Two for Today: Kuat and Park Tool Goods for Bike Transport and Maintenance


If you need a rack, it’s hard to go wrong with anything made by Kuat. And if it’s a roof rack you’re after, Kuat makes things easy, offering just one stellar option perfectly suited to move around just about any bike you own—yes, even the fat-bike. Thanks to Kuat’s 3 Way fork mount system, this rack easily adapts to any bike you own. Plus a sliding rear tire strap adjusts to fit any wheelbase. And an integrated lock keeps everything secure. When not hauling along a bike, its super slim profile keeps your gas mileage in tip-top shape, so you don’t have to worry about constantly taking it on and off.

$198; 2 colors;

Park Tool Team Issue Repair Stand

Park Tool calls the PRS-25 repair stand “Team Issue” for a reason. This alloy stand is built to stand up to the rigors of daily use and can easily be taken on the road, folding down to 46.25 inches and weighing just 13 pounds. But at the same time it can support up to 100 pounds, allowing for repairs of just about any bike. Plus 360-degree rotation of the clamp head, which adjusts from 7/8 of an inch to 3 inches and can fit aero tubes, means your bike can be put in an optimal position for any repair. Its heft feels far less than its 13-pound weight, and it packs down small enough to take along for race-day support (plus bringing a repair stand to a bike event is a surefire way to make new friends). When we need to work on our bikes, whether it’s at home or on the go, this stand doesn’t disappoint.