Lopifit bikes come equip with lights on the front and rear with reflectors, a cargo rack on the back and bell attached to the handlebars – but there are many additional accessories in the market to make it as safe or easy to ride as it could be. To take the Lopifit to the next level, especially for urban commuting and night riding, here is a list of innovative and useful, and super cool accessories.
1. The Garmin Rearview: To deter cars from tailgating
When riding a Lopifit, you don’t have the shell of a 4,000-pound car to protect you. The Garmin Varia Rearview is a tail light that brightens and flashes at the driver behind you if their car is coming too close to you. If you pair it with a Garmin GPS device, you can set the GPS to beep when a car gets too close, notifying you as well.
You can grab a Rearview (without the GPS) on Amazon for $200
2. A Blaze Laserlight: To project a bike symbol on the road in front of you
The Blaze Laserlight is a 300-lumen LED light that projects a bright green bike symbol onto the ground up to 20 feet ahead of you. The light alerts drivers and pedestrians of your presence in advance. The light is USB chargeable and encased in a heavy steel enclosure. It lasts 13 hours with each charge, and easily pops on and off your mount — a definite plus since this is an accessory you wouldn’t want anyone to steal.
3. Revolights: To create a protective light display
Lighting just the front and back of your bike isn’t always enough to make drivers aware of your presence — side collisions are always possible. You can mount Revolights USB-rechargeable LEDs on your Lopifit bike spokes to give your wheels an impressive lighting system that drivers can’t miss.
You can grab some lights on Amazon for $199.
4. A Noke: To lock your Lopifit via Bluetooth
Noke is a company manufacturing products that can be unlocked via Bluetooth, will release a U-lock in October. The product comes with an accompanying app that registers the lock and allows you to unlock it through your smartphone. For those who don’t own a smartphone, the company also sells a $25 key fob that can be used to open the U-lock as well.
5. A FOBO: To monitor your tire pressure
Getting a flat on the road can be a disaster if you’re riding your Lopfiit to an important meeting. Since not everyone has the time to check if their tires are safely inflated every week, the FOBO will do that for you. The device clips into the valve where you usually pump your air, and will ping your phone via Bluetooth to let you know when the air pressure dips critically low.
6. A Torch T2 helmet: When you need more lights (on your head)
You can never have enough lights. The Torch T2 helmet integrates both a white front light and a red back light to make you more visible when biking at night. The helmet is USB rechargeable, and the lights can last 6 hours on full blast or 36 hours on a strobe setting.
You can grab a helmet on Amazon for $150.
7. SmrtGrips: To tell you where to turn
SmrtGrips are a handy addition that sync up with your smartphone’s navigation apps. When you need to make a turn, the grips vibrate on the left or right to let you know which way to go. If you’re looking for your Lopifit, the grips can also signal the bike’s location on an accompanying app. If any SmrtGrips user is close enough to it to pick up the signal, the app will give you the exact GPS coordinates of your bike.
The grips aren’t commercially available yet, but you can sign up to be notified about preorders on SmrtGrips’ site.
8. A SmartHalo: For turn-by-turn navigation
Like the SmrtGrips, the SmartHalo will give you turn-by-turn directions, eliminating the need for you to pull out a phone to check where to go. The circular device is mounted in the middle of your handlebars, and displays color-coded directions on its surface. If you need to turn right, it shines a green half circle on the right. If you need to make a U-turn, a half circle will glow in the opposite direction. When you’ve gotten to your destination, you’ll see a full green circle. The device pairs with an app that will also keep track of other metrics, like distance traveled, calories burned, and elevation gained. The device also has a built-in front light that turns on when it gets dark and turns off once you’ve stopped pedaling for a set quantity of time.
9. The COBI: To turn your bike’s handlebars into a smart dashboard
Access your music, calls, and navigation without ever pulling your phone out of your pocket, the COBI ensures you won’t have to lift your hands off the Lopifit handlebars. The device situates your phone securely on the handlebars, and connects a joystick that allows you to control various functions just by flicking your thumb. You can flip through apps and functions without ever touching your phone.
- Turn Signal Gloves: To announce your direction to others
Created by a Google Engineer, these Zackees Signal Gloves increase your visibility and clearly communicate your turning intentions to other cyclists and motorists on the road.
Lopifit encourages all riders to always put safety first and with the growing popularity of cyclists on the road and increased technology there are unlimited gadgets to make your riding experience fun and safe! Please send us any cool products you’ve seen as well to info@LopifitUS.com.