GearBiking

The Best Bike Accessories of 2018

(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)
cycling

Elevate your saddle time.

accessories
(Photo: Courtesy Wolf Tooth)

Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers ($30)

Fixing a busted chain with your bare hands is a nonstarter. These pliers open and close the master link, store a handful of replacement links, and have a tire lever and valve-core remover built in.

Buy Now

accessories
(Photo: Courtesy Lizard Skins)

Lizard Skins DSP 3.2 mm Bar Tape ($46)

A must for anyone prone to numb hands, this tape is cushy, stays tacky when wet, and comes in a variety of colors.

Buy Now

accessories
(Photo: Courtesy Silca)

Silca T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque Kit ($99)

You have to carry a tool, so make it this one from Silca. It has all the usual fitments, weighs only a fraction more than other tools, and adds a torque gauge.

Buy Now

accessories
(Photo: Inga Hendrickson)

Revolution Cycle Beer Bottle Cap Badge ($95)

Does your whip have a head badge? Swap it out for Revolution’s and display the bottle cap of your new favorite microbrew instead.

Buy Now

accessories
(Photo: Courtesy Lezyne)

Lezyne Classic Shallow Brass Bell ($14)

What’s better than shouting “On your left!” at unwitting pedestrians when steaming up behind them? The soft ring of this handsome bell.

Buy Now

accessories
(Photo: Courtesy Ergon)

Ergon GE1 Evo Factory Grips ($40)

Ergon’s grips are one of the best investments you can make in your mountain bike. The soft rubber is grippy in sloppy conditions and sculpted to fit your hands.

Buy Now

Support Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.

Contribute to Outside
From Summer 2018 Buyer's Guide
Filed To: BikingToolsAccessories
Lead Photo: Inga Hendrickson

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy.

More Gear