The best gear, gadgets and garments for your bespoke bicycle
We’ve scoured chic cycling stores and be-spoke boutiques the world over to find the latest and greatest outerwear collections and a range of slick cycling accessories that mean there’s no excuse not to get on your bike.
Wrap up in the latest ergonomic outerwear, and stay safe with the help of smartphone-compatible, collapsible helmets and other tech-forward protective wear. Stay on course with the latest in smart cycle design, with the likes of handlebar-mounted navigator tools and sound-switchable bike bells, and tidy up with the help of bike butlers and good-looking locks.
Block Light, by Bookman
Equipped with the latest LEDs, a micro USB cable and an impressive battery life, Scandinavian brand Bookman’s sleek Block Light promotes design-focused cycling safety and urban visibility. Powered by a Lithium ION battery the Block Light has up to 25 hours of usage with a charging time of two hours, weighing next to nothing these pocket-sized lights are perfect for everyone – from the casual commuter to dedicated road cyclist.
‘Pickwick Reflective’ backpack, by Brooks England
With an elliptical form and high-gloss finish, this freestanding ‘cyclist’s assistant’ combines a bike rack with compartments for a helmet, cycling apparel and accessories.
Helmet, by Closca
This collapsible helmet comes with an interchangeable visor and cleverly concealed air vents. An NFC chip at the top can connect to a smartphone for emergency calls.
‘Nello’ bike bell, by Odo Fioravanti, for Palomar
A rubber bell that offers a choice of three sounds, this has a magnetic base and separate rubber supports, so it can be easily detached when not in use.
‘Beeline’, by Beeline with Map Project Office
This handlebar-mounted device, which connects to a smartphone, displays the direction and distance to the user’s destination, without prescribing a specific route. §