The holidays are just around the corner, and many of us are trying to figure out what to get those special people in our lives. For an increasing number of individuals, ebikes play a major role in their lives, and this makes it the perfect focus for gifting. Though your loved one may already own an ebike and basic safety equipment, there are still a lot of accessories that can make the ride even more enjoyable.
No matter how the ebike is used, whether it is for a regular commute, off-roading it, or just fun rides around the block, there are several accessories that will make the ride and owning an ebike better. There are a great number of ebike accessories on the market, and luckily these simple and easy-to-use vehicles make it effortless to add and remove accessories. This also makes it perfect for picking and choosing the perfect accessory for your loved one. Here are a few of the best accessories to consider for your loved one and their trusty ebike.
Rear Mounted Ebike Rack
One accessory that is really handy for every ebike owner is a rear rack. Virtually every ebike rider will end up wanting to bring some equipment along for the ride, including, of course, some handy emergency gear. However, a heavy backpack can definitely be a pain to haul around on every ride.
This becomes a particular problem when you are regularly riding to run an errand and find yourself with a bunch of shopping bags. This is where a rear rack can shine its brightest. There are a number of rear rack designs with many different attachments and ways to carry different types of items. These will protect your back from excessive heat and chafing in the summer and leave you fresh and ready to ride for longer.
So if your loved one doesn't already have a good rear rack on their ebike, this should be at the top of your shopping list. It is highly practical and sure to be enjoyed for years to come.
Handlebar Mounted Phone Holder
Riding your electric bike is a great way to get away from it all and enjoy everything nature has to offer. But, that doesn't mean that you might not want to bring your phone along. From GPS guidance to making emergency calls and maybe even snapping some epic selfies to post at some pit stops along the way, your phone can be your most valuable traveling companion. So your loved one should have a safe and secure place to keep it close at hand on every ride.
A handlebar-mounted phone holder can keep a smartphone secure in plain sight on the ride, which can be extremely convenient when it is needed for guiding by GPS. Remember to check the reviews and ensure that the holder you choose will fit your smartphone. You definitely don't want it to fall out while you are riding.
Left Side Mirror
This is a safety item that many riders don't have and can be really handy for riders that find themselves commuting alongside traffic regularly. When you are riding on an ebike, it can often be hard to hear oncoming traffic while riding at a good speed. This is particularly difficult with many modern cars riding so quietly. A good left side mirror will allow you to see traffic that is approaching behind you and give you some warning if a car appears to be approaching too close.
These mirrors are a great safety item that can save riders' lives. They come in many styles, with the most popular mounting to the left handlebar of your ebike. However, they also come mounted to helmets and even sports goggles. So, you are sure to find one that matches your loved one's own style, and there is definitely no better gift than keeping your loved one safe this holiday season.
Water Bottle Holder
A water bottle holder is a great accessory for every ebike, and you definitely shouldn't underestimate the value of this gift. Ebike riding is less intensive than regular bike riding, but it is still a physical activity, and when the weather is hot, riders need to stay hydrated.
A good water bottle holder can keep cold drinks close at hand and safe from spilling. This is definitely an improvement over keeping your water bottle in a hot backpack where it can spill over you. There are many different styles that often mount either to the down tube or the handlebars. If your loved one's ebike doesn't have holes drilled to install a holder on the down tube, then you may want to consider a handlebar-mounted option as these will generally be easier to install.
A number of basic repair jobs on the road or trail can be done by the rider, and it is definitely important to be prepared for minor breakdowns from a slipped chain to a flat tire. This is why a basic repair kit is one of the items ebike riders should bring on every ride. That way, even if your loved one isn't very mechanically inclined, they can at least get home and take it to a repair shop later.
A lot of the needed tools are just basic hand tools such as Allen wrenches, screwdrivers, and adjustable wrenches. This means you could always assemble your own toolkit from a simple trip to the hardware store; however, there are also pre-prepared toolkits. These often have the advantage of coming with special cases that can often be attached directly to an ebike for convenient travel. Whichever you choose, it is sure to be appreciated.
With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about gifts. For the special ebike rider in your life, these are just a few of the best accessory ideas that can take their ride from great to amazing. So, consider if any of these accessories are right for your special someone and make the gift-giving season a great one.