Best new tools from the tradeshows

Cool new tools from Park, crankbrothers, Feedback Sports and more

There were quite a few new and interesting tools on display at Eurobike and Interbike. From less frustrating ways to route cables through frames, to clever multi-tools, there’s something to help you keep your bike rolling smoothly, regardless of your level of mechanical aptitude. Here are a few of the standouts from this year's tradeshows.

Park Tool IR-1 internal routing kit

Fishing wires through frames can be an arduous process. park toll is looking to make the job easier with the ir-1 internal routing kit:
Fishing wires through frames can be an arduous process. park toll is looking to make the job easier with the ir-1 internal routing kit:

Internal cable routing may look clean, but it can be infuriating to work on. Park Tool is attempting to make fishing wires through frames a less frustrating process. IR-1 internal routing kit consists of three routing cables with magnets and fittings, plus an external guide magnet to ease stubborn cables and electronic wires through frames. It can also be used with hydraulic lines for brakes and dropper seatposts.

crankbrothers Y-tool

The crankbrothers y-sixteen packs, you guessed it, 16 tools into this triangular case:
The crankbrothers y-sixteen packs, you guessed it, 16 tools into this triangular case:

Crankbrothers has developed an interesting way to package a Y-tool in a ride-friendly package that won't impale you on the trail. This Y tool is available in versions with 12 and 16 tools. The Y16 features a CO2 inflator, chain tool, along with 2,2.5,3,4,5,6,8mm hex wrenches, T-10 and T-25 torx wrenches, philips and and flat screwdrivers, and three spoke wrenches and a patch kit. The Y12 lacks the CO2 inflator head and chain tool. 

Feedback Sports

The feedback sports velo wall post is a great way to hold bikes or wheels :
The feedback sports velo wall post is a great way to hold bikes or wheels :

Sometimes the simplest ideas prove to be the most useful. Feedback Sports’ A-Frame bike stands are a staple at many cycling events, especially cyclocross races. The Colorado-based company downsized the idea for garage use.

The Feedback Sports Velo Wall Post is a great way to hold bikes or wheels. It folds up when not needed and even has an opening to pass a cable lock through for security.

There's more: take a tour of the gallery for more new tools from this year's tradeshows.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

Related Articles

Back to top