The componentry and tools arm of Shimano, PRO Bike Gear, have broadened their range of premium tools and pumps. With improved ergonomics and durability, highlights include two new torque wrenches, the Team Digital Floor Pump, cassette and chain tools. All are at the very reasonable price points we’ve come to associate with PRO. Let’s dive in.
PRO Floor Pumps
Newly updated with PRO’s ergo-fit handle, the Team Digital Floor Pump offers improved grip. It also gets a new Universal Head that auto-adjusts between Schrader and Presta valve types. The pump’s digital pressure gauge provides precise pressure measurements with accuracy to 2%. Get it for $100.
PRO also offer an entry-level floor pump for $40. The PRO Competition pump features a dual head to service Schrader and Presta valves but gets a basic analog pressure gauge.
PRO Team Digital Torque Wrench
Here’s one for the real geeky home mechanics who like to know the torque of every single bolt on their bicycle. This is a workshop-grade digital torque wrench covering a 1-20 Nm torque range, so should do every bolt except the bottom bracket. The ratchet-style wrench features an LCD screen displaying torque measurements in real time.
A two-stage tone sounds first as you approach, and then when you reach the preset
torque setting. Nine tool bits are included with the Team Digital Torque Wrench; 2/2.5/3/4/5/6 hex, T20/T25 and a 1/4 inch adaptor for ease of use. Get it for $250.
PRO Mini Torque-Wrench
PRO’s Mini Torque Wrench packs versatility and function into a neat package for
professional and home mechanics alike. Three preset torque inserts are included with 4, 5, and 6 Nm settings as well as six tool bits that will handle your most common wrenching needs.
The Mini Torque Wrench’s bits and inserts stash neatly in the tool’s magnetic handle for
safe storage and quick access. Get this 3.5″ torque wrench for $65.
PRO Team Delta Wrench
This 3-Way Wrench from PRO Bike Gear features 13 replaceable hardened steel bits, packed tidily into an alloy body. It retails at $40.
PRO Cassette Wrench
Fed up of slipping with a chain whip all the time? PRO Bike Gear are now offering a simpler and more efficient alternative; the PRO Cassette Wrench. The dual sided wrench is compatible with both 10- and 11-tooth cogs for versatility across
both road and mountain bike cassettes. The notches on each side of the wrench seamlessly slot into the smallest cog for a secure grip when loosening a cassette from the wheel’s freehub body. Get it for $35.
PRO Chain Tools
These are PRO’s budget option chain breaking tools. For a 9 speed chain, pick up a tool for $25. For 10, 11 and 12 speed chains, the chain tool will set you back $30. A must-have item for the home mechanic.
PRO Bike Gear also offer a range of multi-tools, tubeless tire levers and screwdrivers. For the complete range, head to PRO’s website.