Recommended Bike Tools

Top Bike Tools for Every Type of Cyclist

I look at cyclist in 3 different category for bike repair. 

1. Just Riding Along - I don't want to deal with anything if I don't have to. 

2. Reluctant but Willing - I'll fix it if I must but I'll take it to the shop for everything major. 

3. The Home Mechanic - They love to understand everything about their bike and sometimes are more excited when they break something than they should be. 

Depending on where you are in your life as a cyclist or as a human you may change where you are in these categories but I haven't met someone that isn't in one of them. Your needs for home maintenance or trailside repair are different but they build off of each other for certain. Below are my recommendations for each category, and I'll be making how-to content for each of these categories but really leaning towards category 1 or 2. If you want to be a home mechanic I highly recommend finding a Park Tool school or watching all their YouTube videos!

Below you'll find my recommendations, let me know if you have any questions!

Basic Tools for the Just Riding Along Cyclist

Banjo Brothers Medium Seat Bag
$17.99
Banjo Brothers' Medium Seat Bag is perfect for carrying gear on any length ...
Topeak JoeBlow Max HP Floor Pump
$39.95 - $39.99
Topeak's Joe Blow Max HP quickly inflates tires with a durable steel barrel...
Park Tool I-Beam Mini Fold-Up Set
$15.95
The I-Beam Mini Fold-Up Set includes 3, 4, 5, and 6mm Allen wrenches, a soc...

Basic Tools for the Reluctant but Willing Bike Mechanic

Boeshield T-9 Lubricant
$3.99 - $18.99
- Developed by the Boeing company for lubrication and protection of aircraf...
Pedro's Tire Levers
$5.00 - $120.00
The tire lever, though seemingly one of the simplest and most basic of cycl...
Topeak Alien III
$69.95
When a mechanical problem has you feeling lost in space, the Alien III is t...

Bike Tools for the Home Bike Mechanic

Park Tool Home Mechanic Starter Kit
$115.95
A great way to start a tool collection! The perfect combination of tools to...
Park Tool PCS-9.2 Home Mechanic Repair Stand
$159.95
The PCS-9.2 is a basic workstand designed and built for the home mechanic. ...
Finish Line Mechanic's Grip Gloves
$4.99
Designed for long-term use and durability, the Finish Line Mechanic Grip Gl...

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