Unior has been a mega-popular bike tool brand in Europe, and they’re just beginning their push into the U.S. with a rebranded (as in, new colors to avoid confusion with Park Tool’s blue) lineup. New to the collection is this Pro Tool Kit, which comes with most anything you’d need to do any repair on the road.
The 48-piece kit contains the most common hex and torx wrenches, some in both standard “L” shapes and T-handles, various wrenches, a hammer, chain breaker, socket wrench, disc brake pad spreader, rotor straightener and more. Retail is $749, and they sell just the hard case with interior organization elements for $199.
The new Crank Saver kit gives you everything you need to repair stripped out pedal threads on metal crank arms. It comes with left and right reaming taps, which clear out the old threads and re-thread it in reverse. Then, you thread in the tool-steel inserts to create new pedal threads. The kit retails for $199 and spare 10-packs of inserts are available for when your shop runs out. Check out this and more new tools at UniorUSA.com for North America, and Unior-Bike.com for global.
LH THOMSON 35mm BARS & STEMS
Thomson says their 35mm bars and stems are in production and should be shipping soon if not already. Check our Eurobike coverage for all the tech details and specs on these and more. They’ve been developing a carbon stem for a while and finally ordered the molds to start prototype production.
INDUSTRY NINE BOOST SINGLESPEED HUB
Industry Nine’s working on some interesting niche stuff for the freestyle and dirt jump crowd, but wouldn’t quite give up the details. In the meantime, though, their 148mm Boost-spaced singlespeed rear hubs are now ready and shipping. Prices start at $385.
DEFEET SPRING 2018 CYCLING SOCKS
Expanding their Artist Series to include more and more varieties and artists, Defeet’s spring 2018 lineup is very colorful. There’s also plenty of fresh in-house designs like the Wutang Duck. Look for these to hit their website (and shops) on March 1.
Available in limited quantities are these cyclocross socks originally done in conjunction with the NCCX state series. Watch our Friday Yard Sale video last week (and throughout March!) to see more new styles and for your chance to win new socks every week!