While we at BikeRadar are fortunate enough to have access to some of the finest wares the cycling world has to offer, cool bike accessories for kids remain out of our reach.
Here are the top five items I’d like to see in adult friendly sizes…
1. LittleLife Dinosaur Backpack
And who didn’t wish they were a dinosaur at least once as a child?Wiggle
Do you have a habit of getting lost in large crowds? Do you wake every morning in a sweaty panic wishing you were a crocodile/dinosaur/seahorse? If so, this rucksack/leash combo from LittleLife may be the solution for you.
We’re particularly fond of the dinosaur option, with its attached tail potentially offering some mudguard-like protection and menacing spikes sure to intimidate mean drivers while commuting.
We’re not sure, however, whether the fairy wings or dinosaur spikes offer the greatest aerodynamic benefit for cyclists.
An adult sized tag-along could probably be best thought of as a poor person’s tandem and we’d love to see one go into production.
Not only would it be far cheaper than buying a dedicated tandem, but the hinged joint would make for a particularly challenging (amusing) ride — perhaps this is the ‘one weird workout to get ultimate abs’ that we hear so much about.
While there are all sorts of (largely quite boring/ugly) covers and aero-shells available for grown-up helmets, we’re yet to see a manufacturer bold enough to produce an adult-sized version of the Lazer P’Nut Crazy Shell.
And while we have no doubt that looking like a firefighter (or a spaceship for that matter) would help make you more visible on your commute, drivers will also likely give you a wider berth assuming that there’s something deeply flawed with you. A win-win situation in our eyes.