Whether you’ve got an even coming up and want to be prepared, or you just fancy giving your trusty steed a new lease of life, there are a range of accessories and parts available to add to your road bike.
From bar tape to saddle bags, there’s also a vast range of different price points to think about. Think about what you want the accessory to do as a guide; are you planning on racing a time trial, in which case light weight and aerodynamic accessories are key, or are you going for a long weekend ride for several hours where you’ll need a repair kit and some snacks.
If you are adding accessories, don’t forget you’ll need to remove most of them if you’re leaving the bike locked up for a period of time. You don’t want to come back in the morning to find your new saddle bag has left without you.