1. Cateye Padrone Wireless Cycling Computer $55
|Cuz, well... 'Merica|
Cateye has been doing cycling computers for like forever, so they have a reputation for being reliable. The Padrone is one of their latest, and while not the most full-featured (no GPS, no backlight), it does have at least the basics and a couple extras most of us look for. If you're a triathlete looking to have your cadence and heart rate functions at-a-glance, the Padrone won't fit your needs. But for the casual cyclist or commuter the included functions, its ease of use (quick set up, one-button operation), and the ginormous screen make for a cycling computer that you won't curse at when setting up and using. Available in a cornucopia of color options.
2. Park Tool PZT-2 Pizza Cutter and BO-3 Bottle Opener $15.99/$5.95
|Aids with the two major food groups|
3. Serfas True 350 Headlight or CP-R2 Power Combo light Kit $120
|'Cuz you don't want to be left in the dark|
4. Tern of the Wheel Shop Kit
|Wait, what? You don't have yours yet?|
5. CycleOps Fluid² Stationary Trainer $349
Yes, Virginia, trainer season is upon us. This isn't to say hibernate indoors all winter. Heck to the no. On the right bike, winter is a great time to ride outside and explore (hint: fat bike), but I digress. They say spring races are won in December, January and February. What better way to be prepared than by setting up your own "pain cave" with this gem of a trainer as its centerpiece? CycleOps trainers have always been über reliable, and assembly and set up with your own bike is super easy. The Fluid² is the pinnacle of CycleOps's Classic series of trainers versus the pricier Pro series. It has superior road-like feel and quality internals that are backed for a lifetime (you'll quit before it does), and it's USA-made in Madison, Wisconsin. The Fluid² a little outside your budget? We carry the full line of Classic Series trainers from $179 and up. They all utilize that same stable and sturdy frame for when you're powering out of the saddle; only the resistance unit type changes.
So there you have it, Gentle Reader, just a few of our favorite things for this week. Feel free to comment with questions or gentle barbs. We can take it. Too public? Hey, there's still email.
Hope to see you all soon on the road or on the trail.
Peace, Love, and Tailwinds,