The days are getting shorter and that means less daylight to travel by, so we have equipped our SE Draft single speed commuter with some Vya Pro lights. The Vya lighting system is almost as essential as a helmet if you are riding on city streets at twilight/darkness. The lights charge via USB connectors, are super easy to mount and provide plenty of visibility for both the cyclist and oncoming traffic. We suggest getting the combo back to make sure you have both forward and rear visibility, plus the headlight provides extra visibilty for the rider when things get a bit too dark. Avoid potholes, drunk hipsters, and any other nighttime hazard with ease. Check the video below for more info. Combo Pack MSRP $100
Bike helmets are not the coolest look, but the guys at Thousand helmets have helped give the brain bucket a slick makeover that even uber hip bike messengers can love. Slick cafe' racer styling inspired from the days of yore help give the Heritage helmet some sex appeal opposed to most of the birth control devices out there for your head. These guys understand the city commute and the simple joys of having an afternoon ride on your fixie to the local bar - all the more reason to wear a helmet.
Protect your melon in style. MSRP $85
Pitfield Backpack & Cambium All Weather C19 Saddle
If you've been on a bike or two, and take it even a little seriously, then you know the name BROOKS. They have been making some of the best bike saddles, bags and gear for a very long time - since people were riding horses if you want to get particular (founded 1866).
The Pitfield Backpack has a capacity of about 24-28 LT and is specifically designed for the urban commuter. Part messenger bag part traditional backpack, the Pitfield is the perfect solution for those of you commuting to work on your bike (the earth thanks you!). The pack is waterproof, extremely durable and super comfortable on longer rides.
The outside compartment is made from a flexible material that allows you to stow your helmet or keep a rain jacket handy should the weather get nasty. MSRP $200
With inclement weather comes the need for a durable saddle, meet the Cambium All Weather C19. This is a seat that can take on nasty weather and look good doing it, as well as being comfortable while doing it. Made from a ready to ride vulcanised natural rubber this saddle is ready to go out of the box. While it's a bit of departure from the leather roots of the brand, this is a much more practical seat for the urban commuter and it has a 10 year warranty to seal the deal. MSRP $120