CrankBrothers Pica+ multi-tool review$99.89

Trail-side tooling

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CrankBrothers' Pica+ offers hard-wearing Allen keys ranging from 2mm to 8mm, two Torx keys, a chaintool and handy clip-in 8mm and 10mm sockets.

The chaintool is okay, but needs a bigger tab for better purchase, and we’d like the sockets to snap firmly onto the 8mm Allen key rather than just sitting in place. Fitting them back into the tool body is a faff too.

Each tool bit is indexed, so they can be locked at 90 degrees or held flat, which is good when tackling lengthy stem bolts or similar. The indexing does mean that it’s not so easy to access the bits when wearing gloves though.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, Tech Hub, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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