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Interbike 2011: New accessories from Lezyne and SKS

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Lezyne branches out into LED lights for 2012 with some impressive aesthetics and claimed outputs.

Lezyne branches out into LED lights for 2012 with some impressive aesthetics and claimed outputs.
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Lezyne's new three-way wrenches will be offered in 2/2.5/3mm Allen, 4/5/6mm Allen, and T-10/T-25/T-30 varieties.

Lezyne's new three-way wrenches will be offered in 2/2.5/3mm Allen, 4/5/6mm Allen, and T-10/T-25/T-30 varieties.
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In case either your budget or aesthetic don't suit Lezyne's new aluminum-handled tools, there are also wooden handle options.

In case either your budget or aesthetic don't suit Lezyne's new aluminum-handled tools, there are also wooden handle options.
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Lezyne has added a shop-quality suspension pump to its range for 2012.

Lezyne has added a shop-quality suspension pump to its range for 2012.
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The liquid-filled gauge on Lezyne's new suspension pump supposedly improves its durability.

The liquid-filled gauge on Lezyne's new suspension pump supposedly improves its durability.
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All of Lezyne's new LED lights are rechargeable via standard USB plugs.

All of Lezyne's new LED lights are rechargeable via standard USB plugs.
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The SKS Bit-Worx mini-tool features both straight and right-angle sockets, an assortment of interchangeable bits, and even two tire levers.

The SKS Bit-Worx mini-tool features both straight and right-angle sockets, an assortment of interchangeable bits, and even two tire levers.
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SKS's new Longboard fenders feature more generous lengths for better protection from road spray.

SKS's new Longboard fenders feature more generous lengths for better protection from road spray.
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The SKS Spaero mini-pumps use extendable hoses with thread-on heads.

The SKS Spaero mini-pumps use extendable hoses with thread-on heads.
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SKS's new Spaero MTB mini-pumps will be offered with either plastic or alloy bodies.

SKS's new Spaero MTB mini-pumps will be offered with either plastic or alloy bodies.
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The new SKS Raceblade Long fits tight-clearance road bikes with its split design while still providing lots of protection thanks to its longer length.

The new SKS Raceblade Long fits tight-clearance road bikes with its split design while still providing lots of protection thanks to its longer length.
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The SKS Raceblade Long includes handy quick-release brackets so that the fenders can easily be removed in dry weather, leaving only just a few bits of hardware behind.

The SKS Raceblade Long includes handy quick-release brackets so that the fenders can easily be removed in dry weather, leaving only just a few bits of hardware behind.
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The new Lezyne CNC pedal wrench and chain whip use a big extruded aluminum handle for leverage.

The new Lezyne CNC pedal wrench and chain whip use a big extruded aluminum handle for leverage.
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Both ends of Lezyne's new LED lights feature preloaded o-ring seals that apparently make them virtually waterproof.

Both ends of Lezyne's new LED lights feature preloaded o-ring seals that apparently make them virtually waterproof.
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The clamp-together design of Lezyne's new three-way wrenches means that individual bits can be replaced once they become worn. Lezyne even includes an extra set with every tool.

The clamp-together design of Lezyne's new three-way wrenches means that individual bits can be replaced once they become worn. Lezyne even includes an extra set with every tool.
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Lezyne's updated mini-pumps feature new ABS head designs with built-in bleed valves for easier chuck removal.

Lezyne's updated mini-pumps feature new ABS head designs with built-in bleed valves for easier chuck removal.
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The cleverly tiny bleed valve on Lezyne's updated mini-pumps releases the pressure in the hose and pump so that the chuck can be more easily removed. The new hoses can also be retrofitted to older models, too.

The cleverly tiny bleed valve on Lezyne's updated mini-pumps releases the pressure in the hose and pump so that the chuck can be more easily removed. The new hoses can also be retrofitted to older models, too.
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Lezyne's latest floor pumps will all come with the new ABS and add-on right-angle press-fit chucks.

Lezyne's latest floor pumps will all come with the new ABS and add-on right-angle press-fit chucks.
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The new ABS thread-on chuck directly replaces the old design while the additional right-angle press-fit head simply screws on to the end. That press-fit chuck has been shaped to still fit in the tidy port at the base of Lezyne's floor pumps, too.

The new ABS thread-on chuck directly replaces the old design while the additional right-angle press-fit head simply screws on to the end. That press-fit chuck has been shaped to still fit in the tidy port at the base of Lezyne's floor pumps, too.
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Lezyne's new LED lights feature standard-sized Li-ion batteries so users can purchase additional cells for extra run time as desired.

Lezyne's new LED lights feature standard-sized Li-ion batteries so users can purchase additional cells for extra run time as desired.
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Lezyne's new CNC Rod tool features interchangeable forged and machined steel tool inserts to work with various bottom bracket and cassette spline patterns.

Lezyne's new CNC Rod tool features interchangeable forged and machined steel tool inserts to work with various bottom bracket and cassette spline patterns.
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New for 2012 from Lezyne is a lower-priced floor pump built with a composite base.

New for 2012 from Lezyne is a lower-priced floor pump built with a composite base.
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The new composite base on Lezyne's entry-level floor pumps feel impressively weighty and they also have handy storage points for inflator needles and cones.

The new composite base on Lezyne's entry-level floor pumps feel impressively weighty and they also have handy storage points for inflator needles and cones.
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The new bleed port on Lezyne's ABS pump heads releases pressure from the pump and hose, making it easier to remove the head and extending the life of the o-rings. The black right-angle adapter is included with all new pumps, too, and uses a slip-fit design that's better suited to non-threaded valve stems and disc wheels.

The new bleed port on Lezyne's ABS pump heads releases pressure from the pump and hose, making it easier to remove the head and extending the life of the o-rings. The black right-angle adapter is included with all new pumps, too, and uses a slip-fit design that's better suited to non-threaded valve stems and disc wheels.
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The SKS Toolbox Race

The SKS Toolbox Race
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Lezyne branches out and builds up

Accessory company Lezyne is branching out into yet another product category for 2012: self-contained LED lights. While that segment of the market is already highly saturated, Lezyne has infused its trio of models with its own design flair and some rather unique features.

Most importantly, the claimed outputs are very impressive considering the size and weight. The top-end Super Drive model churns out 450 lumens – good enough for legitimate trail riding – while weighing just 126g and yet will still supposedly run for 90 minutes at full power. The mid-range Power Drive supposedly produces 300 lumens at 120g, and the smallest Mini Drive model still pumps out 150 lumens at a measly 66g. All of the lights have various output settings to extend the burn time along with blinking modes for high visibility.

All three models also use extruded aluminum housings, highly polished reflectors, and tightly threaded-on caps at both ends that render them virtually waterproof (Lezyne doesn't bill them as such but the company says all of the lights have been successfully tested underwater). The USB-rechargeable batteries are easily removable and also non-proprietary, meaning that users can also simply buy spares as necessary at local hardware or electronics stores to extend the run time.

Lezyne will include both 25.4mm and 31.8mm-diameter bar mounts with each light and a helmet mount option is currently in development.

Updated mini pumps with ABS heads

Lezyne hasn't neglected its bread-and-butter pump category, however. Major news includes a lower-priced floor pump built with an alloy body, wooden handle, and a new composite base. All of Lezyne's floor pumps will get new heads, too, with a trick Air Bleed System that depressurizes the hose for easier chuck removal plus a press-fit right-angle head that works with non-threaded valve stems or disc wheels.

That ABS design even makes its way into Lezyne's superb range of mini-pumps, while road versions get a new reversible Presta-specific hose with a threaded chuck at one end and a press-fit head at the other one.

Finally, there's even a bigger collection of shop-quality tools as well.

The CNC Rod with cassette remover inserts

The ultra-shiny CNC Rod is essentially just an extruded section of aluminum but with a hexagonal receptacle at one end that accepts a variety of forged steel inserts: a reversible Shimano-type splined bottom bracket and cassette tool, a reversible bottom bracket tool for eight-point external or ISIS internal-spline cups, and finally a single-purpose tool just for Shimano-type bottom brackets.

Lezyne uses the same extrusion for the handle of its new CNC pedal wrench and CNC chain whip, lending both a meaty grip and lots of leverage for breaking loose stubborn fasteners. Both tools are also available with wooden handles to save a bit of money.

This three-way tool has replaceable bits

Three-way wrenches are notorious for heavy use in a shop environment and invariably, it's almost always one of the three bits that wears out first. Lezyne's new version, however, uses three replaceable separate steel bits all clamped in a bolt-together aluminum housing. Not only will the bits be available separately but Lezyne will even include an extra set with each tool.

Finally, there's the remarkably beefy Shop Shock Drive suspension pump, built with Lezyne's usual aluminum construction, a comfortable T-handle, a durable braided steel hose and no-loss chuck, a screw-type bleed valve, and a giant pressure gauge that's oil filled to help prevent impact damage.

New pumps, fenders, and tools from SKS

SKS Spaero mini-pump

SKS showed off several new mini-pump designs at this year's Interbike Outdoor Demo, including the new plastic Spaero Deep Black and alloy Spaero Alu. Both feature extendable hoses with reversible screw-on heads along with an impressively long pump stroke considering the relatively short body length. The maximum 73psi pressure rating limits its use to mountain bikes, though.

Also new is the Aeron aluminum-bodied MTB-specific mini-pump with a reversible thumb-lock head and the road or mountain-appropriate Injex series with a flip-out T-handle and 144psi maximum pressure rating.

SKS's new Longboard fenders

Riders who frequent wet conditions will be happy to see SKS's new Longboard fenders, which extend notably further around the rear edge of the front and back wheels to provide more effective coverage to normally susceptible bits like your feet. SKS will offer the Longboard in standard full-wrap configurations as well as a clever quick-release road version that's split in its mid-section to work with tight-clearance frames.

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar