The best bike gadgets and accessories for your bicycle, or cool bike gift ideas to a friend who loves cycling.
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Here is a list of the newest and 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 about 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. Remember to scroll all the way down and check out everyone. I’m sure you will find something you like or find a gift for a friend.
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 awesome bicycle gadget list …
1. PowerTap P1 Meter Pedals
Exact metrics of your cycling – find out where you can be more efficient!
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, the 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 might be the bePRO S listed in place 14.
2. Nello Magnetic Bike Bell
Buy this ballshaped device if you don’t have a bell on your bike!
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.
3. Supernova The Plug III Dynamo USB Charger
Charge up phones and GPS devices on the road – never run out of power!
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 and price is available when clicking the image.
4. LINKA Smart Bike Lock
Smart Bike Lock with tamper alert and siren that opens when you approach!
Bike thefts are 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 a 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 out more details on the LINKA antitheft bike lock on Amazon.
5. Revolights Eclipse Bicycle Lighting System
Awesome light system that makes your bike cool and visible in the dark!
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:
6. Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensor
Cool, tiny speed and cadence sensor for smartphones or bike computers!
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.
7. CamelBak Podium Ice Bottle
Insulated bottle that keep your liquids cold longer during long bicyle tours or races!
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.
8. LUMO Urban Cycling Clothes
Be seen in traffic with cool, visible, LED-light-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.
9. Topeak D2 SmartGauge
Handy digital pressure gauge for your tires!
The Topeak D2 SmartGauge 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 250 psi / 17 bar. It weighs only 65 g.
Comes in the color grey with yellow details. Click the image for more info.
10. Garmin VivoActive Activity Tracker
Best wristworn activity tracker for cyclist!
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.
Cool gadget formed as the head of a hammerhead shark that guides you on your way!
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.
12. Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves
Gloves with built-in blinkers for increased safety is the hottest inovation in bike lights!
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 the night.
Check price, user reviews and availability in my favorite store by clicking the image.
13. Velocate GPS Tracker Tail Light
Rear light for your bike with GPS Anti-Theft Protection system!
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.
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.
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.
15. ICEdot Crash Sensor
Be safer when cycling alone with a 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!
16. LIVALL BH60 Smart Safety Cycling Helmet
Advanced bike helmet with a ton of cool features!
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.
17. Garmin Edge 820 cycle computer
Advanced cycle computer for the best cyclists!
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 of 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.
18. Recon Jet Smart Eyewear
Always have important information, maps, and statistics in front of you!
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 have an integrated dual-core processor and connect 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.
19. Helios Bars
Bright headlights and blinkers on your handlebar!
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.
20. GoPro Hero5 Session action camera
Best action camera for making videos of great races and jumps!
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).
21. CycleOps PowerSync ANT+ Trainer
The solution for a great indoor training experience!
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.
22. Venstar Bluetooth Speaker
Waterproof and wirelss speaker for cycling and the outdoors!
This rugged Bluetooth speaker you can mount to your bike has several benefits. It is water-, shock-, and dustproof. It has ba uilt-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!
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!
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.
24. Fly6 – Tail Light with HD Camera
Combined rear tail lights and HD safety 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.
25. Connected Cycle, Smart Pedal
A smart pedal that keeps your bike safe!
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.
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.
Before i begin I just want to say that i really enjoy reading your blog. it is well written. I did not know that there were so many cool bike inventions. This definitely changes biking for me. I enjoy biking a lot however, I think i am going to enjoy biking a lot more more as soon as i get my hands on one of those cool bike equipment.
Hi Caryle! Buy yourself a new cool bike gadgets and hit the road. 🙂 Andreas
Hi there, I am in awe with the Revolights-what an awesome concept! I just love how bright they are and that the back lights flash when slowing down, what a wonderful safety device! We live in a warm climate, so people ride their bikes year round, especially at night when we have cooler weather. I work the night shift at a hospital and see some sad bike accidents, I wish more people had lights on their bicycles, it would help so many people out. It would be hard to NOT SEE a bicycle with those lights. Thank you for the great info on the Revolights!
Hi! I’m in love with the Revolights myself and how it works. Awesome invention. Should be standard on all bikes. 🙂 Andreas
Cycling is one of my hobbies besides of running. The reason being I rarely cycling is due to my working schedule and causes me ride on the night which I personally felt dangerous on the road. At least in my City-Singapore.
But after reading your cycling list, I think I’m interested in Revolight. Bravo for this gadgets. I do not even know this gadget existed. Now I think I can ride at night safely.
Thanks for showing me this. Awesome ~ Maxx
Hi Maxx! Thanks for your comment. The Revolight is a truly awesome light system. It is one of my top favorites as well as is makes a bike so much more visible in traffic.
Take care. Andreas
What a great website and I love this article best of all. It’s like being a kid at Christmas. So many new and cool devices. It never occurred to me to ride and charge my phone at the same time. I love the EMS notifying technology in the helmet. I have a birthday coming up and I am going to start getting my list together. Curious what new tech device do you like the best? I am asking because you authored the article. LOL
Thanks for the comment, Robert. I like a lot of them but when it comes to lights I find the Revolights to be a really cool gadget for bikes. I also like the smart helmet with safety lights and indicators. 🙂
Oh my word! Who knew there was such fascinating and fantastic gadgetry for bikes! As a cycle enthusiast I am absolutely mesmerised by some these bad boys on the list – must say never seen nor heard of any of there in asia (Thailand/Malaysia) where I live.
The battery charger is definately going to come in handy as is the rather funky looking hammerhead guidance device too.
Loving this list!
Hi Derek! So there is a huge marked for bike gadgets in Asia then. 🙂 Glad you love the list. It’s full of cool inventions and gadgets for bikes that improve safety and the experience on the road.
Bike gadgets sure have increased and changed since my biking days, I love the gadgets you shared in your article and they make me excited to think of all these new gadgets for bikers to enjoy.
I have been debating for a while on purchasing a new bike and start biking again, do you think I am too old at the age of 58?
This would give me an excuse to try out some of the gadgets you have shared in this article which has me interested in biking once again.
Hi Jeffrey! No! You are not to old to get a new bike! Maybe if you were 100 I would say that you have to REALLY think it through, but 58 is still young. Go for it. And remember to buy a few bike gadgets as well. 🙂 Andreas
Hi, Andreas. I started cycling three months ago so this article comes in handy. Hence, will be bookmarking it for future reference and also come back to your site for any other articles/update.
For a start, the PowerTap P1 Meter Pedals looks cool and I might want to invest in this gadget. Will be checking it out soon. Thanks.
Thanks for the bookmarking and comment! 🙂 Tell others who is interested in cycling about my list too. Andreas
It’s really an awesome article. I enjoy this one.
Keep sharing and keep helping others.
Thanks, Mukesh! I’m glad you found my list of cool bike gadgets helpful. Andreas 🙂
I bicycle everyday to work, and I have a pretty good bike, but I have never seen any of those cool gadgets! I definitely would like to get the light on wheel, which would be really handy in the winter time. I also like the battery charger, which I think is a cool idea. Riding bikes should be fun and the tools you suggest definitely make it fun and enjoyable!
Thanks for the comment, Ayako. 🙂 I’m a total fan of these awesome bike gadgets myself. I found many more researching for this article, so maybe I have to write an update soon. Andreas
Bike accessories have certainly come a long way in the last few years. Bikes today need these new modern gadgets to make the cycling experience enjoyable. The last time i rode a bike i only had a bell,that was 40 years ago. Your post has really set the standard and it will certainly encourage bike riders every where to always use the right gear.
Technology moves forward at a fast tempo, also in the bike gadget niche. 🙂 Lot’s of cool new products are hitting the marked, often funded by crowdfunding services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. I have selected a few of the best on this list – my favorites – and I will keep the list updated whenever I find something awesome and new. Andreas 🙂
hey andreasS! Nice post out there. I’m not a cycling fan, but I do ride my bike once in a while. I have a 9 to 5 job and I get to ride my bike only at night and in my country, we don’t have a separate lane for cyclist and hence its kind of a risk to cycle at night. But the Revolights Eclipse has got my attention and it will be a great safety feature for my night rides. Thanks and cheers.
Hi! Love the Revolights too. Such a great way to be visible in the traffic. Check out the other safety gadgets and bike clothes as well. Andreas
What a bunch of neat gadgets! I used to be a biker and then turned into a runner.
Just so I can buy some of these gadgets, I’m going back to biking. I love the Revolights. That is so cool.
The other practical ones that charge your phone and measure your distance and speed. How cool.
Of course, you gotta have a GoPro and a Bluetooth speaker.
Really cool that you found all these and put them in one place. Good service.
Thanks for the great comment! 🙂
This is a great article on the latest bike gadgets on the market. I definitely enjoy biking and I found this article very informative. I ride with a group of guys and I will definitely be passing this along to them as well to read. What do you say would be your favorite gadget on this list? Keep up the good work and keep biking!
Hi! I like the Revolights a lot and the ICEdot Crash Sensor. And all the smart gadgets that does cycling much more safe, like the Lumo clothing and the LIVALL BH60 smart helmet. Looks like I didn’t manage to pick just one favorite. 😉 Andreas
nice article, i will surely buy some of them for me and for me friend. thanks for your informative article
Thanks for the comment. 🙂
Very awesome post! I did not know some of these devices even existed! I have already ordered the Fly 6 Rear camera and am considering the Hornit siren! There are so many cool gadgets for bikes! I am trying to put together my Christmas list and your post will certainly help! I love the power meter pedals, but I will have to wait for the prices to come down on those!
Thanks for the awesome comment, Dave! Great that you found something you liked so fast. 🙂 Some of the gadgets may be a bit expensive, but wait for a sale. Andreas
Wow I never knew so much went into bikes. I’ve been cycling for fun for about 7 years now and I did not know of all these cool gadgets I was missing out on. Would you suggest any of these for a cause rider like myself or is the more for experienced riders.
Let me know what you think. I’m really digging the Wahoo speed censor thing and The icedot crash sensor.
Hi, James! It’s a ton of cool bike gadgets on the marked. I have only selected the best ones (in my opinion) in this list. You can absolutely enjoy many of these gadgets even if you are not a professional rider. I guess your bike experience level is pretty good anyway.
You mention the Wahoo speed and cadence sensor and the Icedot crash sensor. I feel that the Wahoo can be used by anyone in any level, so it fits you perfectly. The Icedot is a good safety tool, but in my opinion this gadget is for more professional road-cyclists that may find themselves alone on the road who need an extra level of safety.
Hi Andreas! i have always loved to bike as a way to commute around! I was looking for gadgets for cycling and I’m really glad to have found this article.
I particularly liked the smart bike lock because traditional locks aren’t always foolproof and in the event that it breaks, you’ll be totally oblivious. It’s also automatically unlocks when you’re near which makes it very convenient to have!
I will be looking forward to buying it once I have checked other alternative.
Thanks for this list, I’ve learnt lots from it!
Hi! Awesome that you liked this list of my favorite bike gadgets. The smart lock is definitely a cool product. Andreas
This post is awesome!! I´m going to buy the usb charger, is perfect and so compact…
I have one question about the Garmin Fitness Tracker… I’ve used Garmin in the past but it doesn’t sync properly on my phone… (I own a Huawei…. Lol)
Can you tell me which other options I can buy in Amazon?
Thanks and have a nice day
I have fascination to cycling and smart cycling gadgets. Always I have tried to find out best cycling gadgets. I am also concern about lock my cycle with high security. I love some gadgets from this article. I also found some coolest gadgets from here http://wonderside.net/top-6-coolest-cycling-gadgets-for-2018/
Cool list. Thanks for the comment. Andreas
Awesome article. A lot of stuff to try. I will start by the LINKA SMART BIKE LOCK. Seems pretty comfortable. My current bike lock is heavy and sometimes is impossible to carry, and it doesn’t fit everywhere. Do you know how much weight does the linka smart lock add up to the bicycle?
Hi! A lot of cool devices, I agree. The Linka Smart Lock weight is about 635 g. Andreas
All these gadgets are pretty interesting. I really like The Plug USB charger, this is something I didn’t even know existed. So you can actually charge your phone or tablet by power generated from peddling your bike, that is so cool. I can see myself using that often, the only problem is I’m afraid someone will steal it if I leave it on my bike so I’ll have to take it out whenever I park my bike somewhere. But I guess if I’m cycling long distances on the road and not stopping then it’s not a problem.
Charging while you go is so cool! Thanks for the comment.
Wow! What a great article, being a bicycle rider, there are few gadgets that I am looking forward to upgrade, like the magnetic bell, cycling clothes and maybe the water bottles, having gone through your post I have really learnt on the most preferred gadgets on my bike , I really appreciate your efforts in helping the public on the aware of best cycling gadgets,I am sure to subscribe to your newsfeed to learn more about this and other related articles, kindly attach affiliate links with the prices of the product attached to them, this will help me in the purchase process to ensure I get the right product.
Thanks for the comment! Have a great day.
Your website has just become my favorite. I see your great work with tennis gadgets and now you amazed me with this bike gadgets.
I have a mountain bike and sometimes a go with this but never knew that there are so many gadgets. For me the must interesting gadgets is Venstar bluetooth speaker. I go biking with my wife and she always stays behind me because she’s slower than me. This gadget would help us a lot to keep the connection safe and maybe motivate her to go faster.
Thank you very much for this informations.
Thanks for the comment! You would love the bike speaker. Such a cool gadget.
For real, this bike gadgets would only make the bike looks a lot sleecker and beautiful. I just love every bit of it. To say the truth, this is immense and I look for various way to which it can be added to a bike. My son loves cycling a lot and I feel adding some of this for him would really not be a bad thing. I like the smart lock especially rather than using chains. Thanks
Yeah a lot of great stuff here. Glad you found an interest in the list and my site. Thanks.
Hi, Thank you for the information…
It is really an awesome article. I enjoy this one.
Keep sharing. Thank you so much..
Glad you enjoyed it.