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The Birzman covers the absolute basics well by including tire levers, chain-wear indicator, chain-breaking tool, hex wrenches, and spoke wrenches It also carries some more advanced tools for when you're ready to step up your maintenance game, for example a pedal wrench, cable cutters, chain whip or cog wrench, and cassette removal tools. What makes this tool kit great is the inclusion of a chain-wear gauge, which most tool kits around this price do not have. Having a chain-wear gauge can prevent costly repairs by detecting a worn chain before it damages your chainrings and casette. See More
The cable cutters feel a bit light in your hand, and they don't have integrated crimpers (to keep a cut cable from unravelling). On the other hand-most kits don't include cable cutters at all. The pedal wrench is flat, without an offset head to keep your hand away from the chainring teeth. See More
The tools int the Birzman are made of high quality metal, and will not bend or chip easily. The handles are made of easy-to-grip rubber for comfortable use. The best quality tools are those that you'd buy separately one by one, but out of all the premade kits for under $300, the Birzman is a few levels above in terms of quality and durability. See More
The Bikehand has the basics covered, including tire levers, hex wrenches, a chain wear indicator and tyre repair patches. It has some more advanced tools as well, like the cartridge bottom bracket tool (though it's only suited for specific Shimano models). See More
The case is surprisingly well made. The handle is screwed through the lid, and not just clicked in place as is the case with most lower-end tool kits. The second tray is made of steel which adds to the overall durability of the case. The larger tools are held in foam, which adds a nice touch. See More
Though the manufacturer has put the word "complete" in the name of this option, it's far from it. Bikes come in many models and types. This kit would get a novice mechanic started for sure, but you'd have to keep adding or updating tools for a wider variety of uses. See More
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