the best bicycle tool kits - 2023
We’ve all been there…… “It’s not quite the right tool, but it’ll be okay and it normally always ends in a chipped frame, damaged or rounded parts, or a scuffed knuckle.
When it comes to maintaining your bike you REALLY need to use the correct tools for the job and there’s no better way of doing this than investing in the best bicycle tool kit you can.
Whether that’s a narrow 15mm pedal spanner that won’t scratch your cranks, narrow hub cone spanners so you can lock them against each other or a cassette chain whip to stop you trying to grab on to the cassette with your hands… ouch!
Using the correct tools for the job makes the job easier and safer.
our guide to the best bicycle tool kits
Below we’ve put together a quick guide to 4 bicycle tool kit sets – We’re massively impressed by No4!!
- 16 piece set
- great introduction kit
- will need a lot of tools adding to it over time
This is a great little bundle of the most common tools you’re going to use when maintaining your bike and it comes in at a great price when you look at what you’re getting.
Overall it’s a solid beginner kit but you are going to have to add to it as it’s not nearly a complete home mechanics tool kit.
- 20 piece set
- well designed case
- great range of tools
There’s not a lot not to like about this kit! It’s been well thought out and designed.
Individual tools have a wide range of use, for example the chain rivet extractor fits 5-12 speed, 1/8”, 3/32’ and single speed chains and the chain wear tool measures 0.5%, 0.75% and 15 wear. Happy days!
This is a solid tool kit!
- 18 piece set
I’ve included this kit in the list so you can compare what’s in it compared to the Birzman Studio Tool Box.
This is a solid tool kit, but it’s not complete (unlike the Birzman Studio Tool Box) and it’s more expensive!
I’m massively impressed with this kit! It’s got everything. When you compare it with the price of the Topeak set above and Park Tool kits, it’s a bargain!
The more I look at what’s included in this kit, the more I wish I brought it years ago! Instead of having to continuously add new tools to my current collection.
It is a lot of money to initially pay out, but once you’ve got these tools you’ve got them and you’ve got them all in a professional and compact case.