Sure, you could fiddle endlessly with bungee straps until your bike’s cargo is tamed, but why put yourself through all that when there’s a far simpler (and safer) way? Introducing Fietsklik, a family of products that begins with the Klik adapter; fasten Klik to nearly any rear rack and you’re in business. Afterwards, attaching their wheeled crate, shopper panniers, laptop bag, messenger back, or even a child seat is as easy as clicking it in. Fietsklik also secures attached accessories against theft using an included key, carries the crate and two panniers at once, and makes lugging home a 24 absurdly straightforward.
Read more at Kickstarter – $100+
Theft is every city biker’s mind, hence why we all usually strip our two-wheelers of any and all easily removable accessories. Paul Cocksedge’s Double O makes this a breeze – for your bike light, anyway – by docking to its mount using powerful neodymium-grade magnets hidden within their enclosures. Both headlight and taillight use twelve LEDs each to deliver 80 and 45 lumens of brightness, respectively, emitting about the same amount of light as competitors but in a less harsh, more diffuse manner. They’re also waterproof, durable, charge by USB in about an hour and a half, run for between 2 and 10 hours depending on the mode, and actually don’t have to be taken with you when leaving your bike, since they can conveniently be threaded onto a lock and left secured with your bike.
Hit up Kickstarter for more info – $66+, or $115 for a set
For when riding on just two ultra fat tires won’t cut it, there’s Rungu’s Juggernaut. Instead, this beast of a trike floats on three wheels to roll over nigh any obstacle less than 6-inches tall with relative ease, relying on an extended wheelbase, the wider stance than two shoulder width front wheels provide, and improved grip while braking thanks to dual front disk brakes controlled by a single lever. A two-fork frame makes all this possible, and while low gearing via a 9-speed Shimano Deore rear derailleur accommodates riding over snow, sand, and asphalt alike, e-bike kit mounting points can eventually facilitate propelling this 56 pound monster forward.
Read more at Rungu – $2,500+
The way we see it, the biggest advantage to driving as opposed to riding a bike is the access to a cup holder or two for our coffee. Maybe we’re overlooking adverse weather, or perhaps we just really like coffee. Either way, Bookman’s latest creation is the facilitator to our caffeine addiction. This two-ringed cup holder firmly clamps down on your handlebars to efficiently hold your cup, flipping over to accommodate bigger or smaller ones as needed. Its colorful design includes not a single screw or drop of glue. And unless you’re heading downhill at high speeds, your capped drink should remain safe even over repeated bumps and potholes.
Rig your ride and preorder in one of five colors at Bookman – roughly $40
Stocking up on local craft beer while on a bike just feels right, though trying to lug one gallon of brew in a growler isn’t easier said than done – rather, it’s impossible. At least, without the proper gear. Meriwether Montana’s Leather Bike Growler Carrier effortlessly bears your growler beneath your saddle, wrapping it in vegetable tanned leather and metal hardware. Strap it on using the two buckles, slip in your growler, secure it with redundant dual clasps, then bike home with a week’s (or at least a couple day’s) worth of beer.
Fiddling with clipless pedals in search of the right side or position to clip into is a distracting task, particularly while on busy streets. But it’s an absolute cinch with Infinity Pedal. Thanks to its perfectly rounded shape, Infinity Pedal offers infinite engagement positions, meaning all that’s needed to secure it to your foot is to slide your shoe forward over it: guided by the shape of the two-bolt cleat it’s virtually footproof. Infinity is also ultra-light at just 190 grams per pair of titanium pedals, offers adjustable tension and float, and releases just like any other clipless – just twist.
Pledge at Kickstarter – $130+
Electric can be badass. Tesla set the bar for automobiles and now Surface 604′s doing the same for two wheelers. With ultra fat four-inch wide mountain bike tires, this bike effortlessly puts dirt trails, sand, and snow behind it thanks to a 750-watt peak brushless motor that offers pedalling assistance in three modes – low, medium, and high – to attain speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. A massive 8.5-pound li-ion battery strapped to its tail provides enough power to cover roughly 20 miles per charge, though should it run out, adjusting through the 7-speed Shimano derailleur can help make the return trip more bearable.
Find them at Surface 604 – $2,000
Whether floor space is lacking or too much wall space is left unoccupied, Shelfie can help. This wall-mountable shelf supports your bicycle not by the top tube – which might be flanked by cables on the underside, or be absent altogether – but instead by its seat. Each injection-molded Shelfie comes with two optional vinyl protectors that fit over the seat contact point, sticks out far enough from the wall to make handlebars a non-issue, and conveniently stashes your cycling gear within and on top of its cubby, meaning your helmet, water bottle, and gloves are no less accessible than your two-wheeler.
Pledge for one at Kickstarter – $125+
Riding your bike past dusk is just plain foolish – that is, unless you’ve taken adequate precautions to ensure that motorists see you. Unfortunately, small square reflectors or lights mounted on the tail of a bicycle are drastically limited by their placement and surface area. Enter the Revolights Arc. Arc replaces the rear fender of the bicycle with a dual-blade light system that can not only be seen from the rear but from the sides as well. Because of riveting to the fender, it’s nearly impossible to remove (or steal) without detaching the entire fender. Else, rear wheel speed is detected by sensors within the lights to create a functional brake light upon deceleration, and its Li-Poly battery can be charged directly from any USB port in under 2 hours to power the unit for 8 hours of night biking fun.
Go pledge at Kickstarter – $70+
VACO12 isn’t a Soviet space capsule, it’s the revolutionary system that may make Rockwell’s bike helmet the new industry standard. Most helmets use hard outer shells filled with foam. Rockwell blows this process away by using three layers: a hard shell, a soft shell and the VACO12 cushions that adapt to the shape of your noggin. The difference is higher flexibility, less material, and far superior fit with no pressure points and better ventilation. In the event that the helmet comes into contact with a hard object or surface, the VACO12 system disperses the impact energy in every direction, resulting in minimal shock. And if superior protection, comfort and cutting edge design weren’t enough, Rockwell’s lineup comes in a wide array of colors that can be mixed and matched to fit your on-bike personality.
Learn more at Rockwell Headgear – $TBA