From bike computers to bottle cages, learn about bicycle accessories and gear in this free cycling video.
This is Jim Toledano for Expert Village and we’re talking about bike gear. Aside from the things that all bikes come with there are lots of other things you can add. This bike has a little bag at the back to carry spare tubes. Bike tools, such as the all-purpose tool here. Various kinds of tools used to change tires, all of which you have to have with you and are nice and conveniently carried in this bag at the back of the bike. You can also add what’s called a bike computer, which will tell you what your mileage is, what your speed is, what your cadence, which is how many revolutions per minute you’re biking. It can have a clock. You can even get a GPS computer, which allows you to pinpoint where you are according to satellites, if that’s something that interests you. Most bikes come with what’s called a bottle cage, something to carry your water bottles with. Water bottles come in all different sizes depending on how much you need to drink. This is a wonderful piece of equipment. This happens to be camelback, but there are other manufacturers; it comes in all different kinds of sizes. Basically, it’s built around a water reservoir that you can refill and keep filled with water so you always have it with you when you’re riding. If it’s on your back, straps, and you’ve got water whenever you want it. Sunglasses; in order to see better. One of the good things about sunglasses is they’ll keep dirt, insects, things flying from going into your eyes. Many sunglasses come with replaceable lenses in lighter shades or lighter colors so you can wear them in cloudy days as well as sunny days. When you’re riding your bike you can be going at 10, 20, 15, 30 miles an hour or faster if you’re going downhill, and something flies into your eyes, it’s really going to hurt, so you wear your sunglasses or some kind of eye protection to keep that from happening.
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