The Cycling Essentials You Need
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We’re stoked that you’re discovering or rediscovering your love of cycling. Now that you've found the ride of your dreams or rehabbed an old favorite, it's time to choose some essential bike add-ons to stay safe and to maximize your enjoyment on every ride. Explore our recommendations for indispensable bike gear and get in touch with us for expert advice from our friendly, knowledgeable team of cycling enthusiasts.
Safety first, fun second. Look, it’s actually pretty safe out there, but you never know what’s around the next bend. Modern helmets are more protective and comfortable than ever and are styled to fit every rider’s personal preferences. Also, it’s good to replace your helmet every 3-5 years to ensure it works as designed when you need it.
Shine bright everywhere you go! Adding front and rear lights to your bike is important, even if you aren’t riding in the dark. Daytime visibility lights allow you to be seen easily by other riders and vehicles. We have a variety of lightweight, water resistant options, and we’re happy to make a personal recommendation and tell you about our favorites
Locks & Security
You’ll have so much fun pedaling around that you might start to look for excuses to ride: groceries, coffee, even your commute to work or school. When you need to leave your precious ride unattended, you’ll want to be sure to lock it to something sturdy.
Bells & Safety
Everybody needs a bell! We have tons of fun options to choose from to announce your presence. People will appreciate the courteous alert as you pedal by.
Keep the H2O flowing on your bike rides! Whether you are pedaling around the neighborhood or going for a long, grueling ride, you need to stay hydrated. Adding a water bottle cage to your new bike is simple and easy. For longer rides or mountain rides, go with a hydration pack - also great for transporting phones, sunscreen and snacks.
Don’t forget to pick up a lightweight and dependable kickstand to hold up your bike when you’re taking a break. We’re happy to install it for you!
Pumps & Tools
Being prepared for the inevitable flat tire will not only get you back in the saddle quicker, but also save you from walking or calling for a pickup. A simple repair kit includes tire levers, a spare tube, a patch kit, and a pump. It all packs into a fist-size roll you can attach under your seat or carry in your bag or jersey pocket.
Tires & Tubes
Increase your confidence and control with durable, fast rolling tires for every style of riding. Give us a call if you have any questions about the best setup for your riding style.
Shoes & Pedals
Enhance your comfort, safety, and performance with a new pair of cycling shoes and/or pedals. Forming a key contact point between bike and rider, cycling shoes offer several advantages over traditional footwear such as improved stability and alignment for a safer ride plus increased power transfer for greater efficiency which reduces fatigue. For clipless shoes and pedals, be sure you are getting compatible systems. Contact us with any questions.
Cycling apparel includes specific features that increase comfort and versatility. Jerseys made from stretchy fabrics with a zippered front help regulate body temperature while rear pockets hold ride essentials like snacks or a repair kit. Cycling shorts and bibs typically include padding in the seat — called a chamois — to reduce discomfort on long rides.
Your hands are one of the main contact points with your bike. Make that connection comfortable and secure with a pair of cycling gloves. They’ll protect your hands and provide some cushion to help alleviate pressure points on longer rides.
Bags, Racks & Baskets
Take your cycling adventures to a new level with the addition of a rack, a pack, or a basket! The type of storage you choose will depend on what you want to take with you on your ride. Handlebar bags and frame packs are great for small things like a phone, snacks and tools, baskets are great for transporting groceries, and panniers are perfect for commuting or short camping trips.
Take your bike to new locations and find new places to ride. Keep your bicycle safe and secure the whole way with a car rack. From one bike to many, there's a bicycle transportation solution for any size group. Come in today to find the best rack for your vehicle.
Track your rides and your personal progress with a cycling computer. Cycling computers vary in price and sophistication. Some offer dynamic performance monitoring provides insights on your VO2 max, recovery, and more. They may also include safety features such as a new bike alarm, group messaging and tracking, and incident detection. Let us know what you are looking for, based on that we will help you find the perfect cycling computer for you.
Take your indoor rides to the next level with a smart trainer. Choosing a smart trainer that's right for you depends on your training goals, the type of performance feedback that you want to measure, and your overall desired indoor training experience. Check out our selection and elevate your cycling game this year.
Children’s Bike Accessories
Cool gear makes riding bikes more fun! We have a great selection of kids’ helmets and accessories to keep your kids rolling safely. You can trust that our selection of kids' gear will outlast, outperform, and ultimately bring more smiles to your little one’s face.