Bikes Etc - - MULTITOOLS -

WHAT THEY SAY: The com­pact full metal mini tool is the per­fect ac­ces­sory for all cyclists. The in­te­grated 18 func­tions of­fer help with al­most all prob­lems.

WHAT WE SAY: ‘Tom’ is ac­tu­ally an acro­nym for tour me­chanic. Which is quite a name to live up to. So how does it fare? Well, pretty darn good would be the an­swer to that. Allen keys? Check. Six (sized 2,3,4,5,6 and 8mm) are present and cor­rect. Phillips and flat­head screw­drivers? Check. Torx key? Tyre lever? Yup. Spoke keys? Chain split­ter? Yes again. Brake pad spreader? Spoke keys? Com­part­ment for chain pins and pin breaker? Bot­tle opener? Roger that. There’s even a neo­prene case to carry it about in so you can shove into your back pocket with­out fear of spear­ing a kid­ney. The tools them­selves are made from nick­elplated chrome vana­dium steel which means you can ap­ply plenty of force when tight­en­ing or loos­en­ing things with­out fear of any­thing break­ing. At 193g it also man­ages to be fairly light­weight for some­thing pack­ing this much clout, which is all down to its alu­minium shell and its smart de­sign.

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