Although there are many riders who have been following the bike for a long time, there are also many bikers who enter the biking circle for various reasons every day. From the replacement of ordinary commuting bikes to sports bikes, you will discover the importance of equipment at the first time! So what equipment is very “helpful” for biking, let’s take a look with the editor!

The best 9 pieces of equipment to buy for beginner riding

1. Turban

When you mention the headscarf, maybe some people will feel very low?

biking Bandanas

“You see who wears a headscarf in the Grand Tour?” That’s true, but we can’t take them as the criterion!

First of all, the headscarf is a kind of outdoor equipment with very wide applicability. Except biking, it can be used in almost any sports: fishing, running, camping… Anyway, it has a wide range of applicability and a lot of functions!

There are many ways to wear a small headscarf just on the head, and there are more waiting for riders to develop! The mask can prevent dust, tie it on the forehead to absorb sweat, tie it on the wrist to wipe sweat, etc…

2. Multitool

Who loves to ride and can’t repair the car? Wouldn’t it be a bit embarrassing to say it? Although you don’t need a very high level of technicians, you can still deal with a small multi-function tool with a small multi-tool, especially when you go out and ride a bike, you can’t miss it for fine-tuning repairs!

Multitools

3. Bike Tail Bag

We all know that biking suits have limited pockets and don’t fit very well. The most important thing is that everyone doesn’t want to pretend! Then you need a bag~

bike tail bag

Tire patches, gas cylinders, energy bars, money, keys… any gadget you can think of can be thrown in here, and the position of the rear of the seat doesn’t get in the way of biking.

If you like long distances, you can also choose some larger tail bags.

4. Bike Pedals

Biking is nothing but repeated pedaling, so a good pair of shoes is important, as is a good pedal. For many beginner riders, it may take a while to lock the shoes and pedals, and at this time, everyone uses ordinary pedals. But even ordinary pedals have their pros and cons.

bike pedals

Is the contact area large enough? How strong is it? How is the lubricity? These are all important, and you don’t want to waste a lot of energy on friction!

5. Small Cap

Wearing a small hat is not just for the tide, after all, decades ago, the big PROs wore small hats to ride the Grand Tour!

small caps

Although tide is not its main function, but looking at the picture below, everyone should know how great the role of the cap is!

The helmet may make your hair lie in the nest or mess up like a chicken coop. If you take a break during biking, it will be “unsightly” to take off the helmet. Wearing a small hat will not have such troubles, and it can even be said to be a bit handsome!

helmet without cap

Of course, in addition to appearance, function is his core. One is to prevent the sweat from dripping into the eyes and the forehead, and the other is to block the direct sunlight of the strong light on the eyes, so that everyone can maintain a good judgment ability, and of course, it can also protect your hair!

bike cap helmet

6. Biking Helmet

You must wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, but many riders ignore the hidden dangers and go on the road without a helmet because they are riding riverside, parks, or commuting to and from get off work in general, because it is the road they are most familiar with. Some doctors in China pointed out that there are often cases of patients with intracranial hemorrhage due to falling while riding a bicycle without wearing a helmet. Therefore, the doctor emphasized that you should not think that you can wear casual clothes just by riding on the riverside or in the park. No matter long or short distance, you must wear a bicycle. A helmet, at least in a crash, will protect your head.

biking helmets

When purchasing, we pay attention to whether the products have EU CE, EN1078 certification or North American CPSC certification, as well as more stringent German and Swiss TUV and SGS certification, etc. Although some domestic non-export products do not have European and American certification, they should also have GB domestic quality standards. And after the safety test, you can find the GB24429 certification on the product or ask the store for verification.

7. Gloves

Don’t look at the small gloves, they are as important as the helmet. Gloves can not only reduce the danger caused by sweaty and slippery hands, but the thick pads on the gloves can absorb the shock and impact of riding and reduce hand numbness. In addition, the gloves can also be used to wipe sweat, and even provide protection in the event of a crash. Female riders who are afraid of tanning can also protect themselves from the sun and keep out the cold in winter.

gloves

Buy gloves according to your own demands. If you mainly use leisure riding on weekdays, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to buy functional gloves. In addition, when buying gloves for children, in addition to the right size, they usually do not need too many functions such as shock absorption, but focus on non-slip safety.

8. Biking Glasses

Eyes are the window to the human soul. During the biking process, you should take care of your eyes and protect them as much as possible. Without proper protection measures, it is very easy to cause eye diseases, especially when long-distance biking is windy, and there may even be serious consequences due to flying insects or foreign objects flying into the eyes. In addition to small bugs and foreign objects flying into the eyes, fierce sunlight and powerful ultraviolet rays are also one of the main culprits that hurt the majority of riders, so riders who go out for cycling should still prepare eye protection equipment.​​

biking glasses

When choosing biking glasses, riders should comply with the principle of at least half coverage and seamless fit, so that foreign objects have no chance to enter the eyes; in addition, in order to reduce the damage of light and ultraviolet rays to the eyes, you can choose anti-UVA and UVB glasses. Lenses, the lens colors are mainly gray and brown.

9. Biking Clothes

The next step is to choose a suitable biking clothing for yourself. They are not only bright in appearance, but more importantly, they provide protection and are functional, comfortable and convenient. How to choose a biking suit is also what many riders care about most. Functionally, a suitable biking suit can make you biking more comfortable and efficient. Its special material and close-fitting tailoring can effectively transport the sweat on the surface of the body through the clothing fibers to the surface of the clothing, and quickly evaporate while biking, achieving the purpose of efficient perspiration and dry biking.

In terms of design, the elastic close-fitting tailoring can effectively reduce the wind resistance and reduce the discomfort caused by the friction between the clothes and the skin. At the same time, the inner pad design of biking pants can properly absorb shock, diffuse pressure distribution, and reduce the pressure on the perineum.

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