If hip packs and enduro straps aren’t minimalist enough for you, then there’s a new opportunity to relieve your pockets of stuff and stash it on your bike: the EnCase system from Wolf Tooth. This sleeve allows you to carry a multitool, tubeless tyre plug set and chain breaker in your handlebars.
Fitting both road and mountain bike bars, the EnCase sleeve uses a rubber flap which you cut to match your bars. You’ll need to use grips which have a removable bar end, as the sleeve includes its own bar end. The whole system is available as the ‘Encase System Bar Kit’ for £127 from UK distributor Saddleback. This includes two sleeves, and both tools.
- Bonus storage space—fits a presta-to-schrader adapter and valve core or a master link (both sold separately)
- Vibration-damping material and snug fit prevents rattling
- Durable precision-machined aluminum end caps
- Custom fit rubber flap can be trimmed to fit in smaller diameter bars
- Included Drop Bar Fit Kit to customize fit for larger-diameter road handlebars
Hex Bit Wrench Multi Tool
- 14 functions (spoke wrench; valve core wrench; flat head #3.5; Phillips #2; 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm Allen key; and T10, T25, and T30 Torx)
- Magnets & O-rings keep all parts in place
- Ball detent swivel head helps access hard-to-reach places
- Handle doubles as breaker bar when ball detent swivel head is bent for extra torque
- Store in handlebar with a Wolf Tooth EnCase Storage Sleeve
- Magnet on bottom end of tool allows for storage on steel bike stands
Chain And Tyre Plug Multi Tool
- Compatible with all bicycle chains including 12-speed
- Inserter tool and bacon strips plug holes in tubeless tyres
- Five strips included; refills available
- Hardened steel pin for lifetime durability
- Requires 4mm Allen key for chain tool driver
If you don’t want all that, or perhaps you want a set of sleeves for a couple of bikes, each part is available separately:
- Encase Handlebar Sleeves with Barend Plugs: £38
- Encase 14 Function Multitool: £53
- Encase Chainbreak and Tyre Plug Tool: £53
If you’re the kind of person who forgets to take their tools with them, perhaps this is a winning solution? Or maybe you really really hate wearing a bag? Or perhaps you just appreciate neat little gadgets and widgets that fit together just so. The Wolf Tooth EnCase system is available now from Saddleback.
Sign up as a Singletrack Member and you can leave comments on stories, use the classified ads, and post in our forums, do quizzes and more.
Join us, join in, it’s free, and fun.