Best-rated bike accessories of 2017
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Best-rated bike accessories of 2017

Daniel Feucht
Zurich, on 16.01.2018
Translation: Eva Francis
Biking accessories are all about quality and safety. It’s not enough to just look good. Every year, consumer organisations and magazines carry out tests and come up with results and recommendations that help you choose the right product for you. Here’s my personal selection of recommended and best-rated bike accessories of 2017.

Bike backpacks

In June 2017, the journal «Mountainbike» tested biking backpacks with a capacity of ten to twelve litres. The aspects they rated were support system, packing options, weight, features and workmanship. With wide shoulder and waist straps, a stable and comfortable back panel and high-quality workmanship, the Osprey Raptor 10 came out on top.

Bike computers

In the March 2017 issue of the journal «Mountainbike», the Ciclosport CM 9.3 A was chosen as the best bike computer without GPS. CM 9.3 A doesn’t only include the usual altimeter, speed and distance functions, but also measures your heart rate, cadence and calorie consumption. It’s easy to sync this bike computer with your PC and evaluate your training data.

Bike racks

The Thule Easyfold XT 2 was rated as «excellent» in the August 2017 issue of the journal «Mountainbike». With detachable arms, this bike rack is easy to mount and extremely stable. After use, the XT 2 is folded up in a matter of seconds and takes up almost no space in your storage room or garage.

Cycling shoes

In the September 2017 issue of the journal «Bike»-, the Shimano SH-ME7G were chosen as the best allrounders when it comes to cycling shoes. Combining ratchet closure and speed-lacing system, these shoes offer comfort and firm support. Other convincing aspects include the heel reinforcement, integrated ventilation and Michelin rubber outsole. All in all, these bike shoes offer great stability on and off the bike.

Bike locks

The consumer organisation «Stiftung Warentest» tested a range of bike locks in July 2017. With an overall rating of «good», the Trelock BS 650 came out on top. With a metal shackle of 16 mm diameter and resistance of up to 7 tons, this u-shaped lock is particularly safe. It’s opened with a key.

More best-rated products

Children’s bike Early Rider, tested by «Bikesport» in issue 08/17

Bike helmet Met Lupo, tested by «Bike» in issue 08/17

Bike pump Topeak Joe Bloe, tested by «Mountainbike» in issue 01/17

Repair stand Feedback Sports Pro Elite, tested by «Mountainbike» in issue 03/17

Bike jacket Gore Bike Wear Power Trail, tested by «Mountainbike» in issue 01/17

Brake pads Shimano G04S, tested by «Mountainbike» in issue 09/17

G04S Metall XTR/XT/SLX (Shimano, Sintered metal)
Brake pads
Shimano G04S Metall XTR/XT/SLX (Shimano, Sintered metal)

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Daniel Feucht
Daniel Feucht
Category Marketing Manager, Zurich
Surfing lonely point breaks in Marocco or speeding down the «Never End Trail» in Laax’s bikepark? Catching waves in the river Reuss or pulling off backflips over dirt jumps? Having these two main hobbies means there’s no such thing as bad weather. Today, I leave freeride and slopestyle contests to the young, wild and rubber-boned generation and focus on organising contests with my club in bike park Rüti. As Category Marketing Manager for our bike range, I’m lucky enough to live my passion every day at work.

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