Park Tool Bottom Bracket Tools

4.1/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $19.00

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Park Bottom Bracket Tool

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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Adam from Blacksburg

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2007

Strengths:    Good tool in theory.

Weaknesses:    The 8-SIDED 36mm interface makes it nearly impossible to use a torque wrench. Called Park to see if they had an adapter, and tey discontinued it, apparently since the last review of this tool. Their recommendation - go to Sears and buy a 36mm crowfoot tool. Good idea, except that crowfoot tools only come in sets costing ALOT of money, and 36mm only come in sets of HUGE crowfeet. Over $100.

No thanks, I bought a Truvativ BB tool which has a 1/2" ratchet drive interface.

Bottom Line:   
From 2007 on, buy a Truvativ tool.

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Favorite Trail:   Brush Mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $14.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Truvativ ISIS BB tool

Bike Setup:   Specialized Big Hit, Marzocchi Super T...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Darrell McMillan a Racer from Round Mountain, NV

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2000

Strengths:    Cheap, good quality, you can use a torque wrench with it.

Weaknesses:    Tends to slip easily,teeth don't slide into Shimano BB's deeply enough.

Bottom Line:   
This is a good tool for the price. However, the teeth don't go deeply enough into the bottom bracket to prevent slipping. VAR makes a better tool which has a bolt through it that threads into where the crankarm bolt goes. It can't slip and is great for removing the BB. The Park is better for installation because you can use a torque wrench.

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Favorite Trail:   Thunder Mountain, UT

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   VAR, Shimano

Bike Setup:   XT Bottom Bracket

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by mr_rangr a Cross-Country Rider from Pasadena, CA

Date Reviewed: July 23, 1999

Works just as it should


Bottom Line:   
It's such a simple tool. How could they go wrong? I bought it to build a new bike and it worked fine. No slipping, and it worked fine with a torque wrench. It's definitely a keeper.

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Favorite Trail:   
El Prieto

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   

Bike Setup:   
Shimano XT bottom bracket

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by monkeyboy a cross-country rider from Redfield, SD

Date Reviewed: July 8, 1998

Bottom Line:   

This tool is cool! It fits perfectly in the bottom bracket and almost never slips out(sometimes it does but that is my fault). It aint that expensive either. It is what I expect from park!! I give it 5 flaming bananas!!have to make it 50 words so @ @ @ @ @ # # # # # #

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dillon a cross-country rider from Texas

Date Reviewed: December 15, 1997

Bottom Line:   

It works just fine, no problems, it does what it is supposed to. $10 from REI. Hopefully I won't have to use it too often. Just remember which way to unscrew to remove the BB (one side is left hand thread, the other is left hand), otherwise you may end up smashing the plastic cap (if you have one of those cheap BB).

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Dan The Man Lipski a cross-country rider from North Carolina

Date Reviewed: November 30, 1997

Bottom Line:   

It's a serves one purpose only...I'm totally satisfied with my Park BB Tool. Park Rules!

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Dave the Equipment Whore a weekend warrior from SoCal, USA

Date Reviewed: November 30, 1997

Bottom Line:   

It's a tool.It's made by Park.It doesn't break easily.It fits.It works.It's best to use it with a torque wrench.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a cross-country rider from Palmdale,CA

Date Reviewed: June 29, 1997

Bottom Line:   

I am totally satisfied with Park's bottom bracket tool for Shimano style BB's. You can mail order one for about $9 or pay $14 at your local bike store. I can find no fault with it.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Ben a cross-country rider from Wisconsin

Date Reviewed: March 6, 1997

Bottom Line:   

I do all my own work and I can't complain, only about the cost of Shimano tools.
Pretty idiot proof though.

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Rick a weekend warrior from San Francisco, CA

Date Reviewed: June 15, 1996

Bottom Line:   

What can I say? Shimano and their toothy bottom bracket cups requires their
special tool to remove it. Well, don't pay a bunch of moola for Shimano's tool.
Just get Park's version. Same tool and better price (approximately $9)
the same. Minus is that its made from tooled steel which can rust.

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