The bicycle tool world is not for slouches and no company raises the bar higher than Pedro’s. Their trademark yellow tools, lubes, and cleaners are among the sturdiest and best designed. Proudly founded and managed from Massachusetts, they enjoy a strong worldwide market.
We’ve been waiting for their spoke wrench for years. I saw prototypes a decade ago! Not ones to rush to market, their wrenches debuted in 2016. What a delight! Strong, ergonomic, precision cast and hardened, yellow, multiple size choices, and solidly different from any others.
The robust steel insert offers a 3 or 4-sided drive for square nipples, switching is easy as the insert reverses in the handle. Darned clever. They sit upright like little minions between uses. You owe yourself an extended test ride, a definite must for a well-equipped tool set.
Three sizes are available:
3.23mm – for highest end nipples. The fit is awesome but beware you will encounter top tier wheels on which it will not fit or fits so stiffly your work slows to a crawl.
3.30mm – the opening that takes all modern, “western” style square nipples. An easy slip fit for fastest work and compatibility with off brand or slightly deformed nipples. Akin to the Park green size.
3.45mm – for the increasingly rare but still around oversized nipples often found on older, cheaper, Asian wheels and bikes.