Best bike multi-tools Thrifter 2021
Use your bike long enough and you know it's going to need some adjustments. Whether you need to work on the chain or just adjust some of the nuts and bolts, you need the right multi-tool to do the job. More than that, you need a tool you can take with you anywhere because there's nothing worse than a broken down bike when you're halfway down a trail. Here are the best multi-tools on Amazon.
- Best Value: Crankbrothers M19 multi-tool and case
- Best Compact Design: Sierra 12-in-1 bike multi-tool
- Best Compatibility: Crankbrothers F15 multi-tool
- Best Torque: Pro Bike Tool adjustable torque rench set
- Best Durability: Vibrelli 19-tool bike multi-tool
- Best on a Budget: Wotow 16-in-1 bike multi-tool
Best Value: Crankbrothers M19 multi-tool and caseTop Pick
Has 19 tools built into it, including a tool flask and four screwdrivers. Has a universal chain tool and four spoke wrench sizes.
Best Compact Design: Sierra 12-in-1 bike multi-tool
Includes a universal chain breaker, spoke wrenches, hex keys, a Torx wrench, and Phillips and flathead screwdrivers. Supoer lightweight and compact and fits easily in your pocket. Also comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Best Compatibility: Crankbrothers F15 multi-tool
Includes a magnetic case for storing the 15 built-in tools while providing leverage with the handle. Has a chain tool that's compatible with 8-12 speed bikes. Also has hex wrenches, screwdrivers, spoke wrenches, and Torx wrenches. There's a bottle opener, and the multi-tool comes with a five-year warranty.
Best Torque: Pro Bike Tool adjustable torque rench set
Has three torque levels to cover most recommended manufacturer tightness settings. Includes four interchangeable tool bits. Designed to prevent over-tightening so you can't damage your bike accidentally while trying to fix it. The wrench "clicks out" when it reaches the right torque, which you can decide.
Best Durability: Vibrelli 19-tool bike multi-tool
Includes all the standard tools like a universal chain breaker, hex wrenches, spoke wrenches, open wrenches, both Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, and Torx wrenches. Has non-slip sidebar grips and is made with high-tensile Cr-V steel. Comes with a lifetime warranty.
Best on a Budget: Wotow 16-in-1 bike multi-tool
The 16 tools include hex wrenches, a slotted screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a socket extension rod, solid wrenches, hex key wrenches, and a spoke wrench. Comes with three Nylon pry tire rods.
Everyone looking for a bike multi-tool is basically looking for the same set of utilities, including Hex and Torq wrenches, screwdrivers, and a few of the other things mentioned in the descriptions above. Whether you get Vibrelli's 19-tool multi-tool or the more compact device from Sierra, you're still getting a variety of the same types of tools. However, the differences are in the make and design of the tools. Where Sierra's is designed to be as lightweight and compact as possible, Vibrelli's is all about durability. Then you have the option from Crankbrothers that's a good balance of both. Make sure the tool you're getting is compatible with the bike you use, but that shouldn't be a problem as all muli-tools try to be as widely compatible as possible.
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