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Posted on Mar 21, 2016

19 Practical Things That'll Make Your Bike Brilliant

They see me rollin'.

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1. The Revolights ($199) give you 360 degrees of visibility for your nighttime rides.

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Revolights

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2. Use the Ass Saver ($8) as an emergency back fender to keep your booty dry during a spontaneous rain.

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Ass-Savers

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3. The Crank Brothers Multi Tool ($20) contains 17 tools cyclists need when your ride breaks.

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4. The Topeak Road Morph G Bike Pump ($33) gets your tires pumped.

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5. The BV Bicycle Strap-On Saddle Bag ($13) stashes away your tube patches and tools.

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6. The Air Chuck Elite CO2 Tire Inflator ($20) swiftly gets your tires back on the road.

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Works with both Presta and Schrader valves.

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7. The Cygolite Hotshot 2-Watt Taillight ($28) flashes people and can last 500 hours on a single charge.

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It's also USB rechargeable and has five different flash modes.

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8. Carry a Rema Touring Patch Kit ($6) with you to fix flats.

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9. Treat your booty to the gold standard of bike saddles with the Brooks B17 ($105 to $150).

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Brooks saddles are considered by many to be the best investments for a cycling enthusiast. Don't cheap out on something you use all the time. Your butt will thank you.

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10. Or if you prefer a more sleek look, the Brooks C17 ($162)

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11. The Finn Universal Bike Mount ($13) secures your smartphone to any handlebars.

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12. The CLUG Bike Clip ($20) secures your bike to any wall surface.

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13. The ThorFire Bike Taillight ($9) uses lasers to declare lane space for you from cars.

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14. The Cygolite Streak 310 Light ($40) works in all riding conditions and charges through USB.

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15. The Bikehand Pro Repair Rack Stand ($90) keeps your bike stable while you work on it.

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Folds away when not in use.

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16. The CamelBak Classic ($51 to $80) keeps you hydrated without having to take your hands off the handles.

Holds 2L of water.

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17. Levi's Commuter Jeans ($50+) are crafted with reinforced, water- and dirt-repellent fabrics and reflective details.

The men's slim fit trouser even has a U-lock holder. Available in Levi's 511 & 541 series.

18. The OnGuard MinPin 2-Piece Locking Skewer Set ($27) reinforces the security of your bike by preventing thieves from unscrewing and stealing your tires.

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To unscrew them, your bike has to be angled over 90 degrees.

These should not be the only thing you use to help secure your bike. If you get these, you should still be using a U-lock/cable combination to lock your bike up. I recommend the Kryptonite Series 2. Invest in a good lock.

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