I'm just getting back into biking. I've purchased a Trek 830 Antelope, I figure if cycling sticks I can upgrade, but I know Trek is a good name and I enjoy this bike.
My questions are on the accessories. I see a lot things offered by Bell, is that a good company? I like a $15 wireless 15 function speedometer they offer. They also have some nicely priced helmets. I don't have a lot of money to spend on state of the art stuff.
Looks like Schwinn has some accessories in my price range also. They were the bike to have back in my day, but I don't see the Schwinn name tossed around in cycling forums very often. Have they slipped? Do they make decent accessories?
Also, one thing I wish my bike had is the vertical grips I've seen on some bikes. They stick out of the end of the handlebars and look like they would provide a comfortable alternative grip. Do those have a name? Can I buy and install them on my handlebars?
Do the gel covers for saddles (just picked up that bit of lingo) work?
Is it worth it to get a 'bike kit' or cycling shorts?
Thanks for your time, I really appreciate your help,