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A seasoned rider knows a bike itself is never enough for those long and exciting rides. No matter where your bike takes it – be it cross-country, challenging trails, or just cruising around the streets of your city – various bicycle accessories will make your life so much easier. The only downside? It’s easy to develop an obsession and end up treating your bike like a pet, gifting it new racks, guards and bags every now and then! Here at Bikes Online, we offer practically any accessory for your riding companion you might think of. Browse through our selection, and if you’re unsure what something is meant for, read on.
Some components usually come with the bike when you purchase it – but stay optional on other types. For example, sports bicycles don’t often have mudguards, while a utility bike will almost always display a pair. Mudguards, also called fenders, protect the cyclist and the moving parts of the bicycle from spray when riding through wet areas. Similarly, chainguards protect your clothes from oil on the chain, and also from being caught between the chain and crankset teeth. (Who’s experienced this in their lives? Uncomfortable and dangerous!)
A bike needs to be protected against theft, and while no locks offer the ultimate protection, most of them will work and secure your bike in the place where you left it. A lock will work better against thieves if you fasten your bike to a fixed object, instead of just securing a wheel to the frame. Even though this prevents rolling the bike away, it can be lifted and taken nevertheless. Locks come in various sizes and degrees of security. The most common locks are cable locks and so-called U-locks, and you can find them in our online store as well.
Long rides can be tiring, and as in every exercise, it’s important to stay hydrated. Many bikes already have a bottle cage, but if that’s not the case with yours, you can get the cage here at Bikes Online. We also offer a range of water bottles in different sizes and colours.
Your bike should be maintained appropriately wherever you take it. Mud and sand can cause corrosion and wear, but don’t think that if you have a city bike, you’re safe – the same goes for water and dust. That’s why it’s important to lubricate all moving parts of your bicycle and give it a longer life. Browse our selection to find a wide choice of lubricants for every bike and every environment it’s ridden in.
Any cyclist will occasionally find themselves with a leaky or flat tire. This issue is easy to solve if you own a good pump. Don’t wait for this inconvenience to happen! Check our selection of floor pumps with or without a pressure gauge, compact manual pumps, frame pumps, and more.
Helmets are essential because they can reduce injury in the event of a collision or accident, and a suitable helmet is legally required of riders here in Australia. Respect the law and your own safety when riding – don’t think of being brave and sitting on the bike without one! Yes, they can be a nuisance if you just washed your hair, but that’s never a reason good enough to skip on them. Browse our online shop to see different helmets that pass the safety international standards for different types of biking. Always stay safe!
Whatever purpose your bike has, the chances are that at some point you will need to carry something while riding. Depending on your circumstances or habits, you can mount a basket in the front, or front or rear luggage racks, and panniers. Panniers can be installed on the luggage carrier, handlebars or frame – whichever option you like best. There’s a pannier for every purpose, and modern panniers are manufactured with the highest durability and user comfort in mind, while also taking current trends into account! Going for a tour on a bike is no longer something only the biggest bike enthusiasts are capable of – it can also be you! But even if that’s too long of a shot, a good basked or a pannier can prove extremely useful during city rides, being ideal for grocery shopping or just storing your bag. Bear in mind baskets are available in different materials, such as metal, plastic, wood and wicker – natural products being more vulnerable than plastic or metal.
Lights are another set of accessories needed for almost any rider, as you probably cannot claim you’ll always ride in the daylight. Not only will they improve the visibility of the road, but will make you more visible to other traffic participants. This makes them absolutely crucial for your safety during darker hours. Take a look at our lights, some of them being LED lights, others USB rechargeable.
Get Your Accessories at Bikes Online
We at Bikes Online, as biking enthusiasts and experts, know how important it is to choose the right accessories that will compliment your bike and make your cycling experience a better one. All our products are hand-picked, and we guarantee their high quality. We also offer them at the best prices on the market, as we communicate with manufacturers directly. Get the accessories that will enhance your ride, whether it be daily commute or a serious conquest of difficult terrains!