Multi Tools make for a fantastic Christmas gift item – their lightweight compact design is home to a wide variety of useful repair functions that can save you from a long walk home.
Wiggle’s Accessories buyer Martin Mckinlay has hand picked some of his favourite tools for Christmas – you can view all of his chosen tools and prices on our Christmas multi tool page.
10.Pedros Trixie Fixed Gear Multi-Tool
Specially designed for the fixed gear rider, the Pedro’s Trixie is the urban survival tool with all the right pieces to keep that fixie rolling.
Fixed gear rider bikeboy77 pays tribute to a great tool: “The Trixie has pretty much all the tools need for any track or fixie road side quick fix, even has a bottle opener for those warm days! Its good quality and durable.”
9. Lezyne SV 10 Multi Tool
Centre-pivot, forged, and CNC-cut stainless steel bits.
Road cyclist WanganuiRider is a huge Lezyne fan: “Great multi tool, lightweight and fantastic quality looks and feels great too, fits everything on my bike and nicely into my saddle bag.
I bought this multi tool at the same time as a new ultegra chain and used it to cut and fit the new chain onto my bike. the chain tool worked like a dream so I know I will have no problems should I need to use it out on the road. I also fitted a new bottle cage at the same time and had no problems getting into the restricted space with the hex tool. Another fantastic product from Lezyne.”
8. Topeak Mini 20 Pro 20 Function Multi Tool
The Mini 20 Pro is a precision built, 20 function mini tool designed to handle any road or trailside repair.
Road rider and Wiggle reviewer Laplad is a huge fan of the Topeak’s durability: “My last Top peak has done me 10 years now (a 10 tool affair in hardened steel) and is the best I’ve had which is why I chose this over the competition. treated as it is, an emergency tool, it’s as good I suspect as it gets…”
7. Lezyne Danny MacAskill Edition – Allen Block Multi Tool
The MacAskill Block is an extremely versatile, durable tool designed to meet the needs of pro trials rider Danny MacAskill.
GliderNick from Stockholm, Sweden likes the length of the Allen keys: ”The Allen keys are longer than other multi tools. If you only need Allen keys this is a very good tool.
6. Crank Brothers 5 Function Multi Tool
The Multi 5 is compact and light with the 5 most common tools needed. Small enough to fit into any pocket and weighing a mere 85g.
zmijek loves the versatility of this Multi Tool:”It’s light and small, you can sometimes forget you have it in your pocket. It’s like a basic swiss army knife for bikes, and you get a life time warranty.”
5. Topeak Ratchet Rocket RX 12 Function Multi Tool
A more compact, lighter version of the Ratchet Rocket offering mini-tool convenience with the speed of a reversing ratchet.
Aussie commuter aeberbach has used a few multi tools over the years and seems to be very happy with the Topeak Ratchet: ”I replaced an older multitool with this one and I really like it. It is narrower and easier to fit in the toolbag and feels lighter too. It feels like a real tool.”
4. Lezyne Rap 13 Multi Tool
Chain breaker with 3x spoke wrenches: 2x standard square, 1x Mavic splined Supplied with unique Lezyne tool wrap to keep your tool secure, clean and safe.
Wiggle reviewer NormScotland feels indebted to the Lezyne Rap multi tool: ”The spoke tool allowed me to perform emergency adjustments on my rear wheel when two spokes broke after hitting a pot hole. I didn’t even know it had this feature at the time and only found it until scratching my head on how I was going to get home with 20 miles away and the wheel wouldn’t even turn. I managed to get running after 10-15mins! I’ve now decided to buy another one for my wife as price is excellent, tool is relatively small and light.”
3. Full Windsor The Nutter Cycle Multi Tool
The Nutter multi tool combines all the essential riding tools you need into one stylish and compact little pouch.
Road cyclist and mountain biker Henry122 rates the Full Windsor very highly: “I bought this mostly for my road bike, but it looks as if it will also work well on my mountain bike. I have tested out all the functions and am very pleased at just how well each feature works. I’m also impressed by the build quality.”
2. LifeLine Essential 10 in 1 Folding Multi-tool
An excellent value multi-tool for quick, convenient adjustments and repairs on the move. With a range of hex wrenches, phillips and flat head screwdrivers and a torx 25, the Essential Multi-tool is an indispensable piece of kit for your saddle bag.
Cojack from Norfolk purchased the LifeLine Essential as a gift: ”Bought for a friends birthday present and did just what I wanted. Great price, compact and neat.”
1. LifeLine Professional 21-in-1 Multi-Tool
A beautifully finished Multi-tool with 21 precision tool bits for any mid-ride repair/maintenance situation. With spoke keys, a chain tool, a range of hex, torx and screwdriver heads, the LifeLine 21 in 1 tool is indispensable for all high mileage rides.
Fritztotty was really impressed by the design of the LifeLine Professional:”The design of this tool is a big part of its appeal. It’s shiny and neat and looks great. Functionally it’s a bit less strong – the bits are usable but short, and there is no stopper to keep them from spinning round on the axle. Small enough to fit in a back pocket, it has lots of bits and a chain splitter so you can’t really complain.”