Under Test: The Service Course B.Y.O.B. Wash Kit

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If you currently clean your bike with a ragtag assortment of kitchen or household brushes, you owe it to yourself to check out the B.Y.O.B. Wash Kit from The Service Course. The kit’s brushes feature natural, tampico bristles, which according to The Service Course hold more water than synthetic bristles, and shed dirt and grease more easily. Add your own bucket, some water, and degreaser-of-choice and you’re good to go.

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Under Test: Velo Orange Fenders

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Metal fenders’ popularity dates back to the golden age of constructeur bicycles. In recent years they’ve experienced a bit of a renaissance thanks in part to the folks at Velo Orange. The Maryland-based company’s fenders feature classic styling, but cost about the same as competitors’ plastic fenders.

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Under Test: Arundel Water Bottle Cages

Although we’re big fans of traditional steel bottle cages, sometimes you want a cage with a more contemporary aesthetic. With no less than ten cages in their lineup, Arundel has a cage for practically any application and budget. For non-standard bottles, there’s the Looney Bin cage. The company’s Flip Flop cage is ideal for small or cramped frames. And if you’re looking for value and good looks, Arundel’s Sport cage is available in six colors.

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