There is a large range of people who enjoy biking, from casual and occasional riders all the way up to dedicated daily bike riders who own the roads. Regardless of your commitment to biking, you probably want to have some tools on hand to fix your bike while either on the road or when you get back home for preventative maintenance and repair. To help you have the right tools to do this we proudly present some unique tool solutions specifically for bike repair, namely Wera’s bicycle repair kits as well as a few other select tools that will be helpful with keeping your bike in top shape.
Going through Wera’s Bicycle sets, you’ll see that each one has a specific role to play and in fact there may be some overlap in the functions and tools they supply, but even with that each set has a different focus. The first set to look at, Wera’s Bicycle Set Torque 1 is a set intended strictly for the shop, it’s obviously too big and heavy for anything else. This set includes, most importantly, Wera’s Clique-Torque wrench A5 which delivers 2.5-25 Nm of force helping you get the correct amount of force when tightening fasteners. The torque wrench also gives an audible click when the correct torque has been reached letting you know when to stop. The set also includes the most common sockets and bits used on road bikes, mountain bikes and e-bikes. You can see a video about it here.
In contrast, Wera’s Bicycle set 1 is a light and compact set in a portable pouch that you can actually take with you on a ride. The set comes with a Zyklop Mini 1 ratchet that has an extension and a 12-piece bit set that is compatible with most fastener profiles you would come across. The ratchet is full steel and features fine tooth movement to minimize the return needed on each turn and allow use in tight areas. The portable pouch for this set can be easily attached via hook and loop fasteners or stored in your riding backpack. On one ride long ago, my handle bars came loose and I had to stop at the hardware store for some hex keys, this would have been a nice tool to have with for a quick fix and it’s easier to carry than a bunch of – or individual – hex keys. This tool is a must have for even casual bike riders.
Next in line, not surprisingly, is Wera’s Bicycle set 2 which features Wera’s iconic Kraftform driver with Rapidaptor making it a perfect tool to get anyways. For those who’ve used it, the Kraftform is a really comfortable driver to use due to its ergonomic shape and the Rapidaptor makes changing bits with one hand effortless. In terms of bicycles, this set would be primarily used for assembly work and repairs at home or a shop so if you own a bike shop or work on them a lot independently for others, this is perfect for those environments. In addition to the great features of the handle, this set includes 12 long style bits which work well to get at fasteners in tight spots. In addition to bike shop owners, this set would be a decent investment for anyone who needs a new screwdriver in general that you could supplement with a set of basic short bits.
The most versatile of the bicycle sets would be Wera’s Bicycle set 3 which you can see here along with a couple of the other sets. This set comes with a mini Kraftform handle with an expansive selection of ball end hexes, bits and sockets and also comes with a Rapidaptor. What makes this an excellent set though is that while the entire set is too big to carry around with you, it comes with a small little holder that you can load up with an included Zyklop mini ratchet and approximately 10 bits. The “to-go” package is small enough to fit into your pocket or a pouch on your go-bag. This set offers the best of both worlds by giving you an excellent set for the shop and emergencies on the go. It’s a good set that combines some of the best elements of Bicycle sets 1 and 2 while still offering some additional elements like sockets.
The last set of bike tools from Wera is the Bicycle set 4 which is an excellent hex and Torx L-key set in the vein of Wera’s color coordinated hex sets. The full set is a little big and heavy to carry around with you on a ride, however, essential sizes could be packed into your go-bag or the break out piece from set 3 before a trip and of course having it back at the shop would probably be a good idea. As with the others, this set comes with a high-quality canvas case and contains the most essential L-keys that bikers would need.
All of these Wera Bicycle sets contain some of what are widely considered by bike enthusiasts to be essential tools like Torx T25 (either as L-keys or bits). The Torque set 1 contains a ¼” drive torque wrench which is a must for “back at base” maintenance. For a few more of the recommend tools not made by Wera, it’s recommended to get some: cable/wire cutters, needle nose pliers, open ended wrenches or an adjustable wrench, tape measure, and heavy duty shop shears. With these tools added to one or more of the Wera Bicycle sets you’ll have the right tools at home and on the road to keep your bike ready for top performance or on the road emergencies. One of the key ways to keep your bike in great shape is to ensure you use good tools. Doing so will ensure a proper fit on all your fasteners meaning that stripping will be minimized and the proper pressure is used when tightening them. Here at Haus of Tools, you’ll find all of the tools you’ll need for maintaining and repairing your bike.
So get on your bike’s and ride!