To celebrate National Bike Month, we're busting out some serious bike gear to make your set of wheels high tech. Whether you want to retire your arm signals in favor of an LED turn signal or are looking for a way to mount your iPhone to use as a GPS guide, check out our list of gadget musts for your bike.
As someone who regularly bikes in the city ("the city" being San Francisco), there are a few things that I always have on me. Things that I think work well for anyone who bikes in an urban environment. First things first, safety — both for you and for your bike. That means bike lights, a helmet, and a lock to secure your bike with. When it comes to actual riding, I opt for cute moisture wicking tops and padded bike shorts that are discreet enough to wear under my everyday clothes. And because you never know what you'll get while out, having a basket or small bike bag is a must. To find out more about an item, or to buy it for yourself, click on the image above.
Being the bike enthusiast that I am, I was excited to check out the new Timbuk2 offices in San Francisco. Best known for its messenger bags, the Timbuk2 line has grown over the years to include backpacks, totes, and tech cases to suit the changing needs of its customers. While there I met the company's new CEO — by way of Mountain Hardware — Mike Wallenfels, previewed the Fall 2010 line, and got to see exactly how a custom bag gets made. Here's a small look at my day.
Just in time for this month's edition of Must Haves is National Bike Month! I'm making May's products extra special by featuring a few of the bike accessories I can't live without. All of these products are tested, loved, and used by yours truly — I hope they will inspire you to hop on a bike this month too. See you in the bike lane!