If you’ve reached this article, it’s probably because you usually commute by bike, because you’re thinking of buying a new bike, or because you’re passionate about cycling.
Since we at PCWorld like to make it easy for you, we wanted to put together a series of accessories for your bike that can be very useful and even make your bike trips much safer.
We also have a selection of the best gift ideas for fitness and sports enthusiasts.
Best gadgets, accessories and complements for your bike
Waterproof bag for your smartphone
This is one of the most convenient ways to see GPS on your mobile while you ride. Changing songs can also be useful if you’re listening to music, although we recommend that you don’t wear headphones while cycling as it’s handy for you to have all your senses active.
This shell has a transparent face that will adapt to the screen of your smartphone allowing the touch screen to continue to function without problem. In addition to being able to store your mobile while you ride, you can store more things because it has extra space at the bottom.
In additi on to the touch screen, you will find a sun visor that will help you see the GPS on your mobile even when there is too much light.
If you’re concerned about compatibility, the largest usable screen with this case is 7 inches, which means any mobile, even the largest, will fit in this bag.
You can buy it on Amazon for $16.99.
bluetooth smart padlock
If you have to park your bike outside, you should have a good lock to protect it from theft. Now there are smart locks that you can control with an app from your mobile. This is the case with this model of smart lock for your Linka bike.
This lock offers functions that a normal lock does not have. For example, it has a 110 db alarm that will go off if they try to pick the lock. You can also use this same alarm as a search function if you cannot find the bike.
You will need to download a free app (available for Apple and Android), and through this app you can operate the lock, unlock it automatically with Bluetooth when you approach the bike, or use the rewind function which allows you to see the last place you parked the bike.
You can buy this smart lock on Amazon for $160.99.
Cosmo Ride Bike Light
To ensure safety, it is important that you choose the right lights for your bike, especially if you are going to be riding at night. This Decathlon model can be placed on the back of your bike, under the saddle, as well as on the back of your helmet.
It is an LED light with a light intensity of 90 lumens that will allow you to mark the brake, emergency and position lights. You can control these lights with a remote control that you integrate into your handlebars without having to let go of your hands.
Moreover, you can download the Cosmo app to share your whole trip with your family or friends. This application also has the function that allows you to report emergencies in less than 3 minutes thanks to GPS location.
It is available at Decathlon for $68.99.
smart helmet for cyclists
You can also wear helmet lights with this smart helmet from Livall. This helmet also allows you to control several functions thanks to a remote control that you will place on the handlebars of your bike.
You can activate the lights on the back of the helmet which will light up as bright LEDs to keep you in sight if you are on the road or as a turn signal.
Something quite new in this model is that it comes with a helmet with wind protection that will allow you to communicate, receive GPS navigation data without interference or listen to music.
Thanks to an application, the sensors integrated into the helmet will be able to warn of the place where you are in the event of detection of a fall. Emergencies will also be called automatically by SMS.
This headset costs $110.68 and is available on Amazon Europe.
If you’re traveling all day, you’ll need a backpack. We recommend using a special model for cyclists as it will be designed to get in the way while you pedal.
This backpack has a capacity of 20L and is made of waterproof material, which means that you can carry it without any problem even if it rains. The backpack is also very light, weighing only 0.6 grams, one more reason that makes it ultra-comfortable for cyclists.
When you park the bike, you can store your helmet in this backpack thanks to a mesh pocket in the lower zipped pocket. It comes with special clips that will hold your helmet perfectly.
The backpack can be purchased on Amazon for $33.99 and is available in black and teal.
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