Summer means getting outside and getting onto your bike. Whether you're a serious cyclist, a weekend warrior or just a guy who likes to pedal around town, there are a few essentials everyone needs. Why not invest in quality accessories like a theft-proof light, some modern storage and a portable air pump for mid-ride flats. And if you're in the market for a new bike, check out Raleigh's new Tripper model ($850)—a steel framed beauty with the looks of a classic fixie, but comes with an internal three-speed drivetrain and disc brakes for quick stops. Talk about a smooth ride.
A handsome bike light is hard to find (and because of theft, harder to keep). This long-lasting LED from designers in cycle-crazed Denmark is magnetic, so it can be easily removed for safe-keeping.
$25, by iFlash One
This portable hand pump is constructed from hard-wearing but lightweight aluminum and inflates tires to riding pressure with 30% fewer strokes.
$20, by Lezyne
This minimalist rack is made from solid walnut or maple, and a single groove holds your ride while three sturdy mounting screws (covered by bronze screw caps) secure it to your wall.
$180, by Make
For the guy who doesn't want a basket or saddle bags, but still needs a place to stash his stuff. Walnut's handsome leather and wood barrel bag attaches easily under your seat.
$126, by Walnut
(Source: Bureau of Transportation)