PRO Launches New Range of Tools

Nov 6, 2020
by Ed Spratt  


PRO has announced two new tools ranges that feature premium and performance options for home mechanics.

The new tool options from PRO come in two different ranges, the Team Tools and the Performance Tools. The Team Tool range features a digital torque wrench with LCD, the delta wrench and a premium shock pump. PRO's digital torque wrench covers a 1-25 Nm range and uses an LCD screen to display the torque measurement in real-time. It also provides audio feedback as you approach and when you reach the desired torque. Included with the torque wrench are nine tool bits, 2/2.5/3/4/5/6 hex, T20/T25 and a 1/4 inch adaptor. It will cost $250.


Next up PRO are highlighting the 3-way Delta Wrench, this uses 13 replaceable hardened steel bits, these can be packed inside its alloy body while not in use. The Delta Wrench will sell at $40. Lastly, in the PRO Team range is the shock pump, they claim this is their most accurate shock pump. The product uses a digital display which is accurate to 2% and it will inflate up to 300psi.


Alongside the Team Tool range are the more affordable Performance offerings. This includes tools like the PRO Mini Torque Wrench, PRO Cassette Wrench and the PRO Chain Tool. The mini torque wrench can be changed between 4,5 and 6Nm setting and it can be adjusted with six tool bits all of which are stored inside the tools handle. This is set to be sold at $65.

Another new product in the range is the cassette wrench that removes the need for a chain whip. The 10 and 11-speed compatible wrench uses notches on either side of the tool to slot into the smallest cassette cogs for a secure grip when loosening from the freehub body. This will sell for $35. The final addition is the PRO chain tool, this can be used on 10, 11 and 12-speed chains and costs $30.


The new tools from PRO will be available from December, you can find out more here.


55 Comments

  • 31 1
 Cool torque wrench... $250.... checks day/date... ok, so drugs it is...
  • 5 0
 Any recommendations for an affordable torque wrench for a garage mechanic?

I haven't stripped/broken anything bicycle related yet, but I feel like it's only a matter of time before I make a really expensive extra quarter turn on some bolt somewhere.
  • 1 0
 @gibspaulding: How much adjustment do you need? Topeak has this system that uses some kind of adapters with fixed torque settings. So get the adapters you need and only those. For my purposes I think 4Nm and 6Nm is usually sufficient (for working on forks and brakes). I don't have any carbon components on my bike. I personally am using an adjustable wrench from Wiha that's adjustable up to 6Nm in .25Nm increments. It works with replaceable bits but what I like about it is that I've also got an open ended 8mm nut wrench for tightening brake hoses.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: I'll have to give my bike a look over for the torque specs and look into those. I always figured those would end up adding up in the long run, but I've never actually checked to see how many different ones I'd need.
  • 2 0
 @gibspaulding: there’s one non-digital from the same company that retails for around $120, check on Amazon as I bought it there.
  • 3 0
 @gibspaulding: it’s $70 actually, search for pro bike tool torque wrench and you’ll find it.
  • 3 0
 @baldemarch: you're talking about the PRO (Shimano) torque wrench that's exactly the same as the Park Tool wrench (internals are exactly the same). It's great because it's cheaper than the PT one and it comes with bits.

He's talking about Pro Bike Tools torque wrench. It's different and $70.
  • 4 0
 @gibspaulding: Prestacycle TorqKey Preset 5Nm should be about $20 and handle about 80% of your needs. Grab the 6Nm and that's about 98%. They make them from 3Nm to 12Nm if you need more. Color coded, never have to adjust, ergonomic, cheap.
  • 3 1
 @gibspaulding: if you're worried about a quarter turn, you've gone way too far already.
  • 1 0
 @rhamej: LOL. They copied it to the tee!
  • 2 0
 @gibspaulding: dude don't buy an electronic one, I has a Craftsman with dial and has been working very good for years, also I has three calibrated T wrenches (I don't remember the brand but bought them in Universal Cycles, they have a color code in the handle for each torque number) with 4NM, 5NM and 6NM that you can change the tool bits for any you want, They has been with me for years and made a lot in my bikes, I'm a bitch with my tools and bikes, so I can recommend them with my hands on fire.
  • 1 0
 @gibspaulding: I have an X-tools torque wrench, from 2-24nm of adjustment and seems to work pretty well. Never had it tested to see how accurate it is though.
www.bike24.com/p2273890.html
  • 1 0
 @baldemarch: yep. I've got one and it's excellent!
  • 11 0
 @gibspaulding: first rule in buying tools for bikes: don't buy general tools (ratchets, hex and Torx keys, screwdrivers, (torque)wrenches, etc.) from bike specific brands. Buy them from normal tool brands. Here in the Netherlands, a €90 Topeak torque wrench is at best comparable to a €50 Proxxon one. A €50 Park Tools pliers is inferior to a €35 Knipex one. So are the expensive hex keys when compared to the vastly superior Wera ones.
I'm less familiar with US brands, but I'm sure the situation is comparable. You pay extra for the 'bike' designation.
  • 1 0
 Mastercraft, or whatever the American equivalent of that is.
  • 4 0
 @Mac1987: 100% this. Save your hard earned dollars for the *actual* bike specific tools you will eventually need one day. Even things like bearing presses can be procured from auto parts/moto/online for much less than the bike specific brands. And, in reality, so many of these tools are exactly the same as what you can find at a hardware/home store with a Park or Pedro’s label stuck on. I will admit though, the wannabe professional mechanic in me drools over everything ABBEY makes.

I use a craftsman torque wrench that I’ve had for ages, have 100% trust in the calibration settings and now that Lowe’s has picked up Craftsman from Sears, the lifetime warranty is still valid.
  • 3 0
 @Trudeez: So true. There used to be an enduro brand bearing puller we had at the shop which was $270 cost price from the local supplier. I copied the UPC number off the case into Google and bought one for home use at $115 retail from the auto store.
  • 1 0
 @noakea: yep. got exactly same one under different banding in UK and it is flawless. can recommend.
  • 1 0
 @rhamej: this is what you want! Great little wrench Set for a good price.

Of course you’ll likely need a larger one as well, but for the majority of things these CRC torque sets are great value.
  • 1 1
 @Mac1987:

People always state this, but it’s apples to oranges. 1/4” torque wrenches that accurately cover the needed bike range of 4-20Nm like Park Tool, Topeak, Guistaforza aren’t represented in the automotive tool world. It seems to be either specialized hand tools for electronics that cover the 1-5Nm spreads very accurately, else 30Nm+ for vehicles. There are a few companies like Wiha that offer something useful like 2-20Nm, but you can tell they made it specifically for bikes as they branded as such, and it’s 3x the cost of the bike brands. Someone link me a Snap On, Mac, SK, Porto, Wrightgrip or Craftsman torque wrench that is 1/4”, covers 1-20Nm, and is around $100. Prove me wrong!
  • 1 0
 @baldemarch: That is not the same company.
  • 1 0
 @motard5: well, like I said, I don't know about US brands. But I was looking for a 3-15 for small stuff (carbon bars), +- 10-30 (most stuff) and 20-100 (Truvativ crank and motorcycle bolts) torque wrench. The bike specific ones from respectable but not high-end brands (BBB, Pro, Topeak, etc.) were between €70 and €120 a piece. Park Tools was even more expensive. A Taiwanese 3-15 Nm calibrated AOK with certificate was €40. A Proxxon MC30 6-30Nm with calibration certificate (only included on the €100+ bike specific ones) was €50 on discount. I bought a digital 20-100 Nm calibrated one with certificate from another tool brand for +- €55, but the analogue AOK one is only €40.
I would never buy a 1-20Nm range one, because they are always less accurate at the extremes and this gets worse the bigger the range. Good affordable ones therefore usually have a 500% to 600% range max. A good 2000% range one is extremely expensive and hard to find. Also, 1-5 Nm is usually done by feeling.
Also, please don't compare Snap-On, Gedore, Hazet, Stahlwille, etc. with bike specific brands. The quality is incomparable. So don't expect these brands for the same prices (the exception is Knipex). You can buy mid-range brands like Proxxon and AOK for less money than lower quality bike specific brands. If you don't need an individual calibration report and certificate, decent 5-25 Nm torque wrenches can be had for +- €25-€35 here in the Netherlands. Quality is then comparable to mid-range bike specific ones.
  • 1 0
 @motard5: also, I was able to find Hazet, Gedore and Wera torque wrenches in 2.5/5-25 Nm versions within 1 minute of searching Amazon.de. I can't imagine US brands don't have roughly the same options.
  • 1 0
 @gibspaulding: I have this one. maybe not as affordable as your looking for but 60 bucks isn't that bad if your safety and your bikes safety is on the line.

www.amazon.com/Bikehand-Bicycle-Torque-Wrench-Socket/dp/B006WRWDWS/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=venzo+torque+wrench&qid=1604890978&sr=8-5
  • 1 0
 @gibspaulding: I also highly recommend the analog pro torque wrench, way better than park tool. Be sure to look after it by following the instructions.
  • 1 0
 @motard5: Budget option, traditional clicker, covers your whole range - www.amazon.com/TEKTON-TRQ21101-4-Inch-Dual-Direction-1-1-16-9/dp/B01M12284X

Bougie option, not quite as wide of torque range (20 in-lb/2.8Nm - 150 in-lb/17Nm) - www.amazon.com/CDI-1501MRPH-4-Inch-Adjustable-Micrometer/dp/B000KL2JAI
  • 11 0
 If you run Race Face cranks dont bother, you need a torque rating of about 32000Nm
  • 4 1
 Or a Sram crank for that matter.
  • 1 0
 @NinetySixBikes: 54nm for SRAM cranks. Any larger torque wrench is sufficient. I use a Topeak digital model.
  • 8 0
 @edspratt I'm pretty sure your mention of the compatibility for the cassette wrench should state 10 and 11-tooth, not 10 and 11-speed.
  • 2 0
 I hope so, cause then I am going to get one. I hate chain whips...
  • 3 0
 TEKTON 1/2 Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench (10-150 ft.-lb.) | 24335. $40 for this big torque one.



BIKEHAND Bicycle Bike 1/4 Inch Driver - Torque Wrench Allen Key Tools Socket Set Kit 2-24Nm - Small Adjustable

or

Venzo repackec 1/4 Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench Set – 2 to 24 Nm – Bicycle Maintenance Kit for Road & Mountain Bikes, Motorcycle Multitool - Includes Allen & Torx Sockets, Extension Bar & Storage B.

Both around $54 for the more day to day torque needs
  • 3 0
 I can vouch for the Tekton torque wrench - great quality for a low price! I got the TEKTON TRQ21101 for tightening small bolts on my bikes. 1/2" drive for lug nuts and the lock-rings.
  • 1 0
 Can vouch for Venzo 1/4" drive. I just looked around bought the one that looks like an OEM version of the Park Tool.
  • 3 0
 Why all the hate for a $250 digital tension wrench? If you've ever bought Snap On, MAC or Matco you'll know that it's pretty reasonably priced. Do you need it for your home workshop? Probably not, there's definitely cheaper and damn near as accurate options out there. Like most things, it's a cost vs. benefit equation that only you can answer.
  • 2 0
 TEKTON TRQ21101 torque wrench - excellent quality. Goes from 1.1-16.9Nm (10-150in-lbs). Really nice and accurate. The only knock would be that there's no actual audible click (you might hear it) - you just feel for it like most in-lb torque wrench. It's also affordable and you don't have to spend over a hundred dollars to get a good quality tool.
  • 1 0
 PRO digital wrench seems really similar to the Topeak D-Torq. Improvements are the incremental audio warning and an even wider usable range.
Most non-bike-specific mechanical torque wrenches don't work counter clockwise. Keep that in mind when you need one for your dearly loved threaded bottom brackets. Also I much prefer the 1/4 hex bits to square socket bits for typical smaller fasteners on bikes. They fit into tighter spots, they're cheaper, much easier to find in a range of fitments and lengths, etc.
Digital ones typically do (obv this one's too small for bbs...) The digital ones also have a much broader range of torque values, and they don't have to be wound down after every use.
For most fasteners, the Presta Cycle presets are really handy. I think they do a $100 full set.
  • 2 0
 Are they using Cellulose Acetate Butyrate for the handles?If not what is the material?
  • 1 0
 Gna be quite the Christmas season with bikes, surfboards and all kinds of gear inventories coming back. Hurry up and sell off ur used stuff!
  • 8 10
 Pretty much becoming anti-Shimano at this point. XTR is an unreliable mess. Problem after problem for me on my two bikes with m9100.

$250 for a torque wrench, and one that uses bits instead of sockets? Get a Venzo torque wrench on Amazon. I’ve had one for 6-7 years that has worked great. Still accurate, and the sockets are way better than annoying little bits.
  • 5 3
 I'm running it on 4 rigs... not sure what issue you've had but its better than the SRAM junk where I've lost eagle xx1 cassette teeth in first couple rides and sloppy shifting...
  • 6 0
 Would like to hear more about XTR issues. Was giving it a good hard look as my next drivetrain.
  • 1 3
 @Trudeez: Unless you race and want the absolute lightest parts, don't waste your money on XTR. I got only 3 XTR parts in my life and 2 of them died in a really short amount of time.
1. XTR 9 speed cassette. Destroyed one of the alloy spider after 2 months of use.
2. XTR M9000 pedals. Snaped the spindle of one pedal after less than 3 years of use.
3. XTR M9020 crank. Sold it after 1 year of use. Will never know if it would have lasted or not.

I have XT M770 pedals that I've been using for 12 years now and I regreased them only once. Still can't kill them. Never broke a XT cassette in 12 years also.
  • 1 0
 @lRaphl: the crank would probably have lasted the longest
  • 1 0
 @Mac1987: True, but the BB were not that great. I was on my 3rd one when I removed the crank. Surprisingly, I'm getting longer life out of RF BB.
  • 2 0
 Xtr isn't as good as they hyped it up to be, but it's still a damn good group set. Same with sram. Both work well, just a preference thing.
  • 1 0
 My XTR cranks (4 so far - sold one) haven't given me any problems whatsoever. I just changed the chainrings. My XTR shifters and RD's haven't given me any problems either for the last 10 years. I have used 10 and 11 speed. My 12 speed shifter is now mated to my 11 speed RD and I haven't had any problems yet. XTR chains have been flawless. I have never used XTR cassettes though. I DID snap a spindle on my XTR pedals which were warrantied.
  • 2 0
 I love that I get downvoted for complaining about MY own experience with XTR and complaining about an incredibly overpriced torque wrench.

I’ve had two m9100 cassettes creak like crazy(yes, I have the little plastic spacer). One of the shifters broke a month ago. Still waiting for a replacement. Brake pistons don’t retract fully or evenly. I’ve had to have the pistons greased several times so they will retract, but even then they eventually go out of alignment and one side doesn’t retract properly. And I had a chain snap during a hard sprint. Luckily we were practicing hole-shots on grass. That still messed me up for a week or two.

As far as the torque wrench, it’s a ripoff! Get a Venzo on Amazon for $60. And bits suck, sockets don’t.
  • 2 0
 I'd pay $250 if it was all packaged together

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