Biking is the most time consuming portion of any triathlon both in distance and in time. Learning all the ins and outs of how to tri bike can be an enormous challenge . . . add to that learning how to fuel yourself on the bike, how to change a tire, what the best water bottle is, etc only adds to that stress. No worries, we have compiled this list of the top triathlon bike accessories so that you don’t need to waste your time surfing the web.
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|ACCESSORY||AVERAGE CUSTOMER REVIEW|
|Ibera Lightweight Water Bottle Cage||4.4|
|Bike Pack w/phone Case||3.9|
|Bike Shoes, Pedals, Cleats||4.0|
|Indoor Bike Trainer||4.4|
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1. Ibera Extra Lightweight Alloy Bottle Cage
At only 29 g, this ultra-thin bottle cage is the one of the lightest bottle cages on the market. It is made from heat-treated aluminum alloy, which gives it the feather light weight. A typical bottle cage will weigh anywhere between 40g to 70g, nearly triple the weight of this one. It may be light, but still has to hold a bottle with ease. The unique oval design supports and strengthens its hold. The bottle will be securely in place while riding. This cage is perfect for in town riding or touring. It comes in two glossy finishes and two matte finishes. The dimensions of this cage are 4.5″ x 3″ x 3.5″. This one should not be used for rough road riding.
2. Profile Design Legacy Aerobar
The Aerobar is flowing proficiency, extremely lightweight, and provides great comfort. The Profile Design Legacy Clip-On Aerobar is created with a unique split extension and is a perfect addition for triathlon bikes. It has short armrest connections and can be customized into three mounting positions. The Legacy keeps things a step ahead, as the bars can be mounted to fit a person’s body type. It is a great alternative to the high cost bars carried by most bike shops.
3. Genuine Innovations Ultraflate Plus Tire Inflater
This tire inflator works with all CO2 cartridges. It doesn’t matter if it is threaded or unthreaded. A safety features includes a great trigger lock. This helps to prevent accidents and activation when unnecessary. Simply push on when using on a Presta and screw it on when using a Schrader. This pump is really simply to use, anyone can do it. To use, place the CO2 cartridge in the cup. Next, screw on the head and attach to valve. Lastly, unlock the safety latch and attach it to the valve stem. Simply pull the trigger and the air will be released. This inflator is so quick and easy, it ensures the rider will be back to riding in no time. Just what any triathlon rider needs for quick repairs on the road.
4. Multi-Function Bike Multi-tool Bicycle Tool Patch Kit
This multifunctional bicycle tool allows bikers security that while they are on the road, they can take care of any issue. It comes with a patch kit and tire levers. All of this fits nicely in a carry bag. The 16 in one tool comes with Allen Keys ranges 2-6 and wrenches in 8, 10 and 15. The carrying case has a belt loop so that it can be easily transported. Of course no kit would be complete without the Phillips and Flat head screwdrivers. Without a multi function tool it will be almost impossible to complete your tri bike accessories kit.
5. Continental 42mm Presta Valve Tube
The Continental standard valve tube is made to fit presta. The German made tube is seamless and has 42mm value length. Designed for 650c wheels, this tube fits most 18-25mm tires. This design offers roundness and enhanced reliability at the valve stem. Created with a butyl tube compound, it’s one of the best on the market.
6. Michelin Lithion 2 Road Tire
This 2 road tire is smooth and puncture resistant. It provides a comfortable ride and is 10 grams lighter than most tires. It has folding bead and overlapped 60 tpi. It is a great option for those who are on the road allot and need dependability.
7. Waterproof Bicycle Cycling Frame Pannier Front Tube Bag
Every biker knows that a tube bag is essential. This one is made from water resistant polyester and even has a clear PVC pouch for a mobile phone. The bag is reflective for night riding and can adjust to any bike type. Durable and roomy, this bag is a must have for the long distance biker.
8. Bicycle Bike Bag Top Tube Triangle Bag
Storage space is always an issue when doing a triathlon but not anymore. The triangle saddle bag is water resistant and roomy. It will attach to the bike without any tools. It has a nice foam lining and a reflective strip for night riders. Made from water resistant polyester, it is an inexpensive option for storage.
9. BV Bicycle Strap-On Saddle Bag / Seat Bag
The Strap-on Saddle bag will easily attach to either the seat or post of the bike. It will hold keys, tools and patch kits. There are two sizes, medium and large and are completely expandable. It comes with reflective trimming for enhanced visibility at night. The taillight hangers provide the rider with additional safety, and they can attach large tools too.
10. 100 12 Function Cyclocomputer
Every biker needs a Cyclocomputer. They are not only affordable, but versatile. This one has twelve functions and is simple to install. Its water resistant nature makes having it outdoors no worries. It will not only track the current and average speeds, but also the distance and miles per hour. With a slew of options, this is a must have for the biker whose serious about their times. This is one of the most needed important triathlon bike accessories you will ever buy.
11. Bell Javelin Time Trial/Triathlon Helmet
The newest portion in Bell’s speed successions is the helmet known as Javelin. It has an aerodynamic fuselage, and is intended to be both fast and ventilated for the rider. Fitting is easy with the ear flaps that make getting it on and off quick and easy.
12. Venzo Road Bike Cycling Bicycle Shoes & Pedals
Cycling Shoes are a must for the serious biker. These shoes have award-winning technology that helps to enhance performance. The quick dry material is breathable. The shoe is designed to be low-cut, as well as fast to get on and off. The flexible forefoot makes this a great shoe for biking.
13. Graber Mag Indoor Bicycle Trainer
Adding resistance enhances the workout. This one has three difference levels to choose from, all with a PVC roller. It comes with a one year warranty and is the same amount of resistance used with Cycle Ops trainers. This bike trainer is perfect for days that are too hot or too cold. A great tri bike accessory for the serious trainer.
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