I bought this set as I am a novice and thought it would make a good starter set of tools so I could tackle more than just changing a puncture, fitting new cables, etc. So far I have to say I'm not very impressed with the kit as a whole and, in hindsight, I wish I'd just bought better quality individual tools as and when I needed them. The first job I attempted was changing my pedals - the pedal wrench, in my opinion, doesn't give you enough leverage if your pedals are tightly fastened. I had to use the regular 15mm spanner and a gentle nudge with a hammer to loosen my pedals - I have since bought a separate pedal wrench. The bottom bracket tool, which is intended to be used with the 8mm allen key, would be better if you could attach a wrench to it - it has no flats so can only be used with the allen key. My bottom bracket was stuck fast and I could only get it off by regular soakings with gt85 and a separately purchased tool with the ability to attach a wrench. On the plus side, I've used the chain removal tool, crank extractor, chain whip and cassette remover, all with success; so I guess that alone justifies the cost of this kit.
neat storage case
poor performance of some tools
Chain whip snapped on very first use. Absolutely useless.
Good selection for price
Weak chain whip
I'm sorry to read that the chain whip broke. I will forward your review on to the product manager at b'Twin.
You can either decide to return the whole set to us for a refund/replacement or we could send you out our award winning chain whip instead: http://www.decathlon.co.uk/chain-whip-id_8309913.html
I look forward to hearing from you.
Peter Lazarus UK Cycling Market Manager DECATHLON
Good quality and saves time and money buying individual tools. Comes in a nice box.
Cheaper than buying individual bits, high quality
This is a very good starter kit for general cycle maintenance. you have all the tools you need to strip down your wheel hubs, rear cassette and and bottom bracket for a good clean out and re-greasing. you get a good sturdy case to keep your tools in order although it is a little difficult to place them back in their relevant places. Not a major problem though. The only criticism I have is the cone spanners, They could be better quality..... I did a comparison on the tools before I bought this kit to see if it was cheaper to buy them separately and make my own kit up but that was way more expensive. so all in all a bargain hence 5 stars *****
Good Starter kit for general maintenance.
Cone spanners could be better quality
I am new to bike maintenance but the tools supplied with this kit seem more than suitable for the maintenance I hope to carry out. Some tools may only shimano compatible.Best to check with the staff. Great piece of kit to start out with.
Strong and sturdy
case is a bit awkward to clip pieces back in