In the “The Lab” we present the latest products and put them through their paces for you. Some undergo long-term tests, while we check others out only briefly. This time we reveal how the Feedback Sports Team Edition toolkit fared.
One of the undeniable perks of working as a bike journalist is that we get to ride a lot of bikes. Each of these bikes needs setting up and then after some intensive trashing, often needs a little TLC. Our UK Editor Trev has been using the Feedback Sports Team Edition toolkit for the last 12 months. It’s not always practical to drag all the bike tools from the workshop, but also there is nothing worse than having an issue before a ride that could easily be solved with the right tool. The Feedback Sports Team Edition toolkit is claimed to be the go-to toolkit for pre-ride setup, races and essential maintenance. It contains 19 tools with 25 functions, all packed into a tough and durable case.
Despite bouncing around the back of a van, getting soaked in event car parks and being used in anger for a year, the Feedback Sports Team Edition toolkit is holding up well. The hard-wearing case is proving just that, looking scratched and bruised but still functionally perfect. Inside the well-made tools remain fresh despite daily use and everything has a nice quality feel with soft-grip handles. The tyre levers were the only disappointment as they snapped on first use. Admittedly this was under significant duress and most riders will likely choose the tyre levers they trust the most anyway. With the addition of new levers, the kit has everything Trev needs to set up and repair bikes in the field. There has not been a job yet that could not be fixed with the kit. The Y-wrenches are super convenient for fast bolt-checks but can be a little awkward when working in tight spaces. However, the cable snips, chain whip and long pedal wrench feel strong and up to the task. One tool that he loves is the pick, which has proven extremely useful on numerous occasions. The best feature of the kit is the work stand hanger, a small bar can be unfolded like a tent pole which holds the kit open when hung up, making working on your bike a pleasure.
The Feedback Sports Team Edition kit is costly but is great quality and the perfect investment if you want to keep on top of your bike maintenance or are looking for a transportable kit for travelling or keeping in the van. You will need better tyre levers though.
- everything you need in one place
- transportable and tough
- work stand hanger is great
- good tools do not come cheap
- tyre levers could not handle a tubeless casing
Duration 12 months
Price € 299
Weight 4.45 kg
More info feedbacksports.com
This article is from GRAN FONDO issue #012
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