Hero Kit Super Hero Extreme Kit for Mountain Biking $119.00
Streamlined, lightweight, and well thought out.
'Super Hero Extreme' might be very well be an overbearing string of superlatives better left to action packed Saturday-morning animations of the 90s. But, given the amount of lightweight tools and essential gear in this repair Kit for Mountain Biking, you'll understand why Hero Kit went to this degree.
What makes this kit different from the Super Hero is that it's lighter and more compact. That qualifies for extreme, right? This is achieved by replacing a standard tube with a Specialized Turbo, upgrading the pump to an ultralight model, and including a smaller Planet Bike top tube bag. The rest of the kit shares all the thoughtful features as the others.
Not only does the kit provide tools, it also includes step-by-step instructions, too. This means that when your electronic gadgets are out of range or have chewed through a battery, you're still able to reference a 24-page waterproof manual of easy-to-follow instructions. Essentially, that's the extent of this kits thoughtfulness. However, it's much more than just a book and multi-tool in a plastic bag.
First off, the included LokSak is a waterproof, highly-durable bag -- not something that you pack a lunch in. The Hero Kit also includes a multi-use wipe in order to spare your favorite sock from a dishonorable trailside demise. Some more commonly overlooked essentials are duct tape, cable ties, and an emergency contact card.
Well, that covers personal and some mechanical aids, although, there's more to the latter. You'll also find that the Hero Kit smartly includes a gear cable, 9- and 10-speed KMC replacement links, a frame bolt, and a cleat bolt. If you've ever experienced the frustration of a loose cleat halfway through a ride, you're able to rightfully appreciate the last detail.
As for tire repairs, the kit includes a Planet Bike tire levers and a patch kit, along with a Tyvek boot in order to repair torn sidewalls. Finally, the Hero Kit Hero Kit for Mountain Biking's multi-tool has 12 functions including all of the common Allen wrenches, a T25 torx, and a chain breaker. The Turbo tube mentioned earlier can stretch to fit 26-29in wheels in emergency situations.