Check out some more Sea Otter Classic content from Park Tool, Abbey Bike Tools, and Feedback Sports.
Feedback Sports continues to evolve their lineup of products. Their branch out into the tool space has been productive and they had a variety of them on display.
The Range is their new hand held beam style torque wrench that works with a bevy of plug and play tools included that you’ll find on most bikes. It allows for a quick way to torque a wide range of bolts quickly and accurately on the bike.
Feedback Sports also has a sweet compact bike trainer called the Omnium Zero-Drive and Omnium Over-Drive. You’ll be sure to see this at the World Cup events as the self contained until makes things easy for mechanics and riders alike. The trainer folds up nicely into a compact carrying case and the Over-Drive offers variable resistance based on how hard you’re pedaling. If you’re tired of those floppy trainer setups this one is sure to win you over. $379.99 (Zero-Drive) / $429.99 (Over-Drive)
Park Tool has been showcasing their tools at Sea Otter for some time now and they allow riders to tune their bikes up at the show too which is awesome. We love tools and Park Tool always has something new to help make wrenching easier.
Plenty of stands for riders to tune their bikes up for free.
In addition to the free to use tools across Sea Otter they also have their latest and greatest tools on display. They had two new stands on display, the PCS 9.2($159.95) and PCS 10.2 ($199.95).
The key difference we noticed is in the head/clamping design. The 9.2 has a spin style head to clamp while the 10.2 offers a flipping lever for quicker and easier application of force for the clamp.
Continuing along with what’s new at Park Tool they had a neat brake tool that allows you to quickly and cleanly cut or insert a barb into a disc brake hose. The lever moves to provide two functions. It holds and cuts your hose and the other side pivots to push in the disc brake barb.
Hand screwdrivers are nice for precision work and Park has new offerings for 2mm (DHD-2), Torx T25 (DHD-25), and 3mm (DHD-3).
Also new is their breaker bar and 3/8″ ratchet. Sockets are also available for suspension work or long allen tools as well. Pretty!
Abbey Tools had a new Decade chain breaker on display. In typical Abbey fashion it seems well designed, comfortable, and robust. The mid-plate is also interchangeable. $175.
The threaded body and lead screw are made from cro-moly and receive a low friction powder vapor deposition (PVD) coating to give it a silky feel you’ve never felt in a chain tool before. The greatest part of the chain tool has to be the interchangeable mid plate though. The saddled part that holds the chain in position can be swapped to work with nearly anything the industry comes out with. This ensures that your investment won’t become obsolete when company “X” comes out with an 18 speed cassette in 20 years.