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The best commuter bike accessories

The best commuter bike accessories

The best commuter bike accessories will help keep your commute trouble-free, or at least help you to sort ay issues that do occur. Above all,…

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The best commuter bike accessories will help keep your commute trouble-free, or at least help you to sort ay issues that do occur.

Above all, you want your bike commute to be dependable, so sturdy tyres, a quality helmet and pedals suitable for commuting are all important, as are quality front and rear lights and mudguards and a robust bike lock.

If something does go wrong, you need to be able to get up and going again quickly. So a good minipump and multitool to carry with you are a good starting point, along with inner tubes and a puncture repair kit.

We have put together a checklist of some important things to consider so that you arrive at work on time and ready for the day ahead and recommended some choices for what to buy. What are the best commuter bike accessories?

1. Tyres

(Image credit: Schwalbe) While your bike will come with tyres, and any tyre will work for commuting, city streets are littered with glass and potholes waiting to dish out punctures to unsuspecting cyclists. Upgrading to a high-quality, commuter focussed tyre will greatly improve reliability as they prioritise puncture resistance and durability. They will feature additional puncture-resistant layers, thicker rubber and reinforced sidewalls to keep debris from causing damage.

If you are accustomed to road tyres you may notice a rolling resistance and weight penalty but we think, as a trade-off for not having to fix a puncture in the rain when you’re late for work, it is more […]

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