Best Multitool?

Zinc Web Design
Zinc Web Design Posts: 22
edited December 2009 in MTB buying advice
are there any multi tools out there that have pretty much every tool you might need for tinkering around with?

I am looking for a really good quality tool as I have noticed a couple of my bolts are rounded off quite badly - any tips?

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  • nonnac85
    nonnac85 Posts: 1,608
    I have the Topeak Alien II - managed to fix all minor problems with it so far.
    I think it was in MBUK a while ago that they managed to build a bike with one!
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  • bails87
    bails87 Posts: 12,998
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  • alien gets my vote..... but my all time fave was the cool tool - it even had a a pedal spanner.
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  • Can't comment on the Alien but Topeak gets my vote - i've had a Mini 18+ for about 6 years (http://www.topeak.com/products/Tools/Mini18) and still find myself using that in the garage more than my other workshop tools.
  • jonnyc2420 wrote:
    alien gets my vote..... but my all time fave was the cool tool - it even had a a pedal spanner.

    Did cool tool even have a crank puller? I am sure it did, me and a mate were talking about them not so long ago
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  • El Capitano
    El Capitano Posts: 6,401
    nonnac85 wrote:
    I have the Topeak Alien II - managed to fix all minor problems with it so far.

    Another vote for this one.
  • Alien's too big, the Hexus has pretty much all you need.
    All my pedals take an allen key so no need for the pedal spanner. I can only think of a cassette socket and a chain whip that I would regularly use that it hasn't got.
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  • Daz555
    Daz555 Posts: 3,976
    Alien 2
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  • diy
    diy Posts: 6,473
    I have a mini 18+, however I find I still need to carry a few allen keys because the mini keys are too short to reach my front mech for adjustment - perhaps this is a full sus issue only.

    I also carry a fake leatherman for pliers, knife and metal file.

    yes I have used a metal file to repair a ding in a wheel as a get home fix.
  • xtreem
    xtreem Posts: 2,965
    + 1 for Topeak Hexsus.
    Have one and it's great.

    Don't know for the others but I think the tire levers are awesome for a multitool. :D
  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    The Alien's a bit OTT, as's been said the Hexus has all the important tools (unless you're a tourer or use racks or something, when the spanners on the Alien could be quite handy- mine did get used to fix a bit of northshore while out and about, my Hexus can't do that...) But the Hexus really is a better trail tool, it's smaller and easier to use. (I don't like the tyre levers at all, but that's because I have brilliant Lezyne levers and everything else looks bad once you've tried those)

    If you're thinking of workshop use, don't get a multitool.
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