This week’s Tool of the Week is our 1600CN Pro Home set.
OK, it’s multiple tools, but bear with us. In one kit you’ve got nearly everything you’ll need to handle most maintenance tasks on most modern bikes, even those equipped with disc brakes. The cornerstone of this kit is the case and the SOS foam cutouts, which will help you to keep everything organized and quickly remind you when that wrench you lent your buddy hasn’t been returned yet.
The case, split into two halves, contains three Y-wrenches covering the three most common Torx sizes and 2-6mm hex wrenches. It has a Shimano-compatible cassette lock ring tool and our cog wrench for when it comes time to change to your climbing gears. A chain tool & chain measuring tool is included to help keep things fresh, and there’s an external bottom bracket tool (16-notch) for when the time comes to service that as well, or if you’ve got Centerlock rotors with external lock rings, you’re still covered.
The top half of the kit has a pair of master link pliers for quick removal of those. A few disc-specific tools in our piston press and rotor truing wrench ensure your brakes aren’t dragging. Our portable wheel truing gage is included along with our all-in-one spoke wrench for quick fixes. For those pedals that require an 8mm hex wrench, one of those is included as well. A pair of screwdrivers, one straight and one cross-tip are nestled in up top for adjusting limit screws, and lastly there’s a pair of our glass-fiber reinforced tire levers for those stubborn flat fixes.
We call this our Pro Home set because it’s the basis of a great tool kit for most pro mechanics, yet still compact enough for the home mechanic who might not have a whole shop to work out of.
The 1600CN Pro Home Set is 10% off this week. Take advantage of this offer while you can!