Wrap It Up
Cinelli bar tape—$15
Make your bike feel new again with Cinelli's cork tape. It's grippy enough to keep your palms in place--even when you're sweating--and provides just enough cushion to prevent sore hands. There are colors to match just about any bike.
Free advice! Black bike? White bar tape.
Far and Near brake hoods—$25
Brighten your cockpit with these colorful hoods for Shimano, SRAM, or Campagnolo levers.
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Fuel at Your Fingertips
SpeedSleev retention system—$19
Instead of cramming one more gel into your jersey pocket, use this elastic strap to secure snacks to your stem.
Fend Off Chain Slap
Frame Wrap—$13 for 7 feet
Wrap this rubber tape around your mountain bike's chainstay to shield the vulnerable spot. Seven feet offers plenty of protection for even the most abused bikes.
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Zipp carbon road bar plugs—$10
Whether you ride a Bush-era beater (the first Bush, that is) or an $11,000 race bike, Zipp's bar-end plugs add a touch of flair that even the most jaded rider in your pack will notice.
Reduce Pedal Play
New cleats for clipless pedals—$25
Sometimes you don't realize how much play is in your pedals until you get new cleats. Most cleats have wear indicators that show when you're due--check them regularly and replace them before they're worn out.
Free advice! Mark the position of your old cleats with a marker before removing them.
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