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.
Lezyne CNC Digital Digital Drive Pump
Anytime you ride your bike, you should check your tire pressure. The right PSI will mean the difference between a great ride and a pinch flat. Lezyne's Digital Drive is the ultimate high-pressure floor pump. The anodized CNC-machined aluminum body—which is both durable and attractive — mates with an accurate digital gauge that consistently displays pressure. The screw on chuck attaches to your valve for a secure filling, and a pressure release lets you break the seal without losing PSI when you're done. Switch from Schraeder to Presta with a quick twist and flip of the chuck. The extra long, nylon-reinforced, braided hose is handy if you're working on a bike in a stand, and you need an extra few inches of length. Aero geeks: an included Speed Chuck makes this pump compatible with disc wheels. $130, lezyne.com