Top 10 Cycling Tools You Should Own
Top 10 Cycling Tools You Should Own
Here are the top 10 tools that we think every cyclist should own.
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Doing your own bike maintenance is a great way to save a bit of cash. You’ll have to spend a bit first to get set up though, so we put together this list of the ten tools that we think every cyclist needs to own.
From tire levers to a cassette tool, every tool in this list is something that you’ll use frequently.
Is there a tool that you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comments below.
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hammer for indexing gears
A bike stand and muc off both make me life so much easier #notsponcered
multitool only haha.
My pedal wrench
Do you recommend a toolkit and which ones or buy them seperately?
The 3 most important bike tools for me are tire levers, a floor pump, and a chain tool.
What is the best groupset for a beginner biker? Is the Sora is Good to my atomic 700c?
i deal with alot of lower quality /older bikes and i couldn’t do half of what i do without a good set of headset wrenches
All those mentioned below, plus 4th hand cable puller, koolstop tyre jack, JIS screwdriver for limit screws, chainring bolt tool, tyre pressure gauge, set of spanners, needle nose pliers, and a tape measure to set height and reach.
A hammer. For those times when everything just goes wrong when trying to fix your bike, and you just need to smash something.
I don’t need two of those items as I have an air compressor and my bike doesn’t have cables.
Carry a Sram powerlink or similar,4 links of spare chain and make a chain holder out of a spoke or coat hanger. You can thank me later!
MAINTAIN YOUR CHAIN PROPERLY! You wont get far without one unless you’re headed downhill!
I could not live without a socket set especially since i have a couple of older bikes where hex bolts are not as common
CO2 inflator w/ a couple of cartridges far better than a mini pump when out on the road.
Pedal spanner 🔧 15
13 14 and 15mm spanners
I would add a torque wrench instead of a multi-tool if you’re properly serious. It’s not hard to overtighten something and either strip the thread, or damage something when you have to use a lot of force to undo it (cassettes would be a good example). A torque wrench allows you to control how tight a component is and I use them all the time, so much so that we have TWO in my house.
Influenced by J Clarkson…..therefore>>>>a large hammer.
I don’t recommend the chain tool shown in the video thumbnail. It’s very small and fiddly. It takes a lot more effort to break the links because of the size of the lever, and being small it’s hard to grip to get enough leverage. i’m assuming it was made as small as possible to carry on rides or something. For the shop I’d get a bigger one with an actual handle, and lever.
I just bought one on Amazon.
An 8mm hex key for pedals
How bout a Torque Wrench? Bikes these days have numerous bolts that require a certain tightening torque value.
So, would a mini pump be called a Lil’ Pump
were some scenes in this flipped horizontally? the casette removal and first scene in the chain section were weird
BB Tools… Godamn bottom loose brackets!
A small strip of duct tape. Not for usual repairs, but you’ll know when you need it.
2 CO2 cartridges
In ny Bottom bracket special tool is needed.
I recommend Pedro’s tire levers, I’ve used them and have not broken
Was inner cable puller mentioned?
I find that chain lubracant is nessasary for keeping a bike well maintained
Long nose pliers. The amount of stuff I use these for is unbelievable. Deffo couldn’t do half the jobs I do without them.
Mini pumps SUCK! Get the biggest pump you can manage. They will pump up your tire way faster. Also NOBODY needs more than 90 psi excepting track racers.
Bike stand! Absolutely essential. Thank you GCN.
Just get a quality set of ‘L’ hex wrenches and a 3 way hex wrench. These are way more versatile and affordable than those wrenches shown in the video
ParkTool 3way Allen and 3way hex nut Wrenches. I hated them when I started, but they are fast and when in tight spaces, I just grab a regular wrench.
Hi, I have just started cycling and I’m looking around for the tools nessesary to maintain and repair my bike.
Question: why should I invest in bike-special tools like wrenches, etc, if most tools I have already laying around? I understand that sometimes it’s easier with a special narrow pedal wrench or I need a special adaptor for the cassette etc, but in general, what’s the advantage of bike tools vs professional grade workshop tools?
Benefits Of A Mini Frame Pump:
1) Attaches To Your Frame & Airs Up Your Tube (The Obvious Ones). 2) Using A Frame Pump To Air Up A Tube Is Great Exercise. 3) It’s Portable. 4) It’s Damn Near Impossible To Lose.
Some Bike Tube Companies Sell Their Tubes With Tire Levers.
My Tool Box:
1) 2 Red Tire Levers (Came With My Mini Frame Pump/Patch Kit). 2) 14 Black Tire Levers (Came With Some Tubes). 3) 2 Presta To Schrader Adapters. 4) A Pedal Wrench. 5) A Valve Core Removal Tool. 6) 2 Mini Multi-Tools. 7) Needle Nose Pliers. 8) A Tire Gauge. 9) Patch Kit. 10) Mini Frame Pump.
park tool 3 way allen key tool, the bigger and smaller sizes.
Brake bleeding kit
Dont forget ear plugs for the loved ones when you lose your temper!!
i use a wifi to find things and guide
Hanger alignment gauge, align my hanger and derailleur tuning is easy.