that you can be seen from behind in the dark.

Front and rear lights, set, 3,090 rubles;

Front lamp, 1,890 rubles;

Marker lamp, 1,590 rubles.

7 useful accessories that every cyclist should have

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In Russia, the culture of the bicycle train is only being formed. We have a poor idea of ​​how to equip yourself when leaving our home on a bicycle.

Usually we put on what comes, not really caring about the possible consequences. A bright vest with reflective details is the easiest and cheapest way to become noticeable on the road. Similar vests are worn by road workers. The vest takes up very little space and is easy to clean even in your pocket.

IKEA reflective vest, 399 rubles;

Craft cycling vest, 3 090 rubles.

7 useful accessories that every cyclist should have

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No one is safe from falling from a bicycle. Just like on a ski slope, a helmet is a must-have item for cyclist equipment. The special bike helmet is made of lightweight durable plastic, reinforced inside with a layer of foam, which in case of a fall will absorb the shock. The visor will protect your face in the event of an accident.

Bicycle helmet Al164ina, 3,790 rubles;

Bicycle helmet BBB, 4,090 rubles;

Bicycle helmet Al176ina, 9,590 rubles.

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