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Customer reviews for Shimano Bottom Bracket Tool for FCM960

Shimano Bottom Bracket Tool for FCM960

Overall rating:
4.2 / 5
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5
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5 out of 5(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Shimano Bottom Bracket Tool for FCM960
Review 1 for Shimano Bottom Bracket Tool for FCM960
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
digscorp25
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Guildford

Expensive for what it is

PostedJuly 7, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Great tool, does what it should, just typical Shimano forcing you to buy a specific tool to use for just ONE part of your bike & charging the Earth for it.....
I mean, £10 for a toll you use once in a blue moon, then leave in your tool kit
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Review 2 for Shimano Bottom Bracket Tool for FCM960
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
SprinterDiddy
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

No slippage, why pay more?

PostedJune 22, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Cons: Uncomfortable
I wasn't an experienced bike repairer (Park tool blog and the Haynes Bike Book were my only guides), but this tool worked a dream. I needed to fit a new SRAM GXP bottom bracket, and the Park equivalent seemed unnecessarily expensive for a rarely-used tool.
This tool was perfect for the job, and because of the gap I was able to check the tightness again after a few rides. Just get a plastic bag or rag to wrap around the handle when you lay the serious pressure down - there is no rubber grip.
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Review 3 for Shimano Bottom Bracket Tool for FCM960
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Yagil
Country:Israel
Age:35-44
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Quality tool, uncomfortable handle.

PostedApril 23, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Cons: Uncomfortable
The Shimano Bottom bracket tool makes installing and removing external BB's a snap. It works fine with current-day XT and SLX bottom bracket, despite being labeled "for FCM960". However, the handle is just plain steel, with no rubber whatsoever. It also lacks the crank cap adjustment tool, unlike similar tools as Park Tool's BBT-9 (http://www.evanscycles.com/products/park/bb-and-crankarm-tool-hollowtech-2-ec008302)
The Shimano is an open wrench, whereas the BBT-9 is closed and fully encapsulates the bottom bracket. In my view that's an advantage of the Shimano: If something has gone loose, you can (in some cases) tighten it without removing the crank.
To sum it up, the Shimano is a quality tool, reasonably priced (significantly cheaper than the BBT-9) and will last ages. However it lacks a rubber handle and cap adjuster. Recommended, nonetheless.
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Review 4 for Shimano Bottom Bracket Tool for FCM960
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Johnnybike
from Scarborough
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

it's a spanner

PostedSeptember 19, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
While branded tools are always more expensive you know they'll do the job- not very exciting but essential if you're swapping out your bottom bracket bearings!
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Review 5 for Shimano Bottom Bracket Tool for FCM960
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
condo
from Edinburgh
Age:18-24
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male

PostedDecember 12, 2009
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Expensive, Uncomfortable
Does exactly whats is designed to do. High quality, heavy and robust, and it can easily remove the most stuborn of bottom brackets. However, it is uncomfortable to use. The square edges dig right into your palm, meaning you have to wrap the handle in a cloth in order to use it. The price (I paid anyway) was rather steep, considering that it's uncomfortable to use.
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