Topeak Alien III multi-tool review£54.95

Dependable, fully loaded tool

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The Alien has been of this world for some years now, and this third incarnation of the useful fettling object doesn’t disappoint.

With an arsenal of 25 tools, a typical multi-tool can be cumbersome to lug around and difficult to use when it comes to it. However, the Alien’s trademark two-piece, snap-together format simplifies things by allowing you to halve the tool.

The tool bits are made from quality chromoly steel and despite the plethora of functions, it weighs just 267g. The all-important chain tool is a durable cast chromoly affair. It’s effective in use and even has a spring clip to hold the chain while you rejoin it.

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