Take one big cup of love for cycling, two cups of innovative design, simmer it in the hot sauce of fanciness. Tadaaa! You have to yourself a recipe that can potentially spice up your ride. Pun intended! In this era of uber technological development, there are multiple gadget inventions catering to different aspects of product design – functionality, looks, feel. However, we have to admit, when it comes to cycling accessories and gadgets, we don’t mind garnishing their functionality with a little dash of ‘fancy shmancy’.
Look at these cool cycling gadgets and inventions that bring functionality as well as the right kind of jazz to your ride:
1. Smart Navigation Device:
This unique navigation device will navigate you to your destination with very simple directions. All you need to do is strap the device on the handlebar of your cycle, select your destination on its free app and off you go. It displays directions, distance covered, speed, time and also saves frequently visited destinations.
Cycling accessories by: BeeLine
Product Name: Smart Navigation Device
2. Animated Bicycle Wheels System
Sometimes we all wish to unleash the inner child in us and in the process of doing so we might bump into some uber creativity. The innovation of this bicycle wheels system takes product designing to the next level. The system displays funky images and animations on the wheels. Once you pep your wheels up, you can have your favourite characters rolling along with you right on your wheels. Cool much?
Cycling accessories by: Monkeylectric
Product Name: The Monkey Light Pro
3. Smart eyewear for sports
It doesn’t get any cooler than wearable technology. This smart eyewear is made specially for sports and fitness and we think it will be the perfect cycling gadget for your ride. It delivers live metrics like distance, pace, duration straight to your eye and also lets you click pictures, record videos, post on social media and also make calls while cycling.
Cycling accessories by: Recon instruments
Product Name: Recon Jet
4. Virtual Bicycle Safety Lane
You never know when cycling at nights can turn into an absolute nightmare due to low visibility. If you really love cycling at nights but fear becoming a roadkill in the dark, the virtual bicycle safety lane is for you. The apparatus of the virtual lane mounts on any bike and projects two powerful red laser lights on both the sides. It’s almost like having your own lane markers on the road.
Cycling accessories by: Xfire
Product Name: Virtual Bicycle Safety Lane
5. Spokeless Wheels
These one of a kind wheels provide a suspension system within the wheel itself. They replace the traditional spokes of a cycle with springs, forming three looping frames connected to a central node that receives the force coming from all directions, giving you a smoother experience. You can spice up your ride with these shock absorbing wheels as well as negotiate better with rough and choppy terrain.
Cycling accessories by: Loopwheels
Product Name: Loopwheels for Mountain Bikes
6. Hand Mirror
Having a rear view while riding is extremely important. So here’s a hand mirror that fits effortlessly on the back of your hand. The hand mirror comes with a vibration free lens which does not interfere with your hand movements when you are cycling. Now, safety while riding is in your hands, quite literally.
Cycling accessories by: CIPA
Product Name: Hand mirrors
7. Smart Bicycle Helmet
Taking the conventional helmet a notch higher, this smart bicycle helmet brings the perfect amount of jazz and functionality to your ride. It makes you visible to others on your night strolls as well as displays integrated, brake and turn signal lights to communicate your intentions better to the drivers behind you.
Cycling accessories by: Lumos
Product Name: Smart Bicycle Helmet
8. Bicycle Blinkers
These cycling accessories are the coolest light based accessories that come with a front and a rear device. Bicycle Blinkers have a lot of functionalities. They go from being smart lights and turning indicators to brake lights and virtual safety lane – All in 1.
Cycling accessories by: Blinkers
Product Name: Bicycle Blinkers
9. Bicycle Turn Signal
This is an under-seat turn signal that flashes bright red arrow lights to warn the people behind your bicycle of any lane changes or turns. It works on a simple push button that is fixed on the handlebar of the cycle.
Cycling accessories by: Buztronics
Product Name: Bicycle Turn Signal
10. Cleats that transform any shoes into cycling shoes
Remember the times you go too hard on the paddle and your foot slips right off because of your stiff shoes. That’s because you need the right cycling shoes to maintain the momentum. These cycling accessories are an alternative to buying new shoes. They are attachable nylon cleats that can convert any street shoes to efficient cycling shoes. All you have to do is fix the cleats on the bottom of the desired shoes and you’re done.
Cycling accessories by: Retrofitz
Product Name: Cycling shoe cleats
11. Turn Signal Cycling Backpack
This one of a kind backpack promises to serve two major requirements of a cyclist – carrying all the stuff in a spacious bag and taking care of safety by displaying turn signals on the bag itself. It functions on a basic wireless controller that goes right on your handlebar. Now, you can give out directions and emergency indicators like a boss!
Cycling accessories by: Leemyungsu
Product Name: Seil bag
12. Keyless Bike Lock
Forget misplacing your bike keys because the keyless bike lock is here. With just one click, this device lets you lock and unlock your cycle, share its location or access with your friends and family and also lets you keep a track of various aspects of your cycling activity like duration covered and calories burnt. Fancy! but the right kind of fancy, isn’t it?
Cycling accessories by: Bitlock
Product Name: Keyless Bike Lock
13. Exploding Anti-theft Bicycle Alarm
Busting thieves! Isn’t it an ultimate childhood fantasy? Well, here’s an anti-theft bicycle alarm that produces a loud bang and a burst of smoke and sparks, crazy enough to startle any burglar in case of tampering. So Rad!
Cycling accessories by: Yannick Read
Product Name: Bike Mine
14. Rear view Radar
This cycling device was created to eliminate the chances of being hit from behind. The radar warns the cyclist of approaching vehicles from up to 140 meters away. It also notifies the vehicles behind you about your presence by flashing a blinking rear light whenever it senses that the vehicle is approaching in your direction.
Cycling accessories by: Garmin
Product Name: Garmin Varia
15. Bicycle Axle Charger
This cycling accessory is ideal for those cycling trips when you run out of battery and there is no source to charge your devices. You can attach this device to your bicycle axle and it will convert all the kinetic energy produced from your cycling to power your devices.
Cycling accessories by: Siva
Product Name: Cycle Atom
16. USB Rechargeable Bicycle Headlight
This headlight is a high intensity headlight that is designed with a built-in USB charging port, that can be charged anywhere. Not only that, it comes with a universal fitment mount making it easily fit on all kinds of bike frames. Now you can spice up any type of bike with this water, shock and impact proof USB Rechargeable headlight.
Cycling accessories by: CatEye
Product Name: Volt 1200
17. A seatpost that turns into an Air pump
Here’s an innovative product design that converts a seatpost into an air pump – 2 in 1! You don’t have to worry about your tyre going flat and having no source to fill it up. The source is right there. Just flip the seatpost out and using the saddle as a handle, fill in the air into the tyre.
Cycling accessories by: Biologic
Product Name: PostPump 2.0 Seatpost
Tell us what you think about these cycling accessories. We would also love to know about your favourite sports gadgets or inventions. So write to us in the comments section below.
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