Birzman Feexman Carbon Mini Tool review£35.75

Featherweight tooling

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New tool-mongers Birzman are big on quality.The feathers of a bird inspired their Feexman penknife multi-tool range, and at 43g, the carbon-sided '5' is indeed light. The 3, 4, 5 and 6mm Allen keys and Phillips screwdriver handle essential tweaking jobs and chain care.

The £61.29 '10' model adds 2.5mm and 8mm keys, a T25 Torx key and a chaintool for a more comprehensive pocket pal. There are also better-value steel and alloy chassis options with various tool choices, priced from £15.32 to £33.71.

Whichever you choose, the hardened chromium-vanadium steel ones are tough, and can be replaced if they get damaged. While pricing is slightly over the odds, the luxury looks and performance of other Birzman tools make them stand out for tool fans.

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: 44
  • 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 tfhan 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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