The tool junkie holiday gift guide

  • By Logan VonBokel
  • Published Nov. 11, 2013
The SKS Airchecker is great for those of us suffering from air pressure OCD. Photo: Logan VonBokel |

SKS Airchecker

This may be something that only the ’cross and mountain bike riders will understand, but the only way to learn what air pressures you’re running is a consistent pressure gauge, and using the same pump everyday isn’t always an option, especially if you’re traveling. The SKS Airchecker ($25 retail) will fit snuggly in any tool kit and will give you an accurate reading. Best of all, it’s inexpensive and should fit in any non-denominational sock hanging above your fireplace.

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Logan VonBokel

Logan VonBokel

Equally at home on a mountain bike above treeline and chasing down moves in the heat and humidity of a Midwest criterium, Logan Vonbokel is something of an oddity in cycling. Since he first swung a leg over a road bike as a freshman in high school, Logan has been a lover of both cutting-edge technological innovations and the clean lines of classic handmade bikes. Logan joined the tech team in May 2012, bringing with him nearly a decade of high-caliber road racing experience and his undying love for the mud, cowbells, and culture of cyclocross. Logan still races at the Cat. 2 level on the road and in cyclocross, and carries a seldom-used Cat. 1 mountain bike license.

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