How to Use the MTB-3.2 Premium Rescue Tool (Discontinued)

How to Use the MTB-3.2 Premium Rescue Tool (Discontinued)


We’re going to look at the Park Tool
MTB-3.2 Premium Rescue Tool. Nice little carry-along tool with multiple features –
essentially comes in three different parts We have the two tire levers with hexes on one
side and multiple tools on the other and then the center casting. The center casting has a ten-speed
compatible chain tool, a piston press for spreading the
pads inside your calipers, the slot is for straightening a damaged
or bent rotor on a disc brake and then it has three Torx-compatible drivers:
the T10, T25, and T30. Let’s take a closer look at some of
these tools in action. In a trail side situation where your chain is broken
and you don’t have a replacement rivet, you can use your chain tool to remove the damaged
links and rejoin the chain as a short-term fix. choose the appropriate rivet to drive out and use the chain tool to drive it out just far enough to detach the damaged segment of chain. be sure not to push the rivet all the way
out. Once the damaged chain has been removed,
reconnect the other end of the chain and drive the rivet back in. You should consider this a temporary fix –
be sure to replace your chain as soon as possible. If you’re replacing a chain, simply drive
the rivet all the way out to remove the old chain. Be sure the pin is square and fully seated
on the rivet. To install the new chain, place a new
connecting rivet into the rivet hole and place the roller into the chain tool.
Drive the replacement rivet into the chain. Finally, break off the pilot tip using the
chain tool. Our new chain is installed. The slot works for straightening a
damaged rotor when you’re on the trail. Slide in at any position to bend it. Remember to always replace damaged
components at the end of the ride. To use the piston spreader, we take the center casting and it fits down in between the two pads on the rotor and spreads the pads very nice and evenly
without damaging them so that we can install the rotor into the
caliper smoothly and safely. On this half, we have a composite tire lever,
which we’ll look at later, and several hexes:
1 and a half, 2, 2 and a half, 3, 4 It comes with a flat screwdriver and a bottle
opener, a serrated knife and a spoke wrench
sizes 0, 1, and 2. Let’s take a closer look at some of these tools in action. The spoke wrench on the MTB 3.2 has the
three most common spoke sizes to allow for a quick and easy on trail adjustment. On this side, we have a 4, 5, and 6mm hex.
The 5mm has an 8mm sleeve that you can use to snug up a loose
pedal or an 8mm fastener. This also has a Phillips head screwdriver
and a little magnetic tool that slides in that has an emergency pedal
wrench for snugging up a loose pedal and a Presta valve core remover for
Presta systems that have this feature along with an 8, 9, and 10mm box end wrench. Let’s take a closer look at some of these tools. When riding with a loose pedal, I can’t get my fingers in here far enough to tighten the pedal flats. With the emergency pedal wrench on the
MTB-3.2, I can easily get at the pedal flats and snug the pedal up so I can continue riding. Remember, this is an emergency pedal wrench – it is not designed to tighten pedals to factory
specifications. Once you’re off the trail, be sure to fasten
your pedal securely using a full-size pedal wrench. And then on the other end of the emergency
pedal wrench is a Presta valve core tool for Presta valves that have the flats
that the core is removable. The composite sides double as tire levers. We engage the first lever under the tire bead,
followed by the second lever, and then we pull both levers downward
to lift the bead off the rim. Continue on down the tire until the bead
is loose enough to be fully unseated by sliding one lever along the rim. It’s a great little carry along tool – the
Park Tool MTB 3.2 Premium Rescue Tool.