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Old 05-19-19, 06:00 PM
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I ordered that Wolf tooth and the 2 plastic tire levers that turns into one. So far the plastic has won on bike but the Wolf tooth is cool as hell. I'm sure will eventually win but too long for my Ortlieb micro seat bag.
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Old 05-19-19, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by hillyman View Post
I ordered that Wolf tooth and the 2 plastic tire levers that turns into one. So far the plastic has won on bike but the Wolf tooth is cool as hell. I'm sure will eventually win but too long for my Ortlieb micro seat bag.
Ha. I put the Wolf in my cart for purchase in the not too distant future.
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Old 05-19-19, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by RGMN View Post
Still the best bike multitool made.
I just realized I have one of these tools. I had bought an old bike for parts and it was in the bike bag.
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Old 05-19-19, 10:18 PM
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I think it's worth mentioning a really basic tool, even if it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles. This is what I carry, sufficient for adjusting something or tightening a loose fastener.

https://www.amazon.com/Eklind-21171-.../dp/B0186KCA2G

They make several different styles with different sizes. They're quite old fashioned, basic, all metal. But they're fairly compact, take a lot of abuse, and last forever. And they won't break the bank. It doesn't take much for a multi-tool to be worth more than my bike.
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Old 05-19-19, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
I've broken the Topeak Chan tool, so won't use aluminum chain tools any more.

The Park 6 Pack contains 3 of the above (spoke key, flat driver, 5mm, steel chain tool), so I just add a separate 4mm Allen key.

That's actually the Pedro's Six Pack.

In a previous reply, I had shown a picture of a cheap eBay chain tool that looks very similar. Having just taken the time to test it out, I cannot recommend it, for a couple of reasons.

Though it looks identical to the Pedro's, mine came with a slightly bent pin. That might not have been a problem, but the slot to press the rivet in through is very tight. With a bent pin, the rivet is no longer centered over the slot, so you're just trying to press it straight against the tool. Finally, the quality of metal used is pretty poor. Even after centering the rivet on the slot, it was very difficult to press the rivet out. It seems the threads were getting mangled (yeah, technical term) when trying to press the pin in. I was actually able to press the rivet out after greasing the threads.

This is no reflection on the Pedro's Six Pack. The reviews of it have been very positive and I'm sure it is made to much higher standards. Just going by the pictures, the finish is nicer, probably because it is also made with a better material.

So there you go, a cheap eBay tool doesn't compare to the part it's undercutting by over 80 percent.

Also, this goes to show, you should really test your tools before thinking of depending on them on the road or trail.

Finally, in my previously mentioned post, I said I'd test the Mineral Design Barstow. It had no problems with the same chain I tested the eBay special on. I'm unsure whether I will get more of the Barstow, buy a Six Pack, or experiment with something else. The Industry Nine Matchstix looks appealing, but I don't have any thru axles to use it with anyway.
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Old 05-20-19, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
In tens of thousands of miles, I've only ever needed

Spoke wrench
4mm Allen key
5mm Allen key
Flat driver
Chain tool
1 lever


I've broken the Topeak Chan tool, so won't use aluminum chain tools any more.

The Park 6 Pack contains 3 of the above (spoke key, flat driver, 5mm, steel chain tool), so I just add a separate 4mm Allen key.


This thing looks great! I can't find it at the Park website, so I am guessing you bought it some time back and it has been discontinued. Shoot.
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Old 05-20-19, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Geekage View Post
That's actually the Pedro's Six Pack.

In a previous reply, I had shown a picture of a cheap eBay chain tool that looks very similar. Having just taken the time to test it out, I cannot recommend it, for a couple of reasons.

Though it looks identical to the Pedro's, mine came with a slightly bent pin. That might not have been a problem, but the slot to press the rivet in through is very tight. With a bent pin, the rivet is no longer centered over the slot, so you're just trying to press it straight against the tool. Finally, the quality of metal used is pretty poor. Even after centering the rivet on the slot, it was very difficult to press the rivet out. It seems the threads were getting mangled (yeah, technical term) when trying to press the pin in. I was actually able to press the rivet out after greasing the threads.

This is no reflection on the Pedro's Six Pack. The reviews of it have been very positive and I'm sure it is made to much higher standards. Just going by the pictures, the finish is nicer, probably because it is also made with a better material.

So there you go, a cheap eBay tool doesn't compare to the part it's undercutting by over 80 percent.

Also, this goes to show, you should really test your tools before thinking of depending on them on the road or trail.

Finally, in my previously mentioned post, I said I'd test the Mineral Design Barstow. It had no problems with the same chain I tested the eBay special on. I'm unsure whether I will get more of the Barstow, buy a Six Pack, or experiment with something else. The Industry Nine Matchstix looks appealing, but I don't have any thru axles to use it with anyway.
Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
This thing looks great! I can't find it at the Park website, so I am guessing you bought it some time back and it has been discontinued. Shoot.
Sorry, I meant Pedros. Still available on their site for$15.
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Old 05-20-19, 07:10 AM
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Old 05-20-19, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
Sorry, I meant Pedros. Still available on their site for$15.
Thanks for the additional info.
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Old 05-20-19, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Mitkraft View Post
My favorite so far is the Topeak Hexus II. I havenít tried the Hexus X but looking at it I canít see anything that would make me prefer it. The tire levers and chain tool of the Hexus II work really well.
The Hexus II is the one I carry in the saddle bag of the bike I ride far from home on. Haven't had to use the chain break yet (well, I've doomed myself now, haven't I?), but the other tools have been fine in a pinch.

I only carry an IB-2 multitool by Park in the bike I keep at work. I'm never far enough away my office to worry about anything that it can't handle. Plus I keep a Planet Bike set of tire levels in the bag, so I'm set to go, I think.
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Old 05-20-19, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Altair 4 View Post
The Hexus II is the one I carry in the saddle bag of the bike I ride far from home on. Haven't had to use the chain break yet (well, I've doomed myself now, haven't I?), but the other tools have been fine in a pinch.

I only carry an IB-2 multitool by Park in the bike I keep at work. I'm never far enough away my office to worry about anything that it can't handle. Plus I keep a Planet Bike set of tire levels in the bag, so I'm set to go, I think.
At home I recently broke my dedicated chain breaker (it wasn't a particularly good on) on a difficult chain and ended up pulling out my Hexus II which broke it no problem. I'm also a firm believer in being prepared because I rather carry around a good multi-tool and take a few gram weight penalty than ever be stuck wishing I had one.
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Old 05-21-19, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by martianone View Post
Park MT-1 for me.
simple and pragmatic
I like the Park Tool MT-1 too, it's definitely simple and elegant looking. But I usually carry a Crank Brothers M19, the case also provides a nice place to keep some emergency cash.



Park Tool MT-1


Crank Brothers M19
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Old 05-24-19, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Juggy_Gales View Post
There are so many choices out there. Some Great.. Some Adequate.. some suck.. And some that have tools you will never use.

Of course a Multi tool will never replace some good quality shop tools.. but when you are on a ride alone or with a group.. They can really
save your Butt.. Ive also had to help out friends that did not have one with me and had a chain failure or their grip wasn't tight and was sliding around making riding very annoying and potentially dangerous for him etc etc etc.. Many things.. That one quality multi-tool can come in handy
and at least make it so you can get home. I generally Just Carry One on me. But Sometimes I will Carry 2 diff types on me if I am going on a longer ride.
Below I will list a few that I personally use, what I think of them and whether I think their are better choices out there.

First is a cheap one
WOTOW 16 in One For under $10 You get a lot. It was my first multitool and has saved me often. The fact that it comes with Tire levers was a nice bonus
The construction is solid enough.. and if you are on a very tight budget.. It's a good buy.. I did find there are many tools I really don't use when I am on the trails.. It does lack a couple things I would like

Second is
Crankbrothers M17 Which is a Very useful tool and most all of the tools on this thing are useful to you or someone you may be riding with.. It even has a Chain Tool to fix a broken or jammed link and though it's rated up to 10 speed chains many comments say it works on 11 speed chains as well. It has a torx 25 for your disc brakes if you run into an issue and a 8mm allen Key for pedals if your bike needs it that many multitools lack. And for just over $20 it's a an amazing Value.. Plus it is Built VERY well and comes in many diff colors to fit whatever style you want if you are into that sort of thing..
There is another one.. Crankbrothers M19 Is on sale now for the same price as the M17 which has a couple extra tools Plus comes with a nice aluminum case. The M17 does not and I did not know this before buying the M17.. I love my tool.. But it's nice that the M19 gives you a few extra things.

The Leatherman Wingman while not a "Bike Tool" is a very useful tool and built well.. I have it.. What I don't get is.. When I bought it 4-5yrs ago it was about $30 and has now doubled in price to about $60.. so even though I like my tool.. If you were to want to pick up a multitool with
a set of Pliers.. I would spend a lil more and get the Leatherman Wave Plus for $99 Which has more tools, better build quality, is a lil bigger in the hand so you can grip things a bit better and you can replace parts of it if they wear out plus you can get accessories. Im going to pick one up soon.

There are so many amazing Multitools out there that I haven't mentioned.


What are some that have served you well over the years? Which Bike Multitool do you feel is the "Best" ?
This guy is just sending amazon affiliate links to make money.
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Old 05-24-19, 03:33 PM
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This guy is just sending amazon affiliate links to make money.
Holy cow I didnít even notice that. What a putz. OP reported. Iím going to go block him also.
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Old 07-15-19, 03:12 PM
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Better multi tool for road bikes...Crank Brothers M17 or Topeak Hexus X?
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