If you’re ready to tackle a hydraulic disc brake bleed, then you’re going to want the proper tools for the job. And each brand of brakes usually has some sort of kit available, though they vary dramatically in quality. Sometimes it’s better to look to the aftermarket, and IceToolz has a new kit that has everything you need to get the job done. Well, except courage, but it’s really not as big a job as you may think.
In the box are syringes, adapters to fit them to Avid, Formula, Hayes, Magura, Shimano and Hope brakes, gloves, hoses and flow-stop clips. To the left is their new piston and pad alignment tool, and on the right is a clever rim brake pad adjustment guide. Simply slide it onto your rim, roll the wheel until it’s under the brake pads, pull the lever to squeeze the pads onto it, then tighten them down. That should put everything into proper alignment and position, making the job simple and quick.
And if those pads need to be held at a certain torque, they’ve got just the tool to do that, too…
The new IceToolz Ocarina is a T-handle torque wrench available in various ratings from 3 to 10 Newton-meters. It conveniently stores the bits in it’s handle and comes with 3/4/5/6 allen keys and a T25 bit. Any 1/4″ bit should fit, though.
Lastly, their new Sportive 7 and 8 mini multitools combine all the basics into a simple, fold-out tool. They come with a 3/4/5/6 allen keys, flat and phillips screwdrivers and a T25 bit. The Sportive 8 adds an 8mm hex key, too, via a stick-on bit over the 5mm bit.