There are a lot of accessories that you can buy for cycling, from frames to forks to tubes to all kinds of clothing. In this article, you will learn what equipment you need to improve the safety of your riding.
Buy two air pumps and be prepared for emergencies
You may be living in a city or urban area with excellent roads. You may also only cycle on the pavement, but accidents do happen, and if you ride your bike a lot, getting a flat tire is only a matter of time. For this reason, you want to have two air pumps: one floor model for home use and one portable model to take with you on the road.
When going on long trips, you always want to have a fully charged cell phone and some extra cash with you. This way you can offer someone money to drive you and your bike if you get a flat, you can buy food or snacks if you get hungry, and you can use your phone to call your friends, family or a taxi service.
Riding at night
If you ride at night, consider investing in a bicycle riding system that operates using a rechargeable battery. Such systems are typically more expensive than systems with regular batteries, but you will save money in the long run, and the light will be brighter. You will also have more confidence when you have a fully charged rechargeable battery instead of regular batteries that may die at any time.
Even if you don’t plan on riding at night, have at least one rear reflector on your machine. If you do ride at night, install a powered flashing rear red light.
Another great place to have reflectors is the rear of the pedals. The constant up-and-down motion and reflected light are very effective in drawing the attention of motorists, which is exactly what you are looking for.