The Best Bike Tools to Have at Home (Part I)

The Best Bike Tools to Have at Home (Part I)


There are times when you just need a couple of tools to do the most elementary jobs and having a complete tool kit could be overkill. Therefore, here are the best bike tools that would be very helpful to have at home.

Pedro Tire Levers

The Pedro’s tire levers will really help you to rapidly remove stubborn and tight bike tires from the wheels without using excessive effort and force.

They work in pairs, so don’t misplace one of them or you’ll have a difficult time taking off the tires by the roadside. Remember to have one pair in your saddlebag too.

Not sure when you need a new chain?

Park Tool Chain Checker

This tool gages the chain’s stretch and more crucially, it tells you when it’s time for a new chain.

All chain manufacturers advise it’s time for a new chain when the chain wear indicator goes between 0.50 or 0.75. Don’t wait until it shows 1.0. That is too late. A worn-out chain will swiftly wear out other parts of the drivetrain like the chainrings and cassette.

Pedro’s Bicycle L Hex Wrench Set

A set of high-quality L-shaped hex wrench from a very reputable brand, Pedro, which contains all the sizes you’ll need for your bike.

There are nine of them, going from 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 to 10mm in size. A plastic holder is included so you don’t misplace them. The L-shaped and ball-end design allow for better leverage and easier access to hex sockets around tight spots.

Topeak Ratchet Tool

This is a small ratchet tool that lets you tighten and loosen nuts at difficult to access places. It comes with seven Allen key sizes, going from size 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 to 8mm, 2 Torx keys of T10, T25, and a Phillips screwdriver head.

Also, a pair of tire levers are included.

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