Crank Brothers is a past master at packaging relatively plain items like pedals into something worthy of a Design Council award, and this tool gets the same treatment sheathed in a plastic and stainless steel ﬂask with the Crank Bros motif on the side.
There’s room inside the ﬂask for coins, spare inner tube patches and the house keys. The Allen keys are 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8mm sizes, and they are short enough not to twist too much when tightening screws.
It has two ﬂat blade and two Phillips sizes, with the smallest being handy for extracting watch size screws or when replacing the batteries on some brands of cycle computer. It also has four spoke keys.
The short handle on the chain splitter makes it hard to deal with 10-speed chains and their tight-ﬁtting pins, though it tackled 9-speed chains with ease.