So you have bought your first mountain bike. Congratulations! But if you are serious about mountain biking, you are probably aware that the bike is just the first of several purchases. You also need to invest in biking apparels, gears and bike accessories. The list can go on and the cost can add up. The good news is that you don’t have to go bankrupt to ride more safely and comfortably.
Not all bike accessories are expensive. If you’re on the hunt for cool and functional accessories, then this blog post is for you. Here, we listed some great accessories under $75. These bike accessories will be beneficial for you no matter what your age or ability level.
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XFire Bike Lane Safety Light with Laser Lane Markers
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A lot of people choose not to ride a bike on the streets because they’re worried that that a vehicle will run into them. Riding a bike at night is even more dangerous, especially when there is no dedicated bike line. With the XFire Bike Lane Safety Light, this will no longer be a problem.
This will create bike lane markings and five red LEDs. That means you’ll have a dedicated bike lane for the entire journey. While these lines won’t do anything to physically protect you, the idea is to carve out some territory for cyclists and encourage motorists to give you a width berth. It’s easy to visualize how much space you need when you have marked bike lanes. Most importantly, it makes you more visible at night.
While this accessory is proven to be beneficial at night, it can also be used during the day. In fact, the folks at XFire mentioned that the projected lights are visible even in the daylight. This handy gadget operates on two AAA batteries. For its price, you’ll get a decent bike light.
Lezyne Pressure Drive Pump ABS Medium
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The Lezyne pressure drive pump is a lightweight, aluminum hand pump for high pressure tires. It may be small in size, but it is durable. Thanks to its oversized piston, screw-on head, and separate hose, you can push more air and pump a tire faster. In fact, it can inflate tires to a pressure of up to 120 psi or 8Bar. It is one of the pumps of its size that can do this with ease.
This bike accessory is so small, it is only 7 inches long. This includes the rubber end caps. Due to its size, it can easily fit in a back pocket or rucksack with ease. It will also clip unobtrusively under a bottle cage.
Answer Trail Builder Grit Gloves
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If you are looking for dual purpose gloves, the trail builder gloves may be up your alley. These gloves can be used for both riding and working. Whether you work on trails or you belong to a club that marks courses, these gloves would be perfect for you.
As mountain bike enthusiasts, many of you are probably in search of a flawless mountain bike trail. Unfortunately, Wisconsin isn’t blessed with vertical terrains riders from other parts of the world enjoy. These gloves were developed as a tribute to riders who build the trails they ride in, as well as to all trail builders across the globe.
The trail build gloves are machine washable, tough, grippy, and most importantly, soft. They are also perfect for the cold weather since these gloves feature touch screen compatibility on thumb and index finger.
Public Federico Red Brass Bell
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Unless you like to yell or whistle a lot, you definitely need a bell for city riding. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy to find a good bike bell. If you’re looking for one, we suggest that you try the Federico Red Brass Bell.
The bell is loud without sounding annoying, with a powerful yet elegant tone. It has a durable chrome handlebar clamp and chrome plated base. Plus, it comes in a variety of colors, so you can easily find one that matches your bike. Most importantly, it is easy to install and fits on all Public Bikes.
Spokelit LED Bike Spoke Light
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Safety is always important when you’re out riding your bike. Visibility is an important part of staying safe on the road. Aside from your helmet and safety bike accessories, you need to make sure that you are visible. This is especially important if you ride at night or in low light conditions.
The Spokelit LED Bike Spoke Light will not only make your riding experience safer, it will also give your bike that little bit extra bling. It is easy to attach and will fit almost all mountain bike sizes. It also comes with two illumination mode options – steady glow or continuous flash – which will instantly increase your safety, visibility, and cool factor while riding your bike.
ABUS Ultra 410 U-Lock 9” with Cable
ABUS Ultra is the ideal entry-level U-lock. It features a simple, strong, and aggressive design that is constructed for tough everyday security. The lock is a full 9” long and over 4” wide. It includes a frame bracket that can fit most bikes and a hardened, but round lock body for ergonomics and ease of use. The new line of 410 Ultra U-locks is not as tough as its heavy duty variations, but very secure nonetheless.
ABUS has over 90 years of solid experience behind it. These locks are a bit of a legend in its own lifetime, so it’s a recommendation you can take to the bank.
Xlab Gorilla Anti-Launch Carbon Cycling Bottle Cage
In today’s market, most bottle cages are for use on frames only and have a low grip force on the bottle. The Xlab bottle cage is the first cage ever to be designed for specific positions on bicycles.
Not only does it look good, it provides a better grip than almost every bottle holder out there. When the folks at Xlab designed these bottle holders, they made sure that won’t flip out on even the most arduous trail. It has over 2x the gripping force of conventional cages. That means that your water bottle won’t eject from the cage, even on bumpy roads.
Bike accessories like these would be the perfect gift for the person who has everything, but want to make his/her bike a little bit more special.