The Abbey Bike Tools Team Issue Modular Bearing Press is a perfect tool for any team mechanic who regularly presses in bottom brackets and headsets. The press head includes a thrust bearing, complete with balls and races, that carries Abbey's signature finger spline grip pattern to facilitate traction.
There's also a 6mm hex on the top, allowing an Allen key to be used for extra leverage where fittings are tight. Either way, the tool will work with a beautifully smooth, effortlessly light press action that is nonetheless firm enough to reliably press in cups with tight tolerances.
The half-inch acme thread used for the press shaft is robust and coarse enough to minimise the amount of turning action needed, while the patented, magnetic Quick Nut at the end of the press will slide up the shaft without resistance and endless spinning, then click handily into place. Meanwhile, the included centring cone ensures that the press and bore will line up perfectly.
The whole kit is light and compact enough to carry easily in a travelling case, so is perfect for use by team mechanics. Abbey Bike Tools' own well-crafted and precisely fitting headset and bottom bracket drifts, which will ensure a consistently straight bearing installation, are sold separately.
- Substantial thrust bearing on press head ensures smooth action
- 6mm hex on top allows use of Allen key for added leverage
- 12" press shaft with 1/2" acme thread is robust and works without excessive turning
- Patented magnetic Quick Nut slides onto shaft without resistance, then clicks into place
- Recommended for use installing bearings one at a time
- Tailored drifts are not included but are sold separately
- All parts crafted at Abbey Bike Tools' Bend, Oregon HQ
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.