Cool Bike Accessories
From spoke riders and reflectors to bike horns and bells, Kidzworld checks out the coolest ways to jazz up your bicyle.
Horns & Bells
Adding a horn or bell to your bicycle is a great way to make a lot of noise and safely let other people know that you're on the road. An old-skool bugle horn or a bell is always nice, but if you really want to let people know you're coming through, check out the Delta Airzound Horn. It just might be the most obnoxious-sounding warning device around. The Airzound is easily recharged using a bicycle pump or air compressor and can reach a volume of 115 decibels! It's the perfect way to signal motorists, scare little old ladies or let other bike riders know that you've arrived. If you're looking for something a bit more stylish and not so annoying, try the Mirrycle Incredibell Jellibell - a colorful, easy to mount bell with a covered dome that rings loud and clear.
Spoke Riders and Streamers
Spoke riders and streamers aren't for everyone and you might think you're a bit old to have them on your bike - but they're a great way to give your ride a bit more sound and color. You can personalize your bike with a packet of Bell Spoke Riders which are shaped like space ships and flying saucers and easily fit on the spokes of your bike. Spoke riders will make your bike more visible and they make fun, tinkly sounds! If you really want to get wild, add a pair of streamers to the end of your handle bars and you'll be the most stylin' rider in your 'hood.
The one bike accessory you never want to be without is a lock. There's nothing worse than having to phone your 'rents for a ride home after some punk's ripped off your bike cuz you left it unlocked outside 7-11. It's best to get a solid steel U-shaped lock. They're nearly impossible to cut through and can easily be mounted to the frame of your bike.
Give you bike a high-tech upgrade by mounting a bicycle computer on the handlebars. Bike computers can range in price from $10 to over $100 and can track your speed, elevation, distance traveled and much more.
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