Although most people in Zambia think of bike accessories from the primary perspective of improving rider safety, accessories can also improve a rider's comfort, make riding more convenient, and even simply enhance a rider's individuality and sense of style when out and about on their bike.
Cycling clothing is engineered to help you stay more comfortable on the bike, to ride longer, and to be more efficient – regardless of your riding level. Whether you're riding around the block or across the country, cycling clothing WILL give you a better, more comfortable ride.
This sport is held on a racing bicycle or also known as a bike so the most important of all is the bicycle and the bike gears. Apart from the racing cycle the rider's safety gear, shoes and clothes to suit the weather and avoid any discomfort are quite essential.
Accessorise your Bike
Must-Have Bike Accessories for Every Cyclist
Start out with the basics and buy additional things as you need them.
Bike accessories enhance your riding experience, but with literally thousands of options, it can easily overwhelm those new to the sport. To help you sort through the copious amount of accessories out there, we've listed the essential items that all road riders should consider purchasing to make riding more accessible, safer and more enjoyable.
Helmet - Helmets protect the most important thing we have and without being too dramatic, wearing an approved, properly fitted helmet can be the difference between surviving a crash or not.
Shoes - As one of three contact points a rider has to their bike, shoes are crucial to both your comfort and performance. Road bike shoes are designed to be lightweight, stiff to improve power transfer and have a number of widths and closing mechanisms to cater for individual needs.
Clothing - Road cycling clothing is made to fit close to the body to improve aerodynamics and prevent chaffing. There are many different fabrics to choose from, and typically the more it costs, the better it is for weight, breathability, and comfort.
Sunglasses - Road specific sunglasses are generally lightweight, with a mix of interchangeable lenses and a large field of vision so to not obstruct your view whether you are riding aggressively in the drops or sitting up climbing a mountain.
Lights - Riding with bike lights is a no-brainer, regardless of whether you predominantly ride during the day or in the dark. Cycling accidents occur during the day, and the use of lights during the day is the number one thing cyclists can do to make themselves safer.