CYCLING ESSENTIALS

 

Welcome to the wonderful world of bikes! Riding a bicycle can be a very positive part of your life, and once you start riding regularly you will find it’s a great way to stay fit, save money and save time on your commute. It also gives you a rush of endorphins and a feel-good factor that only being outside can give you. So you’re ready to start riding? Reid Cycles have a range of great value accessories to take the hassle and expense out of gearing up to get on your bike.

 

If you’ve got the bike, there are a few basic things you’ll need to help you get the most out of your riding. Some of these items are ESSENTIALS – things that you really do need if you’re going to ride at all. Helmets and lights are a legal requirement in Australia (and make a lot of sense for safety), a bike lock is a must-have if you plan to park up and leave your bike unattended (especially in a city), lube helps keep your chain clean and efficient between services, while a pump and tubes mean you can ride home in the event of a puncture instead of walking.


 

LEARN MORE ABOUT GETTING STARTED WITH BIKES

Bike Buying Guide
Bike Buying Guides

There's so many bikes to choose from. Not sure which one is for you? Learn more with our bike buying guides.

Training for 50km
Training for your first 50km

For new bike riders, a 50 km ride is definitely achievable - with some training of course. Get the low down on our training tips.

 

Bike Maintenance - How to care for your bike
How to care for your bike

Regular servicing are important, but there's plenty you can do to maintain your bike too! Find out more.

How to change a flat tyre
How to change a flat tyre

A essential life - and cycling - skill, nothing will slow you down if you know how to change a flat tyre on the go. Learn more.

 

events calendar
Events Calendar

Excited to get out cycling on your new bike? Sign up for an event! Check out for our events calendar.

Reasons to Choose Reid
Reasons to Choose Reid

Our passion to provide Australia's best value bikes. Find out more about why you should buy your bike from Reid Cycles.

 

There are also some great useful extras we would suggest you consider once you start getting in a few miles – bottle and bidon cage to stay hydrated, riding gloves to protect your hands and minimise road buzz vibration through the handle bars, a multitool for basic rolling repairs, plus a saddle bag and/or pannier bags to keep it all together.

 

If you haven’t got a bike yet though, you’ve come to the right place. Reid Cycles design and sell our own brand of bikes direct from some of the leading manufacturers in the world. This means we can offer our customers Australia’s best value bikes with an unbeatable warranty and 12 months free servicing. Check out some of our great bikes under $300 to get you started, or read about what some of Australia’s bike reviewers have to say about our quality bikes.