The Hexus II does everything you need it to, and does it well. Usually we’re less enthusiastic about plastic chassis because they tend to twist and rattle; however this design, with its solid central bridge, makes a secure base.
The Allen keys are a good length and are easy to use in all those hard-to-reach places – the only downside is a touch more ﬂex, so you have to be light of touch when using the smaller sizes to prevent breakage. The ﬂat head screwdriver is shorter than the other tools, and we’d prefer that to be that the same size (so we could use it as a disc pad separator too).
The tyre levers snap off the sides, with one housing the spoke keys and the other acting as a handle for the chain tool. Despite the chain tool itself being attached to the main body, having the separate handle – rather than having to twist the whole body round – makes it much easier to use.
Add to that deep plates that hold the chain really securely for pin removal, and we found this the best of its type. At £20 you may not consider this tool cheap, but the quality of tools and ease of use make it good value.