Tools and Maintenance
The world of cycling requires a bike, but several tools and maintenance kits are also essential in order to keep your bike running efficiently and safely. From bike cleaner, bike protection, bike stands, puncture repair kits and lubricants to multi tools and work shop tools, the maintenance items are all necessary to keep your bike in good working order.
Other tools available include the turbo trainers which convert your bicycle into a stationary trainer. This allows you to train indoors whatever the weather. Turbo trainers are for anyone serious about training and are an excellent way of doing speed or interval sessions without any traffic worries. The constant resistance is ideal for pre-race warm ups and scientifically controlled sessions. Brands such as CycleOps and Kurt produce some of the finest bike trainers available.
A bike stand is such a handy accessory when working on your bicycle. It will help you to secure your bike in whatever position is most convenient for you to reach specific parts. A bike stand can be used whenever you need to fix or tweak something and then packed away.
Essential items in your bicycle maintenance kit are bike tools. Bike tools come in the form of small multi tools which you can take with you when cycling and work shop tools which are larger and more specific to fixing certain parts of the bike. A good lubricant, puncture repair kit and bike cleaner are all essential ingredients to making up your bicycle maintenance kit.