We know you love a deal… here’s a look at what we’re rockin’ for under $50. This motley crew of bike accessories was inspired by our current Pimp My Bike Giveaway. We’re taking Facebook submissions through July 31, so don’t miss the chance to score some free gear. The clock is ticking; post a picture of your bike on our Facebook wall today!
1) Deuter Ultrabike Kids Backpack, $49.95
When it comes to an all-in-one kids pack, this beauty gets our vote. A specially sized hydration reservoir holds 1 liter of water for little ones on the go, and the pack’s back ventilation system and mesh shoulder straps don’t make the journey a sweaty one.
2) Sherpani Pasea Small Bike Saddle Bag, $19.95
Two-wheeled fashionistas can be functional, too, thanks to this bike saddle bag that carries tubes, tools and other accessories beneath your bike seat. We love the bright colors… looks great on old cruisers, like my own clunker classic, Honker, a Schwinn from the 1980s.
3) Incredibell Brass Bike Bells, $10.95
No bike would be complete without a little bling and ring. We love dinging these brass bells along the Truckee River bike trail out of Tahoe City. With the river now open for rafting, you’re gonna need this to keep the rafters the *bleep* outta your way.
4) Planet Bike Eco Rack Rear Bike Rack, $22.95-$29.99
You won’t feel all clunky with this bike rack on your trunk, yet it’s sturdy enough to hold even the heaviest of vintage milk crates and the beefiest of panniers. Plus, the “Eco” tag on this rack means that Planet Bike is environmentally accountable, from responsible product design to recycling and disposal.
5) Kruzer King Wicker Bike Basket with Handle, $19.95
The last bike accessory of this series is an especially good deal, considering it’s currently on sale, at 20 percent off! One of Tahoe Mountain Sports’ bestselling bike baskets, this classic wicker carryall is perfect for any bike… except maybe full-suspension mountain bikes, who are often too cool for cruiser school. Maybe I’ll try it out on my Giant Reign 2 though and see what happens…
5 Under $50 is a Tahoe Mountain Sports monthly blog series dedicated to showcasing some of our more affordable products. Each month we pick a theme, then show you the gear. Suggest a topic in our comments if you need some shopping help!
I’m Tahoe Mountain Sports’ web editor and a 6-year Tahoe resident. Yep, I live the life, with a lake view from my desk, lunch breaks on the beach with my dog, and morning powder runs when the snow’s good. I ski, snowboard, skate ski, and cross-country ski in winter, and hike, mountain bike, backpack, and lay around on Tahoe’s beaches in summer.