Specialized SWAT Conceal Carry MTB tool review

No-nonsense and rattle-free

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £90.00 RRP | AUD $130.00
The SWAT Conceal Carry tool sits inside your fork steerer

Our review

A neat and tidy way to store some essential tools on your bike, and a doddle to fit too
Pros: Simple to fit, holds your headset together securely, includes the most useful tool bits, rattle-free, easy to access
Cons: Won’t work on steerers longer than 225mm, small tool size limits leverage
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The SWAT Conceal Carry tool sits inside your fork steerer, much like OneUp’s EDC tool, although Specialized’s offering has fewer functions.

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Fitting takes a matter of minutes once you’ve hammered out your old star-fangled nut, and you don’t have to tap a thread into the steerer, as with OneUp’s set-up.

Once you’ve placed the upper half of the system inside the steerer, you simply screw in the right length bolt (multiple options are included) and base plate from the bottom to secure the fork and headset assembly in place in the frame.

The little multi-tool sits under a swivelling top cap and is sprung-loaded, so once the top cap swings out of the way, it pops up for easy access. This also means it’s held securely in place, and I had no issues with my sample rattling.

Fitting takes a matter of minutes once you’ve hammered out your old star-fangled nut

Specialized has included 3-8mm Allen keys plus a T25 Torx key. While the tool is pretty small, it’s comfy enough to use, although leverage is somewhat limited.

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There’s also a chain breaker, incorporated into the tool container, but you have to remove the whole Conceal Carry system from the steerer to use it. Its length and shape mean it isn’t the most ergonomic, but it’ll do the job if called upon. The base plate can also hold a quick link, which is handy.

Product Specifications

Product

Name SWAT Conceal Carry MTB tool
Brand Specialized

Included in Multi-Tool Allen Key Set Torx T25 for brake disc