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Two Wheel Gear Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier

Cycling to work isn’t conducive to suiting up. Unless you’re equipped with something like Two Wheel Gear’s Classic 2.0 Garment Pannier. Attaching solidly to most standard rear bicycle racks, the pannier holds a full suit, shoes, shower accessories, a 15″ laptop, and more, all in all offering 55 litres of room for your stuff. The pack is constructed of rugged 600D Polyester with waterproof TPE coating, though a deployable rain cover ensures moisture stays out. It’s also adorned with reflective accents on all sides for nighttime visibility and meets standard airline carry-on requirements, pulling double-duty as a weekender when you’re taking to the skies.

Learn more at Two Wheel Gear ($166) or Amazon ($179)

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Light & Motion Urban 850 Trail

While it charges to full in two and a half hours and boasts a rugged, IP67 rated waterproofed shell, Light & Motion’s Urban 850 Trail really shines thanks to a ridiculously bright 850 lumen output from one CREE LED — the brightest amongst all single LED bike lights. This borderline unreasonable brightness is curbed thanks to a custom engineered reflector that provides a smoothly transitioning beam pattern optimal for maintaining your depth perception, also meeting the ANSI/NEMA FL-1 Standard. Else it’s got a pair of subtle red side markers for lateral visibility and lasts for between 1.5 (on high) to 6 hours (on low; 180 lumens) on a charge, more than enough to satisfy your nighttime trail riding appetite.

Find it at Amazon – $180

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Sondors Electric Bike

While it’s not the flashiest ride around, the Sondors Electric Bike is one thing that other e-bikes aren’t: affordable. Sondors is equipped with fat off-road tires and a powerful 350 Watt motor — activated by pushing its thumb throttle — to handle all terrains and reach a respectable 20 mile per hour top speed on asphalt for up to 50 miles (with pedal assist). They’ll also gladly take the money you saved in exchange for one of numerous upgrades, including a higher-capacity battery, a shock-absorbing fork, or a lightweight aluminum frame that sheds 6 pounds off the original’s 50 pound weight.

Pledge for one at Kickstarter – $500+

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Vadolibero Bike Butler

Apartment living probably entails perpetually leaning your bike against a wall, with all related accessories strewn around haphazardly. The Vadolibero Bike Butler makes it easy to keep things a little tidier. Not unlike many bike wall rack mounts the Bike Butler holds your bike by its top tube, though it’s equipped with far more storage room including a platform on top, a drawer, and a row of hooks for keys, glasses, and the like behind a folding door. It’s also got a series of side-mounted hooks for your helmet, bag, and other larger accessories, and stands on its own — no mounting required — with a silver varnished iron tube base.

Learn more at Vadolibero – $TBA [via]

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Tannus Puncture Proof Bicycle Tires

Due to their thinness, bicycle tires are particularly susceptible to flats. Tannus Puncture Proof Bicycle Tires, not so much. Instead of riding on air, Tannus tires are completely solid inside — made with Aither, a foam-like Micro Closed Cell Polymer Resin — while still minimizing rolling resistance, wear and tear, and, surprisingly, even weight, weighing in at less than most tire/tube/rimtape combinations. So roll over nails, broken glass, or metal — none of it will slow you down enough to even notice.

Learn more at Tannus – $70+

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Fabric Cageless Water Bottle

You could argue that the weight difference is negligible, but if for you every gram counts Fabric’s Cageless Water Bottle is the way to go. Mount the two ultralight studs — each weighing in at 1.5 grams (0.53 ounces) — onto your bike’s frame, and when you’re not carrying a bottle the frame is as good as bare. When you do need to lug around the 600ml bottle, just slip it onto the studs in just one intuitive motion.

Learn more at Fabric – $TBA

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Restrap Touring Saddle Bag

Thought you needed a rack to carry loads of gear on your bike? Think again. The Restrap Touring Saddle Bag is affixed to just your seat post and saddle without the use of tools, holding large dry bags of between 8 to 13 litres. Attaching your dry bag is easy thanks to its hard case design, and can be done even while wearing a pair of clumsy gloves thanks to its unique magnetic buckle. It’s also made from 1000D military-grade cordura, meaning this saddle bag should last about as long as you.

Find it at Restrap or Union of Pedallers – $140+

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Lumos Bicycle Helmet

It could be argued that bicycle turn signals — when actually present — aren’t mounted visibly enough. The Lumos Bicycle Helmet takes care of that by strapping highly conspicuous turn signals, brake lights, and even a headlight onto your head. Lumos meets American (CPSC) and European (EN1078) bicycle helmet safety standards and functions just like a normal helmet until you turn it on. When you do by pressing its button, the helmet’s front and rear lights flash to attract attention and the brake light activates when slowing down thanks to an integrated accelerometer. And no need to lift your hands off of the handles to turn: a handlebar-mounted, waterproof wireless remote activates either right or left turn signals at the push of a button.

Learn more at Kickstarter – $100

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Artifox Bike Rack

Display your ride on a rack that’s worthy of it with the Artifox Bike Rack. Uniting solid hardwood like maple or walnut with powder coated steel hardware, this rack is built to last and frees up more space versus just leaning your bike on a wall. The mounting system self-levels the rack along any surface while concealing the final screw with a magnet, and the leather-guarded wheel holder fits all bike wheels up to 4.5″ in width.

Find it at Artifox – $250

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Garmin Varia Rearview Bike Radar

As long as roads are shared, biking will to some degree be inherently dangerous. Make it less so with the Garmin Varia Rearview Bike Radar. Consisting of a radar-equipped taillight and a stem-mountable head unit — both wirelessly linked — Varia detects vehicles approaching from behind at distances up to 153 yards and warns of their individual relative speeds and threat levels so you can react appropriately. It also brightens and flashes the taillight to grab the attention of approaching drivers and integrates with Garmin’s Edge cycling computers for seamless warnings alongside cycling information and turn-by-turn directions.

Pick one up at Garmin – $200

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