Granite Design Stash RT: ratchet in your steerer

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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.

What’s inside: 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, T25 and an extended PH1 bit

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.

L-R: the main tool/holder, 3 x bolts for differing steerer lengths, bottom bung, optional Scope RT ‘lid’ for GPS/devices (inc. mounting screws/hardware)

It weighs around 160g and comes in this orange/black colourway.

Pricing is £64.95 (£7.95 for the Scope RT cover).

Eyeing up which bolt to go for (I went with the longest bolt with my 200mm length steerer)

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.

Bottom bung
Really shorts stems may require a spacer above the stem to give the swivelling lid sufficient clearance, as is the case here with the rinky-dink 20mm Pacenti P-Dent stem

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  • Granite Design Stash RT: ratchet in your steerer
  • Premier Icon tomparkin
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    Can bolt which clamps the headset be tightened from beneath the fork?

    Premier Icon Paul
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    You need a long allen key from the top and one in the bottom

    Premier Icon tomparkin
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    Hmm. Props on the nice pink Moxie in the video 🙂 but I guess that means you can’t tighten a knocking headset on the trail using the tool itself unless you happen to have a long allen key in yer sky rocket.

    Premier Icon kernduro
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    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.

    Nor does the EDC necessarily, as there’s a threadless version too.

    Premier Icon smeear
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    top tip, Just bash the star nut further down and bolt the Stash unit straight to it. this way you can use a fork cork underneath to carry even more stuff!
    That what ive been doing for the past year or so, works a treat.

    will be getting this new version as the old model was a bit to weak for any real heavy jobs

    Premier Icon argee
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    Got the original, never really had to use it on the trail, works well though and easy to fit, this one looks a bit better, so might get this one for the other bike.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    How long is the tool housing bobbsy whatsit?

    Quite like the idea of this plus using the space below for something else…

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    I’ve taken the plunge and ordered one for my latest build, I’ve the older version on my other bikes and they have been great. Just wish there was some kind of chain tool (not the fit in the bar kind).
    Bought the Garmin mount too as this was Def one thing that let the original down.

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    I’ve that kit in my stash box on the bergamont as standard kit.

    Handy to use. Though for reasons I don’t know I still carry a lezanyne and use that…..

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    That bottom cover is quite neat.

    You’d be amazed how much crud ends up inside the steerer…

    Premier Icon ndthornton
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    If only we had such with 1.5in steerers think how much more you could cram in there

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Just received and fitted mine, initial impressions are…..
    It’s well made, the ratched is easy to use and the selection of bits it far better than the original stash tool (just wish there was a chain breaker, or quicklink holder too)
    On the down sides…. the magnets aren’t strong enough to hold the bits – I can see myself dropping them on the floor when fumbling with gloves and loosing them trailside. & I don’t get why they couldn’t have designed the top carrier to be threaded enabling a bold to be tightened from the base (upsidedown stem/top cap), this would let you use the tool to tighten the head set. As it stands you need a long 5mm Allen to hold the bolt in possition, fine in the workshop, pain on the trail.

    Oh and the Garmin top cap holder is great….😁

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