Take your wrenching seriously.
A starter tool kit and a beer is great way to get to work, but those hexes, cable cutters, and IPAs will only get you so far. When you’ve mastered the basics and a lack of tools starts holding you back, you’d be well served to upgrade to the Unior Pro Home Set. Apart from the aforementioned hexes and cable cutters, it has mechanic-worthy gear like rotor and wheel truing tools, a full suite of cassette tools, and pliers designed to actually undo a Master Link because no, your fingers won’t work no matter the packaging says.
- A tool kit that covers most home maintenance needs
- Wide assortment of drivetrain, brake, and wheel tools
- Quality craftsmanship demonstrates Unior's century of expertise
- Q & A
Good tool kit
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This kit has been good for me so far. It's got the majority of tools you need for bike maintenance. The overall quality of the tools is good. Everything comes in a slotted case so the tools are secure and suitable for travel. I really like the pocket wheel truing tool, it's a nifty piece of equipment and works well. The Rotor straightening tool will save you the cost of a rotor because you will probably bend a rotor at some point, even if it's just slight. The cassette tool and lock ring wrench are great quality and work well.
The only issue I had is that I actually broke one of the hex wrenches. They are designed as 3 different sizes of hex key joined together in a triangle shape with a plastic handle. I was trying to unscrew some really stubborn pedals and the plastic handle broke, rendering my 6mm wrench useless. Granted, it was probably my fault for having the pedals too tight in the first place, but do keep in mind the handle is plastic.