Category Archives: tools
Industry Nine’s Matchstick Thru Axle Trail Tool
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Imagine having (just about) everything you need to make trailside adjustments and even chain repairs hidden in your thru axle (15×100 or 15×110) on your mountain or ‘cross bike. The Industry Nine Matchstick is the result of over a year’s worth of R&D and is finally available for ordering. Here are the specs from I9: “Bits – Stainless steel #5 hex integrated into handle, stainless steel #6, #4 + #3 hex, T25 + T30 torx and a flathead bit are included with each MatchStix. Each rider can choose 4 bits of their choice to carry in the bit sleeve.”

Check out pricing and more information at Industry Nine.

Sep 22, 2016 17 comments
Silca’s T-Ratchet Multi-Tool and Ti-Torque Travel Extension

Silca’s tools and pumps are some of the best in the industry, so it’s safe to say this T-Ratchet multi tool and Ti-Torque extension will follow suit with the rest of their products. For the engineering process and more product information, head over to the Kickstarter.

Jul 25, 2016 Comments are OFF
Blackburn’s Grid 13 Multitool

Size doesn’t matter. Not when it comes to multi-tools anyway. The Grid 13 is Blackburn’s newest tool with a baker’s dozen of functions. Check out more information at Blackburn.

Mar 29, 2016 Comments are OFF
SILCA HX-One Home and Travel Hex Kit
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Having essential tools you need in one easy to access and transport location is a must. Silca takes their precision line to another level with these German and Swiss precision hex heads, with a twist. Along with the standard hex wrenches, is the proprietary made in the USA SILCA 17-4 Stainless Magnetic Adapter. The Adapter with a pleasant magnetic click turns the 6mm Hex Key into a ¼” socket drive which can fit any common ¼” driver Bit. Also in the HX-One Kit are are the 6 most common Torx sizes, 2 Phillips Head and 2 Flat head Drivers.

All tools fit in a laser-etched Beech wood case. In stock from Silca for $125 on September 1st. Head over for more information.

Aug 11, 2015 8 comments
Full Windsor: The Breaker Tool

Full Windsor is taking their multi tool to new limits and needs the help of Kickstarter:

“Featuring a chain breaker with a tool grade stainless steel pin. The Breaker uses the tool bit extender as a handle, giving you the functionality of a workshop chain breaker in a multi tool. A magnetic tool bit slot is located in the tool’s end allowing the tool to be used like a screw driver. The Breaker is compact and fits nicely into a leather and recycled inner tube pouch. The Breaker is cast from stainless steel using a loss wax casting process and then is tool hardened. It is currently Patent Pending.

The tool weighs just 100g/3.5oz and magnetically houses 2 tool bits inside it’s structure. While the full tool pouch weighs just 185g/ 6.5oz.

The Breaker features:

Chain Breaker with tool hardened stainless steel pin (replaceable)
Glass filled nylon tyre lever with a steel core
Spoke key
3,4,5,6,8mm hex tool bits
Philips head screw driver (PH2)
T25 torx bit
Tool bit extender
Bottle opener
Leather (jet black or burnt brown) and recycled inner tube pouch “

Oct 29, 2014 10 comments
GB Leather: Multitool Chain Whip
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I haven’t thought about buying a chain whip in some time. Partially because my Park Tools whip always does the job, but the GB Leather multitool chain whip looks more like a piece of art than it does a tool. I love the leather grip and the flame-kissing on the end is a nice touch.

See more at GB Leather.

Jun 11, 2014 2 comments
The Lever+ Bike Tool by Townie Syndicate

For a while, I refused to post Kickstarter campaigns. Mostly because the products seemed chintzy or a little too hastily designed. Until recently, I’ve been coming across some products that are so simple that I want to share them. That’s what I thought about the Lever+ Bike Tool.

It’s a tire lever, something most people carry when they ride, combined with a 4 mm, 5 mm hex, Phillips head driver and a T-25 Torx head driver. Basically everything you’d need in a multi-tool, stuffed into the plastic gut of a tire lever.

Check out more information on the Lever+ at its Kickstarter campaign.

Oct 29, 2013 7 comments
Full Windsor: The Nutter Cycle Multi-Tool

Clean and simple tool rolls are essential, especially if you’re touring or traveling with a bike. The latest from Full Windsor is just that. Introducing the Nutter multi-tool, complete with leather roll. Either attach it to your Brooks saddle, or toss it in your pannier or backpack. See more at Full Windsor!

Oct 7, 2013 1 comment