RRP Bearing Press & Extraction Tool review

Handy for the home mechanic

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £49.00 RRP
RRP Bearing Press & Extraction Tool

Our review

A good tool for home fettlers that will pay for itself in the long run
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The Bearing Press & Extraction Tool (BPET) looks and feels like a quality bit of engineering with colour-coded parts and instructions (red hardware for extraction, blue for inserting bearings) and a good finish.

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It doesn’t come with the specific adaptors for different bearing sizes so you’ll have to add these on from a choice of 16 (£20 each).

In the course of one to four pressings (depending on your bike’s type and number of pivots) it will pay for itself on shop labour charge savings.

The downsides are that if the bearings are too seized to remove, the short handles are too small to get enough leverage to muscle them out. RRP says this is to prevent over-torquing leading to misalignment problems.

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Also a multi-linkage frame could require up to three or four different bearing adaptors – adding a sizeable extra £60-£80 on the total tool cost.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Bearing press & extraction tool (BPET) (11)
Brand Rapid Racer Products

Description The BPET is only suitable for frames with flat surfaces to press against. This tool is designed for the competent home mechanic who has reasonable knowledge and experience of working on bikes. This tool is designed to extract and insert linkage bearings, however the tool can also be used to press and extract bearings on hubs and freehub bodies