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10 Stylish Cycling Accessories to Upgrade Your Commute

by Daniel Schwartz

10 Stylish Cycling Accessories to Upgrade Your Commute

Photo courtesy of Thousand.

If you live in an urban center, biking is, to put it plainly, the best form of transportation. It's efficient, exhilarating, environmentally friendly, and, above all, flat-out fun, especially when it comes time to geek out on gear. (It happens to every cyclist eventually.) Whether they keep you safe, secure your goods, or just make riding a breeze, these polished biking accessories will do wonders to your commute — and your street style.

Brilliant Bicycle Co. L Train Commuter

The lightweight, low-maintenance seven-speed is a (Brooklyn) commuter's dream. The grease-less belt drive can go for thousands of miles without a tune-up. The brakes stop like there's no tomorrow. And the price tag is nothing to scoff at, considering the look and quality of build. ($650)

Plume Mudguard

When your bike doesn't have fenders, this retractable guard keeps your behind dry when it's raining — and your frame sleek and sexy when it's not. ($35)

CLUG Bicycle Mount

When you don't want your snazzy commuter sleeping on the street or taking up precious square feet in your apartment, mount this one-piece vertical bike rack on the wall, rest your front tire in the grip, and proceed to do the happy-go-lucky space-saving dance. ($19)

TiGr Mini Plus

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The sleek titanium alternative weighs less than a standard U-lock, stores snuggly on your frame, and secures your precious two-wheeler without compromising your clean aesthetic. ($99)

Spurcycle Bell

A brass and stainless steel bell for grown-ups who want to reliably clear paths. ($49)

Thousand De Franc Biking Gloves

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Keep your paws supple with these 1970s-inspired leather cycling gloves. Pair them with a and kick your street style into high gear. ($36)

Search and State Riding Jersey

A tailored three-pocket cycling jersey that's luxurious enough to wear around town yet durable enough to get you through the most grueling of rides. Available for  and . (from $88)

Fyxation Leather Bicycle Bottle Carrier

Arrive at your next dinner party with a bottle of booze fastened to your top tube. ($39)

Mission Workshop Helmsman Duffle

An outdoorsy bike bag for commutes, picnics, and transporting valuables without breaking your back. It's durable, weatherproof, expandable, and very portable. Sling it over your shoulder, toss it on like a backpack, or attach it to your front wheel rack. ($265)

Epic Bike Routes of the World

Photo courtesy of Lonely Planet.

When the daily grind starts to get to you, set your sights on greener pastures. Plan a cycling adventure with Lonely Planet's illustrated guidebook, which covers 200 epic routes from France and Italy to Mongolia and Patagonia. ($19)


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Daniel is an editorial assistant at Popupla. Follow him on and . He travels for the food, perspective, and sense of belonging. Read more: Articles on Popupla


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