Whether you’re a seasoned mountain bike racer, amateur trail, track or speedway rider, or you use your bike to get to and from work, having your own bike tool kit is essential. Performing your own basic bike maintenance repairs can be hugely satisfying for a cyclist, not to mention budget-friendly. From replacing dirty bar tape and brake cables to repairing a puncture, a quality bike tool set is a must-have.


Five essential tools to include in every bike tool kit


  1. Puncture repair kit

Punctures are the bane of every cyclist’s life, but if you have a puncture repair kit on hand, you can quickly fix small holes. Ensure you have a kit that contains a small-sized hand pump or a CO2 inflator. Either one should be conveniently carried in a backpack or installed on the bike frame. Self-adhesive patches are also important.


  1. Multi-tool

A multi-tool is particularly handy as it can be used to perform a multitude of maintenance and repair tasks. A quality multi-tool should consist of: Allen keys, Phillips screwdriver, and different sized wrenches.


  1. Air cartridge

For cyclists who prefer the CO2 inflators over a hand pump, you need to carry extra air cartridges. Cartridges contain compressed air and offer advantages such as inflating tyres much quicker and with less effort.


  1. Tyre Levers

These are used to detach the tyre from the wheel’s rim when repairing a flat tyre. Tyre levers are most useful in road bike tyre repairs as the tyres sit quite snugly onto the rim.


  1. Adjustable air regulator

The air pressure of a bike’s tyres allows for traction and speed on road and track surfaces. Therefore, it’s important to have an air regular that can identify when you need to inflate or deflate air pressure, depending on terrain. This is essential, especially in mountain biking where trails can feature smooth stretches and rocky areas that require either soft or hard tyres for better control.


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August 15, 2022 — Thomas Mercier