As public transport cuts down to a minimum, commuters resort to alternatives to get from point A to B - biking. This new landscape transformed cycling from a recreational activity into an essential form of transport. And, emerging from this shift are bikers on their first few kilometers on the saddle. What to wear during rides or what backpack to use are questions we frequently receive.
You are not alone. More than half our workforce shifted, too, from riding jeepneys and tricycles into pedaling our ways to the office. Like you, many of us also just began our bike journey.
Listed are the most common budget-friendly bike essentials we wear and use to come to work, even on weekend rides.
Rule number one: sit on the saddle only when a helmet sits on your head. The Sandugo Kranos All-Mountain MTB Helmet offers maximum head protection at a very affordable price.
Sale Price: ₱1,245.00
Original Price: ₱1,695.00
For those who don't feel like going all-out on tights just yet, the stylish Sandugo Canyon Shorts offers a great alternative. Like cycling shorts, the Canyon is constructed with a two-way stretch fabric that deems no obstruction in every pedal stroke.
Sale Price: ₱796.00
Original Price: ₱995.00
Getting caught on a downpour is inevitable during bike commutes. Having a light, quick-drying shoes is an ideal for this kind of situation. The versatile Basekamp Tigris Water Shoes offer both, plus you get full-feet protection as well.
Sale Price: ₱1,036.00
Original Price: ₱1,295.00
When it comes to shirts, there's a myriad of options. Choose lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking top for maximum comfort especially on hot sunny days. The Sandugo CDFLOW Quick Dry Shirt features all three and comes in bright solid colors for high visibility.
Stash loose change, keys, smart phones, ATM and credit cards inside the Sandugo Neck Wallet. It provides easy access to your on-the-go items and really comes handy when you need those coins to buy a cup fresh buko juice from Trader Job.
Sale Price: ₱156.00
Original Price: ₱195.00
Not only does the Sandugo Vessel Backpack fits a bladder, it can also be used to stow bigger items like a change of clothes or perhaps #7, a Basekamp Windbreaker v2 Jacket
Sale Price: ₱956.00
Original Price: ₱1,195.00
A packable Basekamp Windbreaker v2 Jacket should get you all warmed up on chilly morning or night rides. With its water-repellant feature, the Windbreaker v2 can easily shrug drizzles and light rains.
Sale Price: ₱548.00
Original Price: ₱685.00
The Basekamp Head Wear is perhaps the most versatile piece of cloth bike clothing accessory there is. Use the Head Wear as a mask (because, you know), a helmet liner, a balaclava, handkerchief – the list just goes on.
These eight budget-friendly bike essentials should get your started. To our fellow kapadyak, what other items would you suggest to help out new bikers. Feel free to write them at the comments below.
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For easy spins, the Brusko Active Bib Set features a jersey with a more relaxed fit, and thick padded shorts for a comfortable ride.