Best Bike Accessories
Text by: Johnson Shrestha
Riding is not only about bikes, but also about the thrilling rides and the adventures you experience. And, these adventures are made all the better by the accessories you have with you. Having great gear that complements your bike and represents you can make all the difference. So, if you're one such petrol-head, here are the places where you can find the best bike accessories for your ride.
Latido Leather Custom Jackets
Latido is all about leather. This is a place, located in Jhamsikhel, where all bikers with a love for leather must visit. They specialize in customized leather jackets, but also deal in leather bags, and other such accessories. You can get any type of jacket you want to match with your looks. All their products are made in Nepal, so you can feel like a true Nepali on your bike.
Hours: 11a.m. – 7.30 p.m.
If you really are a passionate biker, then Bikeaholics shouldn't be a new name for you. It is a bikers' accessories store, with a coffee shop, as well. Located at Jhamsikhel, this is a place where you can get all kinds of bikers' accessories like jackets, bags, jerseys, gloves, etc., and also power parts for your ride. Bikeaholics also builds custom bikes, besides customizing bikes on demand. And, here, you can enjoy a cup or two of coffee while your bike is being worked on.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Helmets Nepal, located at Maitighar, is place to remember for all your helmet needs. Safety is the number one priority, but style is important at the same time. And so, at Helmets Nepal, you get all kinds helmets, from classy ones to flashy ones, from affordable ones to lavish ones. These guys have all the latest fashionable helmets, from the best international brands. And, you can also remember them for other bike accessories, as well, such as tires, safety pads, jackets, etc., and maintenance.
Hours: 10.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Metro Mask deals with the best kind of masks for bikers. They deal in Urban Masks, which is a premium anti-pollution mask that filters out 99.99% of all dust particulates from the air. The mask is also comfortable, washable, and durable, and has replaceable carbon filters. This is a mask with technology that also assists in easy breathing and prevents fogging while wearing glasses. So, not only bikers, but everyone should get one of these cool and stylish masks from one of their outlets.
Outlets: Anta, Durbar Marg; North Face, Thamel; Epic Mountain Bikes, Jhamsikhel
Alpha's Riding Gear
These guys are the very first riding gear brand in Nepal. And, they are the go-to guys for all kinds of motorbike safety wear of some of the best quality at some of the lowest prices. You can get apparels like riding attire, gloves, and other accessories at great reasonable prices. Alpha Riding Gears also sells through other outlets, but their own showroom is located at Thamel, Kathmandu.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.