Topeak Link 11 chain tool - in brief review£16.99

Folding tool for multi-speed chains

BikeRadar score3/5

The Link 11 chain tool from Topeak combines the functionality of a larger, home workshop tool with the convenience of a foldable multi-tool number. 

It’s roughly the same size as a cigarette lighter, so it fits in a pack or pocket very easily and means you won’t have to rely on smaller, fiddly chain tools such as the ones often found on multi-tools.

Once opened out, its 75mm length means there’s plenty to hold onto when tackling stiffer links, although the metallic edges of the casing do dig into your hand a little. The extractor pin is driven by the 4mm Allen key on the handle, within which sits a little chain hook that makes the whole operation even easier. 

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

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, 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: 34
  • 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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