Granite Design has released its own Stash Tool system with all the benefits of the OneUp but without the need to thread your steerer.
And it’s more affordable too!
Granite Design has a couple of tool systems that hide into the otherwise empty orifices on your bike. They have handy tools that you can bung into the ends of your handlebar, and now a more functional tool that stashes in your steerer.
The idea behind the Granite Design Stash Tool System will look familiar to some as it offers many of the hidden benefits as OneUp’s own tool, but this model doesn’t require you to tap and thread your steerer tube making it simpler to install and more affordable to buy.
Instead of using a thread in your steerer to fit, the Stash Tool System uses an alloy housing that actually replaces the star fangled nut in your steerer. The housing is in two parts that pull together with a single bolt meaning you can easily move the tool from bike to bike too.
But why would you want a tool like this when you can pop one in your backpack? Well, rummaging around in your pack for your tool isn’t very convenient, is it?
And what about those times when you forget to pack it? In theory, the Granite Stash System should always be on your bike, unless you have a habit of removing bike parts and not replacing them, which could be quite worrying when you come to think of it.
At just 135g the Stash shouldn’t upset weight weenies, and the benefit of having a multi-tool right where you need it should outweigh any… er… weight issues.
Hidden inside the tiny Stash are the following tools;
- Valve core remover.
- Multi-size spoke key.
- Allen keys.
- Flathead screwdriver.
- 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5 and 6mm Allen keys.
Granite Designs ships the Stash Tool System with everything you need to install it, and with bolts that suit steerer lengths 150-240mm long.
The complete system is made from CNC machined AL7075 alloy finished in either Granite Design’s signature orange or a stealthy black. The Stash is available through the Granite Design website worldwide for just $54.99.
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