These 28 Cycling Essentials Will Seriously Upgrade Your Ride—and They Start at $8

These 28 Cycling Essentials Will Seriously Upgrade Your Ride—and They Start at $8

By Samantha Daly
Whether you’re a weekday commuter, a weekend bike camper, or a hardcore cyclist, we’ve got suggestions to take your ride to the next level.

Keep the rain at bay with waterproof backpacks and parkas, make room for farmers’ market goodies with a sturdy basket, or pick up a new bell to stay safe on the road.

Velo City
For a cycling enthusiast, only the perfect bicycle will do. Enthusiasts adapt their creations to every terrain and every taste―from chic baroque bicycles with frivolous details to minimal city bikes; from remakes of classic cruisers to robust cargo bikes.
Viva Bicycle Bell
If you find yourself yearning for simpler times, this piece by designer Oji Masanori may be just the thing to transport you the the days of yore.
Ottolock Cinch Lock 18"
The ultimate, all-purpose locking system. Popping into the gas station for a quick road snack, pulling off at the bodega for a cold water, or turning in for the night at a rest stop, the number of times we leave our bikes, motorcycles, or cars full of gear unattended is particularly high.
Cycloc Solo Bicycle Storage
Store and display your bicycle with style and clear up some floor space while you're at it. An elegant and effortless bike storage solution for homes, offices and retail spaces, the Cycloc Solo Bicycle Storage (designed in 2006) unit features an attractive and simple locking mechanism that mounts...
Thousand City Bike Helmet
Designed for urban city riding, the minimalist Heritage bike helmets are Thousand's original collection, inspired by the simplicity of vintage moto lids and the heritage colorways of the 50s and 60s. Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Bicycle Co....
Timbuk2 Tuck Laptop Backpack
The key to a great cycling backpack is a waterproof and durable exterior (remember, you will be out in the elements en route to work). Luckily for you, this color-blocked Laptop Backpack from Timbuk2 fits the bill.
Clean Motion Sonika Bluetooth Bike Speaker
Take the party along with the Sonica handlebar speaker! Clean and dynamic sound with clear bass and no-compromise design. Easy to install and remove in seconds with the silicon attachment band.
Polar Thermaluxe Vacuum Insulated Stainless 21oz Bottle
The Polar Bottle Thermaluxe is a premium, vacuum insulated stainless steel bottle, designed to endure hot and cold conditions to keep your beverage fresh, no matter the adventure. Copper Shield Technology provides superior insulation and keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12. Photo Courtesy...
Blackburn Local Basket
Though it appears humble at first blush, the Blackburn Local Basket is one of the most powerful catalysts in the cycling world.
Wolf Tooth Components B-RAD Accessory Strap Mount
Wolf Tooth's Bottle Relocation and Accessory Device (B-RAD) is an ingenious system that optimizes storage of your trail bike with limited clearance, due to frame tolerances and shock locations.
Blackburn Local U-Lock
Foil would-be bike thieves with the easy to use and hard to defeat Blackburn Local U-Lock.
Pedal Happy Bicycle-Mounted Wine Holder
Wine on wheels. What’s better than a glass of wine? A bottle strapped to a bicycle to open at an impromptu picnic destination—that’s what! An entire bottle fits in this stainless steel holder, which attaches to any bicycle.  The bottle comes with a handcrafted vegan tanned leather strap.
Portland Design Works Loading Dock Rear Rack
You have two options: get a second set of arms surgically added onto your shoulders to help carry your groceries, books, and beer, or attach the Portland Design Works Loading Dock Rear Rack to your commuter.
Gentlemen's Hardware Anatomy of a Bike Kit
This handy tool kit comes stocked with all the tools that cyclists need to gear up for their next ride, all stored in a sturdy wooden box.
Brooks England P1 Hand Pump With Gauge
Brooks England brings its classic British sensibilities to mini pumps with the introduction of its P1 Hand Pump With Gauge. With its clean aesthetics and understated styling, the P1 will look right at home alongside your Brooks saddle and bag.
Knog Oi Luxe Bike Bell
A low profile bike bell for commuting, road, or mountain biking. CNC machined ringer and brass dinger have a great tonal quality.  Photo Courtesy of Backcountry...
Sunlite Wire + Mesh Lift-Off Front Bike Basket
Add some storage to your bike with the Sunlite mesh-bottom front basket. Attaches to your handlebar with the included mounting bracket. Easy to install and remove with no tools needed. Powder-coated steel wire construction with a mesh bottom to keeps your things from slipping through the cracks.
One Year on a Bike: From Amsterdam to Singapore
The title says it all: one man, one bike, one long ride, the adventure, the pleasure, and the pain. It is simultaneously a travelogue and visual journey.
Clug Clip Bike Rack
Launched as a Kickstarter campaign in 2014, the Clug Clip Bike Rack designed by Vancouver-based Hurdler Studios is a minimal storage solution for your two-wheeled steed.
Fabric Gripper Water Bottle
High-grip water bottle Get to grips with your thirst, with our innovative Gripper bottle. The unique non-slip surface gives you maximum grasp, whatever the weather.
Hex Wrench Multi-Tool
This Y-type allen wrench features 4, 5, and 6 mm bits, perfect for adjusting most of your ride! Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Bicycle Co....
Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Front Bike Rack
Our stylish polished stainless steel porteur rack is a heavy duty option for carrying groceries, a change of clothes, or whatever you need for everyday adventures. It’s height adjustable and will fit almost any commuter, road, or mountain bike. Photo Courtesy of Brooklyn Bicycle Co....
Kryptonite KryptoFlex 1265 Key Cable Lock
If many years of bike adventures has taught us anything, it's never to leave your bike lock at home.
Rains Rolltop Water-Repellent Rucksack
Sleek cycling-inspired backpack from Rains. Designed for wet weather conditions. Waterproof rubberized coating. Rolltop closure with lobster clasp fastening and bike-lock loop. Front zip pocket; side zip laptop sleeve fits a 15" laptop. Canvas-lined interior. Water-repellent zippers. Tonal hardware.
Lezyne Power Water Bottle Cage
Lezyne built the hollow aluminum Power Water Bottle Cage with an integrated mount for any of Lezyne's high-volume pumps. This provides quick, easy access to a badly needed tire pressure boost on the fly.
Thule Pack 'n Pedal Basket
Versatile and stylish bike basket that securely mounts to front or rear bike racks and delivers plenty of added storage space.
Polar Zipstream Thermal Insulated Color Series 24oz Water Bottle
The Polar Zipstream Color Series bottle is thermal insulated to keep liquids cool twice as long as other water bottles. Featuring the ZipStream cap with a self-sealing valve and a convenient, removable carrying strap for use on the move.

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