The Best Bike Accessories of 2018
Elevate your saddle time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.