Bike trends 2021: With these gadgets the bike summer can come
Mountain bikes, racing bikes, e-bikes – cycling is healthy and fun. Especially when the equipment is right. Six practical tools that will be popular in bike summer 2021.
The bike was one of the big winners of the corona pandemic. According to the Zweirad-Industrie-Verband (ZIV), 5.04 million bicycles and e-bikes were sold in Germany in 2020. According to the ZIV, that is almost 17 percent more than in 2019. An increase that other industries do not dare to dream of. Two-wheelers are the mode of transport of the hour. So that you can start the cycling summer carefree, we have the Bicycle trend tools 2021 collected. From mobile bike racks to recycling bike bags for the luggage rack.
1. E-air pump
Classic air pumps are bulky and somehow unwieldy. Clamping them into the frame on the saddle or top tube only works with very few bikes. Mini pumps can at least be stowed in the backpack. On the other hand, very few of the small pumps are really powerful. In addition, you usually get into pumping yourself. The solution: a portable e-air pump like the Xiaomi model. The tool is nothing more than a mini-format compressor. The tire is inflated at the push of a button. The pressure can be checked via a digital display. One battery charge should be enough for eight tires. The tool is delivered with all common adapters and a small bag. Here you can find the mobile compressor from Xiaomi.
2. Folding lock with app alarm
Unfortunately, bicycle theft is still part of everyday life in Germany. In 2020, around 260,000 thefts were reported. It is all the more important to secure the two-wheeler as well as possible as soon as you take your eyes off it. The different types of bicycle locks have advantages and disadvantages. The lock itself is often a weak point. For the smart folding lock from Abus you neither need a key, nor do you have to memorize a combination of numbers. The owner can open the lock via Bluetooth as soon as he is nearby with his paired smartphone. If a stranger tampered with the lock for more than five seconds, a 100 dB loud alarm tone sounds, similar to that of an alarm system on the car. The lock’s battery can be charged via USB-C. In addition, up to 29 end devices can be authorized for a lock. The Bordo SmartX folding lock from Abus is available here.
3. Foldable bicycle helmet
The bicycle helmet is the most important tool next to the bike. He shouldn’t be missing on any tour. But where do you put your head protection when you arrive at the lake or in the park? It takes up a lot of space in the backpack. When hung on the handlebars, it is easy prey for thieves. Closca has developed a helmet that can be folded up after use. According to the manufacturer, the 400 gram “loop” complies with the applicable safety standards EN1078 and CPSC. It can be folded up into a practical format in no time at all, so that even more fits into the backpack than just the bicycle helmet. The “Loop” is of course also suitable for kids who prefer scooters or inline skates to their bikes. Here you can find the “Loop” from Closca.
4. Bicycle stand to go
On a bike excursion into the countryside or on longer bike tours, bikers often have no choice but to put the bike stump in the meadow or lean against a tree during well-deserved breaks. That can also be done more elegantly. For example with a mobile and handy bike stand. Topeak’s “Flash Stand” weighs only 500 grams and can be folded up to a size of 20 centimeters. It is not only suitable as a mobile bike stand. For minor repairs, the Flash Stand can also be used as an assembly stand. Here you can find the Flash booth from Topeak.
5. Clip-on recycled bicycle bag
The milk pallet under your arm, the shopping bag with fruit and vegetables on the handlebars. Two rather bad ideas for cycling home for weekend shopping. The smart Danes from Cobags thought so too. That’s why they worked on a practical and sustainable solution to the transport problem. The result was Bikezac 2.0, a multifunctional and reusable shopping bag that can be securely attached to the saddle with two clicks via a patented mounting rail. The bag can be closed with an integrated elastic band so that the shopping does not end up on the street. Bikezac 2.0 is made from recycled polypropylene fabric, which can later be 100% recycled. Here you get the Bikezac 2.0 in a double pack.
6. HelmMate saddle cover
Even in summer, as a cyclist, you will be surprised by a rain shower every now and then. With the right clothing and at the right temperatures, this is easy to get over. It becomes uncomfortable when the helmet hangs carelessly on the handlebars while it is pouring out of buckets. Anyone who has ever put a helmet that is wet from the inside on their head knows that it is no pleasure. But what to do with the helmet? The solution could be a combined saddle-helmet cover. The HelmMate is mounted under the saddle. The integrated and hidden rain cover can be pulled out and slipped over the saddle. The bicycle helmet is stowed underneath. Zip up. Finished. The also integrated lock is meant nicely, but a rather useless additional function. The HelmMate rain cover is available here.
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