Silca doesn’t think it makes sense to have multiple Y Wrenches kicking around your workbench. They believe you should be able to customize your wrench for whatever task at hand. You know what? I agree. If you do too, check out the new Ypsilon wrench at Silca.
The thing I use the most in my toolkit is my Silca HX-One home wrench set, yet I never bring it on the road with me because I’m afraid of losing some of the tiny bits in the black hole that is my truck. After the success of the HX-One home kit, Silca announced their HX-Two travel kit. These are not your standard hex wrenches. Not at all. This is Silca after all.
These wrenches are heat treated with a 9 step process, with a high grip polymer coating over high-engagement satin chrome. After over two years of heavy use, my HX-One wrenches still look brand new. The hex keys in the set, which include 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2.5, 2, and 1.5mm, and Torx® keys include T30, T27, T25, T20, T15, T10, T9, T8, and T7. See more at Silca.
Ever go on a ride and forget your multitool only to find yourself needing to adjust your stem or bars? Sure, laying out this scenario might be a bit cheesy, but we’ve all done it and personally, I like to “set and forget” a lot of my gear. Which is why the All In Multitool piqued my interest when I first saw a prototype last year. Check out more below.
Dynaplug makes tubeless tire repair kits, small enough to fit in your tool roll or jersey pocket, in a number of repair widths to fit just about any hole you’d encounter on the trail or road. Now, they’ve just teased their new Dynaplug Air repair tool. Patch that hole and fill your tire with a cO2 at once. Sign me up!
… and have never seen something like this. Check out the GRIPsher at Kickstarter.
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.
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.
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.
Your bicycle has a lot of unused space, so why not utilize it for something useful like tools? That’s what Barstow System aims to do, via their Kickstarter campaign. Head on over to read all about it!
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.
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
3,4,5,6,8mm hex tool bits
Philips head screw driver (PH2)
T25 torx bit
Tool bit extender
Leather (jet black or burnt brown) and recycled inner tube pouch “
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.
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.
Here’s a video showcasing that cool tool roll I posted about earlier this week, the Nutter.
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!
Portland Design Works keeps it weird with this new video highlighting how multi purpose their 3Wrencho can be!
I tend to shy away from Kickstarter projects but when I caught wind of Fix It Sticks, the Made in the USA, minimalist bicycle tools, I gladly posted to support their cause, as many of you did. Well, all the support paid off. Fix It Sticks are now in stock. They even come in titanium…
NAHBS is always overwhelming for me but sometimes I just like to see really useful products mixed in with all the high-end, custom bikes. I’ve put my Feedback Pro Elite stand through the ringer over the years and I really love the simplicity of it but when I saw the Sprint Work Stand, I had to check it out. The front fork mount is compatible with all spacing for front or rear dropouts and the bottom bracket padding slides to accomodate all wheelbases.
See more details at Feedback Sports and a few more shots below.