Mountain Bike Accessories
Mountain bike accessories are just as essential as getting a good mountain bike. Accessories like helmets, gloves, and wrist guards are givens, but what about other accessories?
Accessories are divided into large groups for easier understanding of the different facets of mountain biking. Bags for frames, laptops, gear, and wheels, baskets, batteries for the computers on cycles, alarming, alerting, and annoying bells and horns, bicycle cases to package, transport, and carry your bicycle around, wheel bags, bike protection like frame protection, shock protection, fork protection, and spoke protection, bleed kits, brake fluid, books and posters, cameras, camp kitchen, car and truck racks, computers, gps, electronics, fenders, gifts, health, heart rate monitors, hydration packs, water bottles, kickstands, lights and reflectors, locks, lubes, cleaners, solvents, mirrors, multi-sport, nutritionals, pups and CO2 inflation, bicycle racks, skin care (yep, things rub!), stickers and banners, storage and display racks, tire sealants, liners, and rim cement, tools, trailers, trainers and rollers, and videos and DVDs are some examples of the accessories you’ll need. Oh, I could have listed more!
Some brands include Shimano, Maxxis, Kenda, Gore Bike Wear, North Face, Sram, Wtb, Thomson, Camelbak, Mountain Hardwear, Schwalbe, Ritchey Design, Fox, Pearl Izumi, Mountain Khakis, Cycle Source, Group, Keen, GEAX, Pyramid, Hutchinson, Crank Brothers, Giro, Oury, GoLite, Louis Garneau, Truvativ, Sidi, Bell, and others.
There are several manufacturers that compete with one another for outstanding mountain bike accessories, and you can find a good sampling of them on shopping comparison sites like our Mountain Bike Shop.
For example, some good bike bags are manufactured by Topeak, Axiom, and Dimension. Some manufacturers of wheel bags include Thule and Skinz. Some good manufacturers of bleed kits and brake fluid include Formula, Hope, Tektro, Avid, Golden Spectro, Magura, Finish Line, Hayes, and Shimano. These bleed kites are everything you need to bleed your hydraulic disc brake. They are the top of the line.
Mountain bike accessories are part and parcel to your riding experience so you should be familiar with them. Bags, books and videos, CO2 inflation, pumps, baskets, bells and horns, and racks are what you need to get your mountain bike going instead of stuck in first gear all the way down the mountain, pun intended – sorry.
Bags and packs are necessary for wearing on your shoulders to store supplies, food, and accessories, and a basket is necessary for holding bags. Without these little niceties, it could be very hard to enjoy your mountain bike experience. The majority of people don’t get the needed accessories unless they’re using their mountain bikes more than two times a week, but everyone should at least get the standard safety, transportation, and portability features that make the experience feasible, instead of permanently pinned to the ground with a kickstand, pun intended, again, sorry. The pumps for filling up tyres, racks and chains for storing the bike, and bags to carry dried food in can save your life and protect your property. Other things like books and videos can help train you to become a better mountain biker.
As you can see, the list goes on and on ..