10 of the Cutest Bike Accessories You Can Get Online
From a tie-dye bag to a space-themed bell.
(SPOT.ph) With its promise of mobility, biking has once again become a trend in the past year. People are buying new wheels (not cars, but bikes); and upgrading their rides one gear at a time. If you’re looking to stay cool and stylish while weaving through Metro Manila’s traffic with your bike, you can shake things up with a colorful helmet or a cool reflector.
Get around the city with these cute bike accessories you can shop online:
Pizza-Shaped Reflector (P250) from I Love Handmade
Aside from headlights and taillights, reflectors also make it safer for you to ride at night. You can get neon-colored strips that bounce off lights from cars, or personalize your ride with a pizza-shaped reflector from local crafting store I Love Handmade. They also sell other fun shapes: an egg, a doughnut with sprinkles, heart, an ice cream, a popsicle, and a Pride-themed heart.
Watermelon-themed Helmet (P3,088) from Nutcase
Wearing a helmet is a must, especially when you're riding along the mean streets of the Metro. But if you don’t want to wear a boring one, Portland-based helmet brand Nutcase has a lot of fun designs to choose from. Their Gen3 Watermelon looks like a watermelon cut in half. It has an adjustable rotary dial system at the back so you can make sure that the helmet's snug on your head, a detachable visor, and a soft chin pad on the straps. The straps and dial also have their own reflectors for added visibility while biking at night.
Stem Pouch (P1,500) from Go Far
Make sure you have everything within reach while biking with local brand Go Far's tie-dyed pouches that you can attach to your bike's stem. They have three designs to choose from: Orange Punch, Red Dye, or Purple Stain. Go Far also sells a basket bag for a Wald 137 and a two-in-one bag that you can either hang on your handlebar or put on your waist.
Bar Tape (P490) from Passé
Gripping your bike's handlebars can be tiring, especially if you're going on a long ride. Add a bit of cushion for your hands with Manila-based Passé's bar tapes made from organic cotton. The tapes come with double adhesives, too, for easy wrapping. You have 19 colors to choose from, including lavender, pink, yellow, green, and yellow. Each roll can wrap up to 46 centimeters of drop bars or loop bars .
Nylon Buckle 25" (P425) from Voile Straps
Secure your haul in place by attaching Voile Straps on your bike rack or basket. It comes in bright colors to match your bike's look and is available in different lengths depending on what you need. The Nylon Buckle, in particular, is made from polyurethane with a UV-resistant additive so that it doesn't easily snap over prolonged use under the sun.
Outer Space Bell (P750) from Nutcase
Science buffs will have fun using an outer space-themed bike bell from Nutcase. Attach it to your handlebar and ring the bell when crossing the street. You can also use it relentlessly when passing by a rude car-owner that has parked along the bike lane.
Bottle Trap (P450) from Velocity
Velocity Bottle Trap guarantees that your tumbler stays in place while biking, thus the name. It weighs 35 grams and can be secured on your mountain bike's down tube with some screws. It's available in white, silver, orange, pink, neon green, sky blue, and more colors. There's also a glow-in-the-dark variety, which is pricier by P50.
Tin Robot Helmet (P3,088) from Nutcase
Tap into your inner child with Nutcase's Tin Robot design. Aside from the cartoon-like look, it also boasts a magnetic buckle that lets you snap your strap in a flash while still keeping the helmet secure on your head. It also has a removable rotary dial system at the back, a removable visor, and 11 vents for maximum airflow under your helmet.
Onigiri-Themed Reflector (P250) from A Snail's Pace
A Filipino shop for bikers by bikers, A Snail's Pace sells functional bike accessories like the onigiri-themed reflector. You can attach it behind your saddle, hang it on your handle bar, or your backpack. Just make sure it can be seen in the dark.
Super Wedgie Frame Pack (P5,000) from Oveja Negra
Colorado-based Oveja Negra has been manufacturing bikepacking gear since 2012, and they're known for their bright-colored designs and customized frame bags. Their official Philippine dealer Bikeary Bicycle Lifestyle is well stocked with their products, including the popular Super Wedgie Frame Pack that comes in a combination of bright yellow, cyan, and purple.
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