Riding Your Schwinn
Guide to Gear

You got the bike. Now get the gear.

There's a lot more to biking than just the bike. So here's some stuff you'll need before hitting the road.

Helmets

Helmets

Wearing a helmet is a must. Even the cool kids are wearing them. Simply put, they prevent the ol' noggin from injury. That goes for adults, as well as kids.

View our Helmet Sizing Guide »

Pumps

Pumps

A bike pump isn't just for mountain bikers and racers. Every rider can benefit from owning a good pump. If you're a recreational rider, a standard floor pump you keep at home will work.

Saddles

Saddles

It's a common assumption that if you spend money on a good bike, you'll also get a comfy seat. It's not that easy. Buying a bike seat is a bit like buying a pair of sneakers -- you want to buy a seat that fits your body and your riding style.

A Word About Saddles »

Lights

Lights

Your bike will probably come with reflectors. But if not, you want to add them. And if there's not enough, you'll need to add reflectors to the wheels, the pedals, the back of your seat and the handlebars.

Extras

Extras

So you've got the basics. Now here's some extra stuff to consider from computers to count calories burned, time tracked and distance traveled to horns and bells to make your presence known.