The BEST multi-tool for road bikes

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by rosborn, May 30, 2008.

  1. rosborn

    rosborn New Member

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    I hate to admit this but I have a small bag under my seat and, therefore, am space limited. I am looking for the best bang for the buck and am wondering what the forum participators think is the best multi-tool for road biking.
     
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  2. Canzures

    Canzures New Member

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    well, "best" is different for everyone....you can buy those bike specific ones that parktool or pedro makes, depends on you....I personally carry a leatherman multi tool and a set of allen wrenches....
     
  3. PeterF

    PeterF New Member

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    I use something called a Topeak Hexus. It has everything I need for long rides.
     
  4. Powerful Pete

    Powerful Pete New Member

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    I carry this tool along. Have used something similar from several different brands. Good enough for me. No need for a satellite dish/chain degreaser/nuclear fuel pump multitool that I see some people carry...
     
  5. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    I don't even carry a multi-tool, I carry a tri allen wrench and a small reversible screwdriver. I also carry two tire levers, a CO2 Inflator, a spare tube, and a small patch kit in case I happen to flatten two tires.

    Actually the BEST multi-tool is the membership of this website but it is not very portable(the reader will have to decide for himself if this is a compliment or an insult:D )
     
  6. kopride

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    I like the multitools that integrate a CO2 inflator like the Blackburn Airfix, it is only marginally heavier than the inflator alone. Like KDlong I also carry Rubber band an extra tube, lever, co2 cartridge and a small patch kit and you are ready to roll. I keep it in my shirt, no need for a weeny bag under the seat an any ride other than a double century.
     
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    waldowales New Member

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    I like the Hexus Alien.
     
  8. Camilo

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    This is the one I use. It has everything you need for adjustments and field repairs on a modern road bike.
     
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