How a smartphone can replace your old GPS
by Lorenz Keller
Cycling is one of the most popular sports in Switzerland. Whether it's an e-bike, mountain bike, city bike, road bike or children's bike, you can buy the right bike for every purpose from us. In addition to our bikes - from low to high price - you will find a comprehensive range of bike accessories, bike clothing and spare parts.
In the city, the city bike is a fast means of transport between home, work, school or the supermarket. Comfortable trekking bikes are suitable for longer bike tours and bike trips. The racing bike is ideal for training and competition. With it you can climb every mountain pass and master fast road descents. The mountain bike opens up the way to off-road terrain - whether with a cross-country, enduro or downhill bike. More and more bikes are becoming electronic. The electric bikes support the rider in the city, on the tour or even off-road. Practically every type of bike is now available as an e-bike and the trend towards e-mobility continues to grow. Children enter the world of bicycles on children's bicycles and wheels from Early Rider and Puky.
If your bike tour starts a little further away, bike carriers from Thule are a good transport option. With bike trailers from Croozer and Leggero, you can take your children, dogs or other cargo with you on your bike trip. On the bike itself, a bike light from Knog or Lezyne should not be missing in the dark. A bike lock from Abus or Kryptonite protects the often expensive bike from thieves. With bike bags and bike baskets you can carry a lot of things on your bike tour. Thanks to GPS-supported bike computers from Garmin, you can track your training or plan and follow new bike routes. For training at home, whether in summer or winter, roller trainers by Tacx and Elite are a good choice.
Safety first when cycling. A good bike helmet protects you from head injuries in the event of a fall. There are suitable cycling helmets for every type of bike. You will find well-known brands like Giro, Bell or Uvex with the most advanced technologies like MIPS, reflective details, aerodynamic shapes and European safety standards. The protective gear can be extended with sports glasses by Oakley, Uvex, 100% or Alpina and bike protectors by POC or iXS. If you want to cut a good figure on your bike, you don't have to do without stylish and functional cycling clothes from Gore, Pearl Izumi, Fox Racing and ION. On long tours, comfortable cycling shorts are a must. A cycling jersey keeps your body dry and protects you from strong sunlight. For efficient pedalling, cycling shoes by Sidi, Five Ten or Gaerne are suitable for clipless or platform pedals.
At some point you're bound to have another flat tire. In order to repair it, you will find bike tyres and inner tubes from Schwalbe, Maxxis and Continental. For a comprehensive repair and service care of your bike we carry various bike parts, tools and care articles. From bike chains to bike pedals, from handlebars to bike saddles - you'll find practically every component from major manufacturers like Sram and Shimano. You'll also find e-bike parts such as new batteries, displays and chargers from Bosch and Yamaha in the Galaxus bike range.