This press is the backbone of any modern shop. Bearing related work is becoming more and more common on modern bikes and no shop, professional or amateur should pass over these tools. The Modular bearing press starts with the press head.
Where most manufactures just have a glorified nut Abbey Bike Tools went further by adding a massive thrust bearing. Not a wimpy little plastic washer either, an actual bearing with balls and races. What this means is that the pressing action is almost completely isolated from the torque, creating a super smooth pressing action that requires noticeably less effort. Then they added a pair of 5" machined handles for a little extra leverage. Abbey Bike Tools use a 1/2" acme thread for our press shaft, which means a more robust thread and less turning due to it's coarser thread. It also means they have a single diameter to work with and can size their drifts to this dimension, this means your bearings are more likely to go in straight. At the other end of the press is Abbey Bike Tools Quick Nut. This simple part allows you to slide the nut over the press shaft to the desired location and then click it into place and press away. No endless turning, no pinch hazard and no wasted time. Be aware, the quick nut does require a few uses to fully break in.
- Kit includes a complete handled press head, 12" press shaft, quick nut and the following drifts;
- PF30/1.125" headset
- 24mm bottom bracket drifts, for shimano compatible bottom brackets
- 22mm bottom bracket drift, single drift for non drive GXP bottom bracket
- 28.9mm bottom bracket drift, for SRAM DUB
- 6806 drift for BB30 bottom brackets
- 1.5" headset drift
- Centering cone
Abbey Bike Tools always recommend installing bearings one at a time to ensure they go in straight and don't damage the bearings, components or the tools. Use the centering cone in the empty side of the hub/frame/linkage to keep the press concentric with the bore.
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.