Bike shops offer a wide variety of accessories to help you customise your ride, whether you're looking for some new lights or a place to store your belongings. Here are five bike shop accessories you might consider adding to your collection.
Front Bike Lights are a great accessory for your bike and one of the best safety products you can invest in. They help you see and be seen when riding and are a must and can really come in handy if you find yourself out after dark.
There are a few things to remember when shopping for Front Bike Lights. Almost all bike lights on the market are now LED, capable of USB charging. All are LED Brightness is a major factor you will need to consider. Light output is measured in lumens - from as low as 15 lumens to as high as 5000 lumens. Bear in mind at 5000 lumens. This is greater than the average car headlights, which range between 2000 - 4000 lumens! The lower output models are good for being seen on the road, and the higher is essential if you want any chance of seeing the road or trail in front of you. As a guide, 400 lumens is what we recommend to illuminate your path.
Car Bicycle Carriers
Ready to take your new bike/s on a riding adventure? Or maybe you need to transport it to your local bike shop for a service. Car bicycle carriers are your solution for transporting your bike to your next destination, wherever that might be. Bike carriers come with a range of different features, with different carrying capacities, accommodating as few as one to as many as six, and different mounting systems - roof-mounted, towbar mounted, and boot or hatch-mounted options available. Some even come with features like anti-sway devices and integrated locks, making them a great bike accessories for heading out on the open road.
While bike carriers are generally very easy to use, it's important to take a few minutes to familiarise yourself with the product before heading out on your first trip. That way, you can be sure that your bike is securely attached and won't cause any damage to your car. With a little bit of practice, bike carriers can make transportation a breeze.
Water Bottle Cage
A water bottle cage is one of the most essential bike accessories you can buy. A water bottle cage keeps your water bottle within easy reach, ensuring that you stay hydrated, and get the most out of your time on the bike.
There are a variety of water bottle cages on the market, so it's important to choose one that's compatible with your bike. Where you position your cage will depend on factors such as your frame shape and size, and whether you are looking for multiple mounts so that you carry extra water on those long rides. While cages are commonly mounted on the down tube and seat tube, there are other mounting options. There are also different options for how you load your water bottle, with left-hand and right-hand loading options available in addition to standard
There are different options for how you load your water bottle - left hand, right hand, lock in… Another variable is the material they are made from. Nowadays, most bottle cages are made from aluminium or plastic, with some even made from recycled fishing nets! Carbon fibre and even titanium are also available - and are attractive to elite athletes who are wanting to minimise while others are made from carbon fibre and even titanium.
The material you choose should be based on your budget and riding conditions. If you expect to ride in all weather conditions, then a water bottle cage made from stainless steel or aluminium would be a good choice. However, if you only plan to ride in fair weather, then a carbon fibre or titanium cage would be a better choice.
Whichever material you choose, make sure that the water bottle cage is firmly attached to your bike frame. You don't want your water bottle bouncing around while you're riding!
Baby & Child Seats
Baby and Child Seats are a must for parents who want to enjoy the outdoors with their children.
Baby and Child Seats attach to either the front or the back of a bike, providing a safe and comfortable seat for young passengers. Bike times are fun times, and what better way to bond with your child and share your love of bike riding?
They also offer some important safety benefits. They provide a stable and secure seat, which helps to prevent accidents, and with your child close to you, you can monitor them at all times. Taking your little person with you on the bike is also a great opportunity to model safe riding behaviours, including the importance of wearing a helmet.
With so many benefits, it's no wonder that Baby and Child Seats are one of the most popular bike accessories on the market.
If you're looking for a way to stay hydrated on the go, an Adult Hydration backpack is a great option. Whether you're biking, hiking, or just running errands, a backpack with a built-in water reservoir can help you stay hydrated without having to stop and take a drink.
Most hydration backpacks come with a straw or tube that allows you to drink hands-free, so you can keep moving even when you're thirsty. And because they hold more water than a traditional water bottle, you can stay hydrated for longer periods of time. If you're looking for a way to conquer the dust and the dryness, a Hydration backpack is a perfect solution.
Ride Bellerive is the go-to shop for all your biking needs!
We know that a great ride starts with great equipment. And if you’re looking to customise your ride, we have a wide selection of accessories to choose from.
That’s why we only carry the highest quality products in our store. You can trust us to help you find the perfect gear for your next cycling adventure.
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