2020's Must Have Accessories

As our very first blog post we thought it only right that we introduce you to some of the hottest new cycling accessories and gadgets of 2020!

Whether you are looking for high performance upgrades, retro throwbacks or a gift for a friend or loved one, look no further as as this is the definitive guide you need...

If you can think of anything we missed feel free to comment or let us know on facebook @ Apex Biking Accessories.

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  1. X-TIGER WATERPROOF PHONE MOUNT & STORAGE

The X-TIGER Waterproof phone mount is the perfect multi-function accessory for keeping your phone in view and your valuable safe and dry.

Secure top tube mounting straps keep your phone within view and easily accessible at all times. A sturdy waterproof case keeps your phone and belongings dry in all weather and environments.

The discrete zip access compartment provides enough room for keys, earphones, cards and cash, saving valuable space and keeping your pockets free.

We give this product a 10/10 for design, convenience, and usability. Available to buy for £19.99.

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2. GARMIN VECTOR 3 POWER METER SPD ROAD PEDAL

When is a pedal no longer just a pedal...? When it boats the impressive pedal power that comes from Garmin's latest upgrade!

The Garmin Vector 3 is a low profile design, sleek and sporty clip in road pedal. 

The ability to track left and right power, cadence, and variable cycling dynamics enables the user to integrate a multitude of performance data in to a wider ecosystem. This all communicates and updates easily using the Garmin mobile app, as well as Edge cycling computers, ANT+ connectivity or Bluetooth-enabled fitness devices.

The price-tag isn't cheap, but for the professional level of insight on offer we think the Garmin Vector 3 is best in class and worth it's weight in gold!

Available to buy for £439.99 on Garmin's website. 

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3. IN-BIKE ANTI THEFT BIKE LOCK

Bike thefts have increasingly become a big problem over recent years, and with the recent cycling boom, it is showing no signs of slowing down.

For anyone who takes the security of their pride and joy seriously a simple chain and barrel is no longer enough. A second device should be considered essential if you want to keep your bike safe.

The IN-BIKE Anti Theft is a fantastic lightweight bike lock that concertinas down to a discrete pocket size device, easily mounted on to the bike frame. Retractable anti-shear steel alloy arms extend far enough to wrap around wheel and frame or two bikes together. 

The manufacturer claims this lock can resist 12 tonnes of hydraulic pressure or 900kg of pulling. This should be more than enough to deter even the most committed thief, and will certainly prevent any quick cut and go theft scenarios.

This superb bike lock gets our vote for portability, security, and design. Available to buy for a very reasonable £27.00 here at Apex Biking Accessories.

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4. 'STRAVA' CYCLING AND RUNNING APP

As a major player in the fitness app space 'Strava' have been pushing out top quality fitness tech for a while now.

The most up to date version of their app claims to allow users to not only track their ride and performance metrics, but also discover new routes, compete against friends and the wider cycling community, and set custom goals.

The user friendly interface is simple and aesthetically pleasing. It can be used on both ios and android devices, so no compatibility issues there, and requires very little set up. All of this combines to allow you to jump on your bike and get tracking straight from the off with little to no technical knowledge!

Currently available on the relevant app stores for £4.00 p/month when billed annually.

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5. OUTDOOR MAX HYDRATION BACKPACK

The 'Outdoor Max Hydration' backpack is ideal for taking out on long rides, runs, and hikes. The 8L bag capacity allows a 1L water bladder and boasts 7L in additional storage space, easily enough to carry all of your essential cycling kit.

An easy sip valve attached to a discrete over the shoulder tubing makes hydration on the go an effortless task, perfect for long ride and keeping your hands on task.

This backpack provides superior comfort with breathable back and chest strap padding, as well as strong rip resistant material and stitching throughout. All in all it holds up well on even the roughest terrains and can carry most loads with ease.

The stylish design comes in multiple colour variations, making it much more personalized vs its competitors.  

Available to buy now at only £19.99 - £22.99 dependent on colour, water bladder £7.99. 

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That's our round up of 2020's must have accessories so far. We could go on all day about great top brand features, but that list would be endless and only suited to those with the deepest pockets and niche interests. So if you have any comments, questions, or ideas then please do let us know on facebook @ Apex Biking Accessories!

 


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