There’s no reason to drop hundreds of dollars each year on tuneups. Keeping your ride in top shape is cheap and easy, if you have the right tools. We pulled together a bare bones toolbox for just this task, including a high-tech pump, a serious torque wrench, and, of course, the Big Blue Book of bicycle repair.
Pedros Pro TL Hex Wrench Set
A metric hex wrench ties for cyclist's most used tool with a floor pump. Nearly every bicycle bit that you'll need to tighten or adjust requires a hex. This set is made from heat-treated steel for strength and durability with extra long legs to give you better leverage and the ability to reach awkward places. Park's proprietary rounded, grooved tool tip reduces slippage whether you're loosening or tightening, which also prevents skinned knuckles. Ergonomic, soft-plastic handles won't stress your hands—and they give optimum leverage and good grip. Includes: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10mm hex and T25 torx star shaped bit, in convenient custom pouch, all backed by Pedro's lifetime warranty. $70, pedros.com