Cycling Accessories: Field-Tested for Everyday Adventure Cycling

Published on December 9, 2023

This is my short list of recommendations for cycling equipment. Over the past two years, I have used these items on my daily commutes and weekend camping trips. Take a gander and let me know if you find anything useful on X (@ethan_thompson)!



Bottle Cages




  • Mountain / Gravel: Bontrager Rally WaveCel
    • I own the Solstice, the predecessor to this model. It’s pretty close in design/fit.


Spare Tubes

  • Co-op Cycles
    • REI’s in-house brand is my go-to spare tube. They are always of decent quality and relatively cheap.
Meet the Author

Ethan Thompson is a Divisional Marketing Manager for a global safety company. He has worked in the digital marketing field for 13 years and loves the challenges the ever-changing field brings. When he isn't exploring new digital marketing tactics at his desk, he's out exploring Western New York. During the warmer months, he can often be seen riding his bike around the Empire State and sampling the local beer selection.