Useful Stuff: Tackle the Unexpected with the Ryder Nutcracker Tool

The Nutcracker is a multi-function tool that removes valve nuts, removes valve cores, spreads disc brake pads and houses a spare valve core.



DETAILS

  • Valve core remover.
  • Storage for spare valve core.
  • Steel reinforced disc pad spreader.
  • Tubeless valve rim nut remover that fits any size nut.
  • Weight: 7 grams
  • RRP: +/- R99
  • Buy: Your local bike shop
  • rydercycling.co.za


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Ryder Nutcracker as used by Myles Kelsey for Bike Network during an editorial shoot in Cape Town South Africa on 30th October 2019.
An effective tubeless setup requires the valve nut to be nipped up real tight. Hence, during trail-side repairs [without tools] removing the valve nut can sometimes be near impossible. The Nutcracker, with it’s patented grip system that accommodates various nut sizes, is the tool for the job. Simply slide it onto the valve nut and rotate anti-clockwise to loosen.
Ryder Nutcracker as used by Myles Kelsey for Bike Network during an editorial shoot in Cape Town South Africa on 30th October 2019.
The Nutcracker also features a neat cutaway that is designed to remove the valve core itself. It also stores a spare valve core.
Ryder Nutcracker as used by Myles Kelsey for Bike Network during an editorial shoot in Cape Town South Africa on 30th October 2019.
Lastly, should you accidentally pump the brake lever when the wheel is off [and have the pads close in on each other] the Nutcracker has a tapered flat section that is designed specifically to pry your disc brake pads open again.


VERDICT

The Nutcracker is a tidy and inexpensive tool that is easy to use and invaluable when a simple repair job gets complicated.

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