The Crank Brothers Multi-17 Tool is the second largest in the line of multi-tools offered by Crank Brothers. While it is big, it’s not actually very big at all. It’ll fit easily into the palm of your hand.
It features literally almost every tool you’d need to perform simple maintenance and repair on your bike, whether on the road, trail, or in your garage. I actually used the Multi-17 for a few years at my home-shop because I didn’t have any other bike tools. With a battalion of 17 tools on it, there’s not much the Crank Brothers Multi-17 Tool can’t do.
Crank Brothers Multi-17 Tool Features
- Weight: 168g
- Length: 3.5″ / 89mm
- Frame: 6061-T6 aluminum
- Tools: 6050 high tensile steel
- Chain tool: 8/9/10 speed compatible
- Spoke wrench: #1, 2, 3, 4
- Hex wrenches: #2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
- Screwdrivers: phillips, flat
- Open wrench: 8mm, 10mm
- Torx: t-25
- Warranty: lifetime
- Price: $27
Crank Brothers Multi-17 Tool Review
The Crank Brothers Multi-17 Tool literally has just about ever tool you’d need to wrench on your bike on a ride or at home. While you won’t want to rebuild your bike with it, the Multi-17 can tackle most tasks. I’ve used it to swap handlebars, swap clipless pedals, adjust spokes, repair broken chains, adjust brakes, tighten saddles, you name it. When I first got into biking a few years ago I couldn’t afford a tool set at home. The Multi-17 handled the job. Pair with with another small multi-tool and most tasks got done.
The Multi-17 is burly. It’s solid and well-built. All of the tools are made with high tensile steel and the frame is aluminum. The Multi-17 will literally last forever. I’ve been using mine for a few years and it looks about as good as new.
One thing I like about the Multi-17 over their other tools is it’s wider, which is easier for me to hold. The frame is etched with a diamond pattern, giving extra grip to what would otherwise be slippery metal. The Multi-17 also comes with a big rubber band that holds the tools in place, but also provides extra grip.
With the chain tool I have found that it can be hard to keep a hold of the metal tab when cranking it down when using only your hands. If you have pliers it makes the job easier. You can hold onto with your hands, it’s just a little difficult.
It is compact enough to easily fit in a saddlebag, no matter how small. You could just as easily throw in your pocket or in the back of your jersey. It’s small enough and light enough that you won’t notice it.
- Tons of tools
- Steel construction will last forever
- If you’re concerned about weight, maybe it’s a little bulky
The Crank Brothers Multi-17 Tool is awesome. It has the tools you’ll need to make those mid-ride adjustments and fixes. If it can’t do it, you’ve got bigger problems to worry about.
Do yourself a favor and Buy Now: Pick up the Crank Brothers Multi-17 Tool