Next Best Thing 2 tool review

Spoke sorter

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £17.00 RRP | USD $25.29
Next Best Thing 2 Tool

Our review

A light and neat solution to changing spokes on the road
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If you’re heading off on a tour to anywhere vaguely remote, being able to change a broken drive side spoke should be a part of your supplies checklist.


Normally you’d need a three-pronged attack to remove the cassette: a cassette locking tool, a spanner and a chainwhip. The Shimano-compatible Next Best Thing 2 does away with the need for these heavy tools by using the derailleur hanger as a leverage point.


Once anchored in place, which can be a little fiddly, it’s a matter of turning the pedals to loosen the lockring. As long as the lockring hasn’t been overtightened initially – best to check before setting off on tour – it’s a clever solution to every tourer’s nightmare.

Product Specifications


Name Next Best Thing Cassette Lockring Remover
Brand NBT2

Cassette Type Compatibility Campagnolo Shimano