Tag: Tool and Maintenance Reviews

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Pedro’s Vise Whip II: a well-loved tool gets updated

Removing a cassette from a wheel isn’t a difficult task, but it does require two…

Wolf Tooth EnCase Bar Kit One multi-tool review: Tiny size, big on function

The proliferation of dropper seatposts and the advent of enduro racing have effectively killed off…

How to check for chain wear: The easy way, the best way, and why

Your bicycle’s chain is put through hell every time you ride. For every minute of…

Fumpa and miniFumpa electric bicycle pumps review

Inflating tyres is just part of being a cyclist. Thankfully pumps are rather refined and…

Novel Wolf Tooth Components HAT flips the script on derailleur hanger tools

Without exception, every rear derailleur hanger alignment tool operates in a similar manner: you remove…

Unior Pro Home Set tool kit review

Things have never been easier if you’re looking to click your fingers and start working…

The best degreaser: cleanliness made safe and easy

Used for stripping the grit, grime and grease from a well-pedalled drivetrain, degreaser is a…

Park Tool AK-3 Advanced Mechanic toolkit review

Having been in the business of making bike tools and workshop equipment since 1963, Park…

Budget repair stand review: Feedback Sports vs Park Tool vs X-Tools

A repair stand is one of the best assets you can add to your home…

The best bit-based cycling multi-tool shootout: 16 tested

The number of options for carry-along cycle tools is staggering, and any shop will have…

The best chain breaker for the home mechanic: 15 tested

A chain is one of the most common wear items on a bike and replacing…

Park Tool PRS-22.2 Team Issue repair stand review (updated)

Take a stroll through the pits of any professional road race and you'll only see…

Wolf Tooth Components Pack Tools review: Ultralight tools for home and the road

Performance-minded riders are often hyper-mindful of weight: the weight of their bikes, the weight of…

Silca T-Ratchet + Ti-Torque tool kit review: compact and modular torque tool

As the engineering boundaries of bicycles are forever pushed, the need for measured bolt tightening…

Clean like a pro: Nine of the best chain keepers reviewed

Whether you call them dummy hubs, chain keepers, wash buddies, or doodads, these small devices…

Dynaplug tubeless tyre repair kit review: lots of choices, all fantastic

I was on a group ride in South Africa a few years ago when one…

Tune Spurtreu laser stem alignment tool review

Are my handlebars straight? The old closed-eye look comes into play to check. Out comes…

Abbey Bike Tools Fit Kit review: Perfect saddle position made easy

Walk through the pits or among the team buses at a professional bike race and…

Feedback Sports Team Edition toolkit review

Feedback Sports is a company that’s surprisingly new to the tool game, and yet, not…

Park Tool CM-25 chain cleaner review

Ask any mechanic how to clean a chain and you’re sure to get a myriad…

PRO Toolbox XL review: A toolset for the eager home mechanic

Bicycles are strange beasts. They’re often so simple in function, yet require an excessive number…