There’s no reason to drop hundreds of dollars each year on tuneups. Keeping your ride in top shape is cheap and easy, if you have the right tools. We pulled together a bare bones toolbox for just this task, including a high-tech pump, a serious torque wrench, and, of course, the Big Blue Book of bicycle repair.
Feedback Sports Pro Elite Workstand
When you have to hang your bike off your car rack or flip it over on the garage floor, bike repair is a much more arduous task. The Pro-Elite is the ideal home stand for so many reasons. Heavy-duty but not heavy, the stable stand is portable, but can handle up to 85 pounds without tipping over. A quick release, 360-degree rotating clamp head and rubber jaws snug around tubing up to 2.6 inches in diameter. It's stable on almost any surface, and the adjustable work height – from 42"- 71" – will save your back. Add a tool tray ($33) so you don't lose small parts. Folded up, it slides into a handy carry bag, and slips into a closet or the back of your car. $220, feedbacksports.com