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Canyon Cycling Maintenance Kit

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Manufacturer: Canyon

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      05.06.2011 14:14
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      A neat little package

      Since being little my dad had always talked about the importance of maintaining and looking after your pushbike. This set can be bought from Amazon and has some essential kit for looking after your bike.

      Included in the kit are 2 screwdrivers, 3 sockets, 6 Allen keys, a multiple-size spanner and a pouch to hold them all in. I will discuss each piece in turn...

      The screwdrivers (one flat, one cross) are useful for tightening handlebars, seats and other bits and bobs. They are of Reasonably good quality and don't round off quickly like most cheap screwdrivers. The screwdrivers will also come in handy for adding extras to bikes such as bells, mirrors or lights.

      The 3 sizes of sockets are ok but on modern bikes arnt really required as most parts are quick release. I don't really use them but others with older bikes may find these useful.

      The Allen keys can be used to alter the seat post and position. Again most of the other parts of the bike are quick release so don't need these.

      The little pouch that holds these items is of good quality canvas and the zip feels sturdy. It is great to throw in the back of the car or keep in the garage. Over the past year this set has never tarnished.

      I bought this pack with my dooyoo Amazon vouchers and although I'd never heard of Canyon as a brand I am happy with this product. I feel I personally don't need all the bits and pieces in this pack for my bike but it also comes in handy for other little jobs around the house and garden.

      Overall I am happy with this product and at £8 it is a reasonably priced kit.

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        13.11.2010 13:52
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        useful kit

        The canyon cycle maintenance set is a useful kit to have if you are a cyclist but its not the best you can buy. The kit has a lot of items in it that can be good to use and it might help you out if you get into trouble when out on your bike.

        I had one of the kits to use and it was small and easy to put in my back pack to take with me when I went out on the bike. It was heavier than you would think so the weight is something to think about. I still have the multi use tool but the rest has long gone.

        I think having a repair kit is a good idea because you never know when you might need to use it, this one is ok but there are draw backs to it. I think the tyre levers are thin and can bend and the patches are a bit behind the times. The kit is cheap to buy and for what it is I can excuse it a bit for not being perfect.

        In the kit I had there was a selection of items. I got a small black canyon pouch to stick every thing in when stored away. I think that was a help for when I wanted to take the kit out with me. I could fit all the bits and pieces back in the pouch and then I knew where it all was if I needed it.

        The multi use tool in the kit has 2 small size screw driver heads, multi use spanner fitting, a set of 2mm to 6mm allen keys some sockets and a socket holder. Then you get 2 bike lever tools for your tyres, glue, a file and some patches in case you get a puncture. Some of the contents s better than others.

        The kit has thought of many of the things you might need to have when you are on your bike and need to fix it in a hurry. I think its a fair kit but not the best and the price is good for all the stuff you get in it.

        You can buy the kit for under £10. I would recommend it with better tyre levers and patches, the multi tool and the case are the bits I think are most useful.

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        21.10.2010 12:44
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        A good low-cost buy.

        I (touch wood) haven´t had too many problems with my current bike - which is a nice upgrade from the constant aches and pains of my previous two, which I used in turn depending on which one was currently suffering the most. However, on the odd occasion that there has been anything - even just the inevitable puncture - it´s been really useful to have a product like this, which has the majority of the tools you need together in one place, saving you from running back upstairs to scramble around in the drawer for the small Allen key which is always missing, or trying to remember where you left the puncture repair kit.

        Included in the pack is a multi-tool that resembles a Swiss army knife, which includes Allen keys and screwdrivers, puncture repair patches, adhesive and tyre levers for taking off the tyre to get at punctures. It´s all put together in a handy little pouch, which is conviently transportable, although a little heavy. It can be attached to a belt, but I prefer to throw it in my backpack which I usually wear when cycling.

        The tools are of a fairly good quality, although I get the impression that this is more for amateurs than people who take their cycling seriously. For ten pounds, you get a good value, useful product, but if you cycle intensively and know your way around a bike, I think you´d want something more expensive with more and better equipment. I wasn´t sure about the idea of having Allen keys on the multi-tool, and I do prefer using them individually by hand, but you get used to it, and it´s good for keeping them together.

        Overall, this is a nice kit that´s worth a purchase for most cyclists - it´s very convenient to have the basics all together in one place, and it can make a difference to have everything you need if something goes wrong.

        Although ten pounds won´t buy everything the serious rider wants or needs, this is a good basic buy that more than does its job, and I would recommend buying it. Ultimately, it may well save you money if you learn how to repair minor problems yourself, and as such this is a good investment.

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      • Product Details

        Includes 2 screwdrivers, 3 sockets, holder, 6 Allen key sizes 2-6mm, Multi spanner sizes 8, 10, 15m - all stored in a handy pouch.