The Crank Brothers M-17 has been my trusty, do it all (cover-all) multi-tool for nearly a year now and I couldn’t be happier with it – no I didn’t get it for free (but I was a shop employee at the time), but it’s saved my ass once or twice over the past year and has the potential to perform most any trail/roadside operation your bike should need. After breaking my chain nearly 25 miles into a 50-mile midnight moonlight ride last summer, I knew I needed a compact chain tool to go along with the rest of the stuff I carry. The M17 was the answer.
Even since moving to Shanghai, I’ve used this tool for something bicycle or apartment-related at least weekly. For example, my girlfriend and I just moved into a new apartment and therefore had to get a bunch of new furniture from IKEA. Being that I’m in China, I don’t have my huge, massive tool box full of multiple Phillips and flat head screwdrivers, nor did I want to buy the toolkit from IKEA. The Crank Brothers M17 has been more than just a bicycle multi-tool for me since moving to China, it’s pretty much replaced my entire toolbox.
This piece features all the convenient allen key’s you’d want (even a 8mm), a torx, phillips, flat head, spoke wrenches, and chain tool. I love the thing. Seriously, it flies everywhere with me. (Now you know where to put that Christmas money). Go pick one up at your local shop or hit up the Crank Brothers Amazon.
Pick yours up here: Crank Brothers M17 Tool