Bike tool

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by benb, 5 May 2010.

  1. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Can someone recommend a tool?
    Must have all the spanners &c. and a chain tool.

    There's too much choice!
  2. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    South West
    Are you after a multi-tool or a set of tools for home use?

    If you want a multi-tool, I'd recommend the Topeak Alien 2 or the newer Alien 3.
  3. yello

    yello Legendary Member

    I'd agree with that. I have a Topeak Hexus (16 tools plus chain tool) and it's a solid bit of kit and has always functioned when needed. On that basis alone I'd rate Topeak multi-tools, and the Alien is generally considered to be the best one bang-for-buck. I'm just a tight-wad and the Hexus suited my needs and credit card!
  4. OP

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    Multi-tool. I'll check out the Alien, thanks.
  5. jethro10

    jethro10 Über Member

    Lake District, UK
    I have a Lezyne Stainless tool. Quite expensive, but so good and strong, I actually use it at home and hardly ever dig out the tool box.
    As I say, expensive but ended up being well worth it.

  6. Debian

    Debian New Member

    West Midlands
    Aldi or Lidl. I have three Lidl multi tools, one on each of my bikes. All have coped with all the jobs I've thrown at them and nothing has broken or worn out in three years.

    About a fiver each I think.
  7. scouserinlondon

    scouserinlondon Senior Member

    streatham, London
    +1 for the hexus.

    It's a bit bulky but it does a hullvalot
  8. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Land of confusion
  9. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    South West
    No, I couldn't support the use of cheap tools. Buy cheap, buy twice (or more)
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