25 Best Bike Gadgets for Cycling in 2018

The best gadgets and accessories for your own bike, or gift ideas to a friend who loves cycling.

Here is a list of the best bike gadgets and accessories for yourself or a friend. The list contains gadgets like smart devices that track your progress, lots of new ways to think safety when cycling and many more cool things.

So, are you looking for cool gifts for a cyclist? Look no further, I have collected a lot of awesome ideas in different price ranges here and there are many awesome gadgets out there. Look for other ideas in the comment section below as well, or write down your own great gift idea if you have one.

Must read: 9 Best Treadmills for Home Use

Now to the list …

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1. Supernova The Plug III Dynamo USB Charger

Charge up phones and GPS devices on the road – never run out of power!

Supernova ThePlug III Dynamo USB Charger

Supernova ThePlug III Dynamo USB Charger for your bike.

With the Supernova The Plug III, also called Tout Terrain The Plug III, USB hub charger mounted on your bike, you can easily charge devices with the power you generate yourself and connect them with a USB cable.

It lets you convert the momentum of your bicycle ride into power for electronics such as iPhone, Android Phones, GoPro action cameras, lights, GPS, bike computers, Bluetooth speakers and more.

More information here or Amazon.

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2. PowerTap P1 Meter Pedals

Exact metrics of your cycling –  find out where you can be more efficient!

PowerTap P1 Meter Pedals

PowerTap P1 Meter Pedals

The PowerTap P1 Meter Pedal gives you exact metrics of your ride on your mobile phone with accuracy and reliability. They might be a bit expensive but is rated as best in class.

The pedals measures left power, right power and more. They fit most road bikes and it is easy to mount the pedals on any crank. 

They only weigh 398 grams, are driven by AAA batteries that last for 60 hours, and is synced to your phone with ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart. Cleats and Allen wrench screws included.

A cheaper solution is the bePRO S listed in place 14.

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3. Nello Magnetic Bike Bell

Buy this ballshaped device if you don’t have a bell on your bike!

Nello Magnetic Bike Bell

Nello Magnetic Bike Bell

Nello Magnetic Bike Bell that is simply a round object with the shape of a ball that rings if you press its top.

It is, as you might have understood, attached magnetically to its base which makes it easy to slip into your pocket when you leave your bike.

It has 3 different ring sounds which change every time the unit is attached to the support. Pedestrians are sure to move when they hear the 90dB sound. It is weather resistant and powered by two CR2032 coin batteries.

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4. LINKA Smart Bike Lock

Smart Bike Lock with tamper alert and siren that opens when you approach!

LINKA Smart Bike Lock

LINKA Smart Bike Lock

Bike thefts is a huge problem. New exciting products let you secure your bike in ways that might prevent your bike to be stolen.

The LINKA Smart Bike Lock is a locking device that is always attached to your bike. It has an auto-lock feature that recognizes you when you approach and unlocks it. 

The lock is compatible with most bikes and has built in bike parking locator. It also sends alerts to your phone if someone tampers with your bike and give a clear message to the thieve with a loud siren to back off.

Check it out on Amazon.

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5. Revolights Eclipse Bicycle Lighting System

Awesome light system that makes your bike cool and visible in the dark!

Revolights Eclipse Bicycle Lighting System

Revolights Eclipse Bicycle Lighting System

Revolights Eclipse is a weather-resistant light system for your bike wheels. It has forwarding projecting headlight in front and smart brake light in the rear which blinks to indicate to traffic when you are slowing down.

The light is visible from 360 degrees increasing visibility from all angles of approach.

It is voted “The Best Bike Lighting System in the World” by Men’s Journal Magazine.

Here is a video of what Revolight looks like:

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6. Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensor

Cool, tiny speed and cadence sensor for smartphones or bike computers!

Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensor

Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensor

The Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensor is a great solution for measuring distance, cadence, and real-time speed. Every bike should have a gadget like this. The device is a lightweight, waterproof, and easy-to-install unit that sends information to your Android or iPhone via Bluetooth 4.0, or to an ANT+ compatible bike computer. It is attached to the bike frame with a rubber band or a zip tie mount and therefore works with almost all types of bikes.

The sensor works seamlessly with a ton of apps like Cyclemeter, Strava, MapMyRide, Zwift, TrainerRoad, Wahoo Fitness app, and RideWithGPS.

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7. CamelBak Podium Ice Bottle

Insulated bottle that keep your liquids cold longer during long bicyle tours or races!

CamelBak Podium Ice Bottle

CamelBak Podium Ice Bottle

A water bottle is essential on long bike rides or races. This 21 oz bottle keeps water cold four times as long as ordinary bottles.

The CamelBak Podium Ice Bottle has double-wall construction and the innovative Jet Valve self-sealing technology that ensures you not spilling a drop of water while drinking. It is BPA-free and TrueTaste polypropylene with Hydro Guard lets you taste your water without plastic-taste. The nozzle is easily removed for cleaning. 

Read my article about 25 cool water bottles for more ideas.

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8. LUMO Urban Cycling Clothes

Be seen in traffic with cool, visible, LED-light-clothes!

LUMO Urban Cycling Clothes

LUMO Urban Cycling Clothes

LUMO has developed good-looking urban clothing, with cycling in mind, with integrated wearable technology.

The launch range features bags and jackets with LED lights that will increase your visibility in traffic. When the lights are turned off they are completely hidden and the clothes look just like ordinary cool clothes.

They have clothes for both men and women. Check their site for more info.

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9. Shimano Digital Pressure Checker

Handy digital pressure gauge for your tires!

Shimano Digital Pressure Checker

Shimano Digital Pressure Checker

The Shimano Digital Pressure Checker is just a simple and very easy to use gadget. Press the only button on the device and read the pressure result in the display. It remembers the last reading and is a tool everybody should own.

Works on bikes, cars, and motorbikes up to 11BAR/ 160PSI. 

Comes in the color blue and gray.strek

10. Garmin VivoActive Activity Tracker

Best wristworn activity tracker for cyclist!

Garmin VivoActive Activity Tracker

Garmin VivoActive Activity Tracker

The Garmin VivoActive is an awesome fitness tracker for active people. It has many built-in sports programs which include biking. The ultra-thin and high-resolution touchscreen display is easy to read even in bright sunlight. With built-in GPS you don’t necessarily need a phone with you, except if you want the smart-phone features.

For heart rate measuring you can hook it up with Garmin Heart Rate straps or other ANT+ compatible sensors.

Read my review of the Garmin VivoActive here with more details.

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11. Hammerhead One Bicycle Handle Bar Navigation System

Cool gadget formed as the head of a hammerhead shark that guides you on your way!

Hammerhead One Bicycle Handle Bar Navigation System

Hammerhead One Bicycle Handle Bar Navigation System

The Hammerhead One is a sleek bike GPS navigation system that is easily mounted on the handlebar of your bike. It is connected to your phone with Bluetooth, and with the Hammerhead app, you plot in any destination and the gadget will show you the way. It chooses a route based on settings you have entered such as distance, scenery, nature, weather, and hills.

The device uses small, clear lights which are easy to see, to show you the way and where to turn. You can focus on keeping your eyes on the road and traffic.

Great idea as a gift for a cycling enthusiast.

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12. Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves

Gloves with built-in blinkers for increased safety is the hottest inovation in bike lights!

Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves

Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves

This is a great invention! The LED Turn Signal Gloves from Zackees is an awesome way to signalize to others that you are changing lanes or turn in traffic. They are made of durable Lycra Spandex with reinforced leather palms and can be machine washed.

The gloves have bright 54 lumen LEDs build arranged as arrows.

Two pairs of rechargeable coin cell batteries are used but don’t worry about the power – an Ambient Light Sensor increases the brightness during the daytime, and extend the battery life multiple times during night.

Check price and availability on Amazon.co.uk too.

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13. Velocate GPS Tracker Tail Light

Rear light for your bike with GPS Anti-Theft Protection system!

Velocate GPS Tracker Tail Light

Velocate GPS Tracker Tail Light

The Velocate GPS light looks just like an ordinary bike light, but inside it has some advanced technology that can’t be detected on the outside. The device is easy to mount and configure. The GPS system is connected to your phone via Bluetooth, and it also has integrated Bluetooth Close Range Tracking for locating the unit in a basement or garage.

If the bike is stolen and alarm mode is turned on you can follow the thief on your smartphone. Pretty clever stuff.

It charges automatically with the dynamo or by the use of battery and the power lasts for about two weeks in standby mode.

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14. bePRO S Pedal Power Meter

Recharable single sensor pedal sensor – a great entry-level power meter!

bePRO S Pedal Power Meter is installed on your bike in a matter of minutes. The pedals are rechargeable with power up to 30 hours.

bePRO S Pedal Power Meter

bePRO S Pedal Power Meter

This is the single-sensor version of the bePRO power meter, and therefore a bit cheaper. It measures power within the left pedal and interpolates the value to compute total power output.

Another solution is the PowerTap P1 Meter Pedals in place 2. on this list.

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15. ICEdot Crash Sensor

Be safer when cycling alone with a crash sensor!

ICEdot Crash Sensor

ICEdot Crash Sensor

The ICEdot Crash Sensor is a yellow device that is attached to your helmet with a mounting clip. The batteries are rechargeable and last for about 20 hours in use and 30 hours standby.

The sensor register critical impacts that may leave you incapacitated. First, it contacts your smartphone which sounds an alarm, but if it’s not turned off it sends your location to predefined emergency contacts.

Both you and the people at home can feel safe when you are alone on the road!

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16. LIVALL BH60 Smart Safety Cycling Helmet

Advanced bike helmet with a ton of cool features!

LIVALL BH60 Smart Safety Cycling Helmet

LIVALL BH60 Smart Safety Cycling Helmet

LIVALL BH60 is a smart helmet with safety features like lights, SOS warning alert, and communication. The smart lighting system contains 6 red safety lights in the rear of the helmet for safety and visibility. It also has 8 LED lights that serve as direction indicators. These lights are controlled by the so-called Bling Jet Controller.

Other cool features are built-in Bluetooth speakers for music, built-in microphone for phone calls, and walkie-talkie for communication with others in your riding team.

If you crash, the gravity sensor will send out an SOS alert to predefined contacts.

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17. Garmin Edge 820 cycle computer

Advanced cycle computer for the best cyclists!

Garmin Edge 820

Garmin Edge 820

The Garmin Edge 820 is, in my opinion, the best cycle computer in the high-to-medium range price segment.

It has a high-resolution touchscreen display that works with gloves or if it gets wet, and it dims itself to save battery in darker conditions. Suitable for a long ride with 15 hours battery life.

It is ANT+ compatible which means it can be hooked up with sensors that measure heart rate, gear shifting, speed, and other cool things. It works with Vector which is Garmin’s pedal meter and Varia Vision. Check your speed and route on the map on the display and feel safe – if you tip over the built-in incident detection system will alert your emergency contact.

You can also buy the cycle computer in a bundle with a heart rate chest strap – which I recommend if you are a serious biker.

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18. Recon Jet Smart Eyewear

Always have important information, maps, and statistics in front of you!

Recon Jet Smart Eyewear

Recon Jet Smart Eyewear

If you want an eyewear that displays training metrics, maps, and other data directly on your eyes, the Recon Jet Smart glasses will do the job. 

The glasses has an integrated dual-core processor and connects to smartphones and other fitness sensors. It has a camera for 720p videos and pictures for documenting your races.

GPS maps, smartphone notifications, and connection to social media everywhere you go are other cool features.

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19. Helios Bars

Bright headlights and blinkers on your handlebar!

Helios Bars

Helios Bars

Helios Bars are handlebars with integrated headlight and blinkers. Great for increased visibility and safety!

They come in three different shapes; Bullhorn, Straight and Drop in different colors, and fits both racing- and ordinary bikes.

Other features include Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, visual speedometer, GPS tracking, and turn-by-turn navigation.strek

20. GoPro Hero5 Session action camera

Best action camera for making videos of great races and jumps!

GoPro Hero5 Session

GoPro Hero5 Session

Great videos of long trips or adrenaline filled races are always fun to show to friends and on YouTube.

While there are many action cameras available, few of them can compete with the new and smaller version of the best-selling GoPro camera, the GoPro HERO Session.

 Low weight, small size that can be attached everywhere, decent price, weather resistant, time-lapse feature, and easy to control are a few of the things people like about this camera. It is designed to perform in the toughest of environments and is able to capture stunning videos up to 1080p at 60 frames a second (fps).

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21. CycleOps PowerSync ANT+ Trainer

The solution for a great indoor training experience!

CycleOps PowerSync ANT+ Trainer

CycleOps PowerSync ANT+ Trainer

Placing your bike in the CycleOps PowerSync and hook it up with the CycleOps Virtual Training Software with ANT+ is the ultimate training system for indoor cycling.

Once connected you watch the cycling journey on a monitor in front of you and feel every climb, steep hill, or spin on the flats. The software controls the resistance in the frame. 

Made in the USA with 100% recyclable, non-rusting materials.strek

22. Venstar Bluetooth Speaker

Waterproof and wirelss speaker for cycling and the outdoors!

Venstar Bluetooth Speaker

Venstar Bluetooth Speaker

This rugged Bluetooth speaker you can mount to your bike has several benefits. It is water-, shock-, and dustproof. It has built-in FM radio, it can act as a bell, and can stream music from a mobile phone or SD card. The player is equipped with 2x 3W speakers.

In addition to playing music, it also works as a complete hands-free for calling a buddy or your loved ones at home.

This is an Amazon best seller product with nearly 400 positive customer reviews!

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23. Hornit Cycle Horn with Remote Trigger

If you are looking for a loud presence on the road, this 140dB horn is the perfect choice to alert others!

Hornit Cycle Horn with Remote Trigger

Hornit Cycle Horn with Remote Trigger

The Hornit Cycle Horn is a very loud cycle horn that is easy to install and fits all handlebars.

With its 140dB is the same as a jet engine it is so loud that trucks, buses, and cars will hear you coming. It is a great safety device for you as a cyclist in dense traffic.

It uses 2x AAA batteries which last for 6 to 12 months.

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24. Fly6 – Tail Light with HD Camera

Combined rear tail lights and HD safety camera!

Fly6 - Tail Light with HD Camera

Fly6 – Tail Light with HD Camera

The Fly6 is a combination of a bright 30-lumen tail light and an HD camera that captures everything that happens behind you.

If you are hit by a car from behind the video clip from the camera can be crucial evidence for police and insurance companies.

It has up to 6 hours of battery life, records in loops but protects incident footage – a 8 GB microSD card is included in the package. It tackles bad weather and is easy to mount on any bike.

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25. Connected Cycle, Smart Pedal

A smart pedal that keeps your bike safe!

Connected Cycle Smart Pedal

Connected Cycle Smart Pedal

The Smart Pedal by Connected Cycle makes your bike into a smart-bike. It provides a great solution to bike theft for regular bikes. When the smart pedal is connected it instantly notifies the owner if the bike is tampered with or moved.

The built-in location marker gives the owner the exact position of the bike, even if it is stolen or if the owner has just forgotten where he or she last parked their bike.

Read my longer article about the product here.

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I hope you enjoyed my list over the Best Bike Gadgets for cycling in for either yourself or if you are looking for gifts. Do you agree or have I missed your favorite wearable? Leave a comment below if you have any questions.

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