For the city cyclist, bike accessories
have three requirements: work well,
look good, and ward off theft. Secure
your wheels with these sleek tools.
[ 1] PINCH
This stand is made of bamboo veneer
sheets, the sides of which clamp together under the weight of a bike to
offer sturdy support. When it’s time
to hit the road, the material’s natural
spring lets you easily remove your ride.
[ 2] SKS DIAGO MINI PUMP
Fear flat tires a little less with this super-lightweight, extendable pump, which
twists and locks in place to prevent it
from opening while attached to the
bike. Those features, along with a wide
grip for easy pumping, recently earned
it a Red Dot product design award.
($20, realcyclist.com )
[ 3] KR YP TONI TE EVOLUTION MINI- 5
Look for this lock peeking out of bike
messengers’ back pockets in cities
worldwide. Unlike cheaper coiled
locks, Kryptonite’s is hardened steel,
making it impervious to bolt cutters.
[ 4] AVENIR WOODSIE 11
Besides adding some grace to the clas-
sic multitool, Avenir also includes bike-
specific instruments—screwdrivers, a
chain tool, and seven Allen wrenches—
so adjustments from stem to stern are
just one gizmo (and a bit of know-how)
away. ($15, amazon.com)
—Rachel Z. Arndt