Best multitool to buy?
For bike tools, I just have a very basic Specialized one with hex keys – I prefer to carry a separate chain tool and tyre levers.
I also carry a general multitool on longer rides – I find the pliers are the bit I use the most on it, followed by the screwdrivers and saw (trail clearance).
The Gerber suspension is pretty good for these things. My only criticism of it is that it’s a bit on the lardy size and the lock on the knife blade has a little bit of play in it.
The saw actually got me out of a sticky bind when I lost the keys for the cable lock on my bike. Miles from home, getting dark etc – managed to saw though a half inch steel cable in about 10 mins…. might be useful for trailside geometry mods to your frame!Posted 6 years agoprofessorfaceplantMember
can’t go wrong with a topeak multi-tool – £15 from most places. has all the allen keys you might need, a couple screw drivers, tire leavers and a chain link remover.
i carry that, a pair of pliers, spare inner tube, mini pump and most essientially cable ties!! that combo has fixed pretty much any problem i’ve enountered on the trail (so far)Posted 6 years agomau00149Member
just ordered a bbb microfold xxl for around £22 after a mate got one. good reviews from http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/tools/cycling-tools/multi-tool/product/review-bbb-microfold-xxl-multi-tool-11-45268/Posted 6 years agoz1ppyMember
Raleigh are supposed to be supply a tool exactly the same as the BBB one but without the rubberised coating for £15..
You have to love Raleigh, they get a top marks (or as good as) in a magazine review and yet you can’t locate the tool on their site (or the net) for love nor money… muppets.Posted 6 years agohilldodgerMember
Topeak super chain tool includes 5/6mm allen keys, probably only need one or two extra keys to do most stuff on the bike – find the ‘swiss army knife style’ multitools far too bulky and clumsy for most jobsPosted 6 years agoDoctorRadSubscriber
If I was in the market, I’d go with something like this: http://amzn.to/pRyXeW
Substitute some allen bits for the Torx and away you go. Separate spoke key and, tyre levers, and some gaffer tape wrapped around your pump for any number of bodges. The Park mini chain tool is hard to beat, and has replaceable pins.
Me? I carry an original Cool Tool and a few extra bits and bobs 😉Posted 6 years agoNormal ManSubscriber
I bought one of these a few weeks ago:
I haven’t had any need to use it yet but it seemed to have a fair amount of kit for a tenner.Posted 6 years agozbontySubscriber
I don’t favour massive multi-function types.
Small dinky allen keys w/torx (this is used most often)
Park chain tool
Tyre levers x2 (currently Bontrager)
Spokey (never used out and about)
8mm spanner when commuting for rattling mudguards
Considered Leatherman types but NEVER needed pliers on the trail (until my next ride, obviously!…)Posted 6 years ago
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