If you’re like me you probably have several multi-tools. I rarely use the one in my saddlebag but it’s nice to know it’s there. Altum Designs, a London based company, have come up with a new twist on the multi-tool called the Modual Multi Tool System, that uses tool bits instead of the Swiss army knife style array of allen keys and screwdriver bits.
The tool bits fit onto the main body of the MTS tool in one of two slots. One slot acts like a screwdriver, the other acts like a wrench. With the included bit extender there’s quite a bit of scope for reaching even the tightest spaces.
Included in the MTS are-
2/23.5/3/4/5/6/8mm allen bits
PH2 cross head bit
T25 torx key
Tool bit extender
3.23/3.3/3.45 spoke keys
The MTR tool roll is made from Cordura and has pockets to store the MTS and its attachments. It also acts as a portable workstation with a magnetic pad to stop bolts from rolling away. There is also a strap to hold a spare inner tube which can be attached to your saddle’s rails, or kept in a jersey pocket.
Apart from the possibly overlooked flat head bit which I find useful for getting bits of flint out of my tyres this tool seems to pretty much cover everything. I’m sure there’s also room for a bit of expansion in the range of bits offered once production is underway. We wish Altum well with their Kickstarter campaign and hope to bring you a full product review soon.
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