Essential for all cyclists, a multi-tool can get you out of minor mechanical trouble and help you make it home on two wheels rather than having to make a phone call to your support crew. Here we look at seven of the best


We don’t like to label people, but no matter what ‘type’ of cyclist you are, you need a multi-tool in your bag. Such a small item holds the potential to fix 99 problems, as long as your legs aren’t one. It’s not just about adjusting derailleurs, or mending chains though.

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They’re great for on-the-fly adjustments to bike-fit, such as saddle height. Multi-tools are a strange purchase, an item much like a puncture repair kit, that you hope you’ll never need to use. But when you have to, you want it to be an easy and hopefully stress-free experience. Take a look at our selection to find the one suitable for you.

Our pick of the best cycling multi-tools

Park Tool multi-tool

Park Tool IB-3 multi-tool

Carrying a multi-tool should be a no brainer for any bicycle user. All bikes function pretty much the same, so More…

Score 7

One23 MT 10C

One23 MT 10C multi-tool

Looking at the cycling multi-tool market, you might consider £11 a steal. However, we approached this product with some scepticism More…

Score 10

Lezyne Stainless 12

Lezyne Stainless 12 multi-tool

The Lezyne Stainless 12 multi-tool is an exceptionally well-made piece of kit. The construction feels almost industrial but is very well More…

Score 7

Pro Minitool 11

Pro Minitool 11 multi-tool

We tested the Pro Minitool 11 multi-tool alongside a number of other multi-tools from rival brands. The Pro wins the More…

Score 8

Pedro's ICM

Pedro’s ICM

Pedro’s doesn’t do novelty equipment. This tool is on the larger side, thanks in part to the pair of tyre More…

Score 9


At just over a tenner, the One 23 MT is a great value piece of kit. Multi-tools tend to last a lifetime if their design is a simple one, such as this, so that small initial outlay should see you through many seasons of riding. It is lacking the key ingredient of a chain breaker, but at a third of the price of some other tools here, you’ve got plenty of spare pennies to invest in a specific chain tool to use at home.

Some of them are actually pretty small too, so you can even carry it with you on longer rides if necessary. The alternative is a multi-tool with a built-in chain breaker, such as the excellent Pedro’s ICM. The price is about right for a tool that will cover almost any mechanical situation, and as tool experts, Pedro’s knows how to make a tool that will last.

  • huhu

    Natty tools all. But every one is heavier, dearer, less useable than just having the required tools in a bank coin bag.