It’s not quite ready for its big debut, but OneUp Components is very close to the release of their new EDC tool system. EDC of course stands for Every Day Carry – which makes a lot of sense when you’re talking about an integrated tool system that’s designed to be there whenever you need it. We’ll get the full details very soon, but there was more than enough on display at Sea Otter to get an idea of why you might have to have the EDC system on your bike – or in your pack…
There are two ways to carry the EDC kit, but the most convenient may be their steerer tube mount. Placing everything you need right in your steerer tube, the tool kit is kept from rattling with o-rings and the whole thing pops in and out of the custom headset top cap. OneUp hasn’t specified how the headset top cap is attached to the fork steerer, but our guess would be some sort of threading system or perhaps a bonded insert in the steerer that the lock ring threads into. We’ll know more about exactly how the system installs soon enough.
If you don’t want to stash the EDC in your steerer tube, the system can also be stored in one of two pumps that OneUp will be offering. The larger pump has a big 100cc volume for inflating large mountain bike tires quickly, but there will be a smaller 70cc version as well. Both pumps have storage in one end for the EDC kit, and the other end has a pump head that can also be removed to work as a CO2 inflator.
As for the tools themselves, inside a storage vessel is a multi-tool, chain tool, tire lever, and storage for a quick link – there maybe some other things hidden away as well. One tool of note is the tool that allows you to adjust your headset since you probably won’t be carrying a cassette lock ring tool. If you have the room in your steerer tube or pump, you can extend the EDC insert by adding a storage container or attach a CO2 cartridge to the bottom of the tool.
Pricing and more info will be available in a few weeks.
On the other end of the spectrum, OneUp had two new pedals to show with an alloy and composite body. Both have a 115 x 105mm platform with 10 replaceable pins per side. The aluminum pedals use an upgraded bearing system with one large bearing near the crank and three smaller bearings on the custom axle. When the pedals need to be serviced, a simple cassette lockring tool allows you to pull them apart once you remove the seal. Available in black, grey, and green, the aluminum pedals run $125.
The composite pedals use a more standard bearing and off the shelf axle to keep the price down to just $50. Also offering replaceable pins, the composites should be under $50. Both of these should be available in late May.
If you’re a pro with an orange Fox fork, or just someone who likes orange, OneUp will be offering a limited run of chain guides with orange top guides include. If you already have a guide, you can pick up just the orange top guide as well for $15 this May.