Whether you have recently purchased a bicycle or are considering to purchase one, you should also keep in mind the accessories that go with it. There are some accessories that are essential, while some can be added for comfort and style.
So while you plan on choosing what is essential for you, understand how you can secure yourself at all times. A first-aid kit and a helmet are the most essential accessories you should be getting.

So here is a guide that will help you pick the right accessories for you.

1. Pick out the accessories that will ensure your safety.
A helmet is one of the most essential accessories that a cyclist will need. In case of an accident, the helmet ensures head protection and prevention from major injuries. So when you pick one for yourself, check the size chart and pick the right one for you. A helmet too small or big will not justify its usability. Also, you can go for an attractive colour like neon, green or orange, so you could be spotted from a distance.
Another important element is a box of spare tools. It is always a good idea to carry an inner tube, a repair kit and other basics that will fix your bike if needed.

2. Which other accessories should you buy?
After safety essentials, it’s time to look at common accessories that will make cycling a better experience for you.

  • Clothing:
    Go for a reflective jacket, which will help motorists and other drivers on the road to spot you easily. Reflective gear is beneficial during all times of the day- dawn, dusk, night and rain.
    If you are looking forward to off-roading, there is a range of specialized clothes for cyclists to choose from. You might not need every jersey that is made for cyclists, but bike shirts which have a carrying pouch for a phone and other knick-knacks are very useful. Additionally, ensure that the material is breathable.
    Similarly, go for lycra shorts and gloves which will prevent your palms from sweating.
  • Water bottle holders:
    A water bottle holder is one of the most convenient accessories you can carry. When you cycle to long distances, you might want to fit even a second or third holder. Keeping yourself hydrated is very important while cycling.
  • Lights:
    If you plan to cycle during the evening or at night, lights become essential for you. You should use front and rear lights or at least one of it. These lights make you visible to others and illuminate your path so you know what is coming your way.
  • Bike racks:
    Bike racks are very convenient when you have to take your cycle with you in the car. Bikes take up a lot of room in your car and can dirty your seats. So if you need to transport our cycle anywhere, it is best if you invest in a good car rack.

So now that you know how to pick the right accessories for you, it’s time to get started! If you need any recommendations with choosing Firefox Accessories, you can drop a mail to customercare@firefoxbikes.com or call us on +91 9891400800