Keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding your brakes with Park Tool’s new service kits

Plus more 2020 tools from big blue

Bleed kit mounted on tool wall

Park Tool has added two comprehensive brake bleeding kits to its range, supporting both mineral oil and DOT fluid disc brake systems.

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Spotted at this year’s iceBike trade show, the BKM-1 (mineral oil) and BKD-1 (DOT fluid) include a full range of syringes and attachments to service most hydraulic road and mountain bike brakes.

The mineral oil kit also the bleeding cup that screws directly into Shimano master cylinders. One of the two syringes in each set comes with an attachment strap to act as a third hand while you’re at work.

Bleed kits mounted on tool wall
The kits should cover all your brake bleeding needs.
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These kits are perhaps overkill for many home mechanics, but they’re sure to be popular with bike shops looking to cover all bases. Both are priced at £99.99.

Not a brand that rests on its laurels, Park Tool has also launched a few other odds and ends in the last year…

Park Tool LRT-1, LRT-2, LRT-3, LRT-4 lock ring tools

Lock ring tools on tool wall
The LRT-1, 2, 3 and 4 are lock ring tools that cater to various direct-mount chainring standards
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Park Tool bearing presses

Bearing press kit in box
The BBP-1.2 is a bottom bracket bearing press kit that covers all the main press-fit standards.
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Bearing press kit with small bushings
The very similar looking HBP-1 kit caters to a vast array of hub bearing sizes.
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Park Tool SW-9 spoke wrench

Double ended spoke wrench
You can never have too many spoke wrenches.
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It’s perhaps not the most thrilling tool, but this double-ended spoke wrench combines two of the most common sizes 0.127in/3.23mm (Park Tool Black SW-0) and 0.136in/3.45mm (Park Tool Red SW-2). 

Park’s standard-shape spoke wrenches (as pictured on the left) are more convenient for most uses, but the SW-9 will come in handy where access is more difficult or when you’re using a second tool to prevent the spoke turning with the nipple.

Park Tool T-handle wrenches

T-handle wrenches on tool wall
Every home mechanic should treat themselves to a set of T-handle wrenches.
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Available in both hex (THH-1) and Torx (THT-1) variants, these lovely looking things have free-spinning anodised collars on their main shafts to hold onto when you’re doing fine work. 

Anodised collars on wrenches
The collars spin freely.
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At £110 a set, they’re not cheap, but they look like perfect gift fodder for the cyclist in your life. Will you be adding a set to your collection?