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Spotlight: Pro Team Digital torque wrench

A tool that goes beep-beep and offers professional-level accuracy.

Spotlight: Arundel Shop Inflator

A dedicated Presta inflator for use with any air compressor.

Wolf Tooth 8-Bit Pack Pliers review: A rethink of the classic multi-tool

Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers multi-tool looks nothing like the Swiss army knife that most portable bicycle tools are designed to mi...

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 specialist tools. First, you need a tool to undo the loc...

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 the use of seat packs on mountain bike...

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 pedaling, approximately 44,000 chain pieces are in moti...

Fumpa and miniFumpa electric bicycle pumps review

Inflating tyres is just part of being a cyclist. Thankfully pumps are rather refined and the task is hardly tedious. Despite that, there ...

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 the rear derailleur, install the ...

Unior Pro Home Set tool kit review

Things have never been easier if you’re looking to click your fingers and start working on your bikes. For approximately every seven cat ...

The best degreaser: cleanliness made safe and easy

Used for stripping the grit, grime and grease from a well-pedalled drivetrain, degreaser is a staple chemical of any keen cyclist’s maint...

Park Tool AK-3 Advanced Mechanic toolkit review

Having been in the business of making bike tools and workshop equipment since 1963, Park Tool is undisputedly the market leader in the ca...

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 workshop, holding the bike at a comfortable height, allowing full opera...

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 an overwhelming number from which to choose. Fold...

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 it isn’t all that hard. All you need is some basic knowledge and the...

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 mechanics working with cradle-type repair stands. These ...

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 their own bodies, and even the weig...

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 has only increased. No longer is “tig...

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 are always in use by professional race mec...

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 of the guys got a flat. Before I had even unclipped from my pedals, the fl...

Tune Spurtreu laser stem alignment tool review

Are my handlebars straight? The old closed-eye look comes into play to check. Out comes the hex key to loosen the bolts on the stem. Tap ...

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 you’re sure to see large (and expensive) jigs in use to ach...