For years, I used the Park SR-1 chain whip. That's a great tool, but it's pretty big (tall) and bulky. As I found myself traveling to races and needing/wanting to pack my tools a bit more compactly, I shelled out for the HCW-16, and I am happy.
This doesn't have a coated handle, but I've not found that to be an issue--just put on a glove or wrap it with a towel. Changing a cassette is easy and fast with this tool.
If you only need a chain whip for your workshop, get the SR-1. If you'll ever travel with it, get this one.Pros:
Significantly smaller than the SR-1. Cheaper, too.Cons:
No coated handle.Would Buy Again:
June 28, 2011Reviewed by:
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