GET THE BOX SET

Australian Mountain Bike - - Between The Tape -

Just about ev­ery tool com­pany has a set of tools to sell. We re­viewed the Pro Es­sen­tial Tool Roll ($169, shown op­po­site) ear­lier this year, which is a great starter pack. Tool sets are ideal for throw­ing in the car when driv­ing to the trail or go­ing on hol­i­day, but also they are very easy to store if you don’t have a whole lot of room.

The Feed­back Sports Team Edition Tool Kit has 19 tools and comes in a fold out carry case that sits per­fectly on their work­stand. At $409.95 it’s not cheap, but it should let you strip down a bike and build it back up again, if you don’t need to bleed brakes. Best of all, the tools aren’t the ba­sic op­tions. Items like the cas­sette pli­ers are sought af­ter tools by many me­chan­ics as they make the job eas­ier.

Su­per B have a great value 21-piece set that will pro­vide you with the ma­jor­ity of tools you will need, from hex keys to torx keys, chain tools, bot­tom bracket tools, tyre levers and the rest. The tools are more ba­sic than those in the Feed­back Sports kit, but the kit comes in at a friendly $129.

There are other op­tions from Su­per B and Feed­back Sports, as well as from Pro and Park Tool if you feel buy­ing a whole set is the best way to get started.

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