Cycling is a sport that has no age limit and no special requirements. It is a fun activity that soothes our souls and embraces health. However, we must take care of the accessories attached to it when we travel via cycle to ensure safe travels.
Below are a few accessories available in India that every cyclist needs to know.
Cycle bell with headlights
We suggest having a headlight for your bicycle when riding on a foggy morning or late at night. It alerts you about what is coming next, and the bell helps signal others about you—taking precautions while on the road, bells and headlights are a must-have.
We have always been hearing that safety is in our hands. Riding a bicycle without a helmet, especially on a traffic road, is dangerous. No matter how professional a rider you are, you must wear safety gear and follow traffic rules.
High visibility jacket
The commute on roads is increasing rapidly in India. Heavy vehicles are most likely to be unaware of the cycle on the road. The accident rates due to heavy traffic are also rising. While riding at night, wearing a high-visibility jacket is recommended to make drivers aware of your presence on the road.
One should always prepare a backup, and when it comes to any long travels, carry the necessary tools. If you wish to cover large distances on your cycle, it is safe to have a puncture kit along. Avoid unnecessary roadblocks with just some simple precautions.
Spare Inner Tube
When riding in a group, no one will mind if you get a puncture. However, the group will find you responsible and prepared if one has a spare tube. Therefore, buy the proper inner tube in your cycle for your tire size. One key factor to test is the valve (Presta or Schrader) of the box that your cycle wheel rim and buy accordingly.
It is unlikely to predict what can occur on the street while riding. A bolt loosens up, or the chain starts giving you the issue in between. Carrying a multi-tool kit whenever you ride is advisable, which is adjustable to your cycle career or saddle. The sizes and designs of tool sets vary for every ride, and a lightweight tool kit is good to go.
Hydration is essential in any sport, and carrying your water bottle is always helpful. These days many bicycles come with a water bottle and its holder. It will help the morning workout routine to ride in the dawn casually. We can feel thirsty anywhere, and cycle bottles are there to your rescue.
A very cost and time-effective accessory are bicycle pumps. The commute and knowledge of vehicles are increasing amongst the youth. The roadside mechanics are decreasing in number. You might travel miles and still find the person to pump your cycle tires. Before you leave your house, check the air level in the tube and fill in the necessary amount.
Protect your bicycle with cycle lock or other valuables against theft. Attach it with Clamp, helping in easy portability with your cycle; the protective coating helps prevent scratching, and the flexible braided steel cable for strong cut resistance.
In the digital world, we are all addicted to mobile phones. Thus it is essential to have a mobile holder attached to the phone. So while having a little stroll around the park, good music on our playlist makes our mood ten times better.
Mudguards give protection from dirt and spray kicked from the wheels while riding a bike. Easily attachable to the cycle. The reflective tape on the mudguard alerts the traffic on the road about your process.
Cyclo-computers or Trackers
A cyclo-computer will be a good investment if you are a data nerd or want to track your progress. Cheaper ones show distance, speed and time and are primarily electromagnetic. The intermediate ones add more data points like average speed, lap distance, etc. A cyclo-computer has a small screen mounted on the cycle's handlebar, showing real-time data. One can also invest in wrist wearables like a GPS watch if they do not specifically buy a cycling device. Garmin manufactures some of the world's top tracking devices.
Now, we know that these are the accessories that are essential for any cycling enthusiast. We hope this blog was helpful, and now you wish to order your Leader Bicycle.