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 ½" 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

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Nashbar Essential Tool Kit
 
4.2

(based on 43 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (25)
  • Durable (21)
  • Lightweight (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (20)
    • Commuting/city (15)
    • Mountain biking (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (21), Casual/ recreational (13), Commuter (7)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort oriented (16), Speed oriented (16)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39), Yes (4)

    Reviewed by 43 customers

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    4.0

    Nice toolkit!

    By Flat Rider

    from Wichita, Ks

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Does the job
    • Good quality
    • Great value

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Easy Repairs
    • Maintenance

    Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

    Better than expected, better than average toolkit for what you pay. Used it to refurb a 70's Peugeot classic 10 speed that I'll eventually strip down to a single speed. Added new bottom bracket, cranks, chain, handle bars-bull horns; I detest drop-downs. No hate to the purists, just have my own preferences. Running wider tires on the 27" rims as well. Skinnies are fast but I wanted a little more meat on the wheels. Runs great. Couldn't have done it without this kit. Recommend it if your an enthusiast who likes to tinker or if your ride needs a basic tune up. If I were doing a full rebuild, I'd be sending the more technical stuff to my local bike shop. Great kit. Thanks Nashbar!

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Nice kit for common maintenance / repair

    By Jimmer

    from Key City, IA

    About Me Commuter

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Decent Selection Of Tools
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Maintenance Rebuild
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

      This toolkit has most of the commonly used tools for maintaining the mechanicals of your cycle. I have used the cone wrenches to rebuild wheel hubs, the bottom bracket tool for removal / installation, the crank puller, tire levers, spoke wrench, cassette removal tool with chain tool, and even rebuilt some cheap pedals with the pedal servicing tool. The non-speciality tools haven't been touched (hex wrenches, screwdriver, torx wrenches) but could be useful to those who don't already own basic tools for around the house.
      I would like to see a freewheel removal tool (bought one separately), but you can't have everything, I suppose. The only tool that might need to be replaced due to wear and tear would be the cone wrenches. They are a heavy stamped steel, and would be more durable if they were cast. All in all, this is a great starter kit.

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

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      4.0

      Nice tool set!

      By Jimmer

      from Key City, IA

      About Me Commuter

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

          Nice tool set. Quality was a bit better than expected. Have replaced cranks, overhauled bottom brackets, replaced pedals, adjusted wheel bearings. The cone wrenches are a bit light duty, but work well. Wish this came with a freewheel remover, but you can't have everything!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Great kit for basis maintenance/repairs

          By mel6688

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

            Great kit for basic maintenance, repairs or upgrades.

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

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            4.0

            Great Tool Kit, is a must to have!

            By Jose

            from Orlando, Florida

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

              Great kit for the price. Have a lot of tools that allows me to go deep in my mechanical skills

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

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              4.0

              Completes a Tool Kit

              By Cooper Trooper

              from Atlanta, Georgia

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Biking

                Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

                There is not much that these tools can't be used to fix on a bike. I've used every tool and they've all worked great.

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

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                5.0

                Highly recommended

                By Kevin

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Pros

                • Convenient
                • Minimal Filler
                • Organized

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting/City
                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

                  Got this as a gift last Christmas and I'm probably going to order a second one next time there's a 20% off deal.

                  I've used just about every tool in the kit. The screwdrivers are junk and the cone wrenches are iffy but everything else seems solid. I absolutely love the tire levers (so much that I bought a second pair for my jersey pocket). I actually came here to see if the pedal wrench is available outside this kit (it isn't) so I can have one to carry with me (great for adjusting cantilever brakes or removing non-qr wheels).

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Looks Great

                  By Stnoel

                  from Franklim Park, NJ

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

                      Surprised the quality of it...a must have.

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

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good stuff

                      By JohannOlaffson

                      from Delaware

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Needs A Map

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

                        I haven't had an opportunity to use every tool yet, but the ones I've used work well. The only real complaint I have at at this point is that (and this may be just me), I had to do some research to figure out what a couple of the tools are. There are minor complaints about little things, like the chain tool doesn't have very freely moving threads, and the cone wrenches are made out of very soft metal (almost like they forgot to heat treat). Overall, very pleased with the tool set.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Nice kit, good price

                        By New biker

                        from Illinois

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Nashbar Essential Tool Kit:

                            The tools I have used all work well. It is packaged nicely in the kit.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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