Silca HX-ONE Centennial Home Essential Kit

$184.99

CENTENNIAL EDITION – These tools are made to fit better, leading to better feel and confidence for the mechanic as well as a significantly reducing the likelihood of damaging exotic fasteners made from Titanium or Aluminum.

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Description

Join in celebrating a century of bicycle toolmaking with this limited edition Anniversary HX-ONE tool kit. These are the same tools that made Silca’s HX-ONE kit ‘cycling gift of the year’ according to many publications but as with anything at SILCA, the beauty here lies in the details.

Forged from S2 Steel, the keys are coated with a thin-dense chrome which provides a hard and durable finish. We then finish the process by spraying each key with a high-grip textured SILCA red polymer for maximum grip and control.

For this limited edition anniversary run, they’ve selected the heartwood of the American Walnut tree for the box. The heartwood of these trees can range from a lighter pale brown to a chocolate brown with dark streaks making each box is different from the next. Additionally, this highly-prized wood is also valued for it’s longevity, durability and aesthetic characteristics which make it the perfect choice for such an occasion.

The finishing touch on this anniversary set is the centennial logo which adorns the top of the box. The logo is made of 304 Stainless Steel which is then painted by hand in order to get the colors and effect just right.

TOOLS

  • S2 Steel hex keys -2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm
  • Red polymer coating for superior grip
  • Custom S2 Steel bit adapter to standard 1/4” bit
  • 10 S2 Steel bits found in every cycling workshop -Torx T8, T10, T15, T20, T25, & T30 -Two sizes of each Phillips and flat screwdriver heads
  • SILCA standard adapters for star keys and other common fasteners

BOX

  • Made from the Heartwood of American Walnut
  • Magnetic closure system for one-hand use
  • CNC-machined slot for each tool inside held in place by an elastomeric tab
  • 100-year anniversary SILCA badge on box top

STORY

One of the goals with this lifetime set of tools was to have it be completely one-hand accessible (we’ve all been there..). The fine Beechwood box uses a magnetic closure system and each tool rests in a CNC machined slot, held in place by a single elastomeric tab. Each tool fits into and out of its slot with a satisfying ‘click’ so that even when stretched one-handed from work stand to workbench, you can be confident in your placement.

For the HX-One Silca started with the finest S-2 Tool Steel, a shock resistant steel which has been refined by Swiss and German toolmakers for the optimal balance of strength, hardness, shock resistance and dimensional control. S-2 yields stronger tools with much harder surfaces for prolonged tool AND fastener life. The keys are then coated with thin-dense Chrome, a process generally reserved for mold tool components or optical grade surfaces inside molding tools. This coating provides the hardest, most dimensionally stable finish possible on each hex key. Finally, each tool is spray coated with a high-grip, high-visibility textured polymer finish for maximum grip and control. No more dropping your tools with greasy fingers or losing them on your workbench!
40x Magnification shows the damage to both the Ti fastener AND the Cr-V Hex tool after only 28 tighten/loosen cycles.  The much higher precision AND harder SILCA S2 key with thin-dense Chrome coating is both 16% harder AND more dimensionally accurate resulting in only minor deformation of the fastener after 50 tighten/loosen cycles.  Note the discoloration of the titanium from the black oxide finish of the Cr-V tool transferring to the Ti fastener.

Included with the HX-One Essentials Kit is the proprietary SILCA 17-4 Stainless Magnetic Adapter. The Adapter with a pleasant magnetic click turns the 6mm Hex Key into a ¼” socket drive which can fit any common ¼” driver Bit. Included in the kit are the 6 most common Torx sizes, 2 Phillips Head and 2 Flat head Drivers. You can literally handle any modern bicycle fastener with the tools in the box.

Each HX-One kit is lovingly packed into a fully CNC machined box made from sustainable Beech Wood. Each box is hand sanded and finished before receiving the stainless steel SILCA Shield on the lid.