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Old 07-17-14, 07:41 AM
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Post Your Accessories and Must Haves

Hello Guys,

I'm just about ready to take ownership of a new 2015 Trek 8.6, I think it's a good bike for the monies, I not seeing now else in the $1000 or less price range that I can compare too yet, I'm still open, but nothing so far. So for now, I'm looking to see how I can add some clean looking and highly functional accessories to the bike. I'm thinking this should be my starting set of accessories. Please post your's as well and photos are always welcome with a references to find the accessory. What are your must haves?

Here is a stock photo of the bike I'm buying.



Here is a real image of the bike taken from an owner, kinda new model hard to find real images yet.



1. A Helmet, prob nothing more than standard here, function is the key, I may even just use my old Cannondale, it has a built in mini mirror which function wise is really really nice.

2. A nice pump like this one maybe, not sure yet, CO2 is out, seemly this is bad for our environment.



3. A good multi tool maybe something like this? Crankbrothers Multi 19 Tool



or

Topeak Alien II 26-Function Bicycle Tool



4. A nice seat bag, Any good ideas?
5. A DuoTrap Ant+ Computer, the bike comes with a wireless transmitter built into the frame. Any recommendations for the receiver / computer.
6. Compact LED back and front lights? Any good ideas?

7. Two water bottle holders and water bottles, ideas?
8. Gloves. ideas?
9. Up stand? I know it's not perfect and frowned upon for some reason, but in times of need, it seems like a good idea.
10. A repair kit? Any recommendations?

These are my top 10 am I missing anything?

I would like to go with the less is more kinda approach, but feel I must have some essentials for long ride and some unknowns.

In this regard, she will have the same and on her bike, she will carry a mini first aid kit and such and I will have the tools and repair kit, this way we are balancing everything between two bikes.

Thank guys and gals, I'm just using this as a gauge to be prepared and set for the trails and roads.
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chain lube, helmet, bike shorts, front and rear strobes, rear rack, rack trunk, gloves, computer, rack for car, hi vis jersey, socks & shoes, clear sport safety glasses, spare tube(s), pump, tire levers, chain tool, spoke wrench, 1st aid kit, caffeine pill, aspirin pill, tylenol pill, cell phone, mp3 player with radio, single ear earbud, swiss army knife, multi allen wrench tool, needlenose locking pliers, zipstrip tie-wraps, electrical tape, co2 pump w extra cartridge, coin for gas station pump, dollars for snacks, 2 water bottles w holders, all around street legal reflectors, mini toe clips (or fullsize hacksawed without straps), I'll stop here otherwise I'd be rambling about cool weather clothing and year round commuting clothing/gear ...
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Get a decent bike pump (stay away from the department store brands), a bike rack for your car to transport your bike, chain lube and cleaning supplies and a good allen wrench set.
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Old 07-17-14, 08:27 AM
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Firstly. That is a really nice bike, the frame is very striking. If I bought it!! A pair of light weight road bike tires, throw the dork disc, an Ultegra or similar level crank along with derallieur, a lght roadbike seat, clip in pedals and shoes, a rigid carbon fork. But that's just if I bought it
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Saddlebag, bar ends, clipless pedals and shoes. Cyclocomputer, LED Lights front and rear, ergo grips.
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Old 07-17-14, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ingenuitor View Post
2. A nice pump like this one maybe, not sure yet, CO2 is out, seemly this is bad for our environment.
Huh? Even if you assume that the CO2 in your canister was captured as a byproduct of refining petroleum or captured from the emissions of a power plant, we are talking about an insanely minuscule amount of CO2. If there is no market for captured CO2, it will just be released into the atmosphere. The key is that the CO2 is a byproduct. It's going to be created whether or not you use it to inflate your tires. I appreciate that you are well intended, but this seems to be taking good intentions to an illogical extreme.

There is a very good chance that you will want to replace the saddle.
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Old 07-17-14, 10:01 AM
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For LED lights:
Recently got an Orp for the front, really cool horn/light combo.
Serfa LED for the rear.

Bontrager makes a nice kit for under $40 that comes with a pump, tool kit, patch kit and coupon for free tube.
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I believe that a seat bag holding the necessary stuff for tube changes and a multi-tool is an essential for me, not an accessory. If I had to choose to remove everything else from my bike and could only keep 1 item, I would choose my bar ends. If my fingers aren't on the brake lever or shifter triggers because they are about to be used, my hands are on the bar ends. I would guess that 80% of my riding is done from the bar ends.
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Originally Posted by VTBike View Post
Huh? Even if you assume that the CO2 in your canister was captured as a byproduct of refining petroleum or captured from the emissions of a power plant, we are talking about an insanely minuscule amount of CO2. If there is no market for captured CO2, it will just be released into the atmosphere. The key is that the CO2 is a byproduct. It's going to be created whether or not you use it to inflate your tires. I appreciate that you are well intended, but this seems to be taking good intentions to an illogical extreme.
I think the usual objection to them is disposing of the metal cartridge rather than the CO2.
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Originally Posted by DTSCDS View Post
I think the usual objection to them is disposing of the metal cartridge rather than the CO2.
They aren't recycled?
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Old 07-17-14, 11:09 AM
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FYI, the Upstand gets very mediocre reviews on Amazon.
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Originally Posted by VTBike View Post
They aren't recycled?
They can be. I'm thinking most who are opposed to them assume the cartridge will be thrown in the trash after it's used. In Dallas we don't recycle anything. If it isn't new we throw it away or tear it down and build something godawful in its place.
(FWIW: I gave up carrying a pump and went CO2 long ago so I'm not preaching, just trying to speak for the other side.)
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Oh man I did not mean to start something about to CO2 or not to CO2, it's just my feelings on it. It's a great idea, but I have my concerns, thanks for all the great ideas so far otherwise. I'm getting pumped to take ownership, to be honest I never buy things like this, I have always been very frugal, so this is not my norm at all. Seems like a great bike and should last me for a good solid 20 years I hope. Which will put me into my 60's then.
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Nice list, you are set for just about anything.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
chain lube, helmet, bike shorts, front and rear strobes, rear rack, rack trunk, gloves, computer, rack for car, hi vis jersey, socks & shoes, clear sport safety glasses, spare tube(s), pump, tire levers, chain tool, spoke wrench, 1st aid kit, caffeine pill, aspirin pill, tylenol pill, cell phone, mp3 player with radio, single ear earbud, swiss army knife, multi allen wrench tool, needlenose locking pliers, zipstrip tie-wraps, electrical tape, co2 pump w extra cartridge, coin for gas station pump, dollars for snacks, 2 water bottles w holders, all around street legal reflectors, mini toe clips (or fullsize hacksawed without straps), I'll stop here otherwise I'd be rambling about cool weather clothing and year round commuting clothing/gear ...
Nice list, you are set for just about anything.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
Firstly. That is a really nice bike, the frame is very striking. If I bought it!! A pair of light weight road bike tires, throw the dork disc, an Ultegra or similar level crank along with derallieur, a lght roadbike seat, clip in pedals and shoes, a rigid carbon fork. But that's just if I bought it
Thanks, tires I get, what is the "throw the dork disc, an Ultegra or similar level crank along with derallieur"? Thanks
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Stem riser, cruiser bar and kickstand are my must haves when upgrading my 29er.
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My hybrid is, first and foremost, an all-weather commuter. Bonus: long weekend uptempo rides for fun.

For the bike:
-fenders
-rear rack and bungee cord
-(bike came with kickstand and water bottle cages)
-seat bag with multitool, patch kit, spare tube, zip ties, some cash, Band-Aids and alcohol wipes, tube of sunblock
-frame-mounted pump
-lights, backup lights, frame lights, extra reflectors...light up the night like a Christmas tree
-U-lock; cable lock for weird places
-bar ends
-debating heated handlebars for this winter!
-optional: detachable rear basket rigged as dog carrier

For me:
-helmet
-helmet cover for cold and rain
-gloves (I prefer full-finger)
-water bottles
-appropriate clothes for various weather and ride types
-I ride in skater shoes (platform pedals)
-on rides, bring my cell phone for emergencies and pictures

For home:
-floor pump
-cleaning supplies (oil, lube, rags, etc)
-car rack; electrical tape around the clamps so they don't scratch
-a very understanding roommate

Are you wanting recommendations for specific brands? Or just a general idea of what accessories to accumulate?
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Originally Posted by elephino View Post
My hybrid is, first and foremost, an all-weather commuter. Bonus: long weekend uptempo rides for fun.

For the bike:
-fenders
-rear rack and bungee cord
-(bike came with kickstand and water bottle cages)
-seat bag with multitool, patch kit, spare tube, zip ties, some cash, Band-Aids and alcohol wipes, tube of sunblock
-frame-mounted pump
-lights, backup lights, frame lights, extra reflectors...light up the night like a Christmas tree
-U-lock; cable lock for weird places
-bar ends
-debating heated handlebars for this winter!
-optional: detachable rear basket rigged as dog carrier

For me:
-helmet
-helmet cover for cold and rain
-gloves (I prefer full-finger)
-water bottles
-appropriate clothes for various weather and ride types
-I ride in skater shoes (platform pedals)
-on rides, bring my cell phone for emergencies and pictures

For home:
-floor pump
-cleaning supplies (oil, lube, rags, etc)
-car rack; electrical tape around the clamps so they don't scratch
-a very understanding roommate

Are you wanting recommendations for specific brands? Or just a general idea of what accessories to accumulate?
Brands and or models, links would be great, but I'm starting to get a good idea, thanks, great list. I was thinking, maybe they have a clear vinyl layer I can use to prevent messing up the paint too much. That is what I used on some of my cars and it works great to prevent paint chips in most cases. But then that's a car, they go so much faster lol
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Nice bike, OP.

My must-have accessories, in no particular order:

1. Helmet (okay, that actually is first on the list).
2. Clipless pedals / shoes.
3. Bar ends.
4. Saddle bag.
5. Front and rear lights.
6. Bike computer / GPS
7. Twin bottle cages / bottles.
8. Cycling gloves.
9. Cycling shorts / bib.
10. Multitool.
11. Floor pump with dual head.

I may be forgetting something , but that's more or less it. Pretty much the same mix for my road bike, with some swapping.

Peeps are probably sick of this pic already, but whattheheck:







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Originally Posted by Jaeger99 View Post
Nice bike, OP.

My must-have accessories, in no particular order:

1. Helmet (okay, that actually is first on the list).
2. Clipless pedals / shoes.
3. Bar ends.
4. Saddle bag.
5. Front and rear lights.
6. Bike computer / GPS
7. Twin bottle cages / bottles.
8. Cycling gloves.
9. Cycling shorts / bib.
10. Multitool.
11. Floor pump with dual head.

I may be forgetting something , but that's more or less it. Pretty much the same mix for my road bike, with some swapping.

Peeps are probably sick of this pic already, but whattheheck:







Nice list and really nice bike. Thanks
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Here [IDK where you live] mudguards, rack on the back, a bell .. lights .

a few tools to do an on the road puncture repair are of course useful .. they can go in a pannier on the rack.

which , the bags, will be useful for shopping ..


then of course you need a good locking system so the bike will be e when you come out of the store ..
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Rear view mirror! It may ( probably will ) save your life if you are riding on the roads, and a great safety and convenient accessory when riding on trails.
Take A Look mirror is probably the best out there. It can be mounted to glasses or helmet.
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