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Electric Bike Safety Gear for Fashionable Riders

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Electric bikes are a whole lot of fun, but it is important to keep in mind that, like any other bike, there are risks involved with riding them.

The last thing you want is to come off and end up with an egg on your head.

With that in mind, today we will be looking at some stylish safety gear to keep you looking your best while keeping yourself in one piece!

Helmets

The number one thing you need to keep safe is a helmet. If you’re anything like me, however, you probably find that most helmets you come across look pretty dorky on their best day.

Fear not!

I’ve compiled 5 helmets that will make you look great.

#5. Smith Signal MIPS Bike Helmet


This stylish piece of headwear will keep your skull intact when you’re out on the road, but will also turn plenty of heads for all the right reasons!

Not only is it lightweight and breathable, but it also comes fitted with an easy to use adjuster wheel to make sure the helmet fits tightly on your head!

This particular helmet comes in 6 different colors, so you can match it to your e-bike, backpack, or anything else!


#4. Generies Baseball Cap Style Bike Helmet

Hey, maybe you just don’t like the look of helmets all together? No biggie, this list has you covered too! What better way to disguise your helmet than making it look like a hat?

Not only will this keep your head safe, but it comes with all the benefits of wearing a regular hat as well! Do you face a grueling morning ride into the sun? Well, the brim of this helmet will do a great job of blocking the glare for you!

The black and chrome combo is a pretty nice look and it really makes this a stylish choice for anyone looking to avoid anything resembling a traditional helmet!


#3. Lazer Street Deluxe Helmet

This helmet takes a more traditional approach to its design, but that doesn’t mean they skimped on features and beauty. It includes a brim just like the last design, but unlike the last one, the brim on this helmet is removable which can be very useful if you’re riding in the evening.

It has plenty of vents for breathability too, so you won’t have to worry about your head overheating if you’re riding in hot summer weather!

It has a very nice dark wood finish, which really sets this helmet apart from those like it and adds an amazing style to it that will never go out of fashion!


#2. Segway Ninebot Bike Helmet


Segway has been a staple of the electric transport world for almost 20 years now, so you can be sure that their helmet will benefit from that long legacy in the field!

Stylish, breathable, and almost futuristic looking in design, this helmet brings functionality and style together and marries them together perfectly. This helmet comes with moisture wicking fabric to quickly cool your head and keep you sweat-free!

Coming in matte black, you have the added bonus of not blinding everyone who is turning to marvel at your unparalleled style on the street!


#1. Salomon Brigade+ Audio

This one is a little different, as it was designed with snowboarders in mind. But don’t be deterred, because this piece of head protection is a great choice for those of us that love music just as much as our eBike!

This helmet comes with an inbuilt sound system so you can jam out on your morning commute or when you’re riding around town to relax.

It also has an adjustable vent so you can control airflow through the helmet to avoid all the nasty sweat that comes with a lot of helmets. It comes in either black or gunmetal grey to really add to the futuristic, techy aesthetic that it’s aiming for!

Gloves

Whether its the weather or falls that you’re worried about, gloves are some of the most important, and most overlooked pieces of unobtrusive safety gear.

When the temperatures drop, and it’s frigid outside, your hands will really feel the chill when you get up to speed. The same applies when it gets very hot, and the handles of your eBike feel like they’re on fire!

When you come off, your first instinct is to put your hands out to catch yourself, and the last thing you want is skinned hands and bruised knuckles when you have places to be!

This section will cover some stylish choices to protect you from falls, as well as unpleasant weather!


#5. Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Cycling Gloves

If you are in a relatively mild climate, then you might enjoy the added flexibility that these fingerless gloves offer. With comfortable, ergonomic gel padding you will be well protected without having to worry about an uncomfortable riding experience.

Another great bonus is that you’ll be able to interact with your devices when you’re stopped, without having to remove your gloves and put them back on before you go.

This has a further edge on gloves with touch screen sensitive fingers in that it is far more precise, and you can still use fingerprint biometric features.


#4. Dakine Covert Gloves

For people in a hotter climate, these gloves might be a good choice for you! These gloves are very lightweight and breathable, while at the same time offering full hand protection from falls or incredibly hot parts of your eBike!

One incredibly handy feature is the microfleece thumb panel to take care of any sweat on your brow, or the occasional runny nose.

These gloves come equipped with touch-sensitive thumbs and fingers so you can keep in touch with everyone on the go, even if you can’t use your fingerprints to unlock your phone like the previous pair!


#3. CoolChange Winter Bike Gloves

If you are in a cold climate, fear not, you are covered too! I mean, just look at these stylish gloves. They come in a few different colors, so don’t fret if red isn’t your favorite!

These gloves have plenty of gel padding to cushion your ride and your falls, and the thicker fabric will keep your fingers from freezing off in the cold winds.

These gloves also come with touch-sensitive fingers, so you won’t be forced to weather the cold when you want to check your phone during your commute!


#2. The Bird Glove v2


If leather is more your style, then this glove has you set. It’s made with soft but durable leather to ensure comfort and safety during your ride, while still looking great!
It has reinforced knuckle protection so if you do happen to come off, you’re not going to do any serious damage there. And if someone cut you off and caused the fall, the namesake and highlighted finger that gives this glove it’s namesake might come in handy!

Unfortunately, this glove is not touch-sensitive, so if you happen to get a call or text while you’re out on the road, you will have to remove the glove to take it.


#1. INBIKE Core Full Finger Gloves

These gloves are the epitome of what makes all the gloves on this list great. They’re gel-cushioned, breathable, and touch-sensitive, all wrapped up in a stylish package.

The palm has a slip-proof design, which comes in especially handy for eBikes that come with a twist throttle, and will help keep you speeding along in rain, hail, or shine!

The easy velcro seal makes putting these gloves on super easy which is always a plus, and the reflective logo will help keep you visible at night!


Other Safety Gear

There is plenty of other safety gear that you can use, though, for casual riders or commuters these items aren’t essential.

One great piece of safety equipment to invest in if you’re worried you’ll come off is a pair of knee pads. The knees are, aside from the hands, the part of your body most likely to be impacted.

#1. ZENHOX Heavey Duty Knee Pads

Kneepads like these are great because they are super easy to put on and take off over the top of whatever pants you’re wearing, so you’re not stuck wandering around in bulky kneepads when you get to your destination.

Another item that may not jump to mind when you’re thinking of safety gear is sunglasses.

One of the best things you can do to avoid accidents, and thus keep yourself safe is to invest in a pair of sunglasses to ensure you can see where you’re going and what obstacles are ahead on a bright day!


#2. Black Cycling Sunglasses

Glasses like these cycling glasses by Hawkers will fit neatly underneath your helmet and keep you from being blinded by glare. They also offer wrap-around lenses to protect you from peripheral light as well!

With this list, you are now equipped to keep yourself safe and stylish no matter where your eBike takes you!

If you’re looking for exactly which electric bike to pair with these fashion choices or have any questions about eBikes, take a look around the site for all the information you might need!

Alex Farlech
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