on 16 June 2012
I had my doubts about the pump but it works well once you discover the locking lever. The tyre levers are good quality plastic, plenty strong enough and lightweight. The allen keys don't go up to head stem size.
The puncture repair kit contains 9 patches and the tube of glue (Indonesia) actually has something in it, unlike cheap repair kits.
One thing you definitely need to repair a puncture is a decent wheel nut spanner, so I carry the pump and tyre levers, my own proper spanner, and a spare new tube, it fits inside the bag which can be strapped almost anywhere.
on 1 March 2012
The multitool is amazing. I would be more than happy to pay the price for that alone. The allen keys work beautifully and there are 7 not 6 (there are 6 physical keys but the last one is a cap that fits on the largest one), but what I really like is that unlike conventional allen keys where it's difficult to tighten when using the long end, you don't get that here. And obviously the others tools work as good as others. There are three wrenches that add onto a spoke (8,9,10mm). The hand pump works on a schrader valve not sure about presta (if you don't know which one you have google them) but it's small so you're going to be pumping for a while. Tyre levers make changing wheels so much easier so no complaints there. Finally in the repair kit you get 9 assorted size patches, rubber cement, a metal scourer and 2 rubber tubes to mend any broken valves. Bearing in mind that I only use these as a temporary fix (just enough to be able to get home to change my inner) these have worked fine with no complaints.
The wrenches that come with the multitool only goes up to 10mm any bigger and you're going to need something else. There's a blade with wrench indents for 15mm but it's been useless as a wrench. I also found that almost immediately after I got this the tool became loose, but was able to easily tighten it easily with another allen key. The pump is also very fiddly and requires getting used to with a fair amount of trial and error.
Solid bargain. I would recommend this to anyone.
on 20 July 2016
- Comes with everything you need
- Plastic prongs help get the tyre off (use hook to clip onto spoke so one stays in place whilst you attach the other)
- Decent quality allan key kit.
- Pump works.
Note with the pump, the lever must be down when you attach it to the bike air nozzle. Then lift the lever UP, to close the seal when you are ready to start pumping, not the other way around.
A friends rear tyre blew. It had literally worn through, and worn out, completely. We used two patches, one on the inner rubber tube, and another inside the tyre, to give him a millimetre of new tread, so this can save the day in the very worst type of scenarios. And it did, brilliantly.
Not being sure how long to let it dry for, we gave it nearly 15 minutes, which was enough time. Tyre pumped straight back up, maintained pressure, and allowed us to continue.
There are several patches inside of different sizes. Plenty for multiple incidents. An entire kit can be bought from pound land for £1, which you can use to top up/refill this kit, with new patches, more glue, etc. You won't need more patches until you have had half a dozen punctures though.
NOTE: It did seem that the glue was not sticking to the rubber very well, so glue was used in abundance. It did stick, just very slowly, and required encouragement. Be patient, take your time, allow the glue time to melt into the rubber and keep the punctured area of the inner tube still and leave it to set for as much time as you have, would be my advice).
LOVE the tiny size of the whole kit, including the mini pump which is cute. There was space inside the kit to add a pen, USB light, cable ties, a miniature spanner, and tiny emergency things which you might want to keep in there. Velcro is good, strong, holds on well.
Downside is that because the durable, rain proof case looks so nice, you might not want to keep it on your bike permanently, just remember to take it when you when going on those long journeys.
Hope the review was helpful. If so, please give it a like.
on 5 April 2011
Since this product has arrived I cannot count how many times I have used it (for my bike as well as the bikes of the other three members of my family - I'm not THAT accident prone!!)
The multi tool can be a bit annoying as the attachments come loose when you are using it and sometimes get in the way, but I don't really care as it has come in so handy over the last few weeks. Also, one of the elastic holders which held the pump to the case has already broken.
As a beginner cyclist I would say it's quite good for my needs as it has been a useful and compact bit of kit to attach to the bike. I'm sure there are better quality products out there I guess, but for me this does the job and for what I paid for it, I am quite happy.
on 19 October 2011
This is a very handy little kit, it's compact and the tools inside should have every alan key you will ever need. Not to mention some spanner pieces, and everything necessary to remove a tyre, repair a puncture and refill the tyre. This also has everything you'll need to tighten break pads and such.
The only thing that I found I needed an extra tool for was when I removed my rear wheel. I needed a separate wrench. Such a wrench could fairly easily fit into the pack and can be bought fairly cheaply, so I won't fixate on this point.
A very good product, and a good price. Recommend!