Electric scooters are now a new transportation alternative. You should take some accessories into consideration to make riding more comfortable, safer, and funner.
Electric scooter accessories you should own
Safety is always the top priority, especially head safety. When riding an e-scooter, a helmet is a must-have to keep your head from injury. In the US, helmets are legally required by most states, mostly for riders under the age of 18. It is strongly recommended to wear a helmet at all ages while it's not a legal requirement.
II. Knee Pads and Elbow Pads
Knees and elbows are 2 body parts riders injure the most. They must be properly protected by wearing knee pads and elbow pads.
III. Riding gloves
Wearing gloves will protect your hands when you fall so you don't get all scraped up. As a side benefit, they also keep your fingers from freezing in winter.
When riding at night, you need to be seen. A safety vest is another safety gear when you do night riding a lot.
V. Riding Sunglasses
Wearing riding sunglasses can protect your eyes from sunlight for safe riding. At high speed, the wind will irritate your eyes, and having a bug fly under your eyes can cause temporary blinding which is dangerous. Unless you wear a full face helmet, you need to wear a pair of sunglasses to keep away from bugs.
Having your scooter stolen is the last thing you want to happen to your scooter. So, a lock is essential for electric scooters. There are locks of all kinds, including U locks, chain locks, cable locks, and disc locks. U locks and chain locks are relatively safer than cable locks.
Also, there is a special lock called Alarm Disc Lock. It combines a lock and alarm into one, not only a lock but also an alarm that scares thieves away.
A smartphone mount is another accessory you don't want to miss. With a phone holder mounted on the handlebar, it keeps your phone safe and allows you to view it while you ride. You can get access to your phone without dangerously holding a phone in one hand while riding. Thus, you can follow maps on your phone conveniently and safely.
If you want to mount various things on your scooter but you don't have enough space. A handlebar extension is a simple and stylish solution. You can install more accessories on your scooter, such as a phone mount, front light, action camera, bell, and drone controller.
Mounting side mirrors allow you to see what's coming up behind you. Rear view mirrors are a great option for any rider doing urban riding. They are simply mounted on the handlebar, so you don't need to rotate your head or shoulder constantly.
A bike multitool is a portable pocket tool that you can carry to repair your scooter. Make sure your scooter is running at peak form at all times. You can use it to adjust brakes and handlebars, and loosen and tighten screws, preventing you from walking your scooter all the way home in case of a breakdown.
The last but not the least accessory you need is a front bag or backpack where you can store some small accessories, such as multi-tool, lock, and pump, keeping them organized.
Accessory means a thing that can be added to something else in order to make it more useful, versatile, attractive, etc. Electric scooter accessories do the same thing. Do not forget to opt for some accessories for your scooter when you buy one electric scooter. All in all, choose accessories that suit you best.