Park Tool AK-32 Advanced Mechanic Tool Kit Tools

4.89/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $285.95


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Product Description

This is Park?s big kahuna for home mechanics. All you need is a truing stand and work stand and you?re just as ready to do serious maintenance to your bike as most local bike shops. 37 heavy duty, shop-strength tools including TL-1, CT-3, SW-0/1/3, TB-1, GP-2, AWS-1, AWS-3, HR-8, CBW-1, CBW-4, BBT-2, CCP-2, CCW- 14R, HCW-15 (2), CM-3, CC-2, CNW-1, PPL-1, SR-1, FR-5, PW-3, SCW-20, SBC-1, CN-4, and GSC-1.


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Isaac a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles, Ca, United States

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2005

Strengths:    I've been a amateur mechanic, and these tools rival the best of craftman, snap-on, etc. I love these tools, and I bought these because I needed bike specific parts, and I didnt want to go looking for tools out of my auto toolbox

Weaknesses:    expensive, very expensive. Some tools are redundant, and they added tire boot and sealant, and grease, which I would rather have tools instead (any consumables put into a tool set is redundant, and overpriced)

Bottom Line:   
Buy this, if you want to rebuild your bike for any reason. You may find some of the wrench sizes are redundant, or others you may never use. However, the tools are top notch, a must have for any amateur mechanic, or tool fanatic.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Craftsman, snap on, and crappy autozone stuff

Bike Setup:   05 mongoose teocali elite

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jimmy V a Weekend Warrior from Orchard Park, NY

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2003

Strengths:    awesome tools
park quality


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
These are the only tools you need. Don't even bother looking elsewhere. It may seem a bit expensive, but just think about 10 years down the road when you're still using the same set.

Never go cheap on tools. The first time you crack a tool and injure yourself you'll wish you spent that few extra dollars.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $219.00

Purchased At:   bikeworld.com

Similar Products Used:   cheap-o generic brand kit from nashbar

Bike Setup:   Built up specialized FSR XC

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chance Richie a Cross Country Rider from Austin, Texas

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2003

Strengths:    Excellent quality, nice toolbox

Weaknesses:    Expensive and doesn't come with a hot shop girl

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent place to begin if you are making a commitment to becoming a better bike mechanic. I have had to add a couple of tools other than what came with it but that is no big deal. Park = Quality.

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Favorite Trail:   Daniel's Road, Saratoga NY

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Tricked out Enduro

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Wiegley a Weekend Warrior from Tucson, Arizona, USA

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2002

Strengths:    Pretty much everything you need for maintaining a modern bicycle.

Weaknesses:    Toolbox is way too small. Missing a lockring wrench and pin wrench (for disassembling the bottom brackets of older bikes). The freewheel remover doesn't work if the axle is still in place on some bikes (it just slips out and strips the threads).

Bottom Line:   
I think this is a great way to start out your mechanic's toolset. After buying this, I still had a ways to go (truing stand, ratchet & sockets, adjustable wrenches, etc), but it really brings nearly all of the *bike specific* tools into your shop in one purchase.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Full Cycle Tucson

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Hybrid, mostly Shimano components, cartridge bearings.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt Smith from Yorkshire, England

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2001

Strengths:    Has everything you could ever need for almost any job and carries an excellent warranty. Perfect for the home mechanic who values quality above everything else.

Weaknesses:    Could do with a wrench for the cassette remover.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent, worth the extra pennies!

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Favorite Trail:   Moors

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Settle Cycles, Derbyshire

Similar Products Used:   All kinds of cheap and nasties.

Bike Setup:   XC, Shimano XT, Rockshox SID SLs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mad Monkey a Weekend Warrior from Redfield

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2001

Strengths:    Almost all the tools needed to take a bike apart.

Weaknesses:    ALMOST all the tools

Bottom Line:   
All the tools man, in one box. That makes life easier, but it does lack some double wrenches for hubs, and a wrench for the cassette remover.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   All the el cheepos' you can think of.

Bike Setup:   Vrx 200, 7000

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eruption a Cross Country Rider from Florida

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2000

Strengths:    Almost every tool you need

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great kit for the do-it-yourself riders out there. I take mine with me in the truck along with my Park folding race stand.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Bike World

Similar Products Used:   too many to list......I am a mechanic

Bike Setup:   00' Caad3, Time, Race Face ,SRAM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Randy a Cross Country Rider from Detroit, MI USA

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2000

Strengths:    Most every bike tool for modern bikes you'll need
Quality


Weaknesses:    Would've liked to have seen tools for older parts

Bottom Line:   
In the 1 month I've had this tool kit (and a good MTB book) I've been able to become more knowledgeble and more efficient at working on both my 2 bikes and my brother's older '94 Trek 800. Definitely a great purchase for me.

The only issue I have is that I would've liked to have seen a few more tools for older parts. For example, my bro's Trek has an old adjustable bottom bracket and I had to buy a separate BB wrench for it. Pin spanners would've been nice too.

I got mine from BikeWorld.com for $210 (w/free shipping). If you plan on doing work yourself this is definitely a great set to have.

4 for value (esp. w/ the BikeWorld price)
5 Overall

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Fisher Sugar 4
C-dale M500

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tsunami a wanna be a Racer from NorCal

Date Reviewed: December 11, 1999

Strengths:    
Almost all the tools you'll ever need.
Shop Quality and durable
Looks Cool
makes you look like a pro mechanic even if your not
you save about $150 by buying the tool kit vs. each tool individually
comes with a cool tool box


Weaknesses:    
makes you wanna take apart your bike for no reason
Heavy if you try to carry it with you on the trail
almost too pretty to get dirty


Bottom Line:   
if you want tools to last you a lifetime buy these! as good as high quality stuff like snap-on.
My LBS (Sun Bike Shop in Milpitas, CA) gave me a deal on these, $216.00 out the door price w/ a book, zinn and the art of mtn. bike, so thats why i had to get it. if you want to see what this tool kit looks like, and everything it comes with, check out the performance bike catalog.

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Favorite Trail:   
Ho Chi Minh Trail

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Snap-On
Craftsman
cheap Taiwanese stuff


Bike Setup:   
Santa Cruz Superlight w/ Z2 xFly
'94 Giant ATX 780 w/ mag21
'92 RockHopper unsuspended w/ suntour xc xpert components

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