Biking Gear

For a first time biker, your biking purchases is not done with the purchase of the bike, that is only the beginning. You will need to buy clothing, shoes and other biking accessories for a complete biking experience.

Most people simply buy all they need at the bike store as they buy bicycle itself, however you can choose to buy other equipment as you learn more about them and figure out the ones you need and the one you don’t. There are several accessories out there that can enhance your performance when riding your bike especially if you do race. Accessories like aero bars will help you move faster. Biking could be a little bit expensive a hobby especially if you want to do it right. Depending on how much space you have for storage you could invest in a bicycle rack for storage of your bike and also in a rack for transportation on your car. This will particularly be useful if you intent to travel to a destination to enjoy riding your bike.

If you an avid bike rider then you should invest in the right clothing. Nothing looks so out of place as a rider wearing regular cloths and hunched over a road bike cycling away. If you are cycling to work, put your work cloths in a bag and done on your cycling gear. You can change and maybe get a shower when you get to work. I hope you have a shower at work. Biking cloths are not just designed to make you look good; rather they are also designed with your safety in mind. Clothing accessories like gloves, cycling shoes and jerseys all enhance your performance.

One of the most important accessories for cycling is the helmet. It provides protection for the head and is stream lined so that it does hinder your speed. Other accessories such knee guards, arm guards, cycling shoes all work together to give you an enjoyable experience. Also get a bicycle lock to get some sense of security that your bicycle will be where you left it. If you are riding to work with your bike invest in a bag suitable for bikes so that you can carry documents and other things you need to work. A water bottle is an essential component of your gear. You do not want to be dehydrated as you ride your bike. You can get all your gear online and there are many of sites that offer biking gear at affordable rates.