6 Essential Tools Bikers Should Have

Chain Tool

At some point in your biking life, you’ll need to remove your old chain and replace it. For that task, you’ll need a chain tool to detach the chain and put on a new one. Even if you don’t have to replace the chain, you’ll still need this tool for whenever the link gets stuck. This is a light and portable tool, so don’t worry about bringing it along with you as you ride.

Tire Levers

Changing tires will be a hassle without this wide and flat blade made of hard plastic. This tool is your tires’ best friend. However, you should know that some levers work best with the tires of the same brand, so if possible, buy a tire lever that has the same manufacturer as your tires.


Whether you’re a cyclist or not, a multitool is something you need to own. You could settle for a palm-sized one for emergencies. Taking it with you won’t be troublesome as well. Most multitool models include a chain tool, a screwdriver, hex keys of different sizes, and different-sized wrenches. I recommend Dewalt’s multitool.

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Floor Pump

Do I really have to emphasize how much you need this? Before trekking with your bike or participating in a race, make sure you check all your tires. If they lack air, just get your floor pump and fix the problem.

Gear Cleaning Brush

This brush comes with two different ends—one should be used to clear up the cogs of your cassette, and the other should clean the derailleur pulleys, crank arms, etc. Keeping your bike clean is one proof that it’s important to you. Besides, a neat bike speaks of how clean and responsible you are as a person.

Hex Keys

Don’t call yourself a bike lover if you don’t own Allen keys! You should have the following sizes: 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, and 10mm. Note that there are sets made for bikes, but if you’ve found quality ones in a hardware store, buy them; they’ll suffice.


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