The Original Hero Kit: Bike Repair in Your Jersey Pocket

Oct 26, 2012
Outside Magazine

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You’re late getting home from work, and your buddy will be over in 10 to pick you up for the epic mountain bike ride you’ve been scheming all summer. You still need to get dressed, but you also need to find your wrenches, chain tool, patch kit, and all of the other stuff you know you should bring along.

Get the Original Hero Kit, and you’ll never scramble to pull together the right bike repair kit for your trail ride again.

A mountain bike repair kit small enough to fit in your jersey pocket, the Original Hero Kit has everything you need to get you or your riding partner out of the most common trail conundrums. assembled essential tools in a durable waterproof Aloksac (a durable zip closure bag big enough to keep your cell phone dry in an unexpected storm) that’s packed flat so it sits comfortably against your back when it’s stuffed in your pocket. The included tools are high quality and practical, from a sturdy multitool with an easy to use chain breaker, to zip ties, cleat bolts, master link, patch kit and other bits and parts that at some point every cyclist wishes he had along for the ride. But the kit isn’t just tools. The Original Hero Kit includes survival supplies, like water purification tablets, toilet paper, and duct tape. And, lest you get stuck out in the wilds with no idea how your chain tool might fix your breakdown, the Original includes basic instructions.

“A Hero Kit is more than just a bag of tools,” says’s founder Jason Berv. “It’s confidence in a kit, empowerment to ride a trail that you’ve never ridden before, knowledge that you have what you need, including tools and how-to and support, to get you back to the trailhead safely."

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And, it’s cheaper than assembling the parts yourself.

Coming soon: The Original Hero Kit for Road Biking, $45, and the Superhero Kit, $79, which has a compact pump and a spare inner tube all in a handy bike bag. Available now: The Original Hero Kit, 9.6 ounces, $45;

—Berne Broudy
Filed To: Adventure, Biking, Bags, Tools

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