When you’re riding your bike, you need to stay clearly visible for surrounding traffic, have tyres that are properly inflated and have a reliable lock if you need to secure the bike while you pop into a shop. And if it’s your main mode of transport a rack or basket will help secure any belongings.
The Australian Road Rules has regulations for bike riders, especially when it comes to riding at night, so you need to keep this in mind when looking for bike lights. A floor pump will give you a quick result when inflating your tyres and a good D-lock will help to keep your bike safe from thieves. When it comes to racks and baskets, you’ll need to keep in mind some limitations before you buy.
Ride On, the Bicycle Victoria Magazine, have recently put lights, locks and pumps to the test, while we turned to our CHOICE expertise for testing a selection of baskets and racks.