Pedro’s L Hex Wrench Set review

It may not be sexy but it's effective. We test Pedro's allen key set.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Pretty much every allen key you’ll ever need all in one handy package.

Reasons to buy
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    Just about every size allen key needed

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    Good leverage

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    Holder keeps them together

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    Ball-ends to allow use at an angle

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Reasons to avoid
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    Not cheap

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Most bikes nowadays feature a selection of allen key bolts, so a good set of home workshop allen keys is important to have available. They should be long enough to provide a decent handhold and leverage is important for the larger tools, as bolts on chainsets and pedals in particular can be quite tough to loosen. It’s also useful to have a round end to the keys so that you can tackle bolts which are awkward to reach from different angles.

A bit of self-discipline and the carrier will keep your allen keys together

A bit of self-discipline and the holder will keep your allen keys together

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.