Nashbar Essential Tool Kit

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Nashbar Essential Tool Kit
Designed to tackle most maintenance and repair challenges, from minor tune-ups to drivetrain overhauls, the Nashbar Essential Tool Kit is an entry-level collection of 18 tools to get the job done right. Included are such bicycle home mechanic staples as a hex wrench set, screwdrivers, chain whip and cassette lockring tools, patch kit, as well as a chain tool. The took kit's also been updated to account for recent advancements in road and mountain bike components reflected in tools such as an integrated bottom bracket wrench and a T-25 Torx wrench. Tools are durably made and ergonomically designed. And for storage and travel convenience, a custom-molded tool box is included to keep your tools secure and organized.
  • Chain tool
  • Integrated bottom bracket wrench adapter
  • Double bit Philips/Flathead screwdriver
  • 6-piece hex wrench set (2/2.5/3/4/5/6mm)
  • Chainring bolt wrench/crankarm dust cover tool
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • 8mm hex wrench with Ā½" driver
  • 2-piece tire lever set
  • 15mm pedal wrench with 14/15mm socket wrench
  • Chain whip (Sprocket removal tool)
  • Integrated bottom bracket wrench
  • Cassette lockring tool
  • 2-piece cone wrench set (2 x 13/14/15/16mm)
  • 3-sided spoke wrench
  • Crank extractor
  • Cartridge bottom bracket tool
  • T-25 Torx wrench
  • Patch kit
  • Custom-molded tool box
Nashbar Essential Tool Kit
  • MATERIAL Steel Tools/Plastic Tool Box
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar Essential Tool Kit
 
4.3

(based on 89 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (54)
  • Durable (41)
  • Lightweight (21)
  • Compact (5)
  • Price (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (45)
  • Mountain biking (35)
  • Commuting/city (26)
  • Extreme sports (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (47), Casual/ recreational (27), Commuter (10), Competitive cyclist (5)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (42), Comfort oriented (30)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (83), Yes (5)

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5.0

good product

By mg

from niles michigan

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

    very useful tool kit

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    My go to tools for bicycle repair.

    By One Eye Willie

    from Cohoes, NY

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

      I have owned this for two years and it has served me well. Just recently I trued some rims on my girlfriends bike and my own. The tools I need at my fingertips!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Basic Tool Kit for Home or Travel

      By KevlarHeart

      from White Plains, NY USA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Portable
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • No documentation

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Home shop
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking
      • Travel kit

      Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

      Bought this as a quick re-start to home bike mechanic work as most of my tools disappeared over the years.

      Nashbar Essential Tool Kit provides a fairly comprehensive set of tools needed to make basic repairs. There are some hits and misses on tool selection and quality, but overall this is a great starting place for the beginner/intermediate home mechanic. The handy carrying case makes this easy to store at home, or in a car when traveling with bicycles. All of the bases are covered from drive train to wheels to tires.

      A couple of misses: There is absolutely no documentation as to which tool is which. I should think a beginner might want to know what's in the box. Having the socket wrenches on the backside of the pedal wrench prevents the use of a narrow cheater bar pipe....something a pedal wrench sometimes requires. Cone wrench set is fairly flimsy, but gets the job done. The BB wrench was a mystery, never fit on any of the three bikes I was working on. The patch kit is seriously low end...best to leave it out, or upgrade the quality.

      Suggestions: Add 3-way 4, 5, 6 mm hex tool. That's probably the BEST tool a new mechanic can have. Add a Bike Mechanics basics guide, or at the very least a tool ID card. Either of these could be fitted to a recessed portion on the front or rear of the carrying case.

      Overall, this is a great starting point. Serious bike work will likely result in purchasing higher quality, more durable tools, but the Nashbar Essential Tool Kit is a great thing to have around in the shop or on the road.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great for a starter kit

      By Home tinkerer

      from Arizona

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Economical starter
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

        Nice assortment and good price on a starter kit. I'm not sure what I will need first. I should be able to fix most things that would require a trip to the bike shop. My bikes are new.
        A booklet with the name of the tool and a picture of its possible use would have been nice. I will figure it out, but that would have been a nice inexpensive addition.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice set at great price

        By bsr

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

            Bought this initially for the cassette tool and chain whip on the principle that I'd spend about twice as much for a variety of tools that I'd probably need at some point. Tools are better quality--at least heavier--than I expected. Chain tool and bottom bracket tool work fine. Would have preferred a bladed spoke holder in lieu of loose Allen wrenches, but you're getting a range of decent-quality tools for a fraction of what you'd pay for separate tools or for a higher-end kit that most people won't need.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Just what the Bike Doctorordered.

            By Maddog

            from Athens, Al

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

              A great basic set of tools at an affordable price.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Comfort Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Is not complete,

              By Tony Latte

              from Doral, FL

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Presentation

              Cons

              • Need more tools
              • Wears Out Quickly

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

                I was expecting more tools, I have 4 bikes, some tools fit some bikes in some components, but I still need to get different tools to get the job done

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Lotsa tools in a compact kit

                By Crazy about this cycling stuff

                from Texas

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Road Biking

                    Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

                    I bought this set to keep with me in the vehicle. So far hadn't had to use it much but I like the different types of tools in case you need them.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Great Kit for the $$$

                    By Silver bullit

                    from Salem, SC

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Value
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Biking

                      Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

                      Great kit for all your day to day tool needs!

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Speed Oriented
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Very Nice Tool Set

                      By Pat

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      About Me Commuter

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting/City
                        • Mountain Biking
                        • Road Biking

                        Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

                        Very nice tool kit in and organized case.

                        • Cycling Style:
                        • Comfort Oriented
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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