Sea Otter gallery, pt 6: Secret agent tools for the home mechanic

Handlebar ninjas, slip-on torque wrenches and more

It used to be that a set of Allen keys, a couple screwdrivers, a chain tool, some cone wrenches and a spoke key comprised the majority of a good mechanic’s tool kit. Those days are long gone.

Whether you work on your own bike at home, travel with a pro team or man a bike shop’s service department, you need more tools than ever to stay on top of the cycling industry’s proclivity for innovation and diverging specifications.

At Sea Otter several companies showed off clever new tools to keep all manner of mechanics happy.

Some highlights includeTopeak's Nano Torque Box, which uses a preset torque driver that slips onto your existing 5mm Allen key or multitool and a set of bits to keep your bike components properly tightened, and Enduro's Pro Edition Universal Bearing Removal Tool, with turned-down grooves in the 1704 stainless shaft.

Check out the gallery above for the latest in mechanical wizardry.

The pro edition bearing removal tool also breaks down to fit in tool boxes. assembling the tool is reminiscent of james bond installing a silencer on his walther ppk: the pro edition bearing removal tool also breaks down to fit in tool boxes. assembling the tool is reminiscent of james bond installing a silencer on his walther ppk
The pro edition bearing removal tool also breaks down to fit in tool boxes. assembling the tool is reminiscent of james bond installing a silencer on his walther ppk: the pro edition bearing removal tool also breaks down to fit in tool boxes. assembling the tool is reminiscent of james bond installing a silencer on his walther ppk

The Pro Edition Bearing Removal tool also breaks down to fit in tool boxes. Assembling the tool is reminiscent of James Bond installing a silencer on his Walther PPK

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