Superstar Professional Tool Kit review

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£100

Superstar Professional Tool Kit

BikeRadar verdict

80.0 out of 5 stars

"A tidy kit for space-limited home mechanics or serial road trippers"

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11.00am By

Most riders build a toolkit over time, but investing in a pre-filled set makes a lot of sense. Superstar’s offering lends itself especially well to roadtrips/shed survival, with a tough plastic case that clips firmly shut. It’s survived living in the back of our technical editor Jon’s collosal land-yacht of a van with bikes and kit piled on top, which is impressive.

It comes with pretty much everything – a set of ball-ended Allen keys, a Y-shaped trio of the most common Torx keys, flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, keys for normal spokes plus Mavic nipples, multi-size cone spanners, tyre levers, a chain breaker and chainring bolt tool. Possibly the neatest tools are the two ‘Proline’ spanners, made from extruded aluminium with rubber handles and interchangeable heads that lock in place on special pins. 

Despite the small overall size, Superstar have managed to pack in old-style and Hollowtech II bottom bracket wrenches, a pedal spanner, crank puller, chain whip and cassette tool too. The finish is functional but durable. The only thing we’d like to see is a set of cable cutters, but for this money that’s splitting hairs.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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Specification

Name:
Professional toolkit (13)
Brand:
Superstar Components
Price:
£100

Features:
1. Tyre lever set 2. 2x cone spanners multi size 3. Chain Breaker - 8,9 and 10 speed 4. Torx Key T25, T30 and T40 5. Screwdrivers x2 6. Allen Key Set 2,2.5,3,4,5,6,8,10mm 7. Spoke wrench 3.2 and 3.5mm 8. Mavic Spoke Wrench 9. Bladed Spoke Key 10. Pro-line Cassette Remover 11. Pro-line Chainwhip 12. Pro-line Crank Puller 13. Pro-line HT2 Wrench 14. Pro-line Pedal Spanner 15. Pro-line ISIS BB Wrench 16. HT2 tensioning tool

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