Whether you’re a spandex-sporting roadie or a baggy-shorted mountain biker, space and weight come at a premium any time you’re on two wheels. Therefore, it’s incredibly important to pick and choose your carry carefully, for even a seemingly innocent oversight can make for a long walk home instead of a run-of-the-mill repair.
Minnesota-based Wolf Tooth Components is known for making some of the highest quality precision-machined cycling products on the market, and their new 8-Bit Pack Pliers keep with the trend. For instance, they feature 7075-T6 aluminum handles that are both lightweight and also incredibly tough, giving you ample leverage to install and remove master links or wrench on any number of other bike components. And in order to make the pliers even more versatile, Wolf Tooth has fitted them with an 8mm ball detent swivel head as well as a clever magnetic storage system that nests its eight attachments inside. The result is a multi-tool with 17 different functions — including a spoke wrench, a valve core wrench, and an assortment of flat, Phillips, and Torx bits — that can solve virtually any common bike repair. Shipping mid-December, you can pre-order it now for $70.
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