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Find the best cycling multi-tool: a buyer’s guide

Find the best cycling multi-tool: a buyer’s guide

What

Like a Swiss Army knife for cyclists, a good multi-tool should allow you to effectively deal with any maintenance issues you might have whilst out on a ride or even as a do-it-all workshop tool.

A well made and thought out multitool should be practical enough to enable the use of all the features and not have ‘token’ features. They should be comfortable in use and the tools of sufficient quality so as to not damage precious parts. Why

A good multitool will accompany you on all of your rides so needs to be reliable. You should be able to practically strip a bike down completely using one so it should include all of the correct sized Allen keys and Torx keys required for modern bikes along with others such as screwdriver heads or a chaintool and not have anything obsolete or impractically sized. How

The multitools were used for a variety of tasks both out on rides and in the workshop to check functionality, ease of use, comfort, weight, and durability. Park Tool IB-3 multi-tool Key Features

> Practicality – there is no point having 20 different functions on the multitool if they cannot be used properly. Versatility […]

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