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Wood decked racks are in, and Portland Design Works is on it with the Payload. It looks good with the curvy lines of the tubular steel rack and double ply bamboo deck, but it also has the guts for a 77 lb load rating for some serious touring or grocery getting. Big loops for attaching panniers and bungee hooks are a practical design touch, as is the rear blinkie/reflector mount. Retail is around $80, on par with other high end racks.

The All-City Wallner Pro pedals are now available. We first saw these at Interbike, with them now ready for miles as spring is here. Sealed bearings, true double sided cages and threaded toe clip mounting holes make these serious, long serving pedals. Available for around $56.

Full Speed Ahead has been quietly filling in their Metropolis urban parts line, expanding to include a seatpost and stem along with the bars and much awaited two-speed transmission cranks.

The Paul Twin Pull Lever actuates the front and rear brake at once, ideal for bike polo enthusiasts or adaptive cyclists. A pin can be moved to run as a cantilever/caliper lever or a v-brake lever. The pin can also be removed and the lever flipped over to run it either right or left handed. The barrel adjusters are tucked in next to the bar, away from wayward mallets, and the front of the lever is beefed up to survive abuse as well. The $63 lever weighs a mere 93 g.

SpotMe is a one-woman project from a year-round London bike commuter, inspired by both the trend towards fashionable everyday cycling and the undeniable safety implications of reflective material. Each package of three reflective buttons is about $15, with a number of designs available to brighten up your jacket or bag. A sensible, cutesy gift for the cyclist that seemingly has everything.

The Soma Mini Velo has landed, bringing a touch of Japanese urban cycling culture Stateside. Built from Tange steel, the Mini Velo is currently sold as complete bike only, retailing for $1200.

The VP Gold Sprint is an urban platform pedal that’s been in development since before the last big trade show. It features a low profile, wide platform, cut away corners to lessen the chances of a pedal strike while cornering and a unique retention system. The toe clip is more ergonomic than traditional ones, and made from a durable composite material that’s both tough enough to take the abuse of daily rides in the city, but smooth enough not to damage your shoes like metal clips can.

The Burro limited-edition pedal straps use an easily adjustable full hook and loop mounting and closure system and feature a 2” wide strap. MSRP is $50.

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