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The best technical accessories for cyclists and motorcyclists

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Having the right gear can make all the difference in getting a good workout on the bike. Here are the best tech accessories for cyclists.

However, cycling is not just about health. Keeping track of metrics such as speed and distance and tracking the bike’s location are all critical factors.

Some great accessories can be devices you already own, such as an iPhone or Apple Watch. For example, the first step to improving a bicycle is a good iPhone holder for using Apple Maps or a fitness tracker.

Quad Lock Bike Mounting Kit

This kit is available directly from Apple. Using a two-stage locking mechanism, it is attached to the bicycle handlebar or stem (tube size 25 to 40 mm). This lock is designed for extra security so that the iPhone does not slip off.

It includes a “poncho” that can withstand rain, dust and mud, and the cover is compatible with wireless charging, but MagSafe isn’t mentioned. In addition, the package comes with UV-resistant O-rings and cable ties for mounting.

Quad Lock Bicycle Mount

Quad Lock Bicycle Mount

Quad Lock Bike Mount Kit is available for $69.95 and supports the iPhone 13 product line. Other versions support older devices.

AirTag Secure Holder

This secure Belkin AirTag holder features a flexible braided wire cable that is not easily cut. In addition, it secures the AirTag using an Allen key locking mechanism.

The best thing about this device is that it can be used with other items such as luggage. The holder grips the edges of the AirTag while the engraving and design remain visible.

Belkin Secure Holder for AirTag

Belkin Secure Holder for AirTag

LIVALL Bling Helmet BH60SE Neo

This helmet is intended for road cycling, but the company offers one for mountain biking. LED lights on the back provide visibility in low light and act as turn signals. Built-in speakers facilitate music, one-click voice commands, phone calls and a loss alarm.

Other features include fall detection, “press for SOS”, voice navigation, PTT walkie-talkie and 24 vents for optimal airflow.

The helmet uses a Bluetooth button that mounts on the handlebars. This top product is available for $139.

LINKA smart bike lock

The LINKA smart lock offers keyless access using an app or entering a passcode that does not rely on a phone. Thanks to Bluetooth 4.2 support, the companion app can unlock it in less than five seconds.

The lock has tamper alerts with built-in sensors to detect unwanted bike movements. In addition, it uses a 110 dB alarm to draw attention to any bicycle thief.

The company says the lock is as strong as a 9mm hardened steel shackle and can withstand extreme weather conditions. It is available for $139.

Strava

Strava is the best app to track hikes, hikes, bike rides and other outdoor activities. It registers runs, maps cycling routes and can analyze your training with statistics.

Monthly challenges and leaderboards provide users with a fun way to compete with friends and strangers. An optional subscription unlocks customizable workouts and training plans, clubs, and even live expert feedback.

Strava integrates with Apple Health and is free with in-app purchases.

Screenshots of Strava app

Screenshots of Strava app

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