DNR Design’s Keep It True tool is a bicycle handlebar alignment tool that takes away the guess work. We’ve all been there. You’ve just tightened a loose headset, or crashed and bent your bar, or just swapped the stem, and you need to realign the handlebar with the front wheel.
You hold the bar, tap the wheel left… too far. Tap it right… too far. It’s a super frustrating exercise. You finally decide it’s lined up, only to ride away and realize it’s still ever so slightly wonky. Fed up? DNR Designs may well have a great solution for you.
DNR Designs KIT Handlebar Alignment Tool
DNR Designs are making handlebar alignment easy with their new, possibly over-engineered Keep It True (aka KIT) tool.
The KIT clamps to your handlebar either side of the stem. Two metal plates run down from the clamp area to the fork stanchions. These can move relative to one another so you can adjust them to suit the length of your bike’s head tube and fork crown.
Simply adjust the handlebar-front wheel alignment until the two prongs of the lower metal plate both come into contact with the fork stanchions. Basically, it gives riders and mechanics a reliable visual and mechanical cue for handlebar realignment.
Pricing & Availability
The DNR Designs KIT handlebar alignment tool is made in the US. Pick one up for $220.
If you prefer lasers over a physical stop, there’s also the minimalist bicycle handlebar Tune Spurtreu alignment tool. It’s a lot more affordable at $95/69€, but if your wheel is dished off center (as many disc brake wheels are), then the DNR KIT looks like a more reliable option.