Unlocking the full joy of your electric bicycle isn't just about the bike itself – it's about the gear that enhances your experience, ensures your safety, and adds convenience to every ride. Whether you're a seasoned electric bike rider or itching to get out on your brand new e-bike, having the right gear can make all the difference.
In this blog, we'll walk you through the essential gear and accessories to make your rides more enjoyable and secure. Whether you're cruising through city streets, tackling off-road trails, or commuting to work, we’ve got you covered. Ready to gear up? Let's roll!
Tyler & Jodie from @ebikecommuting - wearing The Bedford Backpack Pannier
E-bike riders tend to ride at faster speeds, making helmets an important safety consideration. Not all helmets are made equally, so here are our top picks!
Bern has been at the top of their game for decades and when it comes to safety, we trust them with our heads. The Hudson helmet is specifically designed for e-bikers with all the risks of riding a motorized bike thoroughly considered. The Hudson is NTA-8776 protection certified and comes in a range of colors to suit everyone and every bike.
Bern have a variety of options at varying price points - The Hendrix and The Macon are great options for those looking for more affordable options within their range without sacrificing quality.
If you’re a rider who bikes all year, having the right clothing and accessories is a must! Our blog on Winter Biking Tips goes into detail about must-have gear for winter riding, from base layers, head wear and gloves; having the right gear helps you stay comfortable regardless of the weather.
Annie Deutsch (@annieinmpls) wearing Domino Handlebar Bag
One nice thing about e-bikes is that weight no longer matters, so you can carry all your stuff without worrying about being slowed down. Whether you’re commuting to work or going for a leisurely ride, safely storing your belongings makes sure that you and your gadgets get from A to B in one piece without being a distraction. Our bags are not only designed by cyclists for cyclists but we’ve also thought about e-bike functionality too!
Most of our bag attachments fit e-bike racks and handlebars:
Bedford Backpack Pannier and Vernon Trunk Bag are perfect options for the commuters out there! Both bags feature attachments suitable for regular bikes and e-bikes all while having ample storage and pockets to keep your things safe and organized for the ride.
Lastly but equally as important, bike lights and a bike lock are essential for all bikes. In the winter months as the days get shorter, bike lights help you stay seen at all times of the day.
Our rechargeable bike light 2-pack is the perfect addition to your bike or even your Po Campo bag. This light pack comes with a front white light and red rear LED light each with adjustable silicone straps for a tight fit.
Top rated amongst bike locks are Kryptonite and Hiplok. Each have a wide range of options at varying price points from Kryptonite KryptoLok at $37 to HipLok D1000 Bike Lock at $299. With so many options out there it can be an overwhelming choice but thankfully REI have compiled their top 5 bike locks into one article!
Check out REI’s 5 Best Bike Locks of 2023 guide here. Now that you're well-equipped for the road ahead, we hope you enjoy your e-bike journey and stay safe on the ride!