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A Better
Bike Kit

Summer means getting outside and getting onto your bike. Whether you're a serious cyclist, a weekend warrior or just a guy who likes to pedal around town, there are a few essentials everyone needs. Why not invest in quality accessories like a theft-proof light, some modern storage and a portable air pump for mid-ride flats. And if you're in the market for a new bike, check out Raleigh's new Tripper model ($850)—a steel framed beauty with the looks of a classic fixie, but comes with an internal three-speed drivetrain and disc brakes for quick stops. Talk about a smooth ride.


A handsome bike light is hard to find (and because of theft, harder to keep). This long-lasting LED from designers in cycle-crazed Denmark is magnetic, so it can be easily removed for safe-keeping.

$25, by iFlash One

Air Pump

This portable hand pump is constructed from hard-wearing but lightweight aluminum and inflates tires to riding pressure with 30% fewer strokes.


$20, by Lezyne


This minimalist rack is made from solid walnut or maple, and a single groove holds your ride while three sturdy mounting screws (covered by bronze screw caps) secure it to your wall.

$180, by Make


For the guy who doesn't want a basket or saddle bags, but still needs a place to stash his stuff. Walnut's handsome leather and wood barrel bag attaches easily under your seat.


$126, by Walnut


Knog's compact lock is easy to carry and the silicone coating protects your bike's finish. But it's the angular steel core (impervious to bolt cutters and hacksaws) that makes it worth the investment.

$80, by Knog

More than three times as many new bicycles are sold in the US each year than cars.

(Source: Bureau of Transportation)












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