Must-Have Bike Commuter Accessories 2014

Must-Have Bike Commuter Accessories 2014

The New York Fahgettaboudit Mini by Kryptonite

Just as tough as the area it was named for—the New York Fahgettaboudit Mini will keep out every bike thief. The company backs their lock with a 10 out of 10 security rating and $4,500 in insurance money, if thieves somehow manage to get away with your bike. 18mm of steel and double deadbolt locking protect your favorite mode of transportation.
Find it here, price not listed.

Grande Beverage Holder by Delta

It’s pretty tricky to get your morning coffee to the office without a cup holder. This particular one has rubber grippers to hold the drink in place, a knob to adjust the angle and it expands to hold almost any size cup. That extra-large iced coffee will fit right in.
Find it here for $15.

Hand-Painted Bike Bells by dringdring

These decorative bike bells are hand-painted with eco-friendly paints and then baked to make them resistant to treacherous weather. The company dringdring is currently updating their website, but you can find a few bells for sale at Kikkerland Design.
Find them here for $20.

Universal Smartphone Mount by Quad Lock

Users have given this mount a four-and-a-half star rating and glowing commendations for its secure hold, ease of use and for the fact that it doesn’t obstruct the phone in any way. Some of the commenters even said they use the holder on their mountain bikes, so a few bumps in the road won’t be an issue.
Find it here for $40.

The Southside and the Lower Southside (tan) by Chrome

These bike shoes made our top gear round-up last year and they’re in it again. Originally made for bike messengers, Chrome has been supplying all kinds of city cyclists for nearly 20 years. These classic shoes are made with oiled, full-grain leather, which will look even better with age and they’re designed for cycling, with the ideal amount of support. As they put it, “Chrome is utility and mobility… simple, functional gear built with military grade materials and bike specific fit and features that work on the bike and in the bar.”
Find them here for $63-$100.

The Allston Helmet by Bern

When designing their first helmet specifically for cyclists, Bern sought a wide-range of feedback from bike messengers to cyclecross racers and everyone in between. The result is one of the most well thought out bike helmets on the market. A total of 16 vents ensure breathability in warmer weather, a detachable visor keeps the sun out of your eyes and their ZipMold technology means maximum head protection at a minimum total weight.
Find it here for $90.

The Spin Series by Osprey

Osprey has been making gear for 40 years and that legacy is clear in this well-designed bike commuter pack. Smart features like the helmet clip, blinker light attachment, protected laptop sleeve and the rain cover make this a standout pack for cyclists. The Spin series comes in two sizes, a 22-liter and a 32-liter and both are made with heat embossed nylon.
Find them here, buy them at major retailers for $140-$150.


There are many lights on the market, but few that accomplish three tasks with one product. Revolights are rings of LED lights that fit on your front and rear tires and adjust to your riding speed to create continuous beams of light. The front works as a headlight, the rear functions as a brake light and both emit light in all directions to make you visible and keep you safe at night.
Find them here for $229.

Tripoly Jacket by Nau

This sleek all-weather jacket is perfect for spring riding and the office. Made of recycled polyester and organic cotton fabric, it is both waterproof and breathable, which is a vital combination for cyclists. A detachable hood, fold-down collar and plenty of spacious pockets make this flattering coat a bike commuter’s dream.
Find it here for $255.