Unior Tools Hub Genie – 627272

In this article I will review the Unior Tools Hub Genie with product# 627272 for 15 and 12 mm thru axle hubs. I’ve used the Hub Genie to remove the endcaps safely of DT Swiss 350 Hubs, that drive the DT Swiss XM 1700 Spline wheels on my Scott Scale.

Hub Genie from Unior Tools simply doesn’t damage the surface of the endcaps, compared to the use of a pipe wrench (for example Knipex Cobra) with a piece of cloth.

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CyclOn Chain Keeper (thru axle)

In this article I will review the CyclOn Chain Keeper that I can put on the 12 mm thru axle while cleaning the Scott Scale 925 mountain bike. A good quality chain keeper is an essential tool for every serious cyclist who needs to clean or transport his bike (no matter, road bike, mountain bike or gravel bike).

CyclOn is a respectable brand that is providing alternatives to Morgan Blue, Dynamic Bike Care, Muc-Off, Weldtite and others. So let’s have a look at the details below.

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IceToolz Cassette Lockring Tool with 12mm Guide Pin, #09C2

In this article I will review the IceToolz Cassette Lockring Tool with 12 mm Guide Pin. I first noticed the IceToolz Lockring Tool in a Mapdec Cycle Works YouTube video: “Pro Tools you need as a home mechanic.”

I will share my experiences of installing a 12-speed Shimano Deore XT M8100 cassette on a microspline body of the DT Swiss XM 1700 Spline wheels. In addition I will do a brief comparison with my Shimano lock ring tool that I have been using since ages.

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Cocoon Grid-It Organizer – Multi function to the max

In this article I will share my thoughts on the Cocoon Grid-It Organizer that I use to organize important bike tools that I store in a set of BERA CLIC+ toolboxes It was the Velonews article “A look inside pro mechanics’ toolboxes” that pointed me to the Cocoon Grid-It Organizer following the footsteps of Joe Devera, mechanic of the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com team.

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Stahlwille 4008-1 Ratchet Screwdriver

In this article I will review the Stahlwille 4008 ratchet screwdriver in two lengths 4008-1 and 4008-2. Stahlwille is my preferred brand for torque tools (Stahlwille Manoskop) and 50-sersies 1/2″ sockets (12 tooth instead of hex shaped).

Stahlwille 4008-1 and 4008-2 ratchet screwdriver with 1/4″ bit holder will be compared with the various other screwdrivers with 1/4″ bit holder.

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PB Swiss Tools 304.4 hammer or Picard Nylon cap for SecuTec Riveting Hammer

In this article I will look at the PB Swiss Tools 304.4 hammer and compare it with a normal 500 gram hammer with a Picard nylon cap.

While there is a solid overlap in application options, the PB Swiss Tools 304.4 hammer is basically a 2-in-1 hammer with a dead blow mallet added to the table.

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