Everything tagged with accessories

Blog post: KNOG 20 Tool, £32.99, www.knog.com.au

We're always looking for multi- tools that pack loads into a small, light package that we can grab for maintenance jobs at home and take on longer rides. The new Knog Tool 20 is just the job if you're after a bigger tool, with an eyewatering sev...

Blog post: FABRIC HORSE Lock Holster, $10, www.fabrichorse.com

Perhaps the simplest and greenest product we’ll ever review. Essentially reinforced loops made from recycled seat-belts that slide onto your own belt to hold a D-lock — genius. Slotted between the most suitable belt-loops on your jea...

Blog post: BELL Splash helmet, £19.99, www.madison.co.uk

One of a new range of kids’ lids from Bell, available in five bright colourways including ‘Blue Super Heroes’ (above) and ‘Pink Heart Animals'. It incorporates the company’s revolutionary One-Step Fit system, that a...

Blog post: ORTLIEB Vario bag, £100, www.ortlieb.com

Ortlieb panniers are 100 percent waterproof. So a pannier-cum-rucksack with this admirable attribute is of great interest. 
In two words — it works. The Orlieb Vario takes A4 files and a laptop (protective case optional) and has a neat i...

Blog post: PINHEAD Locking System, £49.99, www.pinheadcomponents.com

No matter how securely your frame is anchored, unsecured wheels, saddles and forks are still mighty tempting to thieves. Pinhead’s system locks your valuable components without having to lug around an extra cable — and should you nee...

Blog post: SQUIRE Challenger 260 lock, £19.99, www.squirelocks.co.uk

Squire’s Challenger 260 is a good all-round D-lock rated Bronze on the Sold Secure scale, providing decent security for your pub steed or runaround if you don’t want to spend three times more on a higher-rated lock. The 12mm steel sh...

Blog post: ONGUARD Brute lock, £41.99, www.moorelarge.co.uk

Brute by name… impressively this US-made lock sports a whopping 16.8mm hardened steel shackle and a ‘Quattro’ 
bolt mechanism which grips it on four sides. Another feature called ‘BumpBlok’ makes the cylinder resis...

Blog post: KRYPTONITE New York 3000 lock, £79.99, www.madison.co.uk

For maximum security in high theft areas, you need a hefty shackle that’s resistant to bolt-cutters and leverage attacks and this one offers 16mm of case-hardened Kryptonium steel, bettered only by the monstrous 18mm-shackled Fahgettabou...

Blog post: ABUS Granit-X Plus lock, £64.99, www.abus.com

An oldie but a goodie, the Abus offers as much security as you’d expect in a Sold Secure Gold-rated lock. Clever design features like a parabolic, square-section 13mm shackle and double-locking mechanism add up to 
a very secure product. A...

Blog post: YALE Maxi Lock, £29.99, www.yale.co.uk

A slightly different take on the cable lock from the home security specialists — here a steel cable encased in a tough plastic cover links to a small alarm system. A conductive core runs through the cable itself and the alarm is triggered ...

Blog post: YAKKAY Helmet and Cover, £95, www.yakkay.com

  There’s no need for fashion to fly out the window if you wear a helmet. This Danish-designed lid conforms to safety standard EN1078 and comes in three sizes, which you can fine-tune to fit your head using the supplied foam pads. Yo...

Blog post: ORTLIEB Saddlebag, £37.50, www.ortlieb.co.uk

Every now and again you find that you don’t want to carry a rucksack or panniers, nor do you want to overstuff jersey pockets — and that’s when this larger volume (2.7-litre) saddlebag makes sense. We managed to fit two 700c ...

Blog post: RESPRO Waterproof Flo bag cover, £24.99, www.respro.com

The Waterproof Flo (or ‘Hump’) provides instant waterproofing and extra visibility for
your backpack. It’s well constructed, with taped seams, and an uncomplicated but 
effective pair of elasticated straps allows it to shroud...

Blog post: HAMAX Siesta childseat, £94.99, www.fisheroutdoor.co.uk

The Siesta is a rear-mounted childseat suitable for children from 9 months and up to 22kg. It is quick and easy to remove being mounted by a single bracket on the seat-tube (which doesn’t foul gear cables). The seat cantilevers from this...

Blog post: OVERBOARD messenger bag, £44.99, www.overboard.com

  Made from internally padded PVC tarpaulin, this bag will keep your 17in laptop and papers dry in a storm. It has plenty of pockets and key loops, plus a wide strap and carrying handle. An unusual feature is a zip that secures all compart...