Crankbrothers Y Tool - Lightweight, Compact Bike Multi-Tool
- 12 tool options
- Shop-Quality allen and bit driver for speed and leverage
- Compact and lightweight - fits in seat bag or hydration pack
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Stash the Crank Brothers Y-Tool 12 in your pack before you hit the trail and you'll be ready for anything. This compact stainless steel case packs two screwdrivers, an assortment of hex wrenches and Torx bits, and comes with a patch kit and storage container, so you'll be ready to fix whatever comes up.
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The only reservation I have, and the reason I give 4 stars instead of 5, is that the small driver parts would be really easy to lose on the trail.
I don't know whether the chain tool will work on an 11 speed chain. I'm told that they "probably" will and I don't like "probably" but I haven't found a good multi-tool that claims to have an 11 speed chain tool so I can't really complain much about this one.
My first instinct when opening was the weight. It's a little heavy...or so it seemed. Just for kicks, I pulled out the scale. It weighed 257 g and is labeled at 260 g, so a little lighter than listed. But I weighed my little saddle bag that has a standard (Lezyne) multi tool, tube, little patch kit, two CO2 cartridges, cartridge inflator and in came in 15 g LESS than the Y-16 and a tube, patch kit, 2 CO2 cartridges. So in other words, overall this is a little bit heavier, even though there's no saddle bag since the stuff would go in your pockets. This is due to the black plastic frame of the tool and the little compartments, plus the heavier Y-tools. Those weight penalties are more than the saddle bag. But only a little, so I like it! I'd rather add a teeny bit more weight to be able to use real Y-tools instead of a little standard multi tool!
I used the Y- hex wrenches at home as a test. No problems there. The steel quality isn't top-notch, but this isn't for everyday use. It'll last a lifetime for saddle height changes, etc. every couple months - which is the intended use for a pocket tool. The little bits that fit in the container are great; held in by magnet on the Y-tool. My only long term concern is here: those bits are held into that container by foam so they don't rattle. By taking that foam out to access the bits regularly, perhaps the foam will no longer stay in place? Time will tell. But this will not only lead to rattling, which would drive me crazy, but also possibly to the bits falling out. I don't anticipate that problem, but I see it as a possibility over the course of a year or two of use.
Again, I haven't had to use it in a real situation yet. But as long as the inflator works, it'll be worth the 5 stars I'm giving it. (The chain breaker seems slightly poor quality, the pin in particular. But as long as it works once or twice in emergencies, that's all that matters...and I hopefully will never have to find out!) I like the shape; it fits in a jersey pocket easily. Plus the ingenuity makes it a fun tool!
At the beginning I thought it was too big, but now I take it in the bag of the jersey and not even feel it is there. The accessory to attach the co2 container have never been used, but the rest of the tool is really helpful. In the reservoir for the small parts there's space for a small sand paper and few patches. So now I'm complete for a ride :)
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Lo único que me gustaria que trajera son un juego de paletas para desmontar las llantas, ya que esas, las tienes que adquirir a parte.
Por su diseño, entra en espacios reducidos en donde es difícil acceder a los tornillos para su ajuste. Creo que esta es su mayor ventaja.
Otra gran ventaja, es que incluye el inflador para cartuchos de CO2.
Las puntas incluídas, son las necesarias para ajustar cualquier componente en la bicicleta.
Todas las partes de la herramienta, se integran y ajustan perfectamente de forma magnética, por lo que no se sueltan ni desprenden las pates.
Por otro lado, le encuentro 2 desventajas:
- Las diferentes puntas don piezas sueltas. Aunque traen su contenedor y este mantiene muy bien las puntas en su interior, no dejan de ser piezas sueltas, lo que facilita que se pierdan.
- Su forma triangular, hace que sea un poco difícil su almacenamiento en algunas bolsas de sillín.
En general, muy recomendable.
Le chiavi sono quasi la totalità di quelle che si trovano su una normale biicicletta.
Da solo tre stelle perche pensavo fosse stato studiato per essere riposto nel borsello sotto sella di una mtb, invece è troppo largo, per cui un normale multi-attrezzi è migliore in fatto di ingombri.
Anche la praticità non è un gran che.
Punto a favore è la garanzia a vita sul prodotto ( o almeno così dicono!).
Penso che in futuro ne prenderò un modello piu piccolo oppure il fratello maggiore di questo, che ha integrato lo smaglia catena e l adattatore per le bombolette di co2.