Abbey Bike Tools Celebrates 10 Years with Titanium & Walnut

Nov 21, 2022
by Mike Levy  


Do you know a special someone who deserves a titanium treat? Is that someone you? Is it me? Deep in the not-necessary-but-I-want-it-anyway category are Abbey Bike Tools' 10th-anniversary kits that, depending on which of the two versions you choose, can include a titanium and aluminum derailleur hanger straightener with special engraving, a titanium lockring wrench, and a titanium chain whip with a satin bead blast finish.

The tools are all handmade in Abbey's shop in Bend, Oregon, and they come in a walnut box that's manufactured in St. Paul, Minnesota. Prices? These kits are aimed at the discerning bike mechanic who appreciates high-end, long-lasting tools, and has some disposable income.
Abbey's 10th-anniversary Tool Kits
• Titanium and aluminum HAG with 10th-anniversary engraving (3-piece kit only)
• Titanium S-group Thru Axle Crombie with satin bead blast finish
• Titanium chain whip with satin bead blast finish
• Custom walnut box
• US-made
• MSRP: $300 (2-piece), $650 USD (3-piece)
• More info: www.abbeybiketools.com



As you can imagine, when you combine low production numbers (there will only be 150 kits total), handmade, and titanium, it adds up to some scary-looking numbers. There are two options available from Abbey: $300 USD will get you the lockring wrench and fancy chain whip in that walnut box, while $650 USD gets you those plus the titanium and aluminum derailleur hanger straightener tool. If you're still on board, you better move quickly as they're selling just 50 units of the two-piece kit and 100 of the three-piece kit. They're a lot lighter (the 3-piece set is said to weigh 344-grams less than the standard tools' combined weight, or 36 percent lighter), for what it's worth.

The tiny shred of common sense that I haven't knocked out of my head yet says that yes, of course, these things are extravagant, over the top, and completely unnecessary. You don't need these tools. I don't deserve these tools. So why do we all want these tools?


183 Comments

  • 384 16
 does it come with an extra box for the tool who buys it?
  • 113 9
 kinda want to be in a coffin after experiencing conoat's sense of humor
  • 65 7
 @conoat: you don't get a discount for being a tool yourself...
  • 39 19
 @conoat: wtf finds that funny? What a lame ass joke
  • 16 2
 @conoat: He's a lame ass alright, but not a self-identified one.
  • 12 8
 @conoat: you mean the lame comedian that looks like a typical new Yorker wanna be schmuck? That Dice Clay? No wonder he's your idol
  • 24 23
 @conoat: Dude just delete your account after attaching that shit to the top comment. You're done here.
  • 2 1
 A super big box.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for boxing me in and calling me out pal!?!?!
  • 9 26
flag darkstar66 (Nov 21, 2022 at 23:41) (Below Threshold)
 @conoat: yes!
  • 19 29
flag watchtower (Nov 22, 2022 at 3:07) (Below Threshold)
 @conoat: f*cking boom, that comment deserves upvoting. Are people really offended or just trying to appease the vagina?
  • 24 2
 Women have vaginas and men have penises. I learned that in school.
  • 9 6
 @warmerdamj: if you read below threshold comments you’ll find out that he has always been a dumb shit and I still wonder why they haven’t banned him for all the not-so-concealed racism and sexism
  • 13 2
 @darkstar66: maybe it’s a British thing as I actually thought it was a funny comment but clearly people get offended easily
  • 11 10
 @conoat: zoomers and milennials man, they take everything so serious.
  • 10 22
flag conoat (Nov 22, 2022 at 7:08) (Below Threshold)
 @barp: you f*cking dork......The "Dice Man" was a character he did....you truly don't understand comedy....or much else it seems.
  • 4 0
 @excavator666: I learned that from the movie Kindergarten Cop
  • 3 2
 @conoat: down voted to the core of the earth lol
  • 7 27
flag darkstar66 (Nov 22, 2022 at 7:29) (Below Threshold)
 @Taylor084: yeah wayyyyyyy to uptight snowflake motherf*ckers! Maybe the midterms got some woke turds frustrated.....
  • 10 0
 Kinda sucks that such a great comment has some of the dumbest replies.
  • 8 0
 @darkstar66: I like how you brought politics into this. If anyone's a turd it's you
  • 1 0
 @wpplayer18: it is what it is haha
  • 3 2
 @warmerdamj: ban ban ban, the new solution . Why not ignore it ? It's easier and less frustrating.
  • 7 1
 Did Elon purchase pinkbike as well?
  • 3 1
 @watchtower: because ignoring trolls only causes them to grow
  • 4 0
 Popcorn anyone?
  • 1 4
 @Saucycheese: oh no, we can't have that. We've labelled them and now we have to give them attention to stop them growing. Mmmm, interesting.
  • 4 0
 @watchtower: calling trolls out for being greasy is my fav pastime. Looks like you've made the list
  • 2 7
flag conoat (Nov 22, 2022 at 17:20) (Below Threshold)
 @Dobba84: oh garsh.....your fake internet points on a bike website have me questioning all my life choices!!!
  • 3 0
 @watchtower: I'm not saying ban him, we all know that will never happen. Even though Pinkbike put out an article saying they would start doing that a year ago for this type of shit.

I'm saying he should delete his own account.
  • 1 1
 @Saucycheese: sweeeeeet.
  • 82 0
 I'll need 3, one for my work bench, one for my desk at work, and one for my vacation home in the Hamptons...
  • 5 5
 The tools dentist buy!
  • 12 1
 Don’t forget one to keep in your 2023 Ford Raptor R that you use for a shuttle vehicle.
  • 3 0
 @rivercitycycles: but eeehhh do they repair their bikes themselves?
  • 4 0
 @igxqrrl: Looks like an EV Hummer tool kit.
  • 3 0
 @vhdh666: Of course, but with mixed results. Cleaning sprockets, filling holes, getting them back in line etc, they're great at that. Some do have the urge to, if a tooth looks a bit too black, to pull it out. But I think with the tools presented here, they can't really go wrong.
  • 66 1
 Bike mechanics with "disposable income" are about as common as single working mothers with "lots of spare time"
  • 11 0
 My in-depth research on tinder can back this statement up
  • 3 1
 This isn't a box set for bike mechanics. This is a set for your dentist and tier-one LBS big spender who likes to think that maybe some day he will work on his own bike at home and save himself money on labor, but will ultimately never take the tools out of the box and they'll be a conversation piece on his coffee table.
  • 3 18
flag conoat (Nov 22, 2022 at 17:23) (Below Threshold)
 I have mechanicked and I have a fuck load of disposable income. lol. I chose to turn wrenches to learn and take up dull winter months.....You can't assume everyone that does a job actually needs said job.
  • 1 1
 @conoat: you can actually assume anything
  • 52 1
 Thank you Abbey for all that you do. I've had top end bikes but they come and go. My top end tools have been with me, paid my bills and made me smile every day since I was a teenager. Cheers.
  • 16 55
flag upisdown (Nov 21, 2022 at 18:18) (Below Threshold)
 Was your dad a dentist? Just asking since you have used abby tools since you were a unemployed teenager.
  • 1 53
flag upisdown (Nov 21, 2022 at 18:19) (Below Threshold)
 Was your dad a dentist? I ask since you have used them since you were a unemployed teenager.
  • 90 1
 @upisdown: I got a job in a bike shop when I was 14 and spent 50% of each paycheck on tools until I was about 18. There was no Abbey at the time but I got a full set of Snap-On tools and am forever grateful to the older mechanics that told me to buy good tools while I was young and didn't need to pay rent.
  • 25 1
 @Hbay: hey, you forgot the mic drop at the end of that win...
  • 1 4
 @Hbay: So, since you're a pro, would you mind to explain what that first tool do? Tnx
  • 6 0
 @Hbay: People used to give me a raft of shit for having a 60" wide toolbox in my apartment, until they needed to borrow a tool.
I remember when I first started dating my wife, she walked into my then basement apartment and I had a futon, an old TV, an Ikea chair, five bicycles and my tool cabinet. The most valuable thing I owned from about 19-30 was my tool collection, still probably is, since I've added to it over the years.
  • 36 6
 Real talk: I don't really want any of these tools. I'm a sucker for tools, owning multiples of many categories of tool, but I don't want any of these.

I have several chain whips and they all whip just fine. If I were to splurge on another, it would be a cassette pliers or a Stein HyperHandle.

I've never found any room for improvement on a cassette lockring tool (with guide pin), a 1" socket, and a breaker bar (for removal) or torque wrench (for installation).

And the Abbey HAG is inferior to the Shimano TL-RD11, having used both extensively.
  • 49 0
 Owning several chain whips is awesome for when you want to whip it good.
  • 12 1
 Anything this expensive should be timeless- these are ALL things that can change. Direct mount RD, Lal Bikes Supra, new lockring spline interfaces, asymmetrical chains. If someone wants to make ornate gift tools at this pricepoint... shouldn't it be a torque wrench?
  • 6 1
 @commental: You never know when a problem will come along.
  • 5 2
 Just gotta say, no chain whip works as well as chain pliers. Once you try those, you’ll never go back.
  • 2 0
 @commental: Before the cream sets out too long....
  • 2 0
 I hate all chain whips and am a major fan of the unior tool they have that uses three pins to hold the cassette with a big handle. It only works with certain cassettes, but fortunately my bikes all have those cassettes. I'd love to try that shimano derailleur hanger tool, but it looks like it's about the same price as this titanium HAG!
  • 1 0
 @igxqrrl: I have the park tool ones and have never been able to get them to work. I'm sure there's a trick I'm missing but the locking ones from pedros seem much better.

I'm all in on the unior tool instead, but if I was a shop mechanic working on lots of different bikes it wouldn't be as good
  • 1 0
 @mtb-thetown: It's a dumb reason but I like the look of cassette pliers vs a chain whip. So I got a deal on the SuperB pliers. Took me a couple of tries to get the orientation that works best (was probably described in the video but I didn't remember) and though they look small with short chain sections they've gripped fine on 4 install/swaps so far (2 Shimano HG and 2 SRAM XDR).

I think it's Abbey that makes the cassette tool with a whip that can slide into the handle, which is awesome for a portable tool box or if you just like to be efficient.
  • 1 1
 @Mtmw: I’d rather spend my money on one that works than one that’s ornate. There are plenty that work already, I’m not about to pay an MTB tax on a tool that already exists and is likely better than the ones these bike companies could come up with.
  • 3 2
 The chain whip I have is over twice as old as they Abbey brand and it does the job. How can something else do the job better? If you make sure your chain whip is clean (and maybe lubed) it won't really damage your components the way a too cheap too poorly fitting allen key would, would it? Do the pro mechanics break a chain whip on a regular basis and if they do, is it beyond repair? I've seen those three pin tools but the way they distribute the load over the sprocket doesn't seem as nice. So what's the appeal of these alternatives over the regular cheap chainwhip that already works flawlessly (if you just use it properly)?
  • 2 1
 @Mtmw: no way, dags, chain whips and lock ring wrenches aren’t going anywhere any time soon. Direct mount has come and gone in the past. Even if we see other options these tools are here to stay. Probably the best set of tools they could have made for this.
  • 3 1
 @nickfranko: dude.. the stuff abbey makes is legit. And this tool set is extremely bike specific. You’re not going to find it at a hardware store
  • 1 2
 @vinay: nice tools just work better
  • 1 6
flag wguarino (Nov 22, 2022 at 6:10) (Below Threshold)
 Anybody take one look at a chain whip, think it was dumb, then go grab the 1/2" electric impact and 1" socket out of the garage? Just me? No need for a chain whip when you can throw a rag over the cassette and pull the trigger on the rattle gun. Then let the driver hold the cassette and use a torque wrench to install.
  • 8 0
 @wguarino: Jesus Christ I’m glad you don’t work on my bikes
  • 3 1
 @olafthemoose: Could you clarify?

Nice tools may imply better ergonomics which in turn improve accuracy, safety and comfort for the mechanic. This is particularly relevant for tools you're going to use for extended time (like wrenches, spoke keys etc), heavy work or dynamic work (like a hammer). Accuracy and durability/hardness of interfaces will obviously also avoid damage to the product (bolt, nut, nipple etc). And obviously something specific can be said about more complex tools like torque keys etc.

But I don't quite see how a chain whip fits in here. The attached standard piece of chain is more than accurate enough, play isn't an issue and you'll never use it for extended time. Not even on an assembly line, as you'll only need it to remove the cassette, not to install it. I don't think there are cheap chainwhips out there that are too uncomfortable to operate for a few seconds or the other way around, situations where you actually get to appreciate the improved comfort of a more sculpted (or just straight and round, in this case) handle. For comparison, the typical cheap chainwhip has a stamped steel frame with the handle covered in plastic or rubber. The slight advantage I can see with the three pin or plier alternative is that you can immediately grip the cassette without occasionally using your other hand to guide the chain. That's a few seconds gain. Maybe some would count that as considerable. But if they're looking to gain that amount of time, they'd probably also be using an electric screwdriver wherever they can.

TL;DR: I get how certain nicer tools can work better, but I don't quite see how this goes for a chainwhip. Please clarify.

@wguarino: My lockring tool does fit the 1/2" interface but I don't use it an electric tool there. Not sure why you are either. You do you, just be careful with how you hold that rag. That is, don't wrap it around your hand as you're using that electric tool. The chain whip indeed doesn't have anything to do with cassette installation.
  • 2 1
 @olafthemoose: disassemble with power tools, assemble with torque wrench and hand tools... How's that scary?
  • 1 0
 @Mtmw: I don't think Abbey is a high tech enough operation to make a torque wrench. Drilling holes in a titanium bar and adding a chain is much simpler manufacturing.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: can’t really clarify, I’ve used nice tools and shitty tools, chain whips included. Nice tools just work better. If you only work on your own bike sure there’s no need to spend a ridiculous amount of money on tools. Hell, nobody really needs to spend abbey tools money on tools. But man they are nice, last long and are definitely easier to work with compared to cheap tools.
  • 1 0
 @igxqrrl: chain pliers are nice, but for certain cassettes you actually need a chain whip with an extra long chain to get extra purchase on the teeth. I use a regular Park Tool whip with an XX1 chain, rainbow for effect of course.
  • 1 0
 @seraph: I used pedro’s pliers for yrs on all cassettes, you’d need high gears larger than 20t or so for it not to work.
  • 2 0
 @seraph: this is the way
  • 2 0
 @seraph: You can get single speed KMC chains in a lot of fancy colors.
  • 24 2
 "These kits are aimed at the discerning bike mechanic who ... has some disposable income."

That person doesn't exist.
  • 8 12
flag bubbrubb (Nov 21, 2022 at 18:07) (Below Threshold)
 So there’s no such thing as a guy who works in their bike(s) at home? Darn, my whole life is a lie.
  • 12 0
 @bubbrubb: I work on mine at home. I’m also not a bike mechanic.
  • 7 0
 Only the ones married to rich partners or are otherwise not dependent on their salary for income. There's probably five of them worldwide.
  • 2 1
 @nickfranko: yeah cool, same. Not sure why I got downvoted for saying I like their tools and work on my own bikes. I only have a BB tool and a fork too cap socket from Abbey. Will pick up more eventually.
  • 3 0
 @bubbrubb: you got downvoted because you're likening home mechanics to bike mechanics. I think for the purpose of the original sentence, a "bike mechanic" is assumed to be a professional mechanic.
  • 19 1
 Glad you're covering these tools, but I'd prefer to read about them in Dave Rome's column at Cycling Tips. Looking forward to hearing from @notoutsideceo about the recent layoffs.
  • 8 0
 The stories on CT's front page are gutting, raw, and very sad for the crew there. I've always enjoyed the journalism and op-eds at CT more than any other bike website(Sorry, PB, nothing can top Iain's fun & hard-hitting investigative journalism pieces).
  • 7 0
 Yep, no disrespect to Levy, but this article is Rome territory and it’s bullshit that he won’t be writing one on CT… such a clusterf*ck of a situation
  • 4 0
 @waldog: the only reason I ever visited Cycling Tips was for Dave Rome's articles (no offense meant to the other contributing writers). Doubtful I'll be visiting now he's been laid off. I actually recently contemplated paying for Cycling Tips, only for the reason Dave's articles were there. Guess I should can that consideration.
  • 18 0
 This will rile up the Harbor Freight crowd,
  • 1 0
 If harbor freight sold chainwhips id reccomend them sight unseen.

I have the cheapest, smallest most un-ergonomic, $1.99 whip and I wouldn't suggest spending more than that unless you're working in a shop.
  • 8 2
 In 10 years we won't need these tools. No more derailleurs or hangers, and no more rear cassettes/lockrings...but hey a head of romaine was 5$ at the grocery store today so makes $600 for Titanium tools for my 15k bike reasonable.
  • 1 0
 There will still be plenty of rear mechs and cassettes around in 10 years. Just hopefully the dh/enduro crowd will have transitioned, or at least started to go to gearboxes by then.
  • 6 1
 Seriously ? 5$?? did a quick conversion, works out at about £3, nuts! 2 here less than £1.. salad days indeed
  • 4 1
 @jjhobbs: Big lettuce shortage for some reason. Many restaurants are even taking salads off the menu. COVID, weather or Trump/Elon/Biden to blame based on the interwebs. I blame internal cable routing.
  • 2 0
 @pink505: indeed! Lettuce hope things in improve...
  • 2 0
 @jjhobbs: Arugula ever going to quit?
  • 1 0
 @pink505: yes, that's the endive it
  • 1 0
 @jjhobbs: Won't you just leaf it alone!
  • 1 0
 @jjhobbs: lettuces get thrown out alot in large quantities for contamination. The US is constantly getting rid of romaine and iceberg due to e.coli and salmonella.
  • 12 4
 A dumb material choice. Stainless is harder and much cheaper than titanium.
  • 4 0
 But pure gold would be so much more bliiiing.
  • 2 0
 @jclnv it's not dumb for actual travelling mechanics that need to adhere to a strict weight limit for flying, but I would agree that the SS versions of the tools are tougher and a better value. At the end of the day this is a gift for someone with lots of cash to blow on a gift.
  • 3 0
 @therealmancub: If they were being really clever and using forged carbon and composites, bonded to titanium to optimize them for weight, I would agree with you. I think they’re simply bling for blings sake. Hence the silly box.
  • 2 0
 So. This. These are high-priced lower-performance tools for the same people that are buying top-end Kenevos and whatnot. The kind of people likely to only use it a couple times, if ever.

Material choice alone means that a $20 hardened steel cassette tool from Aliexpress will outlast this titanium one.

They _are_ very pretty though.
  • 5 0
 I've spent the money on some Abbey tools. Some of them I really like, like the fork top cap sockets. The chain whip is nice, works fine, just as my other much more affordable chain whip does. The Crombie I purchased from Abbey, the head of it is considerably off center from the handle. It works fine but is aesthetically disappointing. I expected more for the money and from a company claiming Precision. I have tried contacting them via there "Contact" form on their website (no response) and spoken to them in person at events. In my experience their CS is not existent. I hope others experience is much better than mine, but they will not get any more of my dollars.
  • 4 0
 You would have to be a titanium tool to buy these. Since titanium is way softer than steel they would not be "lifetime" investments. These babies are meant for a display case, not working with.
  • 4 1
 1020 steel; 111HB
304 stainless; 215HB
3al2.5v ti; 256HB
  • 1 0
 @Tambo: Those are annealed numbers. Hardened tool steel will hit 600+ brinell easily. Nitrided can be 700 or even higher.
  • 1 0
 @enki: ever seen a chain whip with a tool steel handle? OP didn't specify tool steel either.
  • 1 0
 @Tambo: Here's a thought experiment: If you had two saw blades, one made of steel, one of titanium, which one could cut the other?
  • 1 0
 @danger13: most likely the steel would cut the Ti, of course. But it depends on things...
  • 6 0
 Sorry but the box is cheap AF, laser cut, no post process finishing, you can see all the flare up marks and burnt edges.
  • 6 1
 Abbey's whole thing is that they make ultra high precision tools.

Let's not loose sight of the real enemy here; E bikes, headset routed cabling, and expensive rain jackets.
  • 6 0
 This is that prime Outside content we need... Rolleyes
  • 2 0
 I can't buy these. There is a world where I would, I'm just not currently in that dimension. In that world the only thing holding me back is that the finger grab cut out is at that odd angle; I need that straightened out. So Abbey Tools has my money in World B if they implement that change.
  • 7 2
 I've never, ever understood the draw of these tools. Ever.
  • 2 0
 I think it’s for the guy/gal that dropped 10k on a bike and happened to read that article about how easy it is to wrench on your own bike. This toolset facilitates bringing it all down to the shop in several pieces with parts wrapped in paper towels and placed in baggies, plastic bags and boxes after losing that tiny spring/set screw in the carpet. So here’s their pitch: Sure, these tools are expensive but realizing you aren’t mechanically inclined is priceless.
  • 5 0
 "..bike mechanic...and has disposable income."

wut?
  • 2 0
 It's times like these that I would love some Chris King salt and pepper shakers. And a Campy corkscrew for my $7 bottles of wine. I guess I'll just remain happy with my Park toilet paper holder and pizza cutter.
  • 2 0
 That TP holder is almost as expensive as a Campag corkscrew nowadays, since it's been discontinued for a while.
  • 2 0
 That TP holder is great, always wanted one. I have the pizza cutter which works quite well. I always wanted the bbq grill set, but that's almost impossible to find.
  • 3 0
 I've got one of those TP holders; thankfully had the foresight to buy one back in my shop days. I keep meaning to make wider arms for it to hold blue shop towels so I can put in the garage, but I guess that's once again a project for another year.
  • 3 0
 Why are they made out of the wrong material? These tools would be far more valuable to a real mechanic if they were made out of steel. They would last longer and work better.
  • 1 0
 @gabriel-mission9 you can buy an equivalent set of these direct, in SS, without the box, for under $250. That's the "value" route.
  • 2 0
 @therealmancub: Value isn't really the concern as much as the disingenuousness. Regardless of the price, the SS ones will just be better tools.
  • 1 0
 @gabriel-mission9: That depends. Abbey is also a favorite among world cup mechanics, and if you carry your tools around in a box regularly you will appreciate if some of the bulkier ones are made of titanium instead of steel.
  • 1 0
 @FuzzyL: Yeah, something being a fave among wc mechs is often the first red flag imo. Theyre an easily confused bunch Razz
  • 4 0
 @gabriel-mission9: I wouldn‘t say that, but their requirements vary wildly from those of the everyday user in a stationary workshop…
  • 1 0
 @FuzzyL: wouldn't you want to do things like ditch the handle on the cassette tool if you were weight conscious? These still don't look like the right balance of usability and portability to my eye. Ultimately, justifying these types of items using any kind of practicality argument is probably the wrong way of doing it.
  • 4 0
 Dave Rome at cyclingtips (or formally) would have done a great job reviewing this
  • 2 0
 I am a tool whore and have spent good amounts of money on tools I’ve doe more fawning over than working with, but I’d think I’d have to draw the line at even the $300 set as they don’t even actually look that cool.
  • 1 0
 Love this kit but already have these Abbeys in plain old materials already. Great tools. I use the hanger tool more than people imagine, and mostly attached to sub-$500 bikes with 24 and 26" wheels. Wink

Can't go wrong with solid tools, although these are extra fancy in Ti.
  • 5 1
 I’d laugh at any of my riding friends if they had this in their garage.
  • 18 0
 Careful, if you do that you might not get any more rides in their Porsche.
  • 6 0
 @mikekazimer: Tesla, you mean Tesla.
  • 3 0
 Despite all the haters, I’m pretty sure based on past success, Abbey will easily sell through the lot
  • 5 0
 Whistle tips also sold well (before they were banned); that doesn't mean they were a good idea.
  • 11 7
 Are these dentist tools?
  • 11 2
 I don't think so. But my dentist is a tool.
  • 4 2
 No, they're used by the mechanics the dentists pay.
  • 1 0
 @ACree: I will duck for cover now , must be paying the mechanics too much
  • 3 0
 @ACree: Usually not. Mechanics will choose preferred tools from a few brands, but Abbey is seldom one of them.
  • 5 2
 this is everything that's wrong, and right, with mountain biking.
  • 4 2
 I have the abbey chain whip and crombie. They are a once in a life purchase.
  • 20 0
 So is my $13 Filzer chain whip I bought 23 years ago.
  • 6 0
 So is a Topeak, Park, or Pedros chain whip.
  • 2 0
 @wyorider: my previous Park one and my Pedro’s one went to my cottage in the Hamptons after I got the Abbey one.
  • 3 0
 I got mine for free about 20+ years ago and it still works like a charm for any cassette. There's no brand on it. I borrowed it from a friend and forgot to give it back. He didn't ask for it and I totally forgot about it until I needed to change out my cassette. So, that was worth every non-penny I spent!
  • 1 0
 @wyorider: only if you change the chain to a 16 speed in 2028
  • 1 3
 @bishopsmike: Unfortunately it doesn't hold a candle to the Abbey version, especially if you're wrenching on bikes often (which is who these are marketed towards).
  • 4 0
 Wretched peasants
  • 2 0
 Honestly the price isn’t too bad in comparison to the Silca Ti club hammer - good god!
  • 2 1
 10 years already? Damn time flys! I remember you dropping off prototype tools off at the shop for Travis and I to use and give you feedback.
  • 1 0
 Pssss... I will save you some money... you know who makes hex keys for ParkTools and sells them for 50% price of PC - Bondhus... You are welcome
  • 2 0
 At least offer a name plate in ano green for these costs.
  • 1 0
 Isn't there an advent calendar coming up? We've all been good commenters this year, haven't we?
  • 1 0
 Wait, 300 bucks just gets you the regular chain whip and laser cut box you can batch out in 30 seconds!?
  • 2 0
 This is perfect for my Yeti I don't ride or work on!
  • 1 0
 Abbey only created these toolsets to see the reaction in the Pinkbike comments.
  • 2 0
 now I can celebrate 10 years of not spending money on any of that
  • 7 6
 Nice tools, dumb price, even dumber box.
  • 2 1
 6 bills. And it ain’t Snap-on?
  • 1 0
 Making some popcorn rn, brb
  • 1 0
 But it's made in usa paying fair wages etc
  • 2 1
 If this is how they think, they won`t be here in another 10 years !!
  • 1 0
 Still running 7speed, is the chain whip compatible?
  • 1 0
 Titanium and the Walnut would be a briliant band name
  • 2 1
 Your kidding!!!
  • 29 0
 My kidding?
  • 5 0
 yes, yours kidding
  • 1 1
 This must be a troll from PB
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 My $50 tools work just as well and last just as long, thank you.
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 Yeah dude I really enjoyed your full comparison review of your shit tools versus these expensive shit tools and the detailed metallurgy reports at the end. Full of factual fun........
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 Abbey-the Yeti/Santa Cruz of tools. Nice, but waaaaaaaay overpriced.
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 Really? the man hand makes them? theyr are titanium which is quite expensive i can see where the cost is borne
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 @Compositepro: and made in the us and employees are paid well expensive overhead quality machining tight tolerances etc
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 @Compositepro: they’re tools. Meant to do aid in performing specific tasks. Abbey tools don’t work any better than other bike tools-and are usually made of softer/weaker materials than tool steel.
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 @wyorider: explain where me being able to see where the cost is borne by being hand made and an expensive material indicates anything other than that statement

I know of literally hundreds of bicycle framebuilders and mechanics that own wades tools for whatever reason, plenty of world cup mechanics drag them round the world specifically because they weigh far less than the steel equivalent

Wade wouldn't have a very successful business ,he has because not everyone is working within the same parameters
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 there's literally 3 people on earth who will appreciate this correclty
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 Right now your comment has three downvotes so it looks like you're correct Big Grin
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