- by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 4/1/2021
There's no better way to shake off the doldrums of winter than with a nice, long bike ride. As much of the country adjusts to longer days and warmer temperatures, now's the perfect time to stock up on the little extras that help you get the most out of your riding time. Here are our top 7 biking accessories.
Goodyear Digital Air Compressor - Make sure your tires are properly maintained with this easy-to-use air compressor. Set your desired pressure using the LED screen and the compressor will auto-stop when it reaches the right number. It takes a tire from flat to full in under 7 minutes.
Nite Ize Steelie Bar Mount - This kit allows you to easily attach your phone to your bike. It's the perfect way to use your phone for directions, listening to music or just keeping your pockets free for long bike rides. The mount features 360° rotation which allows you to position your phone at the perfect angle.
Nite Ize SLAPLIT™ - This slap wrap easily attaches to nearly any surface, providing you with added night visibility. The bright LED light features two modes: glow and flash. The SLAPLIT is perfect for looping around pants cuffs to help keep them from snagging on your bike chain. Available in battery-powered yellow, red and pink or a rechargeable yellow option.
Nite Ize RADIANT® Bike Lights - Perfect for night riding, RADIANT bike lights feature silicone bands which allow you to attach the light to your bike when you need it and remove it when you don't. It comes in a 15 lumens red version or 50 lumens, 125 lumens or 750 lumens white version, each with multiple light modes.
Nite Ize TAGLIT™ LED Marker - A simple, affordable way to keep you safe at night. This LED light easily attaches to fabric, hats and backpacks using a powerful magnetic closure. It is also rechargeable and water resistant.
Nite Ize SPOKELIT® Wheel Light - Make yourself more visible to passing traffic with this convenient wheel light. The SPOKELIT easily attaches to most 3 spoke cross pattern wheels and requires no tools to install. It features two different light modes: steady glow and continuous flash, plus it's both shock and weather resistant.
Nite Ize SEE'EM™ Mini Spoke Lights - Another great wheel lighting option. These miniature LED lights snap securely onto oval, round and bladed bike spokes using stainless steel clips. Plus, they're weather resistant.
Many of the accessories mentioned above run on batteries, so be sure to have plenty of replacements on hand. The RADIANT 50 White and Red Bike Lights run on AAA batteries, while the Nite Ize SLAPLIT, SPOKELIT and SEE'EM Mini Spoke Lights all run on different kinds of lithium coin cell batteries.