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Spring bike gadgets for the perfect tour

Spring at last! The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer and nature is awakening in all its colors. For passionate cyclists and those who want to become one, now is the perfect time to get your bike out of hibernation and prepare for the first longer tours of the year. But before the pedals really get going, you should first get your own equipment in shape. Spring bike gadgets will not only make your bike tour safer, but also more comfortable and fulfilling.

From innovative lighting systems that ensure safety at dusk, to smart navigation aids that never let you lose your way, to practical solutions for storage space and hydration – the selection of bike accessories is huge and varied. In our guide, we present a selection of the best gadgets that will make your spring tours a real experience. Whether you’re an everyday cyclist who commutes to work or an adventurous rider who covers long distances at the weekend, there’s something to suit every need. So, grab your helmet, get on the saddle and let’s find out together which innovations are not to be missed this year.

Disclaimer: Not all products available on the market are approved for road use in Germany. It is therefore best to make sure before you buy that your desired product can also be used in the intended area of use. If you always ride your mountain bike off-road, this is less of a problem than if, for example, you cycle to work every day on public roads through heavy rush-hour traffic

Bike lights: Safely through the dark

When the days are getting longer but dusk suddenly sets in, good bicycle lights are indispensable. They not only ensure that you are seen, but also that you can see enough – and that can be the be-all and end-all on unlit paths or in foggy spring weather. Modern bike lights combine LED technology with smart controls to offer cyclists maximum safety and comfort.

Lumos Ultra Smart Bike Helmet: safety meets innovation

The Lumos Ultra Smart Bike Helmet is far more than just protection for the head. This innovative bike helmet combines the latest advances in lighting technology with smart features designed specifically for urban cyclists and technology enthusiasts. Equipped with bright LED lights at both the front and rear, the helmet offers exceptional visibility in traffic, making it an indispensable companion in all light conditions.

The integrated lights include not only front and rear lights, but also indicators that can be activated via a wireless remote control on the handlebars. This function significantly increases your own road safety, as you can clearly signal your change of direction without having to take your hands off the handlebars.

A special highlight is the helmet’s compatibility with a smartphone app. You can use this app to personalize your light settings, check the battery life and even receive firmware updates for your bike helmet (!). In addition, the helmet meets strict safety standards so that you are reliably protected in the event of a fall.

The Lumos Ultra is not only technologically up to date, but also impresses with its modern, aerodynamic design, which is available in different colors to suit your personal style and preferences. With a weight of around 370 grams, the bike helmet is also light enough to remain comfortable even on longer tours.

Reelight SL250 Steady Lights: Reliable lighting through electromagnetic induction

The Reelight SL250 Steady Lights are innovative, battery-free bicycle lights that are powered by electromagnetic induction. This technology uses magnets on the bicycle spokes and coils in the lights, which are activated by your pedal movement. This system ensures reliable lighting without external power sources and is considered particularly environmentally friendly and low-maintenance. The result is reliable lighting that works automatically as soon as you start pedaling and, of course, continues to light up as long as you are moving.

In addition to the practical benefits, the Reelight SL250 Steady Lights offer a compact and unobtrusive design that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing. They are robustly built, weatherproof and offer a durable lighting solution for your vehicle. However, there is one drawback: the lighting is not powerful enough to illuminate the path in front of you. The Steady Lights are therefore primarily intended to be seen by other road users.

Garmin Varia RTL515: Radar technology for your driving safety

The Garmin Varia RTL515 combines radar technology with an efficient rear light to offer you maximum safety when cycling. This device warns you with visual and acoustic signals of vehicles approaching from behind – up to a distance of 140 meters. The sophisticated lighting ensures that you are visible from up to 1.6 kilometers away, which significantly increases your own safety on the road.

Thanks to its compatibility with Garmin Edge bike computers, wearables, the Radar Display Unit and smartphones via the Varia Mobile app, you can use your bike light in an extremely versatile way. The Garmin Varia RTL515 is also compatible with third-party navigation apps such as “Ride with GPS”. With an impressive battery life of up to 16 hours in daytime flashing mode and up to 6 hours in continuous light mode, the Varia RTL515 is equally suitable for long tours and daily rides.

Navigation aids and smartphone holders: Always have your destination in sight

As the landscape becomes greener and the thirst for adventure increases, reliable navigation aids are essential for every bike tour. GPS devices and smartphone mounts are your faithful companions that not only show you the way, but also guarantee a safe journey.

Garmin Edge Explore: Your intuitive companion on every bike tour

The Garmin Edge Explore is a GPS bike navigation device that has been specially developed for touring cyclists and adventure seekers. With its user-friendly navigation and a variety of functions, the gadget reliably supports you on every route. This device not only offers precise GPS navigation, but also comes with pre-installed maps of Europe to help you keep track even on unfamiliar routes. The navigation assistant also reacts to changes in your surroundings and always suggests the best route for you.

The safety features of the Garmin Edge Explore are also impressive. For example, you can send accident notifications directly to your emergency contacts. You can also connect the device to compatible rear lights and radar so that you are directly notified of approaching vehicles in your blind spot.

The Garmin Edge Explore has a battery life of up to 12 hours in GPS mode, making the gadget ideal for long rides and exploration tours. So whether you are just navigating through the city or embarking on an extended cross-country tour, this bike computer will get you to your destination safely and on the best (bike) route.

Quad Lock bike handlebar mount: Your smartphone always in view

With the Quad Lock bike handlebar mount, you can use your smartphone safely and conveniently while riding (or at least take a quick look at it without operating it). This mount is perfect for you if you want to use your mobile device as a navigation aid or for fitness tracking. Thanks to the dual-stage lock system, you can easily and securely attach your smartphone to the handlebars or stem of your bike with a single movement – and easily remove it again if required.

The mount is compatible with all Quad Lock cases and offers flexible mounting options. It can be adjusted and fixed precisely according to individual preferences. Please note, however, that there is not a Quad Lock case for every smartphone model. Other protective cases cannot be fitted.

Essential equipment for every tour: bike bags and tools

On long bike tours, sufficient storage space is an essential factor in being able to transport all the necessary utensils safely and comfortably. Bicycle bags and rucksacks not only offer space for provisions and clothing, but also for important tools and puncture repair kits. And especially with the latter, it doesn’t hurt to have them with you in case of an emergency.

Whale Fall cell phone holder with top tube pocket

The Whale Fall cell phone holder with top tube pocket is a versatile gadget that not only keeps your smartphone safe, but also offers you additional storage space for the small, important and unimportant things on your tour. This practical holder is characterized by a transparent window made of plastic film that allows you to operate your smartphone without having to remove it – ideal for quick navigation checks or changing music while riding.

The material of the bag is water-repellent so that your smartphone and other valuables stay dry even in bad weather. Mounting the holder on the top tube of your bike is done in a few simple steps and the Whale Fall top tube bag offers a stable hold, even on uneven paths.

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Crankbrothers Multi-19: The Swiss Army knife for cycling enthusiasts

The Crankbrothers Multi-19 is a compact and versatile helper that should not be missing from any cycling kit. This multi-tool offers 19 different tools in a robust, easy-to-carry format. With this tool, you have everything you need for the most common bike repairs to hand. This includes various Allen keys (from 2 to 8 mm), Torx T-25 and T-10, Phillips and slotted screwdrivers and a chain riveter. Even spoke wrenches for four different sizes are integrated.

The tool comes with a practical case so that you can simply pack it with the other tools in your bike bag. Whether for quick adjustments during a tour or necessary repairs far away from civilization – the Crankbrothers Multi-19 tool ensures that small breakdowns don’t stop you.

ECEEN solar backpack: So your devices can also fill up on sunshine

The ECEEN solar backpack is equipped with a powerful solar cell that is able to charge a connected power bank directly with solar energy. This is particularly useful for long bike tours or camping trips where access to conventional power sources is limited or non-existent. And above all, it is essential if you are often out and about at night or at dusk and want to charge all your lights during the day.

The solar panels are attached to the outside of the backpack and can effectively absorb sunlight while you are out and about. The energy generated is stored in an included power bank, which you can then use to recharge smartphones, GPS devices, cameras and other USB-powered devices.

In addition to solar technology, the ECEEN backpack offers plenty of storage space for your equipment and provisions. It is made from water-repellent material and can withstand even the most changeable spring weather. Ergonomically shaped shoulder straps and a padded back section also increase carrying comfort, especially on longer trips.

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Profile Design Aqua Rack: The dual core among bottle cages

As it’s not just your devices that need to be supplied with energy when you’re out and about, but primarily yourself, we chose the Profile Design Aqua Rack. You can mount it directly on the saddle so that you can easily reach your water bottles. And on the other hand, the bottle holder does not interfere with pedaling – compared to conventional holders on the frame.

By installing it directly on the seat post, you benefit from improved access to your water bottles without having to interrupt your ride or change your position. The aerodynamic arrangement behind the seat minimizes air resistance so that your speed is not affected. This can be a decisive advantage, especially during a bike race. The two holders are compatible with all water bottles, so you have a free choice here – or simply continue to use your previous loyal companions.

Comfort upgrades and theft protection: how to get through the spring relaxed

A long day in the saddle can be a real challenge without the right comfort upgrades. Ergonomic saddles, handlebar grips and pedals can make all the difference and significantly increase your riding comfort, especially on long or unpaved routes. And to ensure that your vehicle stays exactly where you parked it, appropriate anti-theft protection is an extremely sensible investment.

SQlab 611 Ergowave Active saddle: perfect posture for efficient riding

The SQlab 611 Ergowave Active saddle is exactly what you need as a passionate mountain biker or long-distance rider. This saddle is specially designed to optimally distribute pressure and provide you with ergonomic support to prevent discomfort and fatigue on long rides. Thanks to its characteristic wave shape and raised back section, it offers you perfect posture and improves your power transmission when pedaling. The Active technology of the SQlab 611 ensures a slight lateral movement of the saddle, which adapts to your natural pedaling motion and can therefore prevent back pain.

Made from robust Kevlar and covered with hard-wearing synthetic leather, this saddle can withstand even the most demanding conditions. It is available in different widths so that you can adapt the saddle perfectly to your individual needs. However, we recommend that you have your sit bones measured before you buy the saddle – this will ensure that you don’t have to try out all the sizes first.

Smart security on wheels: Nulock Keyless Bluetooth bike lock

At a time when everything is getting smarter, bike locks should not be left behind. The Keyless Bluetooth bike lock from Nulock offers you an innovative security solution for your vehicle. This lock can be easily connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, so you no longer need a key. An app allows you to open or close the lock and check the status of your bike at any time. The robust design ensures that your bike can be parked theft-proof even in public, heavily frequented areas. The lock body is made of hardened steel so that thieves can bite both teeth and pliers out of it.

Another feature is the alarm function, which is activated in the event of tampering attempts. If someone tries to force the lock open, the associated app immediately sends a notification to your smartphone and triggers an alarm to deter potential thieves.

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Protective clothing: stylish and functional in all weathers

Spring is a season of change, which also means that the weather is often completely unpredictable. From sudden rain showers to sunny, hot afternoons – with the right protective clothing, you’ll be comfortable whatever the weather.

Castelli Gabba 3 Short Sleeve Jersey: The all-rounder for changeable weather

The Castelli Gabba 3 Short Sleeve Jersey is a garment that is known by cyclists worldwide for its versatility and performance. Originally developed for road cycling in changeable conditions, the Gabba Jersey has become a real favorite for all types of cyclists.

This jersey is characterized by its wind and water-repellent material, which also offers excellent breathability. The fit is aerodynamically designed, but still comfortable enough for long rides. And the breathable materials ensure that you don’t overheat, even on strenuous sections.

All Mountain Style Honeycomb Frame Guard: Ultimate protection for your bike

The All Mountain Style Honeycomb Frame Guard is a high-quality protective film designed to protect the frame of your bike from scratches, dents and wear and tear. This film is made of a durable, honeycomb-structured material that is not only robust, but also light and flexible. The armor film is easy to apply to different areas of your bike frame, including the down tube, top tube and even the fork.

The film is available in various colors and patterns and not only protects important components of your bike, but also enhances its appearance. This way you can ensure that your bike still looks like new even after many rides, stone chips and trails.

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Start spring with the right equipment

Spring is the ideal time to rediscover freedom on two wheels. With the right gadgets and protective clothing, you are well prepared to enjoy the beauty of the awakening nature and at the same time be safe and comfortable on the road. So grab your high-tech equipment, upgrade your bike and get in the saddle! Have a good ride!

Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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Spring at last! The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer and nature is awakening in all its colors. For passionate cyclists and those who want to become one, now is the perfect time to get your bike out of hibernation and prepare for the first longer tours of the year. But before the pedals really get going, you should first get your own equipment in shape. Spring bike gadgets will not only make your bike tour safer, but also more comfortable and fulfilling. From innovative lighting systems that ensure safety at dusk, to smart navigation aids that … (Weiterlesen...)

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