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Interbike 2011: New tools from Park Tool

By Josh Patterson

AWS-7

This Y wrench has a 4, 5 and, instead of a 6mm hex, it has T25 Torx head for this increasingly common fastener. The handles of all of Park Y wrenches have been enlarged for better ergonomics.

TL-6

The TL-6 has a steel core for strength and a plastic body for smooth, scratch-free use. Superior. The TL-6 is a good choice for the growing number of tubeless and tubeless-ready tires, which often have very stiff beads. These burly levers cost $17 and come in pairs.

TS-TA

If you work in a shop, or true your own wheels, the $55 TS-TA makes truing wheels with 12, 15 and 20mm thru-axle a breeze. The TS-TA will work with all Park Tool truing Stands.

VC-1

It’s little tools like this that can make all the difference. The VC-1 installs and removes Schrader and Presta valve cores and can install and remove Presta valve extenders with 5mm wrench flats. If you run tubeless this handy little $8 tool is a must have.

Keep reading

It doesn’t end here, we’ve got a lot more coverage of Interbike 2011, including demo rides.

 

 
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