Review: The Syncros Guide Multi-Tool Kit comes with almost everything you need

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As the component and accessory arm of Swiss mega-brand, Scott Sports, Syncros has been steadily growing its repertoire over the past couple of years. From super high-end carbon fibre mountain bike wheels and one-piece integrated bar & stems, through to grips, dropper posts, saddles, bolt-on mudguards, pumps and bags, the range of products on offer from Syncros is getting bigger by the season.

Joining Syncros’ existing line of flip-out multi-tools, the Guide Multi-Tool joins in as a high-end, ratchet-based tool kit. With a comprehensive array of bits and tools to help you fix your bike while traipsing about in the mountains, it’s a bit of a step up from your average 8pc multi-tool.

One of my favourite features – and something that’s likely to please the more obsessive mechanics among us – everything comes wrapped up in this neat little tool roll.

syncros tool roll
The Syncros Guide Multi-Tool Kit comes wrapped up in its own tool roll.
syncros tool roll
It’s slim enough to fit into a saddle bag, a jersey pocket, or your riding pack.
syncros guide tool ratchet torque roll
The Guide Multi-Tool Kit is based around a mini ratchet driver, and includes eight bits and a torque limiter.

Open out the roll, and you’ll discover a mini ratchet driver, three torx bits, four hex bits (and an 8mm adapter), a Phillips head and a 5Nm torque limiter – that’s the gold bit at the top. You also get a mini chain breaker with machined-in spoke keys, and there are two plastic tyre levers and some glue-less patches.

With a couple of notable exceptions – which I’ll touch on below – the Guide Multi-Tool comes with pretty much everything you’d need to cover the various nuts and bolts on your bike.

Syncros Guide Multi-Tool Kit Features

  • Mini ratchet driver w/54t reversible gear
  • 5Nm torque limiter
  • Hex keys: 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm & 8mm
  • Torx bits: T15, T25 & T30
  • Phillips Head PH2 bit
  • Mini chain breaker w/integrated spoke keys
  • 6 x glue-less patches
  • 2 x tyre levers
  • Includes tool wrap
  • Total weight: 207g
  • RRP: £64.99
What I Dig About The Syncros Guide Multi-Tool Kit Upon seeing the Syncros Guide Multi-Tool Kit for the first time, I had flashbacks to the Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX we've previously tested. Indeed it would appear the mini ratchet driver is identical, which is no bad thing. It's got a nice buzz with a 54t engagement ring, and a fiddly black lever switches it into reverse for undoing bolts.
There’s a magnetic holster for the ratchet driver.

What I Dig About The Syncros Guide Multi-Tool Kit

 

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Review Info

Brand:Syncros
Product:Guide Tool
From:Syncros, syncros.com
Price:£64.99
Tested:by Wil Barrett for 5 months

Comments (4)

    Add in the Topeak Torqbox Nano NM (£12) to your fix it sticks and bam.. great tool set.

    This does seem to be a better route than folding multi-tools. I (ridiculously) bought the Spurcycle tool, which doesn’t have a ratchet. Ludicrously light and rather nice to use: https://www.spurcycle.com/products/tool

    just discovered the Blackburn Big Switch Multi-Tool at £24 and 134gm… #Toolmania

    @fivealive – That’s a fantastic idea! Will check out the Topeak Nano Nm and also the Blackburn Bit Switch – cheers for the head’s up!

    @BigDummy – I totally agree. Finding folding multi-tools to be a bit awkward to use now I’m used to these bit-style tool kits. And holy cow, that Spurcycle tool is b-e-a-utiful :-0

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