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22 Cool Bike Accessories and Bike Gadgets for 2020

[Update: 28th January 2020]

Check out our list of cool bike accessories and bike gadgets. Everything from high tech to simple and elegant. We've included information on where you can buy them and how much they cost. They’ll make awesome cycling gifts for friends and family...or for yourself.

Quickly jump to a category you are interested in:

Bike Locks
Bags & Carriers
Mudguards
Beer & Other Drink Holders
Bike Horns
Bike Lights
GPS
Bike Racks
Clothing
Phone Mount
Helmets
Cycling Apps
Mirrors

Bike Locks

1. Litelok Flexi-U Silver

Litelok Flexi-U Silver is the world's first insurance rated, flexible U Lock. Made from patented Boaflexicore material, the Litelok Flexi-U Silver allows you to secure your bike to objects that are too cumbersome for your standard rigid U locks, such as lampposts and telegraph poles. Rated both ART 2 and Sold Secure Silver, the Litelok Flexi-U Silver is not only secure but also lightweight. Starting from just 630g, this flexible lock is 50% lighter than equivalent security rated U locks.

Litelok Flexi-U Silver - flexible D lock

Litelok Flexi-U Silver - From £69.99 / $100

 

Bags & Carriers

2. Pannier by Goodordering

A multi-talented bag that can be worn on your back or fitted onto your bike as a pannier. Made from quality water-resistant nylon with highly durable PVC binding trim, nylon lining and leather details. They’re very stylish.

Goodordering pannier - Cool bike accessories

Pannier by Goodordering - £55 

 

3. Metrosafe LS450 Anti Theft 25L Backpack by Pacsafe

If you’re a bit more security conscious, you may wish to opt for an Anti Theft backpack instead. Pacsafe have many great anti-theft bags but we particularly like the Metrosafe LS450, with it’s RFIDsafe blocking pockets and material, slash-proof material and Zip Clip Pockets. If you’d like to see more anti-theft backpacks then do visit our post looking at the Best Anti Theft Backpacks for Cyclists.

Anti theft backpack - cool bike accessories

Metrosafe LS450 - From $119.95

 

4. Banana Holder by Biken

It's a banana holder made from genuine leather, which allows riders to easily carry and access a banana on the go. We think it’s brilliant.

Bicycle banana carrier

Banana Holder - $55

 

5. MBB Surfboard Rack by Moved by Bikes

Struggle to fit your surfboard in your car? Now you can cycle to the beach using this cleverly designed Surfboard Rack. Designed to fit most bicycles on the market and suitable for any surfboard, long or short.

Mudguards

6. Ass Savers

Mudguards are really important when cycling, especially if you are mountain biking, cycling off-road, or if the weather is bad. Not only do Ass Savers protect you from flying mud debris, they also look very funky. They are a cool brand that not only provides a much-needed bit of kit, but they also make your bike look pretty stylish.

Ass Savers mudguards

 Ass Savers - From 9.00€

 

Beer & Other Drink Holders

7. WOODEN CITY BIKE CRATE - REAR by State Bicycle Co

This stylish wooden crate can be mounted to the back of your bike and is perfect for transporting sealed beverages. It even has a bottle opener attached to it. However, it is easier to fit it to a State Bicycle Co bike, if you have another bike you will need some additional tools and a fair few minutes of your time.

Wooden City Bike Crate - Cool Bike Accessories

Wooden City Bike Crate - From $59.99

 

8. Bicycle Wine Rack by Oopsmark

If the banana holder isn’t for you then you may like this handmade leather bicycle wine rack. It is perfect for taking a bottle of wine with you on the go. Easy to attach and the vegetable-tanned leather will only look better as it ages.

Bicycle Wine Rack - Cool bike accessories

Bicycle Wine Rack - From $34.00

 

Bike Horns

9. Loud Bicycle Horn

The Loud Bicycle horn sounds like a car horn and is just as loud too. Drivers react to car horns before they even know where the sound is coming from. A driver that gets beeped at while backing out of a driveway for example, will immediately brake. These kinds of reflexive reactions are perfect to keep cyclists safe. Initially funded via Kickstarter, they now have horns from their second batch in stock.

Loud Bicycle Horn - $95

 

10. Oi 

'The bike bell that doesn't look like a bike bell'. Launched on Kickstarter, this stylish bike bell both sounds good and looks good. If you feel that your standard bike bell is clunky, old fashioned, and spoils the look of your bike, then check out Oi. It cuts down on handlebar clutter whilst keeping you safe.

Oi bike bell

Oi bike bell - from 19.99€

 

Bike Lights

11. Beryl Laserlight

The Beryl Laserlight projects a bike symbol 6 metres in front of you. It gives you a larger footprint on the road, alerts drivers to your approach and lets you be seen in situations where you are otherwise invisible. Not only is this a really cool bike accessory, but it also has the potential to save a lot of lives.

Beryl Laserlight core - Cool Bike Accessories

Beryl Laserlight- £125.00

 

12. M232 Monkey Light by MonkeyLectric

MonkeyLectric party lights are fantastic. These super cool LEDs fit onto your wheel and are waterproof and dustproof. You can have thousands of amazing patterns in your spinning bicycle wheel.

M232 Monkey Light - From $48 

 

GPS

13. Smart Halo 2

The Smart Halo is everything you want in a GPS with its various functions and modifications. It helps with navigation, a high decibel alarm for bike theft, fitness tracker, assist with text notifications and has a built-in light. This smart GPS can connect to your phone to work with Apps such as Strava in addition of being a functional piece of kit.

Smart Halo 2

Smart Halo 2 - $149

 

Bike Racks

14. FIXA bike shelf by Chrome

This beautiful design is both a shelf and a bike rack. Both practical and stylish, it allows you to display your bicycle on your wall like a work of art whilst using the shelf space to store all your favourite bike gadgets.

Fixa Bike Shelf - Cool Bike Accessories

Fixa Bike Shelf - Cool Bike Accessories

FIXA - €170.00

 

Clothing

15. Herne Hill Harrington Jacket by Lumo

A beautifully designed jacket full of tasteful features for urban cyclists. It has in-built LED lights to help with visibility when cycling. There’s a fleece lined collar for warmth, and also a vented back for breathability. You’ll look great on the bike and in the pub.

Herne Hill Harrington Jacket - Cool Bike Accessories

Herne Hill Harrington Jacket - £250.00

 

Phone Mount

16. Quad Lock

Quad Lock is the strongest and most secure mounting system in the UK. It integrates your smartphone into an active lifestyle allowing you to access your cycling apps while on the move. A Quadlock is a great choice for delivery riders as its simple to use and will stop people from stealing their mobiles while out and about.

Quad Lock phone mount

Quad Lock - from £22.95

Helmets 

17. Hexr

Hexr are sleek, well-designed helmets that puts your safety as it's primary objective. Hexr scans your head and then specially produces a helmet that is a perfect fit for you. Not only are they safe and comfortable, but they also look pretty stylish. 

Hexr Helmet

Hexr - £349.00

 

18. Yakkay Helmet

Yakkay have cleverly designed covers for their helmets to look like hats. There are many different styles to choose from.

Yakkay Helmet - Cool Bike Accessories

Yakkay Helmet - €49

 

19.Lumos Kickstart Helmet

Lumos Kickstart is the world’s first smart bike helmet that beautifully integrates brake lights, turn signals and helmet into a single cohesive whole. Available in a multitude of colours this helmet is weatherproof, has a rechargeable battery and links to your smartphone. It’s very impressive.

Lumos Helmet - Cool Bike Accessories

Lumos Kickstart Helmet - From £149.99

 

20. HÖVDING 2.0

This extraordinary helmet only appears when you need it. You wear it around your neck and if you fall off your bike or crash, it deploys like an airbag. It is quite ingenious.

Hovding - Cool Bike Accessories

HÖVDING 2.0 - from £249

 

Cycling Apps 

21. Komoot

Cycling apps are a great accessory that can be used to track and measure your daily routine. We love komoot as it makes it easier for you to create your own unique routes for cycling, hiking and walking. The navigation technologies within the app allows you to discover more of the great outdoors, resulting in a better adventure. 

Komoot

Komoot - from £3.99

 

Mirrors

22. RearViz SL-15 by RVI Active

These lightweight arm-mounted bicycle mirrors are perfect for cyclists as they give a clear view of all surroundings.

RearViz SL-15 Cool Bike Accessories

RearViz SL-15 - From $37.95