November 3, 2014
Typically there are two great reasons for having a substantial and fully equipped tool kit onboard your bike. The first, of course, is taking care of your own breakdown or repairs while out on the road. The second best reason is that you can stop and help a fellow cyclist who may be in need. Hero Kit does just that with their repair kits.
What makes the Hero repair kit different than most other kits? Hero provides a solution that empowers cyclists to make their own repairs. Along with the tools provided, each kit comes with an easy to understand instruction manual for each type of roadside repair. Cyclosource picked up Hero’s Road Bike Field Repair Kit for the new as well as the experienced touring cyclist. Hero has done a great job including those pertinent items needed for most common roadside repairs.
Each kit comes with the following: instruction manual, 12-function multi-tool, Planet Bike tire levers, extra chain links, tire boot, tube patches and an extra frame and cleat bolt. That’s just the mechanical tools. The kits also include duct tape, handy wipes, and an emergency poncho. Securely holding all of these items in one water proof and compact container, Hero packs the entire kit into a LokSak waterproof/airtight bag. These LokSak bags alone are amazing for their durability and waterproofness. The complete kit only measures 4 inches by 7 inches and weighs 10.5 ounces, so it will easily fit in any seat bag or even a jersey pocket.
If you’re looking to outfit your own bike, that extra commuter bike or upgrade your current repair kit, Hero has a great solution. They take the guess work out of whether you remembered to bring all the right tools or not. The Hero Kit also makes a great gift for those you may know just getting into cycling who may be concerned about a roadside repair.
Right now Hero kits are on sale for $36.00. To order, you can find the Hero Road Bike Field Repair Kit in our Cyclosource online store or feel free to call Adventure Cycling Cyclosource at 1-800-721-8754.
Top photo by Geoff McMillion | Bottom photo provided by Hero Kit
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