You Want To Have This Tool In Your Pocket

Apple might have brought sophisticated products to the masses, but Crank Brothers brought it to the bike world. Stuffing a dozen or more functions into a compact triangle, Crank Brothers’ Y16 tool aims to bring shop-quality tools to the trail. The Californian brand also has quite the reputation for building beautifully designed components that feature clever integration and elegant simplicity.

Having offered a good range of multi-tools for the past few years, Crank Brothers have recently turned their attention to expanding that range with the brand new Y-Tool line.

The y tools are especially nice to work with. If you’ve ever struggled with a folding tool on the trail, you’ll appreciate the function of a y tool. It’s not too small to work with, nor is it too big.

The Y16, is a triangular little device that vaguely resembles the face of a tiny Transformer. It is held together by magnets, the miniature bike shop contains 16 tools, including hex wrenches #2 through #8, two torx wrenches, phillips and flathead screwdrivers, CO2 inflator, chain tool, and spoke wrenches.

This would be a cool tool for the rider who regularly tweaks their bike, or want to have everything at their fingertips to avoid getting stranded on long rides. I like that the Y16 has everything already covered for all-day riding adventures.

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Source: National Geographic