After two years of design, testing, revisions, more testing, and more tweaking, Abbey Bike Tools Chain Tool is dialed and ready to put a wide eyed grin on your face. Abbey Bike Tools broke over 10,000 chains on a single tool and pin during the development of the new tool. That's 3 chain installs a day every day for a decade, hence the name "Decade".
The threaded body and lead screw are made from cro-moly and receive a low friction powder vapor deposition (PVD) coating to give it a silky feel you've never felt in a chain tool before. The nice large handles ensure ease of use with any chain. The freely rotating pin is made from a shock rated tool steel and will likely last as long as the rest of the tool. The chain tool comes with a spare chain pin in the handle and they are cross compatible with Shimano and Campagnolo pins should you find yourself in a pinch.
The greatest part of the chain tool has to be the interchangeable mid plate though. The saddled part that holds the chain in position can be swapped to work with nearly anything the industry comes out with. This ensures that your investment won't become obsolete when company "X" comes out with an 18 speed cassette in 20 years.
The tool also peens Campagnolo 11 and 12 speed chains to factory specs using a backstop that threads into the backside of the tool as a stop.
Compatible with 9-13 speed chain including the new 12 and 13 speed chains from Campagnolo and Shimano's XTR 9100. Mid Plates for 1/8" single speed chains and SRAM AXS group are available in the parts section.
ABOUT Abbey Bike Tools
Abbey Bike Tools make the world's best cycling tools – unparalleled in quality, precision and beauty. Based in Bend, Oregon, the Abbey Tools Team only creata a new tool when there's an advancement to be made. Each design is highly functional and built to last – the epitome of the brand's motto: "Precision is our religion". Equally at home in a pro mechanic's arsenal or in the discerning home tinkerer's toolbox, you'll find no finer tools anywhere. Read more about Castelli.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, HJC, Moots Cycles, PUSH, Sidi, Silca, Sportful, Stages, Troy Lee Designs and Wolf Tooth.