Bicycle accessories are something we preach here at sixthreezero. We love it because we're all about customization. Heck, we even have our own customization tool on our website. It allows you to build and modify the bike of your dreams. So with that said, what are the top accessories people put on their bikes?
The first one for our customers is a bicycle basket. And the most popular type of basket is the wire basket. Why do people love it? They love it because it's simple. It can mount to your front axle and carry a decent amount of weight. And it's great for taking things along while you ride.
If wire baskets don't suit your style, we also offer wicker baskets. The difference between the two is that wicker baskets aren't as secure on the handlebars as wires are. As a result, the wicker basket is not as good for carrying items. However, aesthetically it's much more appealing. This is why they are a huge hit for all of our female riders.
Continuing down the list, locks are one of the most popular bicycle accessories. Most people need their locks for when they are commuting to work. Believe it or not, there's a wide variety of locks. For starters, you can choose from cable locks, U-locks, and chain locks. However, the lock we prefer is the cable lock. We love them because:
If you're like any of our riders who plan on leaving your bike somewhere on your travels, then a bike lock is a must-have.
After that, we have bike seats. From a comfort standpoint, our seats are very comfortable. But what many people opt to do is change their seat color based on design choice. They want the best color to compliment the style of their bike. Most seats come in black, so switching to white or brown are common choices. Actually, brown tends to be one of the more popular seat colors for our shop.
Below seats comes bells. Obviously, ding, ding, who doesn't want a bell on their bike? Then moving on from there, you've got cup holders. Cup holders are great and a must-have bicycle accessory. Throw your tin can in there with your favorite beverage, keep it cool, and ride a few miles. While you're at it, leisurely ride around the beach for the night. That way when you're thirsty you won't have to drink salt water!
Then from there, there's a slew of accessories we offer on our site. You'll see useful items like surf racks, rear bags, and child carriers. A lot of our bikes already come with rear racks, but sometimes people's taste changes. If you are gung-ho on customization we also have options to change your pedals and handlebars. So there's a whole slew of other things you can look out for. If you don't find what you're looking for on sixthreezero, I would say to search Google. And type in the keywords "bicycle accessory" - there are hundreds of different options.
At the moment, technology-based accessories are the hottest trending bike segment. One of the reasons for this is the introduction of technology for integrated lights. They use forward projection technology to beam out blinds spots that you may miss on the street. You can even get them attached to your bike helmet so that you can signal your turns in the dark. In addition, there are new GPS apps coming out that mount to the handlebars and can connect to your phone.
It's interesting, as technology is improving and there are new accessories coming out every day. Hence, there's a lot of innovation happening in the bicycle accessory segment. My one suggestion is to go on to kickstarter.com or Indiegogo, type in the words "bicycle accessory." You'll find a lot of cool gadgets that people are developing. From different handlebars with lights implemented in them to handlebars with anti-theft resistance. To bike frames with alarm capabilities. You guys can see for yourselves the trends happening.
There's a ton of bicycle accessories nowadays, and I do recommend shopping around. However, if you search other places, it can be a risk and hassle that the parts you ordered won't fit. That's why the best way to get a bicycle accessory from sixthreezero is to customize your bike on our website. Plug and play them on your frame, see what looks good to you and then choose what you like and don't like. When you customize on our website you can choose accessories guaranteed to fit your bike. And if you have any questions about aftermarket parts and you're not quite sure if they'll fit. Feel free to email, call us, live chat us. Whatever you need, let us know so we can help.
If you're looking for other options that we don't carry. My suggestion would be to go ahead and scour online for items that match your style of bike. You'll see hundreds of searches. Also, some good tips are to check out Pinterest, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Etsy. In particular, there are usually creative bicycle accessories on Etsy. There's a surplus of people on the site hand-crafting one-off items. I've purchased a few things on Etsy myself. Some of their products don't make sense for mass production, but they fit my personality like a glove. I always love Etsy for those kinds of purchases.
Moreover, take a look at our site for accessories. When you're done go ahead and drop a comment below. We would love to hear of bicycle accessories you think sixthreezero should offer.
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