You live in the city. You love the environment. You like to stay healthy. And the art of the urban bike commute is something you have been fine tuning for years. Our list below will add even more qualities to the numerous benefits of commuting by bike.
North Face Verto Jacket
The North Face offers some of the highest quality jackets – at sometimes over the top prices. The Verto Jacket offers you a cozy, light and breathable jacket that’s essential for an early morning commute. Just as well, this jacket it under $60. You’re welcome.
This item performs two essential needs for the urban bike commute: visibility and keeping your pesky pant leg out of the way of the gears. Be seen from up to 750 feet away while you confidently brave the biking lane. Additionally, you’ll never get your pant leg caught in the chain again with your trousers safely cuffed.
BioLogic Bike Mount Weather Case
So far, there doesn’t seem to be any laws against having your smartphone screen visible to you while biking. And thankfully BioLogic’s solution for a smartphone attachment also keeps your device safe from the elements. Attach it to your handlebars, plug in your headphones, start a podcast and let Siri (or another robot) guide you to your destination. (Listed is the case for the iPhone 6 – other models for other phones are also available.)
Kikkerland “Dring Dring” Bike Bell, Speedometer
A bell on a bicycle? Child’s play, right? Don’t dismiss them just yet. A bell on your bicycle could be all the difference between pedestrians and motorists from noticing you or not. And a lawsuit. The Kikkerland “Dring Dring” Bike Bell gives you adequate noise making ability in potentially undesirable commute situations while also adding just the right amount of flair without being too tacky.
You’re a person on the go. So you have no time for under inflated tires. It’s also dangerous to ride under inflated – so don’t do it! Get your hands on this small, compact tire inflator – the Proflate Elite – to quickly neutralize any risk of tire failure. This is definitely way cooler – and more effective – then the old hand pump method. It comes with two loaded 16 gram CO2 cartridges – so just remember that you’ll need to replenish your supply down the road.
Portland Design Works Loading Dock Rear Rack
From the self-proclaimed “Bike Capitol of the World” comes one of the best ways to store any extra items to your bike. With it’s sleek wood design, the rack easily attaches to your rear wheel mount to provide a trendy place to tie down your Saturday Market finds. And don’t be afraid to shop big – the rack can hold up to 75 pounds!
Topeak Rachet Rocket RX Mini Folding Bicycle Tool
You don’t want to be caught in a situation where there only thing between you and getting home is something as small as a simple bicycle repair. The Topeka Rachet Rocket provides you the assurance that you’ll always have the right tools for any situation. Essentially the “Swiss Army Knife” of biking tools, you’ll find yourself ready to tackle the dilemma of the tangled chain with little to no frustration.