Hype This Post-ride essentials – Having fun off the bike! Introducing 6 products to pass the time and have fun between rides.
The days will soon be getting longer as we head into summer and we can’t wait to get back on our bikes. Unfortunately, however, even the best day must come to an end, so we’ve gathered 6 products for you to pass the time until the sun’s back out and you can ride again.
JBL Flip 6 portable speaker
There are few things better than turning on the music, sitting back and relaxing after a long and hard day on the bike. With the new JBL Flip 6 portable speaker, you can do so everywhere. The powerful Bluetooth speaker weighs just 550 g and, thanks to its compact dimensions of 17.8 cm x 6.8 cm x 7.2 cm, it’s small enough to fit into a small backpack or hip bag. Thanks to the water- and dustproof housing it can take whatever life throws at you.
The 2-way speaker system has a playtime of up to 12 hours, so there’s nothing to stop the post-ride party from going through the night. With the PartyBoost mode, you can even connect several compatible speakers at once. The JBL Flip 6 can be yours for € 129 and it’s available in 4 different colours.
Price: € 129
TUNAP SPORTS Wash+Ride Kit
It’s good practice to clean your bike after every ride – your components and your wallet will thank you. Besides, who doesn’t like arriving at the trailhead with a sparkly clean bike? With the TUNAP SPORTS Wash+Ride Kit for €79.95, you’ll have everything you need to give your bike the love and care it deserves. Included with the 10-litre bucket, which also serves as a container for all the cleaning utensils in the kit, you’ll find bike, fork and drivetrain cleaner. The chain brush can be used to free the chain from particularly stubborn grime before dousing it with chain lube and giving it a final finish. The excess oil can be removed from the chain using the included micro-fibre cloth so that the bike is perfectly styled and ready for another day on the trails.
Price: € 79,95
Once the bike is clean and in the garage, you can put your feet up and enjoy your post-ride beer. After all, it’s said that beer can help you recover quicker thanks to its isotonic properties. We don’t need any more information to be convinced that the Wegseidla beer serves as a perfect refreshment and post-ride companion. On top of that, Chris – a trained master brewer with a Bachelor of Engineering in brewing – takes the reins (or grips) himself, skilfully combining mountain biking and the art of brewing. The beer is available to order online from the comfort of your home, and you can have it delivered to your door. You can choose between a strong ale or a naturally cloudy shandy.
So, the post-ride party can start, but remember, don’t drink and drive/ride.
Price: from € 2.00/0.5 l
Son of Hibachi folding grill
Of course, after the work is done, you’ve got to have post-ride snacks as well. A barbecue allows you to prepare a wide variety of delicacies. Moreover, the foldable Son of Hibachi charcoal grill is ready to use in less than 10 minutes. The cast-iron grilling surface is 20 cm wide by 50 cm long, providing enough space to prepare a variety of meals. When you’re done, the 7.5 kg grill can be folded up and packed away with ease. Don’t feel like cleaning? No problem, it cleans itself and smothers the remaining embers when you fold it up. In addition, the unused charcoal can remain in the grill and be reused the next time you whip it out. If you’re on the go, the grill can be stored in the heat-resistant carry bag, and you don’t even have to wait for it to cool down. For spontaneous or planned barbecue adventures, the Son of Hibachi grill ticks all the right boxes € 104.90.
Front Runner Expander camping chair
Nothing is nicer than ending the day at the campfire after a barbecue with your buddies. It’s even better if you’ve got a comfortable chair, such as the Front Runner Expander camping chair. Since it weighs just 4.1 kg and comes with a carrying handle, transporting it is easy.
The chair is also equipped with a drink holder for bottles or cups. It also has a pocket in which you can safely stow your smartphone, within easy reach so that you can plan your route for the following day or get a dose of Instagram. There’s an integrated utility pocket too, which you could use to keep some snacks handy.
The camping chair is made of steel so it should last forever and it can be folded up to a 16th of its unfolded size. For € 89, you get a chair that will allow you to stop and rest wherever you like.
Price: € 89,00
Häng Däcke blanket
It’s getting late, the sun is setting and you can feel the cold slowly seeping into your body. In that case, we can wholeheartedly recommend the Häng Däcke blanket. The outdoor blanket has got a synthetic down filling to keep you warm on cold days and weighs just 750 g. Thanks to the integrated stuff sack, you can easily stow the blanket and take it with you wherever you go. Unfolded, it measures 200 cm x 140 cm, which is big enough to warm two people. Thanks to the water-repellent DWR coating, dirt and moisture can’t harm the blanket. With the 4 loops attached to the ends, you can tie it down to keep it in place. It costs € 149.99 and you have a choice of two colours.
Price: € 149.99
Words: Mike Hunger Photos: Manufacturers