Earlier last year, I replaced a few key tools on 5 mechanics tool benches with a brand not many people had heard of. The brand was Birzman, the tools were their Damselfly Universal chain tool, Chain Whip, and Cable Cutter. After countless tune-ups, new cables and chains my mechanics started raving about the tools because they were easy to use and dependable. This is exactly what a mechanic needs at their finger tips. When I was looking to replace some tools in my travel kit I was offered a Studio Kit from Birzman to review and I jumped at the chance to have hands on testing with 90% of their full tool lineup.

Details on the Birzman Studio Toolbox

37 bicycle tools from general repair to part specific
MSRP: $400
Ideal consumer: A rider that wants a full tool spread at their fingers, or an avid mechanic that needs something organized to travel with.

Full List of Tools and Specifications

Tools Specification
1 Torx®Key Set  T10/ T15/ T20/ T25/ T27/ T30/ T40/ T45/ T50
2 Hex Key Set 1.5/2/2.5/3/4/5/6/8/10mm
3 Chain Wear Indicator 0.75% to 1%
4 Patch Kit
5 Tire Lever Set
6 Shimano®Cartridge B.B. Tool
7 Shimano® HG Cassette
8 Shimano® MF Freewheel
9 Universal Crank Puller For ISIS® Drive and Octalink® crank arms
10 Cable Cutter
11 Hollowtech® II B.B. Tool
12 Socket Wrench  For 1/2″ drive hex bit sockets
13 Crank Arm Installation Tool
14 Spoke Wrench 12G/13G/14G/15G /Shimano® 4.3/4.4
15 Chain Rivet Extractor 1/8″, 3/32″, 9,10 and 11 speed
16 Pedal Wrench 15mm pedal wrench
17 Chain Whip 8/9/10/11 speed
18 Flathead 5.5
19 Crosshead #2
20 Combination Wrench 8/10mm
21 File
22 Link Pliers
23 Campagnolo® Cassette
24 8MM Hex Key 8mm
25 10MM Hex Key 10mm
26 Shifting Spanner 0-33mm
27 Disc Brake Piston Press
28 Rotor Truing Fork For hydraulic brake systems
29 Disc Brake Gap Indicator
30 Threadless Saw Guide 1”, 1-1/8” and 1-1/4”
31 Mavic® Spoke Wrench
32 Threadless Nut Setting Tool 1-1/8”
33 Diagonal Pliers 6″
34 Chainring Nut Wrench
35 Radio Pliers 6″
36 Dead Blow Hammer
37 Tape Measure

Initial Thoughts

Overall, I am impressed with the thought that has gone into the case. The toolset is an investment for a novice mechanic but the case is labeled and laid out to make it easy for even a beginner to find what they are needing. Along that note, the case comes with straight forward instructions on using their tools. While it doesn’t show you step by step on how to proceed through the service, it does show any intricacies you need to know for the tool to be used properly. I plan on using this tool box as exclusively as possible for the next couple of weeks on bike builds and repairs to better understand how the tools work, and if there is anything significant missing from the box. More to come soon!

Disclaimer: This product was provided no charge for review. I was not bribed or paid for this review.

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