Wolf Tooth EnCase | Carry Your Tools In Your Handlebars

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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.

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Bar tricks.

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.

Storage Sleeves

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Sleeves are cut to fit.
  • 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

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Noodle bar?
  • 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.

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Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

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Comments (4)

    I’ve still got a Cool Tool that goes in the bar. Was a lot cheaper than this set up.

    nice idea, but the price is a bit steep..

    What next? Fill your frame with water to save carrying a Camelback?
    Great idea, but you’d have to really hate carrying stuff – and if you’ve got multiple bikes?

    Barintool is a cheaper option but no chain splitter

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