Metallics are one of the hot fashion trends for summer, playing out not only in covetable bags and shoes, but also in clothes, led by the dazzling creations celebs wore to fete the opening of the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Lately, some high-polish metallic cycling accessories have captured our attention, as well. Here are three to add hints of sophisticated sparkle to your ride:
Spurcycle Key Clip, $34 A carabiner or key clip is essential for keeping bike lock keys handy and preventing them from dropping into a storm drain (it happens). Spurcycle, known for the quality engineering of their compact, highly audible bike bells, has taken the key clip to the next level. Each is laser cut from a ¼-in slab of stainless steel, then tumbled for an industrial finish. So, this accessory looks polished whether hitched to your cycling jeans or the handle of your statement handbag. Bonus: It doubles as a bottle opener, because you never know when you’ll be called on to crack open a cold one.
Bookman Cup Holder, $39 Swedish maker Bookman introduced their first handlebar-mounted cup holders, secure perches for your hot coffee or cold beverage, in black, white, red and green. The latest additions are in luxe chrome and copper finishes. The cup holder attaches to the handlebar with a clamp that opens when you squeeze the rings together. Easy.
Lazer Street + DLX Bicycle Helmet, $65 High shine not only adds eye-catching style to your head protection, but also visibility. This urban-style helmet features leather straps, metal adjusters and a magnetic closure. For summer cycling, 16 vents and internal air channels help keep you comfortable. The removable brim helps shade your face from the sun.
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