CrankBrothers y16 multi-tool review

Comprehensive trail tool

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
£40.00 RRP
CrankBrothers y16 multi-tool

Our review

You can't fault the y16's tool selection, though a couple of design frustrations mar an otherwise strong package
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CrankBrothersy16 comes packed with just about all the essential trail tools you could want – but the design isn’t without its drawbacks.

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At 257g it’s no featherweight and it’s bulky too, but much of that can be forgiven when you see what’s on offer. The twin Y-shaped tools at the heart of the package – which are magnetised so they stay in place – offer 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm Allen keys, and provide plenty of leverage. Their shape can make jobs in hard-to-reach spots awkward and fiddly though.

There are a host of other Allen keys, Torx keys and screwdriver heads stowed in the bit compartment – handy, but easy to lose out on the trail.

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The chain breaker is solid and uses both Y tools to hold and drive it. We really like the CO2 inflater too, with its spring-loaded actuation which helps with accurate inflation.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Tool Y-16 (15)
Brand CrankBrothers

Weight (g) 257
Included in Multi-Tool Chain Tool co2 Inflator Flat Screwdriver Hex wrenches Phillips Screwdriver Spoke Wrench