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The Best Sleek And Functional Tools For The Savvy Cyclist

For the city cyclist, bike accessories have three requirements: work well, look good, and ward off theft. Secure your wheels with these sleek tools.

Photograph by Nick Ferrari

[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. ($99, clankworks.com)

[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] Kryptonite 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. ($62, kryptonitelock.com)

[4] Avenir Woodsie 11
Besides adding some grace to the classic 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)

A version of this article appeared in the May 2012 issue of Fast Company magazine.

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