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Our gear recommendations come from personal experience and testing. This, combined with user reviews and thorough market research assure your next product or gear purchase will undoubtedly make for an enhanced experience.
The oopsmark bicycle wine rack carrier is a stylish handmade leather harness perfect for pulling up to the party or park in style. It easily attaches to most bike frames using antique brass fasteners and hidden clamps that hold the bottle securely in place. Not to mention the vegetable-tanned leather only looks better as it ages and wears.
Geared for speed, the Shift Mag gives cyclists an optimal advantage with a superlight frame, nosepiece, and interchangeable lens technology. Simply, snap the magnet on the side for quick, fingerprint-free lens changes. The shift mag sunglasses come with one clear lens as well as a color-enhancing ChromaPop™ lens. Flatter than most performance eyewear, the 5-base frames stay put with a two-position nosepiece and no-slip temples, giving you a secure feel at top speeds.
This small Garmin GPS cycling computer combines navigation, performance, cycling awareness, and smart connectivity helping you ride without the fuss. The edge’s capabilities include indoor and outdoor workout syncing, personalized coaching, integrated cycling applications, and 24 hours of battery life. We've used this device on multi-day bikepacking adventures and battery was never an issue for the 1030. From remote gravel trails to epic climbs, the Edge is one of the best GPS bike computers.
This Outer Shell frame bag comes in a variety of colors and sizes perfect for any fitting bike or style. Handmade in California, this bag features double-sided velcro straps that can be adjusted to short, narrow, or wide frames. The foam-padded perimeter prevents ratting with full zip internal and external pockets protected by PU coated Cordura water-resistant fabric. Not to mention, it's perfect size - you can still carry two full size water bottles in the frame with this frame bag. It's double-sided zipper makes it easy to seperate quick grab items and other items you carry with you.
Sick of bike bells that look as bad as they sound? The Knog Oi classic is a beautifully designed bell that is both audibly and visually appealing, designed to be discrete and unrecognizable. What's better sounding than an angel playing the glockenspiel? The Knog Oi comes in a variety of sizes and colors including brass, copper, silver, and black.
This Outer Shell Mini Saddlebag has a tidy profile and clean lines to complement any bike, from sleek carbon road bikes to full-suspension trail stompers. Don’t let the compact dimensions fool you though! It easily fits one big tube for the MTB or two for the roadie; plus a multitool, levers, and CO₂ cartridge. Quick, secure, and dropper-compatible attachment using a rubber strap by Voilé (included).
The Garmin Variant front and back taillight set perfect for riders who want the best in high tech, plus safety and visibility. This set of lights are a great option, especially if you’re already using a Garmin Edge cycling computer. These smart lights adjust to your speed and sense drivers behind you. If you’re suddenly heading downhill and your speed has picked up, your light automatically projects farther ahead so you can see what’s coming up. At $200 for the set, it’s certainly not the cheapest bicycle light setup on the market, however, it does pay to have a smart light watching out for you.
Set your pockets free and easily stash your phone, snacks, wallet, and other small bits with the aid of our handlebar bag mini. Handlebar bag mini nearly disappears under your bars. It’s the perfect accessory for all riders. It secures easily on drop bar and flat bar bikes via 2 durable velcro straps and a tether cord leaving plenty of room for your watt computer. The smooth YKK zipper grants easy access to your rations. The Mini is constructed with a durable Cordura canvas, lined with waterproof nylon fabric, and shaped via a lightweight thin custom cut of plastic.
While this is in no way a complete list of accessories, these honorable mentions will undoubtedly help you ride longer, safer, and have more fun saddle altogether. Visit Thread + Spoke collections today to explore our stylish collection of men’s and women’s cycling apparel or journal to learn more.
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