1600E1N bike toolbox (12)
Unior’s cantilevered steel toolbox is satisfyingly rugged, as are its 37 tools.
The T-shaped 2.5-10mm hex keys without ball ends, and T25 Torx key, are excellent quality. The cone, pedal and external cup bottom bracket spanners are precision cut steel, not pressed, and the handles are universally grippy.
A chain tool, four screwdrivers, chain checker and good spoke keys are useful, but although the cable cutters cut very well, they have an awkward locking lever. A threadless nut setter is a rare inclusion, as are the headset cup remover, ball race remover and crown race setter, but these are invaluable if you maintain older bikes.
The package includes a tough Unior apron, and there’s still spare space in the toolbox.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.