Great deals on the most important tools for your garage
Every home mechanic should have access to a great workshop. Whether it’s the necessary space, or the tools, we all deserve the best when it comes to working on our beloved bikes.
Here, we’ve put together the best deals to be found online on all the things you could need to start up your home workshop.
Park Tool PCS10 repair stand
A bike stand is a must have for a budding home mechanic, or old workshop hand alike.
The Park Tool repair stand is a sturdy, well made of piece of kit that won’t drop your bike. Its height is adjustable and its clamp can accommodate a whole range of bike tube sizes.
X-Tools Pro Mechanic Wheel Truing stand
Wheel truing on a budget. The X-Tools stand is a great way to make sure you keep your wheels straight and avoid a disastrous wheel collapse.
Park Tool Home Mechanic starter kit
One for the true novice, or some one who just wants to deck out a new garage, the Park Tool home mechanic kit has everything you could need to get going.
Unior Pro Chain Tool
Read more: How to re-join a broken chain (video)
It’s always much easier to whip a chain off with a dedicated chain tool rather than one you’d find on a multi-tool.
Unior’s Pro Chain tool has nice, grippy foam and an oversized handle that makes breaking the chain a cinch.
Pro Cassette removal set
Read more: How to change a cassette (video)
The chain whip and cassette lock ring remover are another must have of the workshop. Eventually you’ll need to either replace the cassette or take it off for some thorough cleaning. These two tools are the easiest way to do it.
Muc-Off 8-in-1 cleaning kit
Read more: How to clean your bike in 7 minutes (video)
Happily, cleaning a bike can mean you won’t have to fix it as often, so the Muc-Off 8-in-1 cleaning kit is a great time saving idea.
It comes with a selection of brushes, detergent and sponges to keep your bike sparkling.
X-Tools Torque Wrench
Over torquing a bolt is a disaster; both for the bolt which will get stripped, and your shiny carbon frame that could well crack.
The X-Tools Toque wrench covers a 2-24NM range, meaning you should always get a precision fit.
Topeak Joe Blow Booster Track Pump
Read more: How to fit tubeless tyres (video)
The Joe Blow Booster is not only a track pump, but also the easiest way to seat tubeless tyres.
Simply switch it from Charge to Inflate to release the stored air to quickly seat a tubeless tyre.
Park Tool P-handled Hex Wrench set
No home workshop is complete without a set of these. Individual allen keys (rather than a tool) make working that bit easier as they have a longer reach, plus he P handle also makes getting the right grip dead easy.