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If you love to travel using your bike, it is always a hassle when it breaks on the road. With a good multi-tool, you can be ready for anything that goes wrong while you are traveling around on your bike. If you are looking for a good multi-tool these are some that we can suggest.
TOPEAK Alien II Multi-Tool
The TOPEAK Alien II Multi-Tool is used by amateurs and even professional riders. It is made using high-quality materials that are tested to guarantee durability and quality. It includes 26 different useful hardened steel tools in total and its body is made of engineering grade plastic. It also includes HD nylon bag with clips for easy carrying.
Gerber Dime Multi-Tool [30-000469]
The Gerber Dime Multi-Tool is a compact and lightweight tool that fits perfectly in a pocket. Its sturdy stainless steel construction makes it durable and convenient for any task. It is not only for bike use as it also includes a bottle opener and a blade for cutting and opening packages. It is a good choice for a compact keychain-like multi-tool that you can always bring anytime, anywhere.
Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool
The Crank Brothers Multi Bicycle Tool has the various bike maintenance tool you will need for common road and trail-side repairs all inside a lightweight aluminum hard case. It is made of 6061-T6 aluminum frame, with 6150 high tensile steel tools, and a polymer carrying case. A good choice for when biking in mountain trails or on the road.
What to Look For?
Multi-tools tend to have approximately the same design. Think of it as a Swiss army knife, only it is used for bikes rather than for camping. You will need to choose a good emergency multi-functional tool for that so in choosing a good bicycle tool, try considering the following aspects:
Quality. As much as you want to, a multi-tool is made for emergency repairs only. Don’t expect it to function as the workshop standard tools because it will not. Just try finding one that is durable enough to last for simple repairs. Quantity. Many multi-tools include a lot of perks also the ones that might not be useful at all. Try finding one that has all the functionality you will need because, in the end, simplicity and functionality are all you want. Materials. You will need a sturdy yet lightweight materials for your multi-tool. Having just any materials won’t do and it might cause more trouble than help if it also breaks when you need it the most.
Lastly, make sure that the bicycle multi-tool you’re going to purchase is within the lines of your budget. You definitely don’t want to blow your entire savings with this one purchase, now do you?
If the bike is an essential part of your daily life then it is also of utmost importance to have an emergency repair kit for it, just make sure that you only get what you will need for a more smooth emergency repair.