High-Tech Cycling Gear

These gadgets can make your ride safer and more fun.

Ever since you attached a bell or fastened plastic streamers to the handlebars of your Schwinn, you’ve known that the right accessories make bicycling better. Here are some high-tech add-ons to make your current ride more enjoyable.

Bike locks. The TiGr lock bow (www.tigrlock.com; $145 to $220) is a sturdy titanium unit that manages to be both tough and elegant, and the 30-inch model is long enough to secure both wheels on most mountain and touring bikes (it straps to the bike frame when not in use). Too big? TiGr sells 24-inch and 18-inch lock bows, too.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance