Cycling Must Haves

Here are some Cycling Products that I have used and love as well as some great books to read!  Most of the products here are things that you will need if you are serious about cycling, if you are all about saving money in the long term, if you want to stay warm in the winter or any weather, if you want to learn how to maintain your own bike, and if you want to become a better cyclist.  To connect better with us, head over to the YOUTUBE channel Bike Like with Rob!

On the YouTube page you will come on biking adventures, be immersed in epic races, see cool cycling products that work, take a venture in the VanLife, explore new singletracks, as well as many other entertaining bike related topics.

Must Haves

Bikes and Vehicles 

The Pivot Bike Rack which moves the bikes out of the way of the back of your vehicle, is perfect for SUV’s, Trucks and vans!     https://amzn.to/38Q64nn

The 2 or 4 bike rack that is easy to use and built to last. https://amzn.to/2U2XTPF

If you have a truck, this will hold up to 6 bikes on your tailgate: https://amzn.to/37dcM4I

Cover your bikes on those nasty days with a bike cover to keep the salt and water off.  https://amzn.to/2tXPNNF

The Coleman 12V Cooler keeps your food and drink cold without the need for ice, it’s a portable refrigerator! https://amzn.to/2S4E9KC

Vacuum for keeping your vehicle clean after dirt adventures! Perfect size for the vehicle.  https://amzn.to/38HMI2T

Great Reads

A great book for planning out rides in the US,  Epic Bike Rides of the Americas.   https://amzn.to/2Pj5E15

A great book for planning rides at different places around the world, Epic Bike Rides of the World. https://amzn.to/2RRT9v8

Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die, make sure you read this one. https://amzn.to/35o3aEg

If your goal is to get faster and stronger on the bike, The Cyclists Training Bible: https://amzn.to/2qO5bKP

Another book with great training secrets: https://amzn.to/2RWEA83

To up your mental game which can propel you further toward your goals. https://amzn.to/3112ROa

Get better on your MTB with this book, Mastering Mountain Bike Skills: https://amzn.to/3aiMssU

If you are over 50 or getting close, this is a great read, Fast After 50: https://amzn.to/2LQiMsm

Save yourself some money with this book, The Art of MTB Maintenance: https://amzn.to/3ag2l33

The Toolkit

Bike stand for repairs and cleaning your ride! https://amzn.to/3aORI7C

Hex set: https://amzn.to/30WjavI

Tork Wrench Set for that carbon bike. https://amzn.to/38KQ59m

Multi tool!!  Everyone needs one or two of these. https://amzn.to/30WNG8V

Starter Tool set: https://amzn.to/38JYHNk

Pro Park Tool set: https://amzn.to/36yp9be

Chain Cleaning tool kit. https://amzn.to/2uFTAPr

Bike Pump to keep your tires inflated properly. https://amzn.to/310GVCN

Air Compressor: https://amzn.to/39lvY1V

Bike tire lever: https://amzn.to/2OjcZNt

The best pliers: https://amzn.to/2NXB8c7

Seal up those tubeless tires: https://amzn.to/30WCE3q

Sealant injector: https://amzn.to/2RRHQ4x

Valve Core remover: https://amzn.to/37Ib0tm

Don’t get stuck without a tire patch kit. https://amzn.to/2Rw7Y68

Tire pressure gauge: https://amzn.to/36oQug8

Fat tire pressure gauge: https://amzn.to/2tTIsyz

Environmentally Friendly DRY chain lube: https://amzn.to/2Rv68lJ

Environmentally Friendly WET chain lube: https://amzn.to/2O2INpz

Environmentally friendly fork cleaner and maintainer. https://amzn.to/30YZ6sO

Clean your bike with this great stuff, keep it looking brand new. https://amzn.to/3aPOilf

Bike Cleaning Brush Kit. https://amzn.to/311Svh1

Clean that chain, chainring, cassette and pedals. https://amzn.to/36F1LsZ

On the Trail Kit

Cycling Hip Pack for carrying all your just in case gear. https://amzn.to/2srllui

Cycling Hip Pack with water bottle holders for carrying gear.  https://amzn.to/2LY1Dgx

Hydration backpack plus gear carrying: https://amzn.to/2toJv9j

Replacement reservoir for hydration pack, always good to have an extra: https://amzn.to/2tVryzt

Hydration Vest for carrying gear: https://amzn.to/35tNf7q

Multi tool!!  Everyone needs one or two of these. https://amzn.to/30WNG8V

Handheld portable bike tire pump for keeping in your hip or back pack.   https://amzn.to/37xv69U

CO2 inflator for that quick inflation: https://amzn.to/2TWEoZ7

Don’t get stuck without a tire patch kit. https://amzn.to/2Rw7Y68

Bike tire lever: https://amzn.to/2OjcZNt

Spare 27.5 tube because it will work on most tire sizes. https://amzn.to/2GsRhlt

A Tire Boot or a $10 bill will work to cover a bigger slash in the sidewall. https://amzn.to/2U3DUR1

Don’t get stuck without a Tire Plug for bigger holes that sealant will not seal. https://amzn.to/2t8BlC6

For Your Bike

Bike computer with heart rate monitor and cadence sensor: https://amzn.to/30XFu8g

Water bottle cages: https://amzn.to/2vqLvPe

Water Bottles for the cold: https://amzn.to/38FZT4o

Water bottles: https://amzn.to/3aLZmQs

Bike lights to keep you safe while riding in the dark: https://amzn.to/2RzApAd

Foam double lock bar grips: https://amzn.to/2RvVoUw

Clipless XC pedals: https://amzn.to/3aLolmP

Clipless Enduro/Downhill Pedals: https://amzn.to/2S4VHpv

Flat pedals if you are not ready to clip yourself to the bike! https://amzn.to/2uHESYg

Bike Disc locks, add extra protection to your bikes while away with the disc alarm lock, high pitch alarm will send jerks away from your $5000 bike! https://amzn.to/2M6TUge

Bike Lock: https://amzn.to/2Gp18c6

While You Shred

Helmet that I love. https://amzn.to/2U2OWpw

GoPro Hero 8 Black Bundle: https://amzn.to/2S5gbNH

Universal Tripod: https://amzn.to/34eiTEw

Take your dog with you on the ride with the K9 Sport Sack: K9 Sport Sack Air: https://amzn.to/2RSLSuW

Make it easier to ride on the cold with embrocation cream: https://amzn.to/2GomLcy

Stretchy and comfortable loose fitting MTB shorts! https://amzn.to/36xTdnk

Padded underwear to go under those shorts! https://amzn.to/3aGytNL

Gloves, if you crash these will help keep the skin on your body! https://amzn.to/36wOCSk

Chamois Cream to keep those delicate parts smooth. https://amzn.to/2tXUneP

Battery Powered Heated Socks to keep your feet warm in the winter! https://amzn.to/2U0QQH2

Thermal Padded Bibs that are comfortable: https://amzn.to/2NZSlkX

Thermal windproof waterproof cycling jacket: https://amzn.to/30VhmmT

Thermal Pants: https://amzn.to/2O4z4ir

Winter Gloves: https://amzn.to/39eU91R

Reduce wind noise on your rides and hear conversations and cars coming! https://amzn.to/2TXoC01

Bar Mits to keep your hands warm on those cold days. https://amzn.to/2U4xOQ8

Important Extras For the Win

If you do any kind of cycling, wet gear from sweat or the elements is the worst. get your gloves and shoes/boots dry fast so they don’t stink! https://amzn.to/2U27XZo

Get the strap to help your kids along the trail uphill when they get tired, or to pull a buddy home when they have bonked! https://amzn.to/38JnG3k

Apps for the win, get these on your phone:  Trailforks, MTB Project, Singletrack lite, Strava, a weather app, YouTube, your GPS device app, Red Bull TV, GoPro, Bike, and Bike unchained 2!  The first three apps will help you find trails and navigate trails, my personal favorite is Trailforks.  Strava allows you to track everything you do on your bike so you have a record of your accomplishments.  It’s always good to know what the weather is going to be like so find a weather app you enjoy and don’t get caught out in a thunderstorm.  YouTube has so many videos that can help you as a cyclists and also has people with channels that can entertain you with bike content which is better than cable TV!  Speaking of TV, get the Red Bull TV app as they do a lot of live biking events that are epic!  Make sure you download the app that works with your GPS device so that you can easily transfer your rides, this should also automatically upload to Strava.  If you are into shooting video while you bike and use a GoPro, get the app for easy access to your videos and editing.  For that time when you are off your bike, get the two bike gaming apps so you can shred on your phone.   Also get yourself a nice pair of cycling glasses with interchangeable lenses.  You should also ride for your local bike shop and get a nice kit to wear if you race!  It may also be a good idea if you are a beginner to get a bike fit so that you are not compromising any part of your body.

If you do purchase from any of these Amazon links, it will help support the YouTube channel as I am an affiliate, this allows me to produce better videos with better content!  As always, check us out on YouTube!