Unior is a Slovenian hand tool company that traces roots back to the 19th century, and we ran across them first at the Meribel UCI World Cup race then again inside the halls of Eurobike. In the pits for pro rider Tanja Zakelj was a nifty prototype bit, but we’ll start with the highlights of their complete collection.
Above is their bearing press kit, which has press plates for virtually any size bearing you can imagine. It allows for precise fitting to the inside diameter and outer face of the bearing, allowing for better alignment and safer installation.
Press on for more nifty new tools and why they’re not in the USA, yet…
UPDATED: Correct spoke/wheel tool kit image added below break and US expansion details at bottom.
Their spoke wrench multi kit has virtually every size, shape and length you’ll need to build or repair any brand wheels.
This socket and wrench set has many of the tools and sizes needed for suspension repair, including a strap wrench, bushing and seal presses and more.
Assuming you already have a collection of tools, their soft-bottomed trays have replaceable liners in different shapes.
Or, you can start filling these premium tool boxes. The drawers’ sliding movement have an incredibly smooth, solid feel.
You can fill them with things like this free coaster cog removal tool. Forget spanner wrenches, this thing cradles the cog and threads a pin into the hole on the bearing body to securely and easily loosen or tighten the cog onto the hub.
Another cool one is this socket for removing rounded bolts. Thanks to two notches, it’ll grab a rounded bolt even when it looks beyond hope.
If you’re a shop or city planner and want tools along the bike path or trail or your shop, this tool station keeps things handy without making them easily stolen.
This prototype tread cutter should make many a pro team mechanic happy. Rather than trying to use cable cutters or other imprecise things, this one has a height adjustable guide that ensures every knob is cut to the same height.
And when your team wins, you need to celebrate. No tool collection is complete without a bottle opener. Or twenty.
Regarding expansion into North America, apparently there’s another tool company that has some trademark rights around that blue color. So, they’re looking at the market but will likely come in with a different shade of handles.