Park SS-15 tool review£17.99

Hefty single-speed spanner

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Yet another fixed/singlespeed tool, this lives up to Park’s usual high quality standards. It’s 7in long and made of forged steel.

Tool-wise it has a 15mm open-end pedal spanner, a 15mm socket for axle nuts and a smooth-spooned end that doubles as a tyre lever, plus the ubiquitous bottle opener.

Its chunky size makes it a joy to use, offering enough length to lever even the stiffest of pedals. The downside is the 219g weight, which makes your jersey pocket sag.

It’s a bit big for a saddle pack, so it will live in your bag. It’s a pity it’s not drilled for bottle bosses like Pedro's Trixie tool.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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