When you’re out cycling it’s a good idea to have a few essential tools with you for road-side maintenance emergencies. But space is a premium so having a handy, pocket-sized multi-tool is a great solution.
Here are six of the best multi-tools to keep you rolling.
Blackburn Wayside 19Dave Caudery / Immediate Media
• Price: £33 / $35 / AU$60
This 197g tool has T25 and T30 Torx, flat screwdriver, 6/8mm hex tools, chaintool, 50mm serrated blade, three spoke wrenches and a valve core remover, plus five removable ball-ended L-shaped hex keys from 2-5mm for unbeatable bolt access.
It’s heavier than most, but is a mobile toolbox that comes with a lifetime guarantee.
Specialized EMT RoadDave Caudery / Immediate Media
• Price: £17 / $20 / AU$25
A good size in the hand but tiny to pocket, the 113g EMT Road has forged aluminium sides and eight well-made hex and screwdriver tools that are long enough to access just about everything from saddle clamps to pedals.
It’s ideal for adjustments but won’t fix your chain, and the only omission is a T25 Torx key.