SKS Tom 18 multi-tool - in brief £24.99

Handy pack tool

BikeRadar score 3.5/5

The Tom 18 multi-tool comes in a handy neoprene pouch and houses Allen keys from 2.5 to 8mm, a T25 Torx key, Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, chaintool, spoke keys, brake pad spreader and a bottle opener.

The orange plastic mystery widget holds a spare chain-joining pin, which is a useful inclusion. We had some trouble with the bolts that hold the tool together loosening, but a touch of Threadlock solved that problem.

The tool’s 70mm length means you’ll get enough leverage for trail-side tightening but at the same time it won’t take up too much valuable pack space. It’s not heavy and isn’t expensive either, making it a good pack tool. 

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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