Best-rated bike accessories of 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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