Monday, February 27, 2012

Unior 1600B tool set review

We love the old-school RAC toolkit styling of this 17-piece set and find ourselves wishing we had a stately old Rover to stow it in. The cable cutters are excellent, as is the pedal wrench with a long, long handle. 

But that's where the love affair ends for us, because although the Allen keys are also a good length for reaching into the far corners of your bike, they don't have the ball-end feature that comes in handy in those hard-to-reach places.

Another big miss for us is that while a cassette tool and chain whip are supplied, there's nothing to provide the leverage required for easy removal, as the adjustable wrench is too small â€" it's two out of a necessary three to complete the job.

The quality is what we'd expect for long-term workshop use but we can't help feeling that anyone opening this would find it rather lacking in content for the price. You'd need to add very substantially to the sum of its parts to be able to carry out your home service.

This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.

Via: Road Bikes & Gear

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