by JACK on FEBRUARY 5, 2013
Once you’ve purchased a new folding bike, there comes a vital period of adjustment. You’ll want to tweak the angle of your seat to get it just the way you like it, make sure your grips are comfortable for your hands, and start to think about what kinds of accessories might help you get the most out of your new folder. To help with these decisions, here’s a look at some of the best folding bike accessories released over the last year.
Great Accessories for Tern andDahon riders
For the everyday commuter, a luggage mount can be a life changer. The Tern Bicycle tour bag is a nice choice for folding bike riders who have to commute often on rainy days—fully water proof, lightweight, and portable, able to detach via a quick release and be used as a shoulder bag.
The Tern HoldAll Basket is another great choice, a hand woven wicker basket, with a comfortable wrapped handle— basically a stylish picnic basket that fits conveniently to the front of your Folding Bike. With either of these bags you’d want to make sure you get the Tern Luggage Truss which facilitates the installation to both Dahon and Tern Folding Bikes.
A nice rear rack is also a must have for commuters. Some Tern bikes like the Tern Link D8 often come with a rear rack already installed, but if not, the Tern Bicycles Traveller rack is a great option, fitting easily to the back of your bike, and compatible with most full sized pannier bags.
Lastly, for any Tern folding Bike riders, the new Tern Tool Kit is a great accessory just released a few months back. Lightweight and extremely portable fitting easily into your pocket, the Tern Tool Kit has everything you’d need to maintain your folding bike – drivers, allen keys, chain tool, wrenches, patch kit, tire levers, spoke key, the works.
Great Accessories for Brompton lovers
The Brompton folding bike is rapidly becoming the most popular folding bike on the market due to it’s unique design, small folding size, and overall awesomeness. It also is one of the most customizable folding bikesout there with tons of great accessories to choose from. Of these, the Demano Brompton Bag is one of my favorites, a stylish, completely waterproof front bag made entirely from recycled PVC Advertising banners. This, of course is only one of manyBrompton Bags and carrying cases you can choose from, including bags with shoulder straps, cover slips for storage, hard cases for the airport, and much more.
So there’s a few ideas for all those folding bikers out there. If you have friends and loved ones who ride folding bikes, or you want to treat yourself to a nice upgrade for your bike, take a look at some of the great folding bike accessories out there, and see if you can’t find something just right.