8 of the most innovative cycling accessories for the city

8 of the most innovative cycling accessories for the city
14/10/2018 conor

Saddle up for this year’s most innovative cycling accessories

There is nothing quite like the freedom of exploring a city by bike, even if you’re on your way to work! Having the right gear for a city cycle is essential. 

We’ve carefully selected innovative cycling accessories that will optimise your jaunts through the urban jungle. Our collection focuses on the casual rider – not the lycra-clad speed fixed wheeler. Each item offers an improvement on the standard options making your cycle easier, safer or more stylish.  

The Poplock helmet from Thousand is the best looking helmet on the market. It is designed with a vintage motorcycle inspired silhouette and comes in a range of eye-catching colours. It’s packed to the brim with ingenious features designed to make city cycling safer and more convenient.

The Poplock design is a patented feature that provides a simple and secure way to lock up your helmet. Simply pop the hidden cap located in the body of the helmet and feed your bike lock through the hole to secure your bike. Another effective feature is the magnetic buckle to the strap. No more fiddling around or catching skin with old-school buckles. Connect the two side and the magnetic mechanism does the hard work for you. The helmet is been crafted from a strong ABS outer shell with a comfortable EPS foam interior. It is European (EN1078) certified.

Why carry ten tools when you can carry one? This ingenious 10-in-1 cycling tool features integrated instruments for every essential bike fix.

The compact and lightweight Nutter Tool from Full Windsor is a revelation. The unique shape is designed to allow you to use it as a handle, making turning and screwing easy. Once you’ve finished using the Nutter, it can be stowed within its leather and recycled inner tube pouch.

Whilst the British weather is far from reliable, you can rely on the Bellroy x MAAP All Conditions Phone Pocket. A creation born from the collaboration of everyday carry innovators Bellroy and Aussie cycling aficionados MAAP.

Crafted with water-resistant leather and YKK Aquaguard zipper, it’s a cyclists best friend. Keeping your phone protected alongside your cash and cards for any adventure. With adverse weather conditions in mind, the MAAP All Conditions Phone Pocket offers a secure, stylish space to keep your valuables dry and accessible.

City smog sucks. Reducing the number of toxins you breathe in is not only better for your health but improves athletic performance.

The innovative City Mask from Banale features a premium high ventilation valve that remains dry and fresh when used. The filters are fully interchangeable and last on average for 6-8 weeks. The filters feature an active carbon design with the latest generation of polypropylene filter technology. They prevent you from breathing particulates PM 2.5, PM 10, pollen and even bacteria. Keeping you healthier and allowing you to put in some serious PB rides. 

Whilst commuting on a bike rids you of the hassle of the tube or bus, it does mean you have to take a change of clothes to work. The Henty CoPilot is the ultimate commuting 20L backpack with a built-in crease-free garment bag.

The intuitively designed full-size garment bag rolls up around the removable 18L tube duffle. Leaving you with crease-free suits, shirts, skirts or blouses. Not stopping there, Henty even integrated a 15” laptop pouch. Cycling specific features include a stabilisation strap, dedicated light attachment, reflective padding and a high visibility waterproof rain jacket with taped seams.

Having to squeeze past a bike located in a hallway is an all too common occurrence. No more.

The playful and distinctive Trophy Bull Bike Rack from Outline Works is designed in the silhouette form of an iconic bullhead. Not only will it leave guests with a bike free entrance but it looks awesome even when it’s not holding a bike.

Stay hydrated on the go without installing a permanent bottle holder. With a simple yet sturdy velcro closing mechanism, the Porta Bottiglia is designed by Milan-based 24Bottles to accommodate regular bottles from 500ml to 750ml.

Crafted from upcycled cotton and genuine leatherette trim, the Porta Bottiglia is both hardwearing and sturdy. It’s also great for transporting a bottle of wine. 

What’s better than finishing a ride and cracking a cold one? Well, having a bottle opener that also doubles up as a tool. The Halifax Multi-Tool provides effortless functionality in a deceivingly simple silhouette. Crafted from lightweight but exceedingly robust Billet Titanium, it is a small but mighty companion.

The Halifax will help you tighten a loose screw, pry apart tight spaces, or open an ice-cold beverage. Its size makes it ideal to be looped on a keyring or slipped into your back pocket, ready for use when a challenge arises.

Get set for your cycling adventures. Check out our full collection of cycling accessories to upgrade your ride.

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