New version of the Granite Design Stash RT fits more forks, has a better pop-out function, and can accept Garmin/Wahoo/Bryton devices mounted via optional Scope RT cover.
Granite Design Stash RT is a two-way ratchet wrench with nine tool bits. The revised housing now fits all modern forks with tapered steerer tubes, even those that have ovalised inner.
The toolkit consists of a 92mm long two-way ratchet which takes 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, T25, bits as well as a 50mm PH1 bit which can extend the ratchet’s handle an extra 14mm making it easier to adjust hard-to-reach bolts.
The bits are held in place against the tool body by magnets. The magnets are shaped to maximize the surface area in contact with the socket bits to ensure each bit remains firmly attached to the tool holder whenever it is buffeted inside the container on the trail.
The tool is spring-loaded tool and pops its little head up out of its recess when the top cover is rotated out of the way.
Regarding the top cover, via an optional Scope RT cover, you can attach a cycling computer (Garmin, Bryton and Wahoo) directly on to the top. This is a pretty unique feature of this system over opther steerer-stowed tools.
It weighs around 160g and comes in this orange/black colourway.
Pricing is £64.95 (£7.95 for the Scope RT cover).
Unlike some other steerer-stored multi-tools (OneUp’s EDC being the obvious example), the Stash RT doesn’t require you to take thread-tapper to your fork’s steerer.
What you do have to do is not have a star fangled nut in your steerer. Which is one less job to do if you’re starting with a new fork. But if you have fork with a star fangled nut in there already, you will need to do a bit of whacking with a suitable drift and hammer.
Because the unit is spring loaded it is a little more secure than the original Stash press fit design which relied on an O-ring.
“The major developmental obstacle we had to overcome was how to fit the lengthy ratchet wrench handle and nine bits into such a compact space.
“Similar tool kits on the market are built around a thin and small multi-tool. Stash RT’s ratchet wrench is longer thus gives more leverage. The two-way ratchet function makes accessing bolts in tight spaces much easier.
“The outer alloy housing and the plastic tool holder itself are already as thin as possible. And we also had to come up with a way to hold these bits in place without taking too much space. We did that through precise CNC machining—and magnets.”
Freaking magnets dude.
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