Park Tool Micro Tool Box Tools

3.79/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $35.00


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Park Micro Tool Box


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from S. Cal

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2003

Strengths:    Nice two piece design with tire levers. cheap.

Weaknesses:    alen (hex) wrench sizing is off (see below)

Bottom Line:   
Alen wrench doesn't fit my Bontrager stem bolts, and I needed to borrow from others to tight up the loosen handlebar on trail, I couldn't believe Park Tool makes this kind of mistake (the stem bolt goes well with my three other wrenches). I only wish I found out earlier and I would return it for sure,

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   SuperGo

Similar Products Used:   Topeak, Preformance, trek mini tool.

Bike Setup:   Sugar 3+

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a Cross Country Rider from Cambride, MA

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2003

Strengths:    compact, chain tool is awesome

Weaknesses:    sometimes the cap screw that holds the tools in the plastic case gets loose. That sucks if its on the side with the allen wrench you need to tighten it back up

Bottom Line:   
This is the best multitool i have ever seen. I looked around for awhile before buying one. You can get a sweet deal online.

I used it for a few months before writing this review to really test it. I have used the chain tool about 5 times and it works perfectly---you cant push the pin all the way out even if you aren't looking. The allen wrenches are durable and the handle allows good leverage. The tire levers are very tough---I change tires every week. The ruler on the plastic case is useful to install barends. I highly recommend it.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   performancebike.com

Similar Products Used:   topeak alien
foldable allen wrench set


Bike Setup:   trek 8000--- cane creek ergo barends, king headset, trek ergo seat

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ryan R a Cross Country Rider from Long Island NY

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2003

Strengths:    Park tools what else can be said you know it's reliable, reasonable good design for multi tool, Made of plastic and I like that due to the fact the tire levers are very well made and not made of metal which I have seen go through an armid bead which I like to run.

Weaknesses:    Chrome coating comes off very easy, missing some tools so it can't be your only multi-tool you bring. Missing a good chain tool, pliers, discbrake tool, knifeblade, and an opeon end wrench. A little on the heavey side if you care.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the mirotool box MTB-2 It's a really good design. I like the way it splits and has the tools inside. I can keep it in the my saddle bag near my tube without worring about it punctureing it. Tire levers are great and made of a strong abs plastic and it better be trying to take off my WTBs off Mavic rimms have bent a metal tire lever not these babys not even a crack. Tools are of a god quality not great not what you'd expect from park finish comes off and some times will make tools a little shaky. Make sure you don't use them at an odd angle. Missing some key tools as listed above so I still cary my Alen key and screwdriver combo so I have all sizes with me at any time. I still trust my Wegner's chain toll before any other compact one and I have wound up using the Knife more times that I can count. Plus it also has an open end wrnch as well as pliers on it try adjusting your derailer without pliers can't do it making this indespensable.still I dig this tool but Park cm'on your missing some key stuff here and I can only give it this as a review. Giving it a great value got it on clearing at jenson.com but overal just so-so!

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Favorite Trail:   Pandora

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   Jenson.com

Similar Products Used:   Topeak, Wegner, Cannondale, Specialized, and loose tolls in a plastic bag.

Bike Setup:   Specialized StumpJumper FSR XC Disc: With, Easton EA50 Stem, EA70 XC Stright Bars, WTB Dual Compund Grips, Multiple Lizard skin products, WTB MutanoRaptors 2.4 Race Tires, and all other kinds of goodies!

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim G from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2002

Strengths:    The name Park.
Nice chain tool.
Could be used as a weapon if thrown.
You could hide your weed in it.


Weaknesses:    Heavy.
Poor quality.
Cumbersome and awkward to use.
No disk brake tools.
Cost too much for what you get.


Bottom Line:   
This tool is hard, if not impossible, to use in some places because of the design. The allen wrenches twist, bend, and strip out easily. The finish is pitted and dull.

I'm not a weight weenie but for the weight of this thing you could have some more features.

I was complaining about this piece of crap the other day at a trail and one of the guys I was hanging out with had a Topeak Alien DX - now that is a cool multi-tool with a ton more features only weighing 275 grams (only 49 grams heavier).

Bottom line - if you are into weight get something else. If you want a quality tool with as many features as possible get something else.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Loose tools in camelbak

Bike Setup:   '02 Kona Stinky, '01 Trek 4900, '59 custom Harley Davidson Pan Head.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Fred R a Racer from Bakersfield, CA. 93309

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2001

Strengths:    Alot of needed tools packed into a clam shell type of unit that elimnates loose tools rattling around. Weight tells me (or at least I hope) that the steel tools will be strong enough to handle most things encountered on a bike repair.

Weaknesses:    None for its intended purpose; I do use this for a road bike and wish Park would make one for that purpose with narrower tire levers as these are too wide for road tires and rims.

Bottom Line:   
I wanted a compact tool set that would not rattle and be strong enough to handle any on the road repairs since the bike was getting older; and found it with the Park. I have only used it on other peoples bikes since mine has never broken down on the road in 19 years! (what a testament for Suntour Superbe, whatever happen to that type of quality?) But when I did use it, it worked the way I wanted it to. I do carry seperate tire irons (VAR) since the Park does not work well at all with road tires and rims.

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Favorite Trail:   Santa Barbara Cyn Rd

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Assortment of loose tools.

Bike Setup:   Early 80's Trek 660 with 100% Suntour Superbe group.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Sacramento, CA

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2001

Strengths:    Strong, Very strong tire levers. Nice chain tool. A little hard to use, just gotta be patient.

Weaknesses:    A bit hefty and bulky, but no parts to loose tike some other tools (Ritchey Cool Tool: If you loose you allen you are out 2 allens, a flathead screwdriver and a chain tool!)

Bottom Line:   
Good, Saved my brother a walk home when his chain busted.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Ones

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Sharp Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey Cool Tool

Bike Setup:   Ventana, Xt, Mach 5

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Mountain Man a Cross Country Rider from Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 26, 2000

Strengths:    Seems to be strong, good chain tool, emblem that says "Park Tools"

Weaknesses:    Quality! Tools are not up to normal Park Tool standards. As mentioned by many others, it is quite heavy. No knife or pliers.

Bottom Line:   
This tool is ok, but not exceptional. Not compared to other Park Tools. Nowhere on the tool or package does it say where it is made, it should be in the USA, but feels like it comes from China or Korea. Finish on the tools is terrible, there's a series of little pits in the metal and the edges are sharp. The chrome coating looks like it'll scratch easily. But all this is mostly cosmetic. Functionwise, the chain tool is great. Ditto for the box-ends and allen wrenches. Bottle opener is amusing but unnecessary, and really should be swapped out for a sharp knife with a built-in flat screwdriver. It has no cool carrying case like the offerings from ToPeak.
The real battle for mini-tool superiority is between this thing and the coveted ToPeak Alien. I'm swapping the Park Tool out for one tomorrow. I hope I don't regret it. Watch out for my complete comparison between these two tools under the ToPeak Alien reviews.

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Favorite Trail:   Bird Sanctuary

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   Full-sized versions of bike tools in CamelBak

Bike Setup:   '00 Schwinn Moab 1, upgraded

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jim a Cross Country Rider from L.A., CA

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2000

Strengths:    Very durable, innovative design, has everything. The Snap-On of bike tools.

Weaknesses:    I needed a cable cutter once that it doesn't have. Not a real weakness since no one else has one.

Bottom Line:   
I carry one of these in each bike bag and have one in the tool box. It is a very sturdy design and everything is easy to use and works really well(except for the spoke wrench, carry a real one with you). The chain tool is the best one that I've used. It is very compact and doesn't take up a lot of space in the bag. As far as the weight, I'd rather have a sturdy tool with all the tool functions fully functional than to have one with one or 2 of the tools broken because they weren't built beefy enough. This is a perfect example of why Park owns the market for bike tools.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   None, buy the best and only cry once.

Bike Setup:   Voodoo, Fisher, Breezer, Specialized

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by rafi julius a Weekend Warrior from JERUSALEM

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2000

Strengths:    ergonomics, compact, strong, good tools selection.

Weaknesses:    the philips screwdriver is too big.


Bottom Line:   
too heavey - give me a break, don't eat so much for breakfast.
its a good a handy tool to take with you on short and long trips.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Peter a Cross Country Rider from San Fran

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2000

Strengths:    solid build, cool looking

Weaknesses:    HEAVY!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
Park doesn't disappoint here in quality, but what were they thinking about weight? This is supposed to be a product that you carry with you uphill? Forget it if you have a lightweight bike. Get the Ritchey; it's small, compact and will do everything this does, but less weight. Save room for fluids and feeds to ride harder, longer.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey CPR-13, Topeak Survival Box

Bike Setup:   Titus Racer X, XTR, Chris King

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Andy a Cross Country Rider from London

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2000

Strengths:    Good two-piece design
Looks and feels strong and durable
Has most of the essentials


Weaknesses:    Heavy !!!
Machining/finishing of tools definitely NOT usual Park quality


Bottom Line:   
This is a good solid tool with a name of the best bike tools company behind it. It is not particularly light (and not very cheap here in the UK but that applies to many other things). Doesn't say anywhere on the tool where it's made, but it certainly looks very Chinese due to the low quality of finishing. Come on Park, we know you can do better than this! I want to give a multitool to my riding mate for birthday, I think is gonna be Alien not Park because Alien is so neat and well made.

I've only had this tool for two weeks, so can not say how durable it is.

Conclusion:
If you are a weight weenie, like nicely finished tools - don't buy it;
If you don't care about the weight or the looks and just want functionality - may as well prepare your drinking vouchers....

P.S.: Chain tool on this one works.

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Favorite Trail:   all of them

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Specialized M2, Judy SL, Mavic 517 CD Ceramic, XT, etc.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by thrasher a Cross-Country Rider from skaneateles,ny

Date Reviewed: November 15, 1999

Strengths:    
tough,compact


Weaknesses:    
a little heavy


Bottom Line:   
great tool for the trail. Tough, can really torqe it without worrying about it snapping in half. cool looking gizmo.Now everybody I ride with asks to use it every time they break down which is a pain because I have to keep taking off my camalbak.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
loose tools wrapped up in a zip lock bag


Bike Setup:   
ks razorback rs

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Ed Miller a Cross-Country Rider from Albany, NY

Date Reviewed: September 3, 1999

Strengths:    
Parks Tools is the name in bike tools. The Micro Tool Box is very cool design.


Weaknesses:    
Heavy! The finishing of the boxed end wrenches is poor; the edges are not ground smooth. What happend to Park's quality control. It does not look like the picture on parks web page.


Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is that this is that this tool is to be carried when you ride. However it is approximately 8 ounces. Did Parks even consider weight when they designed this tool? I purchased this tool on the name alone via mail order; no weight was listed.

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Favorite Trail:   
Stewart Airforce Base

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
ToPeaks Alien.


Bike Setup:   
Klein

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Winslow a Racer from Michigan

Date Reviewed: August 2, 1999

Strengths:    
Small, good design, durable,useful tools


Weaknesses:    
No knife


Bottom Line:   
Good design and durable.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Allen wrench set, Cannondale multi tool.


Bike Setup:   
Klein Attitude

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