You should always carry a multi-tool on your bike rides. So you can handle on-the-go repairs, like a broken chain or flat tire. It’s small and light enough to fit in your pocket or gear bag. You won’t even know it’s there. Here’s what you get on the average model.
Allen Wrenches – Also called hex keys. L-shaped tools to tighten or loosen hexagonal bolts on the seat post, stem, brake calipers, and other bike parts.
Torx Wrenches – Tighten or loosen Torx screw heads on different parts of a modern bike.
Spoke Wrench – Adjust the tension of the spokes on the wheels.
Screwdrivers – Adjust screws on the derailleurs, brake levers, and other parts.
Chain Breaker – Remove or replace broken links in the chain.
Chain Holder – Keep the chain in place during repairs.
Valve Tools – A tool or adapter to work with valve stems on bike tubes.
Tire Patch Kit – Patch up minor cuts and holes in the tires.
Multi-tools differ by brand. Get one that works for you and your bike. Familiarize yourself with the tools and practice on them before you go out. Then you’ll be ready for almost anything!
Get Your Bike Fixed in Scottsdale, AZ
There are a lot of bike repairs you can do at home or on-the-go. If you need professional help, stop by Airpark Bike Co in Scottsdale! We’re here for all big and small, emergency or routine maintenance. Let us get your ride back in tip-top shape. We also sell full bikes, replacement parts, and riding gear. Call us or stop by our shop today!