Safe and Secure City Cycling Guide

as always, the most important element of urban cycling/commuting is safety. This mix of products covers the essentials of safety and security to keep yourself safe and your bike secure | Gearminded.com

With Fall nearly upon us, we can expect the days to get shorter and shorter. With this change comes a slight adjustment in the way we ride. However, as always, the most important element of urban cycling/commuting is safety. This mix of products covers the essentials of safety and security to keep yourself safe and your bike secure. Please scroll down to view the collection.

Showers Pass | Hi-Vis Elite Jacket – $279

Showers Pass | Hi-Vis Elite Jacket

With active and passive visibility features, nothing beats the Showers Pass Hi-Vis Elite when it comes to being seen. For cyclists who demand visibility and extra ventilation, the Hi-Vis Elite Jacket offers daytime visibility with bright color and at nighttime visibility with a highly reflective silver MapREflect fabric, aided by 4 removable LED Beacon Lights. The Hi-Vis Elite Jacket is fully waterproof and breathable with a fabric that provides a slight stretch to move comfortably while cycling.

Sportful | Reflex Vest – $44.99

Sportful | Reflex Vest - $44.99

Offering great value and high visibility, the Reflex vest is resistant to wind and light rain. It features 360° reflective printing for low-light visibility, elastic cuff and hem finishing, highly resistant ripstop fabric and an integrated stuff sack for easy storage.

ABUS | Bordo 6000 Alarm Lock – $169.99

ABUS | Bordo 6000 Alarm Lock - $169.99

The Bordo Alarm lock is designed to be activated when continued movements are made to a locked bike. Such movements set off the alarm for 15 seconds and repeat until movement stops. However, the alarm lock allows for common movements in order to avoid activation by accident. Thanks to the “intelligent transport position,” activation is also avoided during transportation. The battery and activity status is clearly displayed, giving the owner ample notice when a battery replacement is needed.

State Bicycle Co. | USB Rechargeable Led Strip Bike Light – $24.99

State Bicycle Co. | USB Rechargeable Led Strip Bike Light - $24.99

Available in red or white versions (or as a set), this light can be mounted vertically or horizontally and has a total of 8 modes– 4 strobe modes and 4 solid modes with 240 Lumen brightness for active visibility. With a battery lasting up to 12 hours, the light can be visible from up to 1,000 meters away while also offering side visibility.

State Bicycle Co. | USB Rechargeable Aluminum Led Power Headlight – $39.99

State Bicycle Co. | USB Rechargeable Aluminum Led Power Headlight - $39.99

While being seen is important, sometimes you need a light with a focused beam to light up the road, like this performance LED cycling light from State Bicycle Co. It is compact, durable, water resistant and has a heat-dissipating CNC machined aluminum construction. An Ultra high output LED delivers up to 200 lumens with 4 modes and up to 3 hours of active visibility.

ABUS | Hyban Helmet – $69.99

ABUS | Hyban Helmet - $69.99

Subtle and safe, the Hyban is more ventilated than most urban-style helmets, and it includes reflective strips and a rear LED safety light for extra visibility.

OTTO Design Works | OTTOLOCK V2 – $55

OTTO Design Works | OTTOLOCK V2 - $55The best lock is the one you always have, and OTTOLOCK is so light and compact you’ll always want to have it along. This go-anywhere cinch lock is a tough and durable solution to keep your bike secure. The smart design makes the OTTOLOCK easy to use and convenient to throw in a backpack or pocket. A numbered dial means no keys to lose for ultra-quick temporary locking, or as a secondary lock for the mean streets of NYC or other major cities.

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