Park Tool

  • Park Tool HHP-3

    The Good:

    Not much to say it does the job.

    The Bad:

    I have dropped the tool several times, I sometimes drop things, even if I am careful, but a tool like this can of course get damaged if dropper, so be careful, it seems to have caused one end to get damaged, possibly bent, but the threads got damaged for sure, the handle can't be threaded off at the end. Look at the pictures below to see the damage.
    I can't recommend this tool, because it's time consuming to thread the handles on to desired spot.

    Overall Review: I have used this tool several times to install headsets, bottom brackets. The tool comes with a spacer to allow the tool to spin without touching the chainstay or down tube. Product page: https://www.parktool.com/product/home-mechanic-bearing-cup-press-hhp-3 Original review ...

    Posted by mtbboy1993 on 3/1/2020 10:18 AM

  • Excellent tool for trailside or home mechanic

    The Good:

    It works well, forever.....

    The Bad:

    Nothing - for its intended application

    Overall Review: I've had this chain tool for over a decade. I've used it to break and install more chains than I can remember. It just simply works. The design is small, light, and sleek enough to fit in your pack without notice. Yet, when you need it to work for a trailside fix it does the job admirably. In fa...

    Posted by missinglink on 11/9/2019 10:30 PM

  • Snapping leverage

    The Good:

    Cheap, lightweight levers and excellent patch kit.

    The Bad:

    Polished surface of the levers is difficult to grip while sweating it out with your tires.

    Overall Review: I've had the Park Tool TR-1 Repair Kit from my local bike shop a year ago. The patch kit is easy to use (yes, I'm still using inner tubes despite huge improvements in tubeless set-ups) and had no problems with. My gripe is about the tire levers. So... The tire levers are lightweight and come in...

    Posted by Paracheilinus on 10/23/2019 2:34 AM

  • High quality steel tools in a compact composite package

    The Good:

    Hex wrenches are made from high quality steel

    The Bad:

    No complaints on this tool

    Overall Review: The Park Tool fold-up hex wrenches are made from high quality steel bolted to a composite frame. The AWS-9 has three hex wrenches (4mm, 5mm, 6mm), a flat blade screwdriver and a Philipps screwdriver. There is also an AWS-9.2 that substitutes a T25 torx wrench in place of the Phillips screwdri...

    Posted by thinkbike on 11/28/2018 4:15 PM

  • Good shape, but made of slippery nylon material

    The Good:

    Nice hook shape and perfect lever length.

    The Bad:

    Slick blue nylon. The working end of the lever is too fat on some rims.

    Overall Review: I have something to say about tire levers. Specifically, the Park Tool TL-1 levers have attracted my ire. But before I begin ranting about what went wrong with them and why you never put blue polish on a three toed sloth, let's focus on what is right with the equation. I am a fan of hooked ...

    Posted by thinkbike on 10/31/2018 7:05 PM

  • Spectacular chain tool for home or travel

    The Good:

    High quality tool that may outlive you!

    The Bad:

    Minor note: It isn't blue like other Park Tools (but that would just add weight).

    Overall Review: The Park Tool CT-5 compact chain tool is one of the older residents in my mountain bike tool set. Since meeting, we've been to Canada, Alaska and traveled all over the western USA together. I picked up this basic tool when I was buying a brand new bike. That bike was sporting a gold Judy XC f...

    Posted by thinkbike on 10/31/2018 5:37 PM

  • Precision loppers for cable and housing

    The Good:

    Definitive cuts for those with exacting standards.

    The Bad:

    You don't get to use this beautiful tool very often.

    Overall Review: Crudely cut cable housings and frayed cables are two ways to make your derailleur and shifter a PITA to install or work on. There are many ways to cut through cable and there are even a few common tools that do an ok job. Standard wire cutters are usually the closest on-hand tool. Their harde...

    Posted by thinkbike on 6/30/2018 3:03 PM

  • Huge money saver.

    The Good:

    Convenient, inexpensive, and strong hold.

    The Bad:

    For the price, there is nothing bad.

    Overall Review: Initial Impressions I learned to patch a tube back in scouts with the traditional sandpaper glue kit. Until recently, I kept using that same method.  I saw these at a shop and got a kit since they were only a few dollars.  I thought they sounded too easy and was skeptical of their dur...

    Posted by dbodoggle on 1/30/2018 11:03 PM

  • Great addition to any bench.

    The Good:

    Stop loosing little parts.

    The Bad:

    More pricey than generic versions.

    Overall Review: Initial Impressions I have lost several small parts over the years. I would disassemble something and realize I was missing one piece when putting it back together.  One time when I was buying whole pack of replacement chain ring bolts at my local shop, the guy suggested getting one of the...

    Posted by dbodoggle on 1/30/2018 10:46 PM

  • Too expensive, but I'll keep buying.

    The Good:

    It is cheaper than a new Cyclone.

    The Bad:

    Expensive for 3 wheels and some foam.

    Overall Review: After running your chain through the Cyclone hundreds of time, you will see the foam break down and the brushes loose their stiffness. Park Tool has made a replacement kit for when that happens.  It is really easy to switch out the old for the new set, but what gets to me is the price.&nbsp...

    Posted by dbodoggle on 1/30/2018 10:34 PM

  • Just buy some

    The Good:

    Inexpensive, and light.

    The Bad:

    No hooks to put around the spokes (do people do that still?)

    Overall Review: Initial Impressions I already had some tire levers that have my go to for years. I was a few dollars short of free shipping on Jenson and found these.  They were the perfect price to get me the free shipping.  I would suggest them as an add on the next time your cart is just under $50...

    Posted by dbodoggle on 1/30/2018 10:26 PM

  • Convenient Tool Solution

    The Good:

    Durable, lightweight, holds a good number of tools.

    The Bad:

    Hard to get off the stand once you get it on.

    Overall Review: Initial Impressions I had my Park Tool home mechanic stand for a few months before purchasing this awesome add on. I had seen it pictured with the stand online, but didn't get it because I felt a bit maxed out at the $170 for the stand itself.  Working on projects like switching chainring...

    Posted by dbodoggle on 1/30/2018 10:14 PM

  • The first tool to buy

    The Good:

    Price, balldriver ends, and durability.

    The Bad:

    Not compact enough to pack along.

    Overall Review: Initial Impressions I began my "home mechanic" journey by checking out the tool section of my local shop. I was looking at another Y style hex wrench, when one of the employees snagged this off the shelf.  He told me that the balldriver head was super useful and that if I was only going to...

    Posted by dbodoggle on 1/30/2018 9:54 PM

  • Top "nice to have" tool

    The Good:

    Amazing tool that makes working on cables so much easier.

    The Bad:

    Price to how often you would use it ratio.

    Overall Review: My Experience with the Fourth Hand Assuming you don't have DI2 electronic shifting, your bike probably has cables. Adjusting, or installing new cables with the Park Tool 4th hand makes a complicated job super easy.  It is called the 4th hand because it is like having an extra person help ...

    Posted by dbodoggle on 1/30/2018 9:29 PM

  • Park Tool BBT-30.3 Simple but effective

    The Good:

    Works as described

    The Bad:

    Press fit bottom brackets…

    Overall Review: If you have a press fit bottom bracket you are probably going to need to replace it at some point. Not saying that press fit BBs are bad… actually yes I am saying that haha. Anyways this handy tool allows you to tap out the bearings on your press fit frame and in a way that (if you are careful) ...

    Posted by lagocza on 11/30/2017 9:10 PM

  • Simple tool, but use for certain tasks

    The Good:

    Simple, provide more leverage than a smaller tool, long hexes

    The Bad:

    Not as good as a t handle wrench

    Overall Review: This tool is dead simple, but handy every once in a while out on the trail. I will say that this may be one of my least used tools in my tool box, but it does have its place. 90% of the time I am using my t handled park tools in the shop, or my small multi tool when out on the trail. WHere this ...

    Posted by lagocza on 11/30/2017 9:06 PM

  • For the Mechanic that has everything… Except a fancy ruler

    The Good:

    Surprisingly useful for measuring bearing sizes and spokes

    The Bad:

    Most home mechanics won’t use it often

    Overall Review: The Park Tool ruler is the tool that someone that truly has everything else might think is a necessary purchase to round out their tool collection. That is what I thought at least when I saw it hanging up in the shop where I worked at first. If you are a person that works on wheels fairly often,...

    Posted by lagocza on 11/30/2017 8:47 PM

  • Great (Neighbor Inviting) Bike Stand

    The Good:

    price is right, does the job, folds up and stows out of the way, comes in blue and or blue, calls to my 80 year old neighbor

    The Bad:

    not made of carbon, costs an amount of money and it comes in blue, calls to my 80 year old neighbor

    Overall Review: I purchased this for obvious reasons, it's a perfect place to make sandwiches, ha no in all seriousness, it makes working on my bikes wicked convenient. I sometimes hang my bike from it by the seat, sometimes I use the clamp on the down tube and I have even used it to clamp onto the seat stay to...

    Posted by conlysm on 7/14/2017 5:30 AM

  • Must Have for Any Home Mechanic

    The Good:

    well built, priced right, does what it is supposed to do, built in hex for use with park cassette removal tool (handy)

    The Bad:

    not made out of carbon fiber (I don't know, grasping for straws here)

    Overall Review: I am not sure what to say, its a cassette removal tool, it works. I feel the handle is just the right size to be able to apply the right amount of leverage without being overkill.  You should get one and then come here and write your own review, sheesh. 

    Posted by conlysm on 7/14/2017 5:19 AM

  • OMG These Work

    The Good:

    they work, they are blue, I like to chase my wife around with them and she laughs while running away

    The Bad:

    they are blue and they cost an amount of money

    Overall Review: I wanted to remove my chain, it was suggested to be by the internets that these would suffice. I purchased them with some money I had.  It is a simple concept so I was not a surprise when they were able to remove the master link.  I would suggest that if you are in the same predicament...

    Posted by conlysm on 7/13/2017 10:44 AM

  • It Works (Duh)

    The Good:

    it works like it is supposed to, um, light weight, super fast???

    The Bad:

    the alignment pin just fell out but it's not needed to use the tool, not sure why they put it in there.

    Overall Review: I needed to remove my cassette for cleaning, I bought this tool, removed the wheel put the tool in the end of the cassette and through some sort of sorcery the tool was able to remove the cassette. I would like to note that the tool will also help you reinstall the cassette too, so I got that go...

    Posted by conlysm on 7/13/2017 10:39 AM

  • 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 s...

    Posted by lagocza on 9/30/2016 7:07 PM

  • SR-1 a quality tool, but nothing too special

    The Good:

    Does the job as advertised, nice length and grip for extra leverage and comfort

    The Bad:

    End for cassette tool isn't very useful, not quite as effective as new plier style chin whip

    Overall Review: The SR-1 Chain whip from Park tool is a quality piece of kit. While not as fancy as some of the new plier style chain whip tools, the SR-1 simply works. It has a nice feel to it, with a nice rubberized blue wrap, KMC chain and an end that fits most cassette tools. I bought this tool whe...

    Posted by lagocza on 9/30/2016 7:03 PM

  • Park Tool Master Link Pliers- work smarter not harder

    The Good:

    Makes quick work of installing/ removing master links, quality construction

    The Bad:

    nothing yet

    Overall Review: This is another one of those tools that you don’t know you need until you need it, and once you have used it, you will never go back. The majority of chains out there use a master link or can be used with a master link, and in general this is a good thing. They are helpful when you need to easil...

    Posted by lagocza on 9/30/2016 6:53 PM

  • Bent Rotors Suck

    The Good:

    Dual sided for different types of bends, fits multiple rotor thickness, Gets rid of stupid pinging noises from rubbing rotors.

    The Bad:

    Allows for too much leverage at times

    Overall Review: If you are a mountain biker you have probably dealt with a bent rotor at some point, it is almost inevitable. Whether its from a crash, setting the bike down on the rotor, or transport, a bent rotor is not only annoying, it can affect your overall riding experience. Some people can deal with a s...

    Posted by lagocza on 8/31/2016 8:40 AM

  • Threadless Nut Setter

    The Good:

    Always sets the nut to the proper depth and keeps it nice and straight

    The Bad:

    Cost is a bit high for the home mechanic that does not need to set star nuts often.

    Overall Review: This is the tool you don't know you need until you are stuck with a crooked star nut in your fork, or one that has been placed too far into the steerer tube. As far as function goes, there is not a lot to say, this tool has functioned perfectly every time I used it. You simply thread the star nu...

    Posted by lagocza on 8/15/2016 7:37 PM

  • Park Tool Shop Cone Wrench Review

    The Good:

    Accurate, thin, durable

    The Bad:

    Can be damaged if used on pedals or with unique sized nuts.

    Overall Review: Overall I think these cone wrenches are a great value, they are very accurate when used with higher quality components and I have yet to have slipping issues when used correctly. The rubber handles are nice and allow for a bit more comfort when being held and look pretty sweet when hung up on th...

    Posted by lagocza on 7/27/2016 11:08 AM

  • Park Tool PCS-9 Review

    The Good:

    Affordable, durable, simple, works well for most home mechanics

    The Bad:

    A bit tippy at certain angles, legs don't lock in place, does not fold down very small, heavy.

    Overall Review: Wrenching on a bike without a repair stand can be a pain and often makes the task way more time consuming and difficult, but repair stands cost a ton! Lower end stands tend to have plastic parts prone to breaking and creating a wobbly stand. High end stand are often shop specific and too expe...

    Posted by lagocza on 7/25/2016 8:37 PM

  • Great for Quick Work!

    The Good:

    Solid construction, guide pin

    The Bad:

    Requires an additional wrench

    Overall Review: I picked this up from my LBS when I was planning on doing some up-grades to my drive train in the near future. I own other Park Tools and have never had a bad experience except from them being a bit expensive. This cassette lockring tool is no exception to that and I have been impressed with it....

    Posted by awol12 on 7/18/2016 7:29 AM

  • Park Tool P-Handled Torx Wrench Set

    The Good:

    Durable, precise, good ergonomics

    The Bad:

    Price, lack of holder

    Overall Review: Retail: $52.99 Includes T6, T8, T10, T15, T20, T25, T30 and T40 Torx wrenches All I can say is you get what you pay for, Park tool is my go to for the majority of my bike specific tools, because they create ergonomic and precise tools that hold up. The Torx set is no different, they off...

    Posted by lagocza on 7/6/2016 8:36 PM