The uses of a bicycle are many. There are a multitude of accessories allowing you to customize your bike according to your needs. With the development of electric bicycles, a new type of accessories has appeared on the market.
We have divided the accessories into 5 categories in order to guide you in your future choices.
In France, every day, more than 1000 bicycles are stolen . This represents 1 bike theft per minute per year! A few simple steps can allow you to better secure your bike and limit theft of it.
Secure your bike with a lock
No matter how long you leave your bike unattended, always secure it with a lock . But be careful, the choice of lock is important! Prefer quality locks so as not to have any unpleasant surprises.
The Steel-O-Chain 8807 from the German brand ABUS is a secure lock for your bike.
Composed of 7 mm square links, it is covered over its entire surface with a fabric sheathing to prevent scratches on your paintwork. The anti-theft bicycle chain and some elements of the closure are made of special case-hardened steel.
The ABUS Steel-O-Chain 8807 bicycle lock has a class 8 security level and comes with 2 keys.
With the Evolution Lite Mini 6 model, Kryptonite offers the lightest U-lock in the High Security range.
Weighing 747 g , the Lite Mini 6 is a lock offering an excellent level of security with its 11 mm diameter hardened steel shackle. Compact, it is easy to transport when traveling and its Flexframe attachment is compatible with all types of bikes .
With 7/10 protection from Kryptonite, the Lite Mini 6 combines both lightness and very good security.
Marking made compulsory
Since January 1, 2021, bicycle marking has become mandatory for all purchases of new bicycles (and used bicycles from July 1, 2021). This is the registration of your bicycle. In order to fight against theft, engraving/marking allows you to register your bike in a national directory . This official database makes it possible to find the contact details of the owner in the event of loss or theft of a bicycle.
All Garrett Miller bicycles are equipped with an ICA Bike marking label. It is resistant to bad weather , the test of time as well as tearing in case of theft. We take care of all the registration procedures. All you have to do is stick the supplied label on the frame of your bike and download the mobile application allowing you to easily check the status of your bike. If by bad luck this happens to you, you can report the loss or theft of your bike on this application in one click.
Insurance to drive with peace of mind
The purchase of a VAE is a significant investment and the risks of vandalism, breakage or theft are very present. The subscription to an insurance is not compulsory for an electric bike but we strongly recommend it.
The bike must meet the following homologation conditions in order to be insured:
- the motor power must not exceed 250 watts
- the assistance must stop when the speed of 25 km/h is reached
- the motor must engage only when the cyclist is pedaling
Insurers offer contracts adapted to the value of the bike and its use . The amount of compensation paid in the event of theft generally depends on the purchase value of the bicycle. The cost of insurance therefore varies according to many criteria. This can range from 80€ to more than 300€ per year. Ask your insurer for a quote that meets your needs.
Bicycle lighting is an obligation ! The Highway Code stipulates that your bike must have equipment to make you visible when the weather deteriorates or night falls. An observation also shows that cyclists are very often poorly lit.
See and be seen with lights
The Lezyne Micro Drive 600 XL lamp and its rear lamp offer high performance lighting for all your trips at the end of the day or at night.
It is easy to attach to almost all frames and handlebars with the silicone strap. It is possible to rotate the support 360° with ease.
It has 8 brightness modes , including a "Daytime Flash" mode to stay visible in the middle of the day. There is also an Overdrive racing mode and an economy mode.
Lezyne front and rear lights are waterproof (waterproof IPX6).
The essential helmet
Wearing a helmet is not compulsory but in the event of a fall, it will be the most important safety element. Several studies have shown that head trauma is the leading cause of death among cyclists.
The helmet is not a flawless bulwark in the event of a head impact . However, it greatly reduces the risk of trauma and injury by absorbing shock.
Recall ! The bicycle helmet must be replaced after a fall or impact even if no major damage is visible. Its effectiveness will indeed be less and will not protect you properly.
Elegant and lightweight , Thousand bicycle helmets are inspired by the vintage spirit of Californian bikers from the 50s and 60s.
The coating of the helmet is rubberized (easy to clean), the attachment system is magnetic and the straps are made of genuine leather (vegan).
The inside of the helmet has 7 ventilation points.
It has EN 1078 and CPSC approval as well as a patented integrated system allowing it to be quickly attached to your lock .
Gloves for protection, control and comfort
There are 3 main uses for wearing cycling gloves: protection in the event of a fall, control of the handlebars and practicality in cold weather.
Designed to ride in style, the Thousand Bullitt vintage cycling gloves are very comfortable and offer essential cushioning for the road.
Made of genuine leather, these lightweight gloves (35g) have vents to let your hands breathe during journeys.
Its shockproof structure has been designed to protect your hands in all conditions.
Useful bicycle accessories
For some users, the electric bike replaces the car or public transport. It was therefore necessary to develop utility -type accessories in order to be able to go to work, go shopping or transport all types of objects. Here are some examples of must-haves for everyday travel:
Panniers / luggage racks to go to work
It is surely the master accessory for transporting objects. The panniers fit easily on any bike and allow you to carry bulky objects during your trip: laptop, binder, documents, etc.
This bag is designed for daily cycling in town and on the road and allows you to carry your shopping and various everyday items.
The load limit is 7kg per side.
This double pannier is compatible with all our bikes equipped with luggage racks, including electric bikes.
A basket for shopping
It attaches to the front or back of your mount, the basket is the essential tool for an outing to the market on Sunday morning.
This basket has been developed to transport your belongings on the handlebars of your bike. The basket is removable, it supports a maximum load of 5kg and has a capacity of 12 liters .
A phone holder to guide you
Have you decided to go to town to join your friends in this new trendy bar but you have no idea how to get there? Do not panic ! Get a smartphone holder .
Consider the Shad SG70H smartphone holder to install your phone on the handlebars of your bike.
The fixing system comes with the support which has a quick release system.
The stand can rotate 360 degrees to adjust the display to your liking.
Everything has been thought out for the protection of your smartphone with the presence of an internal protective cover, a zippable water-resistant cover as well as a " security strap " to hang on the handlebars.
Take care of your bike with maintenance products
Proper maintenance of your bike is essential to extend its life . After each outing, be sure to perform a quick cleaning.
This high performance Muc-Off cleaner allows for quick cleaning and waxing , requiring no water.
It cleans your bike in seconds, for a streak -free shine. Since it does not use water, this product keeps your electric bike in good condition without the risk of oxidation .
Its innovative formula encapsulates dirt and prevents scratches . Useful for removing dirt between heavy washes.
We have therefore seen in this article the different types of accessories that have become essential for the use of an electrically assisted bicycle. You can now make your choice according to the use you make of it on a daily basis !