With 37 pieces it has an advantage in scope. It includes multi-use tools such as cable cutters, link pliers, an adjustable spanner and a soft, dead-blow hammer – and the quality is very impressive.
There’s a host of specialist tools, including crank, brake, cassette, BB tools and even a file. Both Allen and Torx keys come in sets of nine (1.5-10mm, T10-T50), and the Allen keys are ball-ended. If their holders are tight and awkward, that’s about the only complaint we have. The screwdrivers (one cross, one flat) and tyre levers are high-quality items to start with.
The tough plastic case is as impressive as the contents, with a removable tray making access easy and its secure insets are clearly labelled.
The price is high, but it gets you quality versions of everything a keen home mechanic could seriously need or want, and it doesn’t take up much space. This neat briefcase could genuinely save you a bundle in the long run.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.