Cycling is a beautiful sport that can be enjoyed with only two requirements - A bicycle and a ready and able cyclist.
But as with all sports, the growth of technology has introduced elements to the world of cycling that can make it all the more enjoyable or a little easier to manage.
Besides, who doesn’t love a good nifty gadget?! Whether you’re a cyclist or not, there’s something to be enjoyed whenever a new piece of cool tech comes around.
But if, like us, you’re an avid cyclist and are looking for a few new items to add to your cycling arsenal, here are a few gadgets that might come in handy on your next cycling session!
Lightweight Tyre Pump
All tyres are prone to flattening out every once in a while. Especially if you’re a keen cyclist who hits the road multiple times per week.
Or perhaps you enjoy cycling slightly challenging terrain, putting your tyres through their paces.
Either way, the thought of carrying a tyre pump on our daily cycle used to be completely crazy; They’re bulky and offer very little in the way of convenience.
But lightweight tyre pumps, like the Lezyn Alloy Drive Pump, are ultra-portable and fit into most cycling jersey pockets! Perfect for when you get caught a little flat.
Smart Rear Light
Safety should always come first when you’re cycling. Especially considering, as cyclists, we’re often prone to passing cars and other vehicles.
But smart rear lights, like the Garmin Varia RTL515, are so much more than a simple bulb to alert others to your presence.
This specific rear light links to your mounted smartphone, using radar technology to let you know when a car is approaching behind you.
Working from up to 140m away, you can be sure you’ll be in safe hands on your next ride!
Listening to music in training can be a great motivational tool and a welcome distraction when things get rough.
But listening to music while wearing a cycling helmet can be very awkward - not all headphones work well when stuffed under a hard helmet.
But there are helmets like the Livall BH60SE that allow you to link your helmet to your smartphone and play music straight from the top of your head!
You can also use it to answer phone calls, as well as a host of other wireless functions.
Sometimes the old ways are the best…
If you get caught unawares and your bike suffers some kind of a malfunction while out and about, you could be in some serious bother.
But having a multitool handy, like the classic Leatherman, can help you get out of a pickle when you get stuck.
With tools and options to tackle virtually any handyman’s job, you’ll feel a lot more secure with one of these in your pocket.
Smart Digital Navigator
Since the creation of satellite navigation, physical maps have almost become a thing of the past.
But we’ve reached a point where the humble sat nav has been forced to evolve in the face of shifting values.
Nowadays, if all your sat nav does is tell you where to go, it’s considered boring.
Smart digital navigators, like the Garmin Edge 1030, seem like they’re ripped straight from the future!
Designed specifically to be as cycling-friendly as possible, not only will this navigator get you where you want to go, it will give you multiple route options depending on whether you’re after speed or a more scenic route!
Plus, if you’re on the way to meet others, it’ll also let your friends and fellow riders know where you are. A great added security feature.
These are all amazing revelations in the world of cycling tech, but there are so many more exciting cycling gadgets out there to be seen and enjoyed!
If you want to try out your new cycling tech on an incredible cycling holiday in Europe, check out what we have to offer at Freewheel Holidays today.
Or call 0161 703 8161 and let’s find the right cycling holiday for you!