Bikes and good beer go hand in hand. NubNub’s Pub-Nub guarantees you’re never locked out of your favorite brew after a long, arduous ride by mounting a bottle opener to the end of your handlebar. Pub-Nub installs using just a 5mm hex wrench, taking the place of the otherwise useless plug occupying the hole in your handlebar, and is machined of solid T6061 aluminum to reliably crack open bottles over the long haul. Available in either matte gray and matte black variants.
Most bicycle lights settle for lighting the path ahead. Ding Bike Lights, on the other hand, outputs not only a blinding 400 lumens forward but also a downward beam of 150 lumens, forming a highly conspicuous rectangle around you and your ride in order to increase your visibility to drivers. Ding also mounts discreetly below your handlebar — aero or not — using an included silicone strap clamp, lasts between 2.5 and 6 hours per charge depending on brightness setting, and quickly slips in and out of its mounted holster for topping off its battery (and to keep would-be thieves from grabbing it for themselves).
Learn more at Kickstarter – roughly $55+
A little bolder than your average bicycling apparel, the Search and State S1-Aloha Riding Jersey features a custom print for livening up your summer rides. The S1-Aloha is made in New York using the same breathable, luxurious and durable fabric as the brand’s more discreet jerseys and otherwise boasts the same three rear pocket configuration, waist grippers to keep it locked down, and a reliable Riri zipper along the front.
Hit up Search and State for details – $155
Whether you’re riding for leisure or competitively, Rohner’s Street Racing Cycling Socks give your feet far more thought than does whatever you currently wear. These anatomical socks feature a CoolMax sweat-wicking construction, strategic cushioning to mitigate stress on high strain areas, plus antibacterial and anti-odor MerylSkinlife yarn to keep fresh through lengthier rides. Rohner also makes a variety of other specialized active socks for running, hiking, skiing, and even for dress.
Find it at Rohner Socks – $20
Ditch the ballistic nylon and complement your retro-styled single speed cruiser with WaterField’s Rapide Saddlebag instead. This handsomely rugged saddlebag blends full-grain naturally-tanned leather with a waxed canvas insert, clips shut using a single metallic stud closure, and attaches to your bike using a leather toe-clip strap. To keep things organized the Rapide also comes with a mini tool roll with ample room for a spare tube, tire levers, plus several other compact tools.
Find it at WaterField Designs – $60
Outdoor Tech’s Buckshot is a solid no-frills option for listening to jams on a bike. The Buckshot Pro, alternatively, comes complete with all the frills. This portable Bluetooth speaker still boasts a ruggedized IPX5 shock- and water-resistant casing, a rechargeable li-ion battery good for 10 hours of playtime, and a simple rubber handlebar mount that can also strap it to just about anything small. Moreover, it also doubles as as a three-mode flashlight thanks to the plug-on accessory and a backup battery to conveniently recharge your smartphone or GoPro.
Pick one up on Amazon – $80
A lot can go wrong mechanically, even on just two wheels. Stay prepared with Crank Brothers Y-Shaped Multi Tools, a set of super compact tools that easily slips into a seat bag, hydration pack, or even a pocket. The Y-12 predictably includes 12 tools, amongst them a patch kit, two torx wrenches, both Phillips and flat heat screwdrivers, plus seven hex wrenches. And while slightly heavier, the Y-16 also includes a CO2 inflator, two spoke wrenches, and a chain tool, albeit at the cost of losing the patch kit.
Fat bikes are great for tackling unstable terrain, but pushing all that rubber is energy consuming. Not so with the RadRover Electric Fat Bike, which couples a 48V Samsung battery to a 750W brushless geared hub motor in the rear wheel to quickly get you to speeds of up to 20mph without breaking a sweat and continue riding for up to 30 miles, no pedalling required. A large LCD display brings together a speedometer, power gauge, odometer, and the like all from the center of the handlebars for keeping an eye on the state of affairs. Else, the bike also features a 7 speed Shimano drive train to make matching pedalling to terrain a breeze, a suspension fork that synergizes with the tires for unparalleled ride comfort, front and read Tektro disk brakes for solid stopping power, and a lightweight 6061 aluminum frame.
Find it at Indiegogo – $1,200
Bicycle helmets rapidly become a nuisance once arrived at your destination, since it’ll take a specialized pack — or an overly big one — to stash yours away discreetly. Closca solves this issue with their Fuga Folding Helmet, a helmet whose appeal isn’t limited to a sleek, minimal design. Thanks to three articulated rings, the 2015 Red Dot winning Fuga folds flat and stays that way in a single motion. The spacing between each ring when expanded also doubles as air vents to keep your noggin cool while riding. And, most importantly, it’s also safe thanks to a fibreglass-reinforced structure and expanded polystyrene foam shell, meeting safety standards in the USA, European Union and Asia.
Available in black and white at Closca – roughly $80
As gorgeous as it is lightweight, the Lenkr V1-Walnut Handlebar is the perfect addition to any distinctive fixie or singlespeed bike. Each unit is machined from a solid piece of walnut that’s then finished with a weather-durable, UV-protected varnish and reinforced using a vibration-absorbing aluminum core. It’s also equipped with precision milled anodized end caps and boasts a 31.8mm diameter, making it suitable for use with most recent stems.
Learn more at Lenkr – roughly $205