Silca debuts multi-tool and torque wrench combo

T-Ratchet ratcheting multi-tool plus Ti-Torque mini torque wrench

Tool fetishists rejoice, Silca has released details of two mini tools designed for on-the-go adjustments.

The T-Ratchet is a lightweight and compact multi-tool that converts between T-handle tool, ratcheting tool, and flag-handled screwdriver. It uses a 72-tooth ratchet mechanism, which is twice as many points of engagement as many other ratcheting tools.  

The T-Ratchet can be used as a T-handled multi-tool:
The T-Ratchet can be used as a T-handled multi-tool:

The T-Ratchet uses magnets to hold bits in place. It comes with 10 hardened steel bits (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, and 6mm hex bits, as well as T10, T20, T25 and #2 Phillips bits). The T-Ratchet is compatible with any 1/4in bits, so owners can customize it as the wish. 

Ti-Torque is a extender for the T-Ratchet that uses a titanium torsion beam to measure torque readings from 0-8Nm. 

Ti-Torque mini torque wrench displays readings on the side of its body:
Ti-Torque mini torque wrench displays readings on the side of its body:

"We started this project with great excitement, but the response from our test athletes and mechanics in the field has been truly overwhelming. We've literally had product testers refuse to send them back for evaluation as they felt the tools were too critical to their daily lives,” said Silca’s president, Josh Poertner. “Stories of fixing bicycles at the Dauphine and Giro, on the Tour Divide route, adjusting ski bindings in a helicopter on the way up a mountain and so many more. We are thrilled that we can finally bring accurate torque and along with superior ergonomics and function to this category." 

The case is a hand-sewn trifold design made from canvas and ripstop nylon.  The case conveniently holds a T-Ratchet, 10 bits, and a Ti-Torque torsion tool with magnetic closures:
The case is a hand-sewn trifold design made from canvas and ripstop nylon. The case conveniently holds a T-Ratchet, 10 bits, and a Ti-Torque torsion tool with magnetic closures:

Silca is launching this pair of tools on Kickstarter. Through the Kickstarter campaign, the T-Ratchet retails for $40. The T-Ratchet plus the Ti-Torque add-on will set buyers back $80. (UK and Australian pricing TBA.) 

The complete T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque tool set retails for $80 through Kickstarter. (UK and Aussie pricing TBC.):
The complete T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque tool set retails for $80 through Kickstarter. (UK and Aussie pricing TBC.):

The company plans to bring the T-Ratchet and Ti-Torque to market in December.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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