Park Tool has their blue, Pedros has yellow, and Birzman seems to have settled on bright green. Well, that and a lot of black and chrome. Relatively new to the US, and brand new to Frostbike, Birzman had a few new items on display manage to blend style and function in to some beautiful tools. Most of what we’ve seen from Birzman so far has been a hit, so it should come as no surprise that their booth had nearly constant traffic.
If you’re looking for some new tools to stash in your car or a kit to deck out your bike building studio, Birzman’s new tools are worth checking out.
Prepackaged in two different complete sets, Birzman is offering two different levels depending on how deep in tools you want to get. The Studio Tool box is exactly as it sounds – everything you need to set up a bike build studio to build a bike from the frame up. Tools are kept organized with a a dual level lower compartment with nicely molded and labeled pockets for each individual tool.
If the Studio is a little too in depth, check out the Travel kit which includes 20 different tools (not including individual allen or torx wrenches) to perform most normal repairs you may run into on the road.
In addition to their numerous tire pumps, Birzman is now offering a full line of shock pumps from small to large. Depending on what you want to use it for, the medium and large shock pumps have a built in gauge while the little baby shock pump will leave you relying on sag to set your suspension. If you’ve ever been trying to adjust your pressure on the trail and accidentally let out all of it, this little guy could come in handy. It’s certainly not for the OCD when it comes to suspension settings, but it will definitely get you home.
Not exactly a tool, but Birzman’s new cell phone wallet will store your smart phone and cards which can be used as tools depending on the situation. The wallet has a separate pocket for your credit cards or cash, is touch screen compatible, and water tight when sealed properly.