I never really liked Swiss Army knives. Why would anyone carry a thick block of stuff in their pocket when all they need is a blade to slice apples, a toothpick to remove pieces stuck between their teeth and a bottle opener to ready the soda that’s washing it all down their throats. That’s why job-specific multi-tools, like the Crank Brothers Multi-Bicycle Tool might change my mind.
Packed with 19 different tools that you can use to fix your bicycle when anything goes wrong, the multi-function instrument should have everything you need to perform regular fix-ups should your bicycle break down. It won’t help you do papercraft, start a fire or set up the tent, but when you park the bike along the side of the trail, it should be all the repair kit you require.
The Crank Brothers Multi-Bicycle Tool is a 3.5-inch rig that comes with 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex wrenches, 8 and 10mm open wrenches, four different sizes of spoke wrenches, two Philips screwdrivers, two flathead screwdrivers, a chainbreaker, a Torx T25 for disc brakes and a universal chain. All tools are made of 6051 high-tensile steel, with the instrument case built out of T6 aluminum. It comes with a stainless steel and polymer carrying case.
Whenever you race, hit the trails or pedal your way around the city, having this single 175-gram all-in-one bike tool in your pocket guarantees you’re armed and ready, in case any part of your ride decides to give out. It comes with a lifetime warranty too, which should make it more long-lasting than any bicycle you’ve ever owned.
Amazon has the Crank Brothers Multi-Bicycle Tool for less than $30.
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