From style to colour, gears to setup, bicycles are super customizable, with an endless list of accessories to choose from for every type of cyclist. Whether you’re commuting to work, touring nearby trails, or cruising with your kids, here are our top picks of best bike accessories for safety, comfort and keeping your bike in tip-top condition.
Still looking for the perfect bike that’s right for you? Check out our 7 best bikes for 2022.
Having a bike bell is as important for your own safety as for those around you. In most Canadian provinces and territories, including Ontario, it’s even mandatory as part of the Cycling and Highway Traffic Act. Luckily, bike bells are inexpensive and easy to install—and they’re a fun way to accessorize your handlebars, too!
Whether you’re cruising to a coffee date in the early morning, or riding home late from work, a good set of bike lights will ensure that you’re visible to cars, pedestrians, and other cyclists. We like that both the front and rear lights in this set easily install without tools and are USB rechargeable.
In the time it takes to run into a coffee shop and order a double-shot, an unlocked bike can be lifted and long gone. (In case you’re curious, Vancouver has the most thefts per capita among major Canadian cities.) The best way to keep your bike from getting stolen? Lock it up—every single time, and this padlock is as secure as they come to help make sure your ride remains, well, yours!
Offering an extra large, wide-angle view, this bike mirror provides a crisp, clear views of pedestrians, bikes and car traffic all around you. Plus, the hook-and-loop strap makes it easy to install without the need for tools, making it ultra convenient and easy to tack on.
While it may not be an absolute necessity, having a place to do a full pocket dump before you head out on your bike will certainly help make your rides more comfortable. Stow your keys, phone, snacks and more in this handlebar bag for a carefree ride snug and secure. It’s also insulated to keep your water bottle cool, and conveniently comes with stretch mesh outer pockets to keep your smaller items safe, too.
Whether you’re setting out on a casual Sunday spin, gearing up for a workout or riding to the local coffee shop to meet friends, these bike shorts are basic in the best way. Wear them on their own or layered under a sundress for stylish (and comfy!) cycling.
Whether you need to follow a map to your destination, need to switch podcasts mid-ride, or like to flip through tunes as you cruise, there are many reasons to have your smartphone handy on your bike. This holder will keep your phone securely in place even when you bounce over potholes or take a sharp turn.
As every good cyclist knows, when the skies open up mid-ride, falling rain is only half the problem. What’s worse is the filthy spray being kicked up off the road by your tires (and often into your eyes). A pair of wide, durable fenders may not keep you dry, but they’ll sure keep you from arriving to your destination with much less nasty road water all over you.
Whether you’re commuting to work or just touring on the weekends, a light, ergonomic backpack is a sensible investment. Look for one with storage options, sectioned pockets, and enough room to hold a U-lock, sunglasses case, tube of sunblock, jacket, energy bar and a laptop.
While bike gloves may not be essential, some riders enjoy the comfort they feel with their hands covered—and the extra grip gloves offer during a sweaty ride. If you opt for gloves, you’ll want them to be breathable and durable, and this one checks off both of those boxes.
A floor pump is inexpensive, simple to use and will save you from running to a bike shop every time your tires get low. With its wide barrel design, this one pushes out more air to get you back on the road more quickly, and even comes with an easy-to-read gauge for added convenience.
The occasional flat tire is inevitable, so it pays to be prepared with the right tube repair kit in tow. This one can patch small punctures, from nails or glass shard, and comes with a large repair patch for bigger holes and tears, so you can get your rubber back on the road faster.
Let’s face it: Even if you’re blessed with a spacious garage or storage shed, making room for bicycles can be a challenge. These heavy-duty bike hooks can be mounted to a wall or ceiling, accommodate 3-inch tires, and are PVC-coated to protect your bike’s paint job.
Whether you’re storing your bike outside or in a garage, having a bike cover can come in handy, whether to keep dust and rain off your frames and wheel, and prevent UV damage, too. Best of all, this cover is conveniently designed to accommodate easy access to your bike lock, too.