Love trail riding? In this post, you'll discover 43 cool bike accessories for mountain bikers. They range from navigation and comfort to health, safety and storage.
These mountain bike accessories will make your rides more comfortable, safe, and engaging. They include fitness, hydration, survival, lights, and more.
43 Cool Bike Accessories for Mountain Bikers
Speeding along the forest trails, your heart pumping, and the cool wind in your face. As any trail rider will tell you, there is nothing quite like it.
Mountain biking is an adventurous and eco-friendly way to keep fit while enjoying the great outdoors. There are some outstanding bike accessories to make your trail adventures easier, safer and more interesting.
This set of accessories and gear are designed for every setting: from a day’s ride to a week-long camping trip.
In this post, you'll learn about 43 cool bike accessories, divided into the following sections. (The number of products in is brackets.)
- Water and Hydration (4) (jump to section)
- Communication (4) (jump to section)
- Navigation: Are we there yet? (3) (jump to section)
- Fitness (2) (jump to section)
- Survival Gadgets (4) (jump to section)
- Bags and Storage (5) (jump to section)
- Tools and Kits (2) (jump to section)
- Lights and Safety (3) (jump to section)
- Clothing (6) (jump to section)
- Accessories (7) (jump to section)
- Camera gear: Record that Epic Ride (3) (jump to section)
Let's get started!
Hydration Mountain Bike Accessories
Sawyers Mini Water Filtration System
Extremely adaptable to any situation, it also allows you to drink straight from the source – river, stream or even a puddle (let’s hope things don’t ever get that bad) so you are never out of water again.
Electrolyte Replacement Tablets
They also help reduce heat stress and boost your stamina by replacing the electrolyte levels in roughly the same levels contained in your sweat.
Just chew and wash down a nice tart orange or zesty lemon lime flavored tablet. They are low in calories and made under the USA current good management practice.
2.5L Hydration Backpack
Unigear 2.5L Tactical Hydration Pack is an extremely durable, high-wear resistant pack that’s construction means you don’t have to worry about tears and abrasions as much as you may have on past rides.
A 360 degree swivel spout bite valve delivers a good smooth water flow making it easy to drink while riding and those ‘gritty’ gulps of water are a thing of the past because the mouthpiece thankfully has a solid dust cover guaranteeing clean water for even the hard-core riders.
Comes with extra padding for support on those longer rides and an emergency whistle on the strap. Now you can use the pockets and pouches to store your other gear.
Lightweight Hydration Pack
Suitable for kids – it’s a good lightweight option for them when enjoying family days out.
TaoTronics great Bluetooth headphones are splash proof to withstand the rain and your sweaty summer rides.
These durable headphones are lightweight, comfortable as well as having a 9hr battery life with indicator so you know the duration of your Bluetooth batteries at any time.
The secure magnetic design and highly elastic chords are paired well with the noise cancelling earbuds and MEMs mic which ensures clear calls every time without all that background noise making it hard to hear.
Waterproof Phone Case
You can take calls, send texts and even take photos underwater without any delay or frustration.
Dual swivel locks make it easy to lock and unlock anytime and help keep the tight seal. It’s also fun to see the outer rims fluorescent design light up in low light which means it’s easily located from dusk onwards.
Phone Bike Mount
It protects your phone from accidental slips and falls by securely locking it in while keeping it easily accessible, all you have to do is push on the button for a quick release.
Non-slip rubber grips ensure that no matter how rough you or the trail get, your phone stays put right where it is and you never miss important on screen information like route maps by simply rotating it to the perfect position for you.
OtterBox Phone cover and protector is so durable it stands up to anything you can throw at it. OK, if you run over it with a semi-truck it may crack but apart from that it is one of the most durable protective cases on the market.
It's able to withstand anything the average rider could possibly encounter on the trails. Sleek, rugged and stylish it’s everything you could want in one virtually unbreakable package.
Navigation: Are we there yet?
Not only that, you can share your rides in real time with live tracking.
Because it's technologically advanced tree cover problems are a thing of the past as it acquires satellites extremely quickly to log how far, how fast and where your ride takes you.
Waterproof Map Case
It can even be left underwater overnight or plow through snowstorms with no leaks while maintaining good visibility.
Easily attached to your handlebars with sturdy D-rings on each corner, you’ll always find your way home as there’s no chance you can lose your map, making you the perfect navigator for every biking adventure.
Map App (Free)
Free and available instantly, it’s ready to go as soon as you are. It also doubles as a great back up to keep track of your rides letting you know where you’ve been and where you want to go.
Waterproof Wrist Fitness Tracker
It will count the distance you’ve traveled and count your calories at the same time.
Waterproof and designed to be able to take swimming it’s a favorite of triathletes, so you can wear it on creek crossings or through a rainstorm with no worries.
Fitness Tracker App (Free)
Runkeeper one of the top fitness apps worldwide that’s a powerhouse keeping track of your fitness no matter how you choose to do it.
Free, easily downloaded and ready to go it’s easy to change the settings to cover any activity – cycling, running, swimming, walking or anything else you can think of.
Easy to use and covering everything you could want – 50 million people can’t be wrong!
Video and MP3 Sunglasses
These 4 in 1 glasses are a fun way to record a new trail or tricky terrain just so you can prove you made it without a scratch!
With the ability to record peripherally and what’s in front of you, not only do they video, but act as a camera and MP3 player as well! Easy to use and download they are a stylish package built into your sunglasses.
Paracord Survival Bracelet
Stylish in a variety of colors, it will end those debates of “are you sure we’re going the right way?” when you point at your compass and reply ‘yup’!
Multitool and Self Defense Pen
And, of course, it even comes with a pen tip so you can actually write with this pen.
Lightweight and compact enough to tuck into your pocket it’s virtually indestructible and a great piece of gear to include in your kit.
Hidden GPS Bike Tracker
GPS-305 bike tracker – Hidden inside the handlebars of your bike you’ll never have to worry about losing your bike, and the best part is – they won’t even know it’s there.
Anti-theft, security and location device accurate to 5m means you can track down your bike anywhere. It also acts as a great personal emergency location device if heaven forbid something should ever go wrong on a ride emergency crews will be able to find you quickly.
Bags and Storage – on you, on frame, under seat.
35L Ultralight Daypack
Like if you were going to explore new trails and perhaps stop for a swim, it would fit your towel, snacks and your first aid kit (always recommended to have on you).
It’s water resistant with mesh shoulder straps for breathability and all stress points are reinforced and enhanced with bar tracks. A safety whistle is built in and there’s enough pockets and pouches to hold anything you might want to take along.
Front Mount Bag with Phone Holder
Universally fitted to any bike frame it’s durable and compact withstanding the roughest of trails and weather conditions with the added benefit of reflective tape on each side as an added safety feature. Big enough to fit all your gear on one side and the first aid kit on the other.
Triangle Frame Storage Bag
Strong zippers and big capacity means it can fit everything you need when you hit the trails and is secure enough to hold everything in place no matter how rough the ride gets. Perfect when you just need a bag to stow a few of your essentials like phone, map and keys.
Rear Frame Carrier
Perfect for longer outdoor adventures like camping where you may be riding up into the mountains to your campground and need to hold those larger items.
Lightweight and adjustable it fits most frames and has opened up many places to bike riders so they can enjoy longer trips in nature. It’s also easy to assemble and disassemble so you have complete freedom once you arrive by easily removing it to go exploring the trails.
Under Seat Saddle Bag
BV USA Strap on bike saddle bag fits perfectly out of the way under your seat allowing you to make the most of that space without compromising on safety as it also has a tail light hanger strap to secure your rear lights.
Available in small, medium or large, it’s a handy little bag that's able to hold all your essentials when you head out for the day.
Tools and Tool Kits
Multifunction Tool Kit
Featuring 6 different Allen key sizes, 3 different socket hex wrench sizes, slotted and Phillips screwdrivers, 6 hex key wrench sizes, spoke wrench and other tools it’s a great little buddy to have along and capable of fixing just about anything. Good quality and durable it also includes pry tire rods to get you out of trouble anywhere.
2 in 1 Mini Hand Pump / C02 Inflator
Strong machined aluminum and high-quality durable rubber combined with its own frame mount mean you can attach it directly to your bikes frame or stow it in a saddlebag.
It’s compact enough to even fit in your jersey and weighing only 4 oz it’s so light you wouldn’t even know it’s there!
Lights and Safety Gear
Fully waterproof for all conditions, it’s 1600 lumen LED lights can last over 10hrs on medium making it the longest running light out there.
The 6400mAh battery is also completely waterproof (with a one year guarantee) so no worries with water crossings or getting caught in a downpour and it also comes with a free diffuser lens, strobe and tail light.
Removable Bike Light
Light charges to full capacity in 2 hours via USB cable. The handlebar mount allows removal of the light without unclamping the mount. This kit also comes with a red tail light for your bike – great for night riding in town – or even on night trail rides.
Surviveware Small First Aid Kit
This kit is designed for all outdoor activities and perfect for mountain bike riders who let’s face it – tend to be a little adventurous and just might need the 100-essential life-saving pieces of kit.
Easily attached directly onto the frame with adjustable straps it’s made to last being the strongest water resistant bag in its price range.
All inner contents are safe in waterproof bags so you don’t have to worry about moisture getting in and ruining anything. Extremely hardy, this is something every riding group or solo rider should have.
Animal Faced Balaclavas
JIUSY have the perfect way to keep you warm when out on the trails. Enjoy those early morning starts with hilarious animal faced balaclavas and have fun being the king of the jungle as a lion or gorilla – or perhaps a cute kitty or puppy.
With over 20 animals to choose from, let your inner animal free and enjoy a laugh with your mates when they turn around to see a bear’s face behind them!
Polarized Sunglasses (Changeable Lenses)
Including 5 types of shatterproof interchangeable lenses, all have a UV400 protective coating and block 100% of harmful UVA, UVB and UVC rays to protect you when out in the harsh sun.
Amazing value for money, extra lens’ can be carried in your saddlebag to swap out as needed depending on the light conditions. Top-rated and exceptional value for money.
Mens Cycling Jersey
Available in a variety of colors to suit everyone the reflective print logo front and back help maintain high visibility and provide extra safety. Extremely durable and lightweight these jerseys can make your days ride a whole lot more comfortable.
Winter Bike Gloves
Just as the palm pads add comfort and reduce friction, the fingers breathable lightweight material stop your hands from overheating.
The terry cloth design also helps you get rid of sweat so you don’t need to weigh yourself down taking additional towels.
More of a rain jacket, it’s durable 100% rip-stop waterproof material is perfectly designed to cover not only you but your backpack as well so you keep everything dry.
Cutting down on wind chill, it’s elastic arm sleeves stop rain from working its way up inside your sleeves while riding, and the large pocket in front is the perfect place to keep your phone and keys for easy access.
Moisture Wicking Socks
These lightweight socks will wick moisture away from your skin – keeping you dry and cool. Here's more about how to have healthy and dry feet.
Mountain Bike Accessories
U-Lock with LED Light
Via Velo bike lock is the crème de la crème of bike locks. You receive not one but three keys, one even has its own LED light so you can see what you are doing in low light situations or after dark. Check current price on Amazon.
Another holds a replacement code card for easy replacement if lost.
Strong durable anti-theft cable is hard to cut and the hefty tamper proof U-shackle makes locking your bike up a quick and easy affair.
The durable PVC cable cover resists corrosion of the cable by water, dirt or dust so every time you walk away from your bike you know it’s safe from natures elements and thieves for years to come.
Temporary Bike Cover (Great for Backyards)
Elastic hems and velcro straps along with front and back lock down points enable you to safely protect it. You can lock it down to prevent damage from weather or prolonged periods of sitting alone in the garage, like in winter when it’s all snowy outside and it’s too cold to go out and play.
Made for one or two bikes, this is a compact and lightweight cover easily toted in its own travel pouch.
Waterproof Speedometer & Odometer
Featuring average speed, trip distance, odometer, time of riding, maximum speed, clock and much more, it is a smart bit of kit even waking itself up when it feels vibrations from your bike so it knows when break times over and you’re on the move again.
Bike Travel Bag
Help to cut down on those travel horror stories of broken wheels or frames by packing you bike in this soft case, it’s more flexible for loading and unloading onto aircraft or buses.
The frame is locked down safely and securely strapped into to place while the wheels are safe n sound in their own pouches unable to roll around and the whole thing is on wheels so it’s easier for you to manoeuvre through airport crowds to check in. Excellent for big trips.
Maxpedition Gear keyper is a must have for every biker. Never lose your keys again, or have to fumble around in a saddlebag trying to find them after a long ride.
Military grade webbing with reinforced stress points, once your belt goes through that loop it’s attached and virtually impossible to come undone.
Much safer than a pocket or zipper, you can enjoy your ride knowing your keys will still be with you when you return home. So sturdy you can attach anything you like – maps, water bottle or small first aid or tool kits.
Bike Mirror for Mountain Bikes
Mirrycle MTB Bar End Mountain Bike Mirror fits seamlessly onto the end of your handlebars by slipping inside your handlebar and is easily fitted in minutes with the included installation wrench that helps you to fit it perfectly.
Fully adjustable, the 3’ round, wide-view convex mirror can be adjusted to any angle just like a car so it’s easy to watch your friends behind you eat your dust as you fly along the trail or see how fast you need to peddle to outrun that bear that’s chasing you!
Gel Seat Cover (Why Shouldn't You Be Comfortable?)
Your derrière will thank you after the first ride on this easy to assemble gel seat cover taking the pain out of an otherwise fun day.
Not only for serious cyclist this little gel cushion can be the difference between continuing with the sport or giving up for those new to riding. Fully transferable, you can swap it from bike to bike and even use it at the gym or in a spin class.
Here are some of our favorite GoPro backpack mounts – perfect for vlogging your ride.
Record that Epic Ride – Camera Gear
GoPro Chest Mount
CamKix Chest mount harness for GoPro cameras is one of the best action and sports camera mounts around. Enabling you to shoot hands free you can adjust the angle and then go for gold with it recording your epic rides through majestic forests uphill and over dale as they say.
It doesn’t matter what size or shape you are, all straps are fully adjustable so they fit every rider.
Shooting straight out at chest level or tilted down so you’re focusing on the action of your wheels bouncing over the rough terrain showing it’s not for the faint of heart, with this harness you can truly capture the awesome action of mountain biking. Compatible with every GoPro model from Hero through to 8.
Check this complete guide to filming your ride with a GoPro.
Sling Camera Backpack
You know the shots they show of a guy on a mountain bike standing on top of a pinnacle and you think ‘how’d he get up there?’ well the cameraman who took that shot had one of these backpacks for sure, or something nearly identical to carry their camera and gear.
Its padded dividers mean you stow your gear snugly and safely so it doesn’t bump around and it’s easily set up to cradle your gear just the way you like it.
There’s also an easy access big side door which is perfect for those really big long lenses you may need to grab in a hurry. Other pockets hold accessories like flashes and there’s also a tripod holder. The sling back enables you to swivel it around quickly and grab your camera whenever you need it to grab that perfect shot.
GoPro Mount Kit
GoPro mount kit fits multiple camera brands including GoPro and Zooki. Strap it to your helmet, strap it to your chest, strap it to your bike or to your wrist or onto a selfie stick, with this accessory kit no matter where you want to take your camera you can.
There is even waterproof floats and straps so you can take it in the river if you stop to go for a swim. Here are the most unique GoPro mounts.
Take pictures or video of every outdoor adventure. Share those special moments of you all gathered around by setting your camera on the tripod and setting the timer so you have that perfect group shot of you all covered in mud smiling from ear to ear.
Or, just snap a quick shot of mountains filled with autumn color from a ridgetop where you stop for a quick rest. With this accessory kit you don’t ever have to miss a shot again or think ‘I wish I’d bought the camera’.
What piece of gear is on your wish list? What is your favorite mountain bike accessory? Join me in the comments!
Bryan Haines is a co-founder and blogger on GudGear – and is working to make it the best resource for outside gear. He is a travel blogger at Storyteller.Travel and photographer at Click Like This. He is also co-founder of Storyteller Media, a company he started with his wife, Dena.