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16 Best 3D Printed Bike Parts & Accessories

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by Andreas Iliopoulos
Mar 23, 2020
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The 3D printing revolution has come for your bike. Discover the best 3D printed bike parts and accessories to enhance your riding experience!

3D Printed Bike Parts & Accessories

Your Rules

Just one of the ways 3D printing can improve your biking experience
Navigation is just one of the ways 3D printing can improve your biking experience (Source: ScienceDirect)

It’s always a challenge to create a “best of” list, especially when biking is the subject because there’s such a huge selection of accessories and add-ons from designers (many of whom also happen to be avid bikers).

We’ve managed to sift through a lot of what’s out there and put together a great selection of ideas that can turn your bike into something even better than a sweet ride.

If you see something here that you’d like to have printed, or this list sparks an idea for another special accessory for your bike, but you don’t have the setup or time to do it yourself, we can suggest Craftcloud, the 3D printing and price comparison service from All3DP. It’s also quite handy if you want to source local manufacturers.

Without further ado, let’s get to that list!

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Bottle Holder

A simple yet effective bottle holder
A simple yet effective bottle holder (Source: ChPech via Thingiverse)

Biking always goes well with hydration (within the law, of course) and having a special place on your bike to store a bottle, cup or goblet is a handy addition. This simple print manages to give you style as you take a swig.

  • Who made it? ChPech
  • Who printed it? This holder has been downloaded over 3,000 times and is a verified easy print.
  • Where to get it? Thingiverse

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Water Plus Two Bananas

Image of: 2. Water Plus Two Bananas
A match made in heaven (Source: francfalco via MyMiniFactory)

When you’re going for a ride, who doesn’t want a banana to snack on plus a place to stash your water bottle? There’s room for two bananas on this cool contraption so you can bring one for a friend!

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Mounted Stereo Speaker

Bike mounted speakers will make your ride even better
Bike mounted speakers will make your ride sound even better (Source: theBrad via MyMiniFactory)

We all know biking and listening to some music is a great combination. This maker has designed a nice case for bike-mounted speakers and they seem great for any ride. Let the neighborhood start dancing!

  • Who made it? theBrad
  • Who printed it? It’s been downloaded by about 200 people. While no one has posted their make, there’s lots of detailed printing information from Brad. This print’s made up of several components and requires some supports in the front part. We suggest printing the components upside down.
  • Where to get it? MyMiniFactory

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Accessories for People With Hand Disabilities

Accessories for people with hand disabilities
Accessories can help people with hand disabilities ride a bike (Source: kurt_boutilier via Pinshape)

This one’s by far the most heartfelt on our list because it enables people with hand disabilities to enjoy biking! Several models exist that can assist, depending on the needs of the user.

  • Who made it? kurt_boutilier
  • Who printed it? Though this has been viewed over 1,000 times, we don’t see any makers posting their prints. However, all parts are simply designed so under normal conditions, there shouldn’t be any printing issues.
  • Where to get it? Pinshape

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Pizza Valve Cap

Biking pizza lovers rejoice
Biking pizza lovers rejoice (Source: Ktronik via Thingiverse)

Valve caps are a category of makes where there’re a huge variety of options and each one enables the bike owner to express their personal taste and style. It was tricky, but we managed to limit ourselves to choosing just two.

The first is a pizza slice so everyone will know what your favorite food is as you bike around town. Note that this print is only designed to fit Schrader valves.

  • Who made it? Ktronik
  • Who printed it? It’s been downloaded over 1,800 times. There’s nothing especially tricky about this model and at least four makers have printed it.
  • Where to get it? Thingiverse

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Stormtrooper Valve Cap

Image of: 6. Stormtrooper Valve Cap
Ride on the dark side (Source: camen42 via Thingiverse

Show that you have a bit of the dark side in you when you ride with this tiny head of a Star Wars imperial soldier. You can download the files to print one that fits either Presta or Schrader valves.

  • Who made it? mih
  • Who printed it? With over 7,500 downloads, this is a very popular model. The print is also straightforward.
  • Where to get it? Thingiverse

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Open Mudguard

A different mudguard
A different yet effective mudguard (Source: caltadaniel via Thingiverse)

This articulated mudguard, according to its designer, can fit any wheel. Although its shape doesn’t exactly following that of traditional mudguards, its unique shape and possibility to be printed in multiple colors gives it our approval!

  • Who made it? caltadaniel
  • Who printed it? It’s been downloaded over 800 times with no maker-posted prints, but we’re not worried about your success as it’s design is quite simple.
  • Where to get it? Thingiverse

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Chain Guide

A chain has to follow the designated path
Help your chain stay on its designated path (Source: Ktronik via Thingiverse)

In life and in biking, it’s the small things that can make a huge difference. And what better example than this tiny piece that can fit on any bike (after some customization) that helps keep the chain on its intended route. If your chain frequently falls off, this one’s for you!

  • Who made it? Ktronik
  • Who printed it? It’s been downloaded about 1,000 times and at least one person has printed this easy model.
  • Where to get it? Thingiverse

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Tire Lever

Time to change a tyre?
Time to change a tire (Source: gaarden via Thingiverse)

This tiny gadget will prove itself handy when you need to remove the tire from the rim. It’s the kind of tool that helps you do a “dirty job” without getting your hands dirty!

  • Who made it? gaarden
  • Who printed it? It’s been downloaded about 2,500 times and at least nine makers have posted their prints. This is a super simple and straightforward design.
  • Where to get it? Thingiverse

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Wall-Mounted Stand

Wall-mounted bike stands are great for keeping your bike off the floor
Wall-mounted bike stands are great for keeping your bike off the floor (Source: 3DPRINTINGWORLD via Thingiverse)

Wall-mounted stands are a popular gadget among bikers and come in different shapes and sizes. We found this particular one easy, simple, cheap, and practical, all at the same time. If you print it in a color that fits your place, it can double as a wall decoration.

  • Who made it? 3DPRINTINGWORLD
  • Who printed it? This mount’s been downloaded thousands of times, and at least one person has printed it, though we believe there’s a lot more out there.
  • Where to get it? Thingiverse

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Map Holder

Go low tech and put your bike route map on your arm
Go low tech and put your bike route map on your arm (Source: andrewforster via MyMiniFactory)

This intuitive design can be referred to as a “manual GPS” since you can securely attach a map of your bike route (or any other paper) onto your arm. It certainly looks cool as a wearable gadget.

  • Who made it? Andrew Forster
  • Who printed it? It’s been downloaded over 300 times and printed at least once that we know of.
  • Where to get it? MyMiniFactory

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Folding Bike Carrying Handle

Carry your bike like a suitcase
Carry your bike like a suitcase (Source: Kirby Downey via Pinshape)

This handle lets you carry your folding bike in style. It can prove quite useful on staircases, walking through crowded places, or anywhere that bikes aren’t allowed. You’ll need Velcro straps or cable ties in order to permanently attached this handle to your bike.

  • Who made it? Kirby Downey
  • Who printed it? It’s been downloaded over 300 times, though we can’t tell how many makers have actually printed it. Go ahead and grip onto this one!
  • Where to get it? Pinshape

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Wheel Powered Pea Shooter

The pea shooter fully assembled
The pea shooter fully assembled (Source: dan steele via Pinshape)

This accessory isn’t exactly going to make your life easier, but it promises to add some laughs. You’ll need a few household materials in order to do the final assembly and start shooting some peas!

  • Who made it? dan steele
  • Who printed it? This popular item has been viewed thousands of times, though it has only a few confirmed prints. It seems a bit tricky to assemble and mount, but the printing itself is fairly straightforward.
  • Where to get it? Pinshape

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Bubble Machine

This awesome bubble machine mounted on your bike is perfect for a summer day
This awesome bubble machine mounted on your bike is perfect for a summer day (Source: istareyn via Cults)

This design will create hours of fun and entertainment. The bubble machine is powered by your pedaling, so while you’re riding, others can enjoy the spectacle of a moving cloud of bubbles!

  • Who made it? istareyn
  • Who printed it? It’s a newly uploaded design and just 42 people have downloaded it so far. While no prints yet, the designer’s printing instructions are detailed and aimed to assist success.
  • Where to get it? Cults

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Beach Umbrella Holder

Ready for some shade
Ready for some shade (Source: makeitpro via Cults)

Summertime’s on the horizon and many people go by bike to the beach. Once you get there and find no good way to stabilize your umbrella, your bike’s got you covered (literally) with umbrella-holder clips. You’ll also need screws and some possible printing adjustments to make sure it fits perfectly with your bike frame.

  • Who made it? makeitpro
  • Who printed it? This newly uploaded model has over 50 downloads so far. While we don’t see any makes yet, by the looks of it, it’s one of the easiest prints on this list.
  • Where to get it? Cults

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An Entire Frame

A standard looking 3D printed bike frame
A standard looking 3D printed bike frame (Source: Stephan Schürmann via Cults3D)

Last, and certainly not least, comes the biggest print on the list: An entire bike frame that has been 3D printed! Other parts will need to be added to assemble a fully functional bike.

  • Who made it? Stephan Schürmann
  • Who printed it? This intriguing project shows about 900 downloads so far. It’s not clear how many people have printed this, but one user has shared that it’s taken them over 200 hours of printing and another 50 hours of testing and assembly for this bike to roll.
  • Where to get it? Cults

In addition to the standard bike frame that can be 3D printed above, check out these other innovative takes on the conventional bike frame:

Ride safe out there and enjoy all these awesome potential upgrades to your bike!

(Lead image source: francfalco via MyMiniFactory)

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