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Wolf Tooth’s New 8-Bit Pack Pliers

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Wolf Tooth’s New 8-Bit Pack Pliers

Wolf Tooth’s Pack Pliers are a very clever way to keep a chain maintenance kit handy while out on a ride and their new 8-Bit Pack Pliers just upped the ante with a whole new level of functionality. The 8-Bit Pack Pliers are capable of 17 functions via eight attachments that are nested neatly inside the handle of master link pliers. The whole system stays nested thanks to a series of magnets and each of these attachments fit inside an 8mm detent swivel head with a 4mm opening for the various hex bits. On top of all that, the 8-Bit Pack Pliers also have a tubeless valve cleaner integrated into the handle.

Specs:
-17 functions: spoke wrench; valve core wrench; flat head #3.5 and Phillips #2 screwdriver bits; 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex; and T10, T25 Torx-compatible bits; install and remove master links; clear tire sealant clogs from valve stem; tighten valve stem lock nut
-Magnets keep all bits in place
-Ball detent swivel head helps access hard-to-reach places
-Handle doubles as breaker bar for extra torque when head is bent
-8mm hex bit tested to over 40 Nm torque
-Retail: $69.95

See more at Wolf Tooth.

The Granite Design Stash RCX Multi-Tool Fits in A Gravel Bike’s Carbon Steerer

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The Granite Design Stash RCX Multi-Tool Fits in A Gravel Bike’s Carbon Steerer

There are a lot of great products that fit into a MTB steerer tube but these are usually aluminum and are almost always open at the bottom of the steerer. Gravel bike forks typically are closed at the bottom of the steerer and many have carbon steerers. The new Granite Design Stash RCX uses a compression plug in lieu of a starnut and is is designed for forks without opening at the bottom of the steerer tube.

The Stash RCX features:
-8-piece Multi-tool: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, T25, Flathead
-Spoke key: 0, 1, 2, 3 with valve core removing function
-System weight (incl. multi-tool): 110g
-Multi-Tool weight: 57g
-Color: Black and Orange
-Stash RCX fits forks with or without the open end at the bottom of steerer tube.
-The inner diameter of the fork steerer needs be round shape and measured between 23.5mm to 27mm.

In stock on August 27th for $54.99 at Granite Designs.

Fix It Sticks: Ratcheting T-Way Wrench

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Fix It Sticks: Ratcheting T-Way Wrench

Fix It Sticks, makers of small, compact, yet robust tools just announced their T-Way Ratcheting Wrench. This wrench has magnetic holders on all three ends and can accept any standard 1/4″ driver bit.  The reversible ratchet end allows for quick directional changes. These wrenches are available at an introductory pre-order price of $32, rising to $40 once they are in stock. Head to Fix It Sticks to see more!

Silca’s Travel HX-Two Travel Kit

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Silca’s Travel HX-Two Travel Kit

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.

The All In Multitool and MAGNETS!

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The All In Multitool and MAGNETS!

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.

Industry Nine’s Matchstick Thru Axle Trail Tool

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Industry Nine’s Matchstick Thru Axle Trail Tool

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 HX-One Home and Travel Hex Kit

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SILCA HX-One Home and Travel Hex Kit

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.

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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 “

GB Leather: Multitool Chain Whip

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GB Leather: Multitool Chain Whip

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.