Passport Fastpass Micro Tool review£6.99

Penknife-style multi-tool that's a useful addition to your riding kit

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This Passport penknife-style block squeezes in 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5 and 6mm Allen keys, flathead and phillips screwdrivers and gets bonus points for a T-25 Torx wrench and (if beer's your thing) a bottle opener built into the shell.

We wouldn't trust it for heavy wrenching but it's fine for emergency tightening of loose bits on the trail. The price is good too.

It fits nicely in the hand, but on balance we'd rather have a 8mm Allen key and spoke key in the sideplate like you get with the Lifeline's multi-tool (£8.99, www.wiggle.co.uk), as these would prove more useful in the long term, even if it meant less beer was consumed.

The chromoly-vanadium tools are decent quality, and the whole thing feels well put together. 

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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