Accessories - misc
With a stack of Token Headset Spacers you have scope to adjust the height of your handlebars and there's enough variety to get a stylish look too.
Headset spacers are a necessary, but unloved part of the bike, serving to space out the stem on the forks steerer tube. Unless you have the stem slammed, you'll likely have a few spacers.
RaceWare's Direct Garmin 200/500 bar mount is a good alternative to the regular Garmin mount, affixing securely to the handlebars with the benefit of floating the computer in a position that is easier to see when riding on the hoods or drops.
Simple this: if you have a bike without rack mounts on the seat stays, and you want to fit a rack, pop off your standard seat collar and fit this Rack Lock from Salsa instead.
Obviously it'll still do the job of keeping your seatpost in the right place but welded on to the rear is a barrel with both ends tapped out with an M5 thread, so you can attach your rack to it. That means the pinch bolt is round the front, which keeps it out of the way of mucky spray from the rear wheel (if you don't have mudguards) which is an added bonus.
SRAM's Quick View Computer Mount is a simple and sturdy mount for a Garmin, Quarq or Bryton computer that frees up space on your handlebar or stem by placing the computer out in front of the bars. Not the first to market this idea, there's now several on the market, as we discovered in this article of alternative Garmin mounts.
The Lezyne Phone Caddy is large enough to take not only your mobile phone but a bunch of other ride essentials too, and it'll fit neatly inside a jersey pocket.
The Phone Caddy, which measures 150mm x 110mm x 45mm, is made from a nylon fabric and although it's not fully waterproof, it's water-resistant.
At last, the One23 Bar Saver is an elegant solution to the problem of finding extra bar space for gadgets!
There's no getting away from the brute ugliness of handlebar extensions. The Bar Saver from One23 is a far more elegant solution, using the bolts on your stem cap to attach a plastic bar that can be used for lights, a computer or whatever other gadgetry you wish to festoon your cockpit with. Mounting on the stem cap also means that it lines up evenly and helps to maintain a harmonious aspect.
I'm a big fan of the original Blackburn VIP ride wallet, so was intrigued by this VIP QR handlebar phone case, which takes the waterproof phone cover from the jersey pocket to the bike with a quick release bracket.
The whole package is a lightweight alternative to some of the unwieldy phone mounts out there, with an extremely compact and easy to attach mounting bracket that puts most of the competition to shame. The thin nylon wallet has a plastic clip on the back that slides and locks to the mount, but even that is pretty unobtrusive.
The Lezyne Phone Wallet is designed to keep your personal items dry and secure. I'm talking, phone, change or maybe a card in case of emergencies. There are several products on the market designed to do just this but not many that do all of it.
Step forward the phone wallet from Lezyne. There's no doubting the wallet is well made.
As its name suggests, the Sportful Second Skin Neck Warmer is made from Sportful's '2nd Skin' fabric, a mix of 95% Polyamide and 5% Elastane. This is the fabric Sportful use throughout their warmer range (arm, leg, etc.) for its stretchiness that allows it to conform to moving body parts, improving comfort. In addition to the stretch, the fabric is soft to the touch and didn't cause any irritation to the skin.
The day will come when our mobile phones will be built to survive the British weather, until then, a cheap (relative to replacing your phone) and simple solution is to put it in a sealy bag like this product by Donkey Label.