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Customer reviews for Knog Shifter Spanner

Knog Shifter Spanner

Overall rating:
3 / 5
3
 / 
5
(2 reviews) 2
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Rating breakdown 2 reviews
5 Stars
1
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1 out of 2(50%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer questions and answers:
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Customer reviews for Knog Shifter Spanner
Review 1 for Knog Shifter Spanner
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
MrMilo
from Camden, London
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male

Compact Vs Usability

PostedJuly 20, 2010
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Poor quality, Expensive, Uncomfortable
I was very surprised to see how small this spanner was when it arrived. It manages to fold in on itself, much like a snake would coil itself up, to a very nifty size of around 30mm square. Now that is compact for a 15mm spanner! Perfect for carrying around in a cycle jersey.
Now here's the problem.
I bought this to help release my special lock nuts on my wheels. The spanner has such a short arm, roughly 50mm it's very tricky to get any sort of leverage... also if you slip, you will hit your fingers on your frame of your bike like I have a number of times. OUCH!
In the end I went out and bought a 15mm "Ice toolz pedal wrench" for £8.99, (compared to the £24 of this tool!), and that is a dream to use, with enough arm leverage to easily remove any nuts or bolts. There is truth behind the saying "Bigger is Better".
+3points
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Review 2 for Knog Shifter Spanner
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Steven
from Wiltshire
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male

Saves buying many different spanners

PostedJune 2, 2010
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
It can actually open up to 25mm which is better than it's claiming. Looks great and is pretty lightweight and compact. There really is not much more that can be said.
+1point
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