Tool Tuesday :: Hozan C-205 Lockring Wrench

Hozan C-205 Lockring Wrench Job:  Installing and removing track and bottom bracket lockrings. Thumps Up:  There are many lockring wrenches on the market.  They all look similar and do the same job, however the Hozan C-205 outperforms the others.  The best thing about...

Tool Tuesday :: Lezyne Shock Drive

Job: Inflates your shocks and fine tunes the pressure. Thumps Up:  The Shock Driveis a tiny, lightweight pump that works just as well as bigger, bulky shock pumps.  It can reach pressures of 300 psi, and it has a bleed valve to quickly release air if needed.  At only...

Tool Tuesday :: Chris King Hub Service Tool

Tool: Chris King Hub Service Tool Job: Disassembles and reassembles Chris King Hubs Thumps Up: Though Chris King hubs will likely outlive their competitors, they aren’t immune to routine maintenance. The Hub Service Tool is essential to overhauling them. It...

Tool Tuesday :: Jagwire Space Age 2.0 Hydraulic Hose Cutter

Jagwire Space Age 2.0 Hydraulic Hose Cutter   Job: Hydraulic brake hose cutter Thumbs Up:  The Space Age 2.0 is an easy-to-use handheld hydraulic hose cutter.  It replaces Jagwire’s previous version, which was bulky and not used in-hand.  It cuts hoses cleanly...

Tool Tuesday :: Truing Stand Upright Extension

Fads in the bicycle industry are commonplace. For a while, people thought that 29er mountain bikes were among them. Time has shown, however, that 29ers are stealing more and more riders from their 26-inch wheels. The big wheels of 29ers come in handy when rolling over...

Tool Tuesday :: Homemade Sharpened Spoke

Sometimes a good tool is very complicated. Sometimes it’s rather simple. In the case of my favorite homemade tool, it’s the latter.   It may seem silly to review a sharpened spoke, but this is one tool that I find indispensable. Its many uses include:...