JOSHONABIKEwrote a review of Hero Kit Hero Kit for Road Biking on November 10, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Once upon a time in the O.C...I was on a random ride to Dana Point. The day turned out to be a solid 88 miles round trip. It was like any other ride, except I ran into a world of problems.
I had never broken a chain before, and never thought I would. I mean, hey, I've gone years and never had this issue, both on road and MTB.
And then the day came...
I don't know about you, but I keep all of my HERO Kit materials in a second water bottle: tube, tire levers, CO2, and these trusty parts from my HERO kit (multi-tool, extra links, cleat bolt, and manual).
I don't like saddle bags, especially after all of the dollars we put int our bikes being aerodynamic.
Anyway, back to the story. I broke a chain. No idea what to do about it. Then I dug into my water bottle and BAM! There was that handy dandy manual. Step by step, with pictures, I was able to change my first chain break. I had everything I needed!
Ofcourse, I flatted out from a stubborn goat-head. Rather than slap a new tube in...feeling inspired from my previous experience with the HERO kit...I decided this time that I was going to patch it. You see...the back of the tire levers have patches in them. Go figure...smart tools with everything needed nicely tucked away so as not to take up too much space. I thought I would give the patches a try, I already had a spare tube and an extra CO2, so why not go for it. Still haven't changed that patched tire.
Look, these guys have thought of every issue you can have out there. I mean, dude, they even include tush wipes...just in case crap happens.
For you weight wienies, they've made the kit as compact as possible, with patches integrated into tire levers. Brilliant.
I also have to give props to them for their MTB Field Repair Guide...there is ridiculous good advice in there.
All in all, I'm thoroughly impressed with the HERO Kit Folks.
Thanks guys, for thinking of it all and proving your worth with your thoughtful Field Repair Guides along with quality repair gear