Tools for a Better Bike Ride

Tools for a Better Bike Ride

You may have noticed recently that we’ve mentioned more than a few times how much we enjoy a good bike ride. In addition to tell you about the lightweight bike for Kennedy and the mountain bike for Madison, we also told you about how Pokemon Go inspired us to take a nice long ride as a family.

Good lighting is always a must, whether riding in the day or at night. This bike light from Divine LED will light your way! -

With each of those posts, I thought about how our bikes were more than just “unbox and pedal”. All four of our bicycles are equipped with extra goodies to make the rides more comfortable as well as safer. Whether you incorporate all of these or just some, you’ll probably appreciate the little extra luxury they provide.

7 Gadgets to Upgrade Your Bicycle

Phone Mount

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Most cars come with built-in navigation systems so it makes sense to want that same type of feature when you venture out on a bike ride. We actually opt to go longer distances and venture further out than we would have otherwise when we can see exactly where we are going. Whether you use an app like Runtastic (or Cyctastic), Google maps, music or some other app, being able to access your phone without hassle makes this worth the minor investment. “Hey, there’s a PokeStop up there!”
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Make your ride more enjoyable with these bicycle accessories and gadgets. - SahmReviews.comI’m not sure at what point bicycles no longer included a kickstand, but it makes no sense. Even if you have a place to lean your bicycle in storage, you need one to be able to hold your bike when you stop to smell the roses.
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Bicycle Lock

Make your ride more enjoyable with these bicycle accessories and gadgets. - SahmReviews.comSometimes a bike ride is simply about getting exercise but other times it’s about the journey. We’ve been known to stop at a store to re-hydrate or reward ourselves with an ice cream sundae. It’s always more reassuring knowing the bicycle is secure when we step away and a bicycle lock is a small price to pay for that peace of mind.
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Water Bottle Holder

Make your ride more enjoyable with these bicycle accessories and gadgets. - SahmReviews.comYou may be one to wear a Camelback for hydration, but most people don’t. Kids and adults alike should drink plenty of water when exercising and cycling (even casually) is no different.
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Bike Headlight

Make your ride more enjoyable with these bicycle accessories and gadgets. - SahmReviews.comUnless you plan on riding in the late afternoon and evening, you won’t likely need a light. However, it doesn’t hurt to have one just in case. There are times when weather changes dramatically and you’ll want to have a headlight just in case. We opt for flashlight-style bike lights so we’re able to take it off to use for other purposes.
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Tire Pump

Make your ride more enjoyable with these bicycle accessories and gadgets. - SahmReviews.comBuy a portable pump and attach it to your bike frame. We often ride together so Scott’s bike is equipped with a portable tire pump in case we find ourselves losing air while out and about.
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Comfortable Bicycle Seat

Make your ride more enjoyable with these bicycle accessories and gadgets. - SahmReviews.comIf you plan to ride a lot, invest in a seat that won’t make you regret your ride. There are options for both men and women.You’re welcome.
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The prices on these various bicycle accessories are minimal compared to the amount of comfort and security they will offer in return. So what are you waiting for? Gear up your bicycle and hit the road.

Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

15 comments on «Tools for a Better Bike Ride»

  1. Sparks says:

    I’d agree with most of these. I grew up doing a lot of cycling (more road bike than mountain). I am surprised you are getting bikes without a kickstand. I have taken them off before because the bike was so light there was little point in it, a breeze or incline would knock it over, but to not have one when purchased seems odd.

  2. Nellwyn says:

    A phone mount is a great idea! And a comfortable seat is so important to me.

  3. Julie Mason says:

    I love the phone mount.

  4. Jenn says:

    These are great. I never thought about a phone mount or even knew they had them! Im going to pick one up for my daughter.

  5. Michele says:

    Sounds like you have everything covered. I especially like the head light–that also helps automobiles see bikers at ight and the evenings much more easily.

  6. Neely Moldovan says:

    Very cool gadgets. We got new seats when we got our bikes. Game changer!

  7. Megan says:

    Great collection of accessories. I especially love the phone mount, never a good place for it when I ride.

  8. Carrie says:

    Who knew there were so many accessories for bikes. I haven’t ridden a bike in years!

  9. Liz Mays says:

    Heck yes to the tire pump. More than a few times have I been caught in need of one!

  10. brody says:

    good to know stuff! thanks for the effort!

  11. Drew T says:

    I’d even suggest a bell (not really an upgrade, unless it’s high tech), just because some cities have bylaws which require one.

  12. Stacy Fitzgerald says:

    Awesome ! Love anything to make my bikes better !

  13. Very useful post, Nicole! I enjoy bike riding and the phone mount is my favourite accessorie.

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