BikeRadar Bargains: Kit up your home workshop on the cheap

Bargain tools, stands and equipment

Every cyclist needs at least a few basic tools, and plenty want a decent home workshop setup, but getting the various stands, tools and equipment can be expensive.


Happily there are plenty of key workshop tools available at bargain prices at the moment, and we’ve collected a selection to get you started.

They include workstands, Allen key sets and more from big brands such as Park Tool and X-Pro – peruse and purchase, and keep your eyes peeled for future bargains to expand your collection.

Park Tool Home Mechanic Repair Stand PCS10 £149.99 114.99

ParkTool work stand: parktool work stand

Scoring 4.5 stars on BikeRadar, this stand is an excellent choice for those who want stable, steady access to their bike when working on it. The clamp suits a variety of frame shapes, with an easy to use spin and quick release closure. It also folds down to a size small enough for stowing at home or taking on the road.

Park Tool Deluxe Workshop Apron SA3 £32.99 £20.49

Park tool apron: park tool apron

Keep your clothing grease-free and on-brand with a Park Tool apron. Plus of course you get to feel like a proper mechanic in it.

Available with a 38% discount from Chain Reaction Cycles

Cyclepro Cpt209 Chain Rivet Extractor £13.99 £8.39

chain breaker: chain breaker

A sturdy steel chain rivet extractor with a long handle for grip and torque, compatible with all types of derailleur chains according to manufactures Cyclepro.

Buy now from Amazon

X-Tools Home Mechanic Prep Stand & Workshop Mat £89.99 £64.99

bike stand and mat:

The X-Tools Home Mechanic Prep stand is constructed from aluminium and is height-adjustable between 102cm to 154cm, plus has a rotating clamp to help you grip and angle the bike or component you’re working on. The stand even comes with a mat, so you don’t need to worry about accidentally spraying greasy liquid on your nice, clean floors.

Buy now from Chain Reaction Cycles

Park Tool Cable Cutters – CN10 £29.99 £18.49

Park tool cable cutter:

Sorting out your gear and brake cables? A good, sturdy and precise set of cable cutters is a must. This set from Park Tool offer a clean cut, and include a built in crimper for cable end caps and a forming hold for reforming housing ends.

Buy now from Chain Reaction Cycles

Ice Toolz Pro Shop Hex and Torx Key Set £37.96 £25.98

IceToolz hex and torx set:

This set has all the common Hex and Torx key sizes covered, and it even comes with a stand that can be attached to the wall.

Buy now from Tredz

X-Tools 34 Piece Go-Through Socket Set £59.99 £38.99

Socket set:

A pretty comprehensive set of sockets covering most basis, plus a carry case to keep it all need and in place. Because a tidy workshop is a pleasing workshop.

Buy now from Chain Reaction Cycles

Park Tool MUG1 – Coffee Mug Logo £10.00 £6.49

Park tool mug:

No workshop is complete without a workshop mug, ideally filled with strong tea or black coffee.

Buy now from Amazon

Bonus product

Evoc Bike Travel Bag 280L 2016 £299.99 £249.99

Evoc bike bag:

Okay, we realise this isn’t really related to home workshops at all, but it is an excellent bargain and if you’ve got any travels planned this year with you bike, well worth the investment. The Evoc Bike Travel Bag can take road and mountain bikes alike, has straps and protective pockets and blocks to stow your bike safely and keep it intact in transit. The wheels and handles also make it easy to manage when travelling.