Zit Bitz: these cheap, completely unnecessary accessories bring me so much joy

A review of Portland Design Works’ Zit Bitz frame bolts

Portland Design Works Zit Bitz
(Image credit: Anne-Marije Rook)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Purely decorative, these bolts serve no purpose other than making you, and others, smile and that's just fine.

Reasons to buy
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    sleek, flat profile

Reasons to avoid
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    they serve no real purpose

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Portland Design Works has a knack for making everyday bicycling more fun. Founded in 2008, Erik Olsen and his pedal-happy crew develop products with the aim of inspiring people to get out and ride. As someone who bikes for commuting and recreation alike, I’ve been a longtime user of PDW products and not just because I (now) live in Portland — though a little local pride never hurts. The products tend to be practical, durable and definitely fun. 

Geared toward the lifestyle cyclist, PDW products include everything from solid metal fenders and racks to owl- and otter- shaped bottle cages and bar tape with donuts or tacos depicted on them. All the practical items you could need to add comfort and utility to your bike with an added touch of personal flare. 

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.