Granite Design has introduced the £10.95 Talon, a ‘virtually indestructible’ pair of tyre levers / quick link pliers.
The company is made up of designers who like nothing better than to figure out how to hide away the maximum number of useful tools on a bike as discreetly as possible, which brings us neatly to the new Granite Talon.
Designed to fasten to your frame via a RockBand, the Talon is a two in one tool combining 2 x fibre reinforced nylon tyre levers with a quick link removal tool.
The two levers, with stainless steel tips, work together as a pair of quick link removal pliers when you need to split your chain in a rush. Split the pliers and you have a pair of tough tyre levers strong enough to remove stubborn tyres, but delicate enough to use on expensive carbon rims.
Granite’s designers also worked in space for a spare chain link in there too, so you always have the means to fix your chain anywhere to go.
The Granite Talon weighs in at just 40g, works on 9-12 speed chains and will be available to buy either through Granite distributors or via Amazon. We will hopefully receive a set soon, so we can put the ‘virtually indestructible’ claim to the test.
- Stashable chain tool and tyre lever combo
- 130mm x 19mm x 8mm
- Works with 9 to 12-speed quick links and chains
- Quick-link storage
- Stainless tips and glass fibre reinforced nylon lever
- Weight: 40g
- MSRP: £10.95