Reductivist Ringtool

Best American Made Cycling Gear – Top 5

Bicycling Magazine just wrote a great article about American made cycling gear, which is something that we have a passion for here at The article goes over the top 10 American made cycling accessories for under $175.

Here are a few of our favorites from the list!

1. Road Runner Bike Tool Roll

A sweet american made cycling tool roll that we’ve written about before.

 Cycling tol roll

2. Aerotech Men’s Peloton Cycling Jersey

A great inexpensive jersey that is full featured with 3 rear pockets and a full zipper.

Cycling Jersey

3. Search and State S1-A Women’s Riding Jersey

Available in Black as well as white, this women’s jersey is made in New York, and you know we love that.

Women's Cycling Jersey

4. Dargelos Lightening Vest

The Dargelos reflective vest is quickly becoming a favorite.  This is a great accessory to keep you visible on any long ride or bike commute.

Dargelos Reflective Vest

5. Reductivist Ringtool

It doesn’t get much cooler than this.  Get rid of your multitool and keep all of your tool necessities on a key chain.

Reductivist Ringtool

These are such awesome accessories made in America and NYC that we just can’t get enough of.  Hope you enjoyed this article, and be sure to read the full list at Bicycling Mag!


The RBA Team

Road Runner Hip Bag

Cycling Accessory Pouches & Hip Bags

Every cyclist needs to carry a few accessories with them on a ride.  These road bike accessories can include anything from a wallet and cell phone, to your extra bike tubes, chain oil, tire levers and more.  The question is how do you carry this?  You can choose to carry a hip bag, a cell phone pouch, saddle bag, handlebar bag or more.  Today we’re focusing on the belt bags and strap pouches.  There are a few answers:

  • Cycling Accessory Pouches are one way to do this, which are often named one of the following:
    • Cycling Hip Pouch
    • Bike Hip Bag
    • Cycling Fanny Pack
    • Bike Hip Bag

These accessory pouches are used as you can probably tell on your waist.   You can carry these bags on your belt, and are often sold with a belt as a part of the bag itself.  These are convenient because they are kept right by your side, and are easy to open and close with one hand.

This is one of our favorite packs from Road Runner Bags.  Road Runner Bags is a small company that hand makes bags in Los Angeles, California.  This is a waterproof waist pack with a U-lock holster:

Cycling Hip Pouch / Accessory PackAnother example of an accessory pack for cyclists would be the cell phone pouch, or messenger bag cell phone holder.  These types of bags are made by companies like Chrome, Timbuk2, Road Runner Bags, Mer Bags, and Missions Workshop.

You want to look for bags that are waterproof, and constructed well.  Here at RBA we like to look for locally made or USA made bike gear, and there is a good list here of many awesome brands in The States:

Hope you’ve found this article helpful, and we’ll have a new one coming soon on some great new cycling gear!


The RBA Team

Road Cycling Accessories

Welcome to Road Bike Accessories

It’s awesome that you have arrived here!  At this blog we’ll be looking for the best road bike accessories that you can find online.  Cycling is an activity that can be done as sport or for fun, for transportation or for travel, and we love to bike and support the biking community in all of these ways.  This blog was spurred out of a passion for bikes and cycle commuting in particular.

Here are some of the types of accessories for bikes we’ll be looking at here at

  • Bike Saddle Bags
  • Handlebar Bags
  • Bicycle Panniers
  • Bike Lights
  • Bike Racks
  • Bike Saddles and more

partsHope to see you back here for the next post!