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Old 12-14-21, 09:24 AM
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Chain Whip Recommendation...

Anybody have a recommendation for a durable and comfortable-to-use chain whip? I'm a professional mechanic and use these multiple times per day. We have Park and Shimano ones at the shop. They're "OK," but I was wondering if anyone has used anything better as far as ease of use and durability are concerned. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by bike-izle View Post
Anybody have a recommendation for a durable and comfortable-to-use chain whip? I'm a professional mechanic and use these multiple times per day. We have Park and Shimano ones at the shop. They're "OK," but I was wondering if anyone has used anything better as far as ease of use and durability are concerned. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
+1. Especially if you're a pro. Can save time and frustration when used frequently and the higher cost over chain whips will pay for itself in no time.
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+1. Especially if you're a pro. Can save time and frustration when used frequently and the higher cost over chain whips will pay for itself in no time.

I have the original version that doesn't work on the 12 & 13 spd cassettes, bought when I worked in a shop. Easily the best one I've used. The other wrenches in the shop liked it too, enough that the shop owner bought a couple for the shop's tools.

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I use these

Cassette Pliers | Feedback Sports | Precision Bike Tools

Pliers are game changers compared to chain whips.
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I have this one and I don't recommend it. I got it because it also had the lock ring spanner but it has the wrong diameter and won't grab the lock ring for a fixed cog. So I have a Park chain whip and a Hozan rock ring tool.




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I gave up on chain whips and moved to the Park Tool cassette pliers
https://www.parktool.com/product/cassette-pliers-cp-1-2
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I can recommend Birzman BM17-SPRO-WH:

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I can recommend Birzman BM17-SPRO-WH:

I wonder if there would be any practical difference between the Birzman, the Pedro's, the Feedback Sports and the Park Tools model?
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Old 12-19-21, 07:26 PM
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I wonder if there would be any practical difference between the Birzman, the Pedro's, the Feedback Sports and the Park Tools model?
Birzman's jaws lock on a sprocket. You do not have handles there that you need to press against each other when using the tool, sort of like the standard chain whip, but the lock is more secure and they can still grab larger sprockets for meaningful torque.
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