Cycling, whether pursued as just a hobby or as a profession, takes quite a toll on your body, especially your legs. It also helps build stamina and strengthens your calf muscles. However, in order to prepare yourself for cycling, there are certain accessories which you must have in order to ensure your safety and well-being. Since cycling is an outdoor activity, most accessories have been designed to protect individuals from the elements (mainly the Sun). Helmets, gloves and proper cycling shoes are just some of the many accessories that an individual should purchase to ensure that his/her cycling experience is a memorable one. Here are some of the best cycling accessories that every individual should possess.
Best Cycling Accessories:
Every cyclist needs protection from the elements, and from the possibility of a nasty fall. This green and white helmet is both stylish and functional. It has long slits to ensure ventilation especially when cycling across hot and humid temperature zones. It is a must for every cyclist to have a helmet.
In order for a cyclist to prevent his/her hands from getting sweaty (which could lead to a loss of a firm grip around the handles), a pair of gloves are essential. This standard glove offers cyclists the option of exposing their fingers for a firmer grip.
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There are some cyclists, especially professionals, who also attach flags at the rear end of their cycle so that others may know how far along they are. This red cycle flag is both prominent and stylish. You will never get lost in the wilderness with this flag.
Digital Rearview Mirror:
This gadget will help cyclists view what may or may not be going on behind them. This mirror can be firmly attached to a cycle’s handlebars. It also shows have fast a person has been cycling and is battery operated. This piece of technology is sure to replace all previous rear view mirrors that some cycles still have.
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The Illuminated Pedal:
If you ever find yourself cycling way after dark, you have nothing to fear with the new illuminated pedal. This pedal will make you visible in the dark. However, the best part of this pedal is that it requires no batteries in order to function. They even have a small generator and these pedals will continue to flash even for at least 5-10 minutes after you stop cycling.
Every cyclist needs protection from the elements. A pair of cycling sunglasses will surely protect the eyes from dust, grime and even insects. The razor sharp design and the tiny hint of color makes it stylish looking. Also, the tiny openings on each side will make air circulation easy. It will make a great option for every type of terrain.
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These Cycling shoes will make cycling that much more fun. The free use of bold colors is much appreciated in addition to the fact that you will not have to worry about your laces coming undone. The pores at the side of each pair ensure air circulation.
Clothing is absolutely essential to ensure a pleasant cycling experience. Cycling fashion is all about style and functionality as is evident in this blue, white and black ensemble that is sweat-resistant which allows for the free passage of air.
A small saddle bag is also an important cycling accessory. This brown canvas bag can be easily attached to your bike seat. It also possesses brass buckles to add that little hint of style.