My husband and I recently purchased two Aventon Pace 500 ebikes, and we love them! I enjoy riding them whenever I can. Because I can’t stop riding, I’ve even lost a few pounds. Hooray!
The accessories we have found for our electric bikes have made riding them so enjoyable. Having saddlebags on my bike allows me to make trips to the grocery store or bring lunch for a picnic.
Read on to learn about the best ebike accessories to make the most of your bicycle rides.
10 Best Electric Bike Accessories
1. HITCH-MOUNTED BIKE RACK BY KAC OVERDRIVE
It was important for us to have a bike rack that could carry the weight of two electric bikes and lock them securely. It was reported that some bike racks make stealing a bike as easy as deflating a tire. We didn’t want that!
This KAC Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack holds up to 60 pounds per bike, keeps them securely locked up, and is anti-wobble. Additionally, the bike rack is tiltable, so you can easily access the back of your vehicle.
I found this to be the best electric bike hitch rack for the money, and my husband said it was easy to assemble.
2. BIKE COVER FOR CAR RACK
Having a cover for our ebikes when they’re on the hitch-mounted bike rack is high on our list of accessories to purchase. The road debris, rain, and dust on the road can damage your bike if you are traveling long distances.
I like the Formosa Bike Cover shown below because it covers 3-4 bikes, gets great reviews, and completely encloses the bike.
3. WIRELESS EARBUDS BY SOUNDCORE
Wearing wireless earbuds while biking was a little concerning to me, since I thought they might fall out. I was wrong! You can choose from several sizes of ear tips and ear wings to get the perfect fit with these Soundcore Bluetooth Earbuds.
For this reason, they are one of the best wireless headphones for small or large ears. For the sound quality and noise-cancelling feature, these earbuds are only $50, which is a great deal.
Whenever someone calls me while I am riding, I can keep riding while I talk. This is great if I get separated from my husband, and we need to contact each other to find somewhere to meet.
I really like these earbuds because they come with a charging case and have a great bass sound (which my husband really likes).
4. BIKE HELMET LINER BY SKULL CAP
Skull Cap’s lightweight, moisture-wicking beanies fit under helmets and keep you warm. Sometimes we layer two of these or add an ear warmer over the top if it’s extra cold outside. (See below.)
5. FLEECE EAR WARMERS/ HEADBAND BY FRENCH FITNESS REVOLUTION
French Fitness Revolution’s Ear Warmers are great for men and women. Both my husband and I use them. It’s easy to put on and thin enough to wear under a helmet, covering your ears and forehead. The ear warmer is also worn with earbuds underneath.
6. BICYCLE PHONE MOUNT BY SEVEN SPARTA
As my phone has a heavy-duty case, this mount by Seven Sparta holds a small to large phone well. The four telescopic arms tightly grip the corners of your phone.
With this phone holder, I’ve been riding my bike for a few hundred miles, sometimes over a lot of bumps.
7. BIKE PHONE BAG / CYCLING WALLET BY WILD MAN
This Wild Man Waterproof Bike Pouch is where my husband keeps his phone. A cycling wallet can hold a lot, including a water bottle, wallet, keys, snacks, tools, and a phone.
You can listen to music or use Google maps easily on the touchscreen while the phone stays safe inside the plastic cover. Because it needs to rest on a traditional bicycle’s top bar, this bag cannot be used with cruiser-style bikes.
8. BICYCLE PANNIERS BY BV
It’s really hard to go wrong with these Bicycle Panniers (saddlebags) by BV. Each side has three large zippered pockets, giving you plenty of room to carry multiple items.
Pack a picnic for hours of riding. There is plenty of space to keep drinks, sandwiches, snacks, and more. An extra jacket could easily be added. It’s amazing how much I can store in these bags when I go to the grocery store by bike.
Your saddlebags will need a carrier to be mounted on. We have been happy with the Ibera Bike Rack Touring Carrier. A quick-release bag mounting system allows it to carry up to 55 pounds.
9. BIKE LIGHT SET BY RAV3
Large, bright, and rechargeable, these Ebike Lights by Rav3 are perfect for your bike. Your bike should have front and rear lights if you’re riding at night or even dusk.
Some of the times we didn’t quite make it back before the sun set. Thank goodness we had lights on our bikes.
There are four modes to choose from, including strobes and static lights. It has a button on the side that lets you turn it on. It lasts for over 12 hours on a full charge, and comes with a charger for recharging the batteries.
10. POLARIZED PHOTOSENSITIVE SUNGLASSES BY FEISEDY
You can eliminate reflections and glare by wearing polarized sunglasses because they protect your eyes from UV rays. It’s awesome to have sunglasses that adjust to the brightness of the sun. I wear them whenever I go biking, even if it’s not that bright.