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Park Tool Park FR-5 Cassette Remover

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FR-5 Cassette Tool Review

The Good:

Well made, durable, doesn't slip

The Bad:

Would be nice if you could use with a ratchet without a socket

Overall Review:

I am one of those guys that works on a perfectly functioning bike just for the heck of it. I am hard on components and like a quiet, clean perfectly working bike. After racking up big bills at the local bike shop, I started collecting tools so that I can work on my bikes myself, something that saves me money and i really enjoy doing. Park tool has been my go to for bike specific tools, and thus far I have been impressed. I used park tool when i was a mechanic in the shop and now my home shop is mostly Park Tool.


XD cassettes require a specific tool to install and remove, and I knew Park Tool was the way to go. The tool seems well made and has a quality feel to it, pretty simple so not a whole lot to mess up. The tool fits very snug into the cassette and I have not had any issues with slipping or anything like that, which of course is nice. No indications that the splines are wearing out, and I don’t think that will be an issue. I wish the tool was able to use a ratchet without using a socket, a feature other cassette tools I have used have had, but this is not a deal breaker. Being able to swap cassettes easily, clean the driver and adjust the hub at home, definitely makes this relatively inexpensive tool worth it. If you have an XD driver and work on our own bikes, this is an essential piece of kit.


Product Park Tool Park FR-5 Cassette Remover
Tool Type For the Garage
Miscellaneous FR-5 Fits Shimano Hyperglide lockring. (Note: You must hold freewheel with a Park Tool Sprocket Remover SR-1 or SR-2). Heat treated alloy tool steel, one inch base fits wrench or bench vise. Thin wall construction allows use without removal of cones and locknuts. Always use a skewer or axle nut to hold remover firmly in place. How to use this product, or related technical information: Removing Rear Cogs
Price $5.36
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