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Park Tool DAG-2

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The Park Tools DAG-2 Derailleur Hanger Alignment Gauge utilizes a longer measuring pointer, longer threaded stud and a longer, narrower alignment boss to fit a wider variety of bikes.

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Park Tool DAG-2
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Rugged (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Keep in the garage (4)
    • Mountain bikes (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    A must have tool

    By schulzg10

    from Utah

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Quality
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Keep In the Garage
      • Mountain Bikes
      • Road Bikes

      Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

      Park Tool has done it again. This tool is PERFECT for fixing those annoying shifting problems. You won't regret buying this tool. It sure beats having to buy and replace hangers all the time. This tool is easy to use and will straighten out your hanger every time.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      must have in every well eqiped tool case

      By MichiBretz

      from Redondo Beach

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy Use
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Hulking

      Best Uses

      • Anything With A Derailleu
      • Anything With Derailleur

      Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

      Super easy and intuitive to use.
      Don't forget to rotate the wheel with the tool to compensate for a possible untrue wheel.

      For Shimano Shadow Derailleurs (sorry but someone should come up with a better name for this thing!) you can also leave that fist chip on the hanger and adjust including that piece as this thing usually bends as well when you hit a rock and adjusting the hanger only will not help.
      All you need to do that is an additional 10mm washer.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Essential Tool

      By feetup

      from Vancouver Island Canada

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

          You don't use this tool often but it is the key to smoothest shifting. I checked out all the bikes in the household and even the newest frame was out of alignment. The tool is fast and easy to use and rigid enough to use as both alignment gauge and straightening tool.
          I love it!

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          • No
           
          5.0

          cant go wrong with park tools

          By k604

          from simi valley, ca.

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

                if you want your bike to shift properly you need one of these in your tool box

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Park Tool Derailleur Hangar Alignment

                By Crunch Goes the Bike

                from Laguna Beach, CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy
                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Keep In the Garage
                • Mountain Bikes

                Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

                This tool is essential for avid mountain bike riders that experience the occasional dent and ding of technical riding. It is quick to attach and align the hangar without removing the rear wheel and gets the bike back on the road quickly. It is a little on the pricey side for what it is but there is no other replacement that matches its quick and easy performance. Add it to the tool box and your friends will be sure to come to your garage at least once to use it.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Every serious rider should have a Dag 2

                By Senior1

                from Phoenix, AZ

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Essential

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Keep In the Garage

                Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

                Nearly all of my shifting problems over years have come back to a bent derailleur hanger. Hard to get right by eyeball. You'll save hours of frustration and (fewer bike shop dollars) by getting a DAG2

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Tool!!!

                By jeppymon

                from Palmyra, Pa.

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Grip
                • Lightweight
                • Right Tool For The Job
                • Rugged
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

                    Had a bike mishap, crashed and bent up my derailleur. Could not shift in every gear smoothly afterwards. Derailleur didn't look bent? Got this tool and it worked great. Simple to use and did not take long to correct problem. Now I am able to shift fine, like a new bike! This is a must tool for the tool box!!!!

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                    5.0

                    Have to have for home mechanic

                    By Gonzo

                    from Charlotte, N. Cackilacky

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bring it With You
                      • City Bikes
                      • Keep In the Garage
                      • Mountain Bikes
                      • Road Bikes

                      Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

                      This thing will pay for itself the first time you use it. If you ding your derailleur off a rock, tree, curb, competing rider, small farm animal, etc.., this thing will straighten out your hanger and get you shifting again. Simple to use and is pretty much idiot proof.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      (mostly) flawless design

                      By Will

                      from Colts Neck, NJ

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

                      I use this on every bike that I work on, whether I think it has a bent hanger or not. In most cases, there is some mis-alignment, and starting out by using this tool, you can head off a good deal of headaches later.

                      The operation of the tool is very simple...remove derailleur, replace wheel (and of course, clamp it in the dropouts) and screw in the gauge. As long as you check your work on 3 spots (I prefer the top, bottom, and left, since they are the easiest to reach on most bikes) you are almost guaranteed an aligned hanger.

                      My only gripe with the tool is that as a function of it's design, it needs to be able to rotate. The axle that the tool is designed around, however, has a good amount of play in it. While this does not make it impossible to use the tool, it makes it more difficult than it has to be.

                      Bottom line, if you maintain your own bikes, or work on others, this is a tool you have to have, and the one made by park works well enough that the price should be no obstacle.

                       
                      5.0

                      Realigning Derailleur Hanger Not Easy

                      By quidam

                      from Longmont, CO

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Instructions
                      • Online Video Available
                      • Solid Construction
                      • Well Designed

                      Cons

                      • No Angular Measurement
                      • No bubble level

                      Best Uses

                      • Has Only One Use

                      Comments about Park Tool DAG-2:

                      As with Park tools in general, the DAG-2 does what it is designed to do quite well: allow the user to align a bent derailleur hanger. In order to do a proper job one is supposed to bend the hanger on the vertical and horizontal axes. It's probably not necessary to use those specific axes as long as the ones you do use are perpendicular to one another, but you have to eyeball the bar's position; there is no bubble level or angular measurement integrated into the tool, and using a separate protractor or level would be something of a pita given that you are trying to hold the bar motionless while adjusting the gauge rod measuring distance to the wheel. I found the process reasonably easy, but I do wonder, considering the precision of some modern derailleurs, if this system is accurate enough to yield good results with them. I used it for a bike with non-index shifting.
                      The bar gives enough leverage that it's easy to over-bend. The instructions take this into account when describing the alignment process, but, depending on how the bike is mounted on a stand, it can also make it easy to move the entire bike, requiring the user to find a clumsy handhold on the frame and try to do a precise one-handed bend. This is not a major criticism, just a practical problem to bear in mind when using the tool.
                      Bear in mind that you are bending, and therefore fatiguing, a bit of steel welded onto the frame. This does weaken it and make it easier to bend back out of shape. Enough of this and it will break off or become too weak, requiring a frame builder to replace the dropout.
                      All in all, this is a good tool which I think an integrated bubble level or protractor would improve.

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