In spite of all of the fancy new tools Crankbrothers has put out recently, the company is still offering their long running M-Series multi tools. They still use the same design with an aluminum frame holding high-tensile steel tools which in our personal packs have held up quite well over the years. While the Limited Edition models don’t change the function of each model, they do add some new color to the line with black, orange, red, and green added to the original grey and gold.

Short of the m5, the rest of the M-Series line is ready for years of service, now in eye catching color…

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For those who prefer a minimal tool or want to carry a separate chain tool, the m10 includes most of the basics for trail side maintenance. The lightest M-series tool at 124g, the m10 includes a 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex wrench, #2 phillips and flat head screwdrivers, and a T25 Torx driver.

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M17_Red_LG M17_black_LG

Positioned right in the middle, the m17 includes the majority of tools you could need while out on the trail. In addition to the 8/9/10 speed chain tool, there are #0, 1, 2, and 3 spoke wrenches, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex wrenches, plus a #2 phillips screwdriver, and a #2 flat head. You’ll also find 8 and 10mm open wrenches, and a T25 Torx driver in a 168g tool.

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Still reigning as the heavyweight king of the M-Series, the m19 packs in 19 different tools to get you out of trouble. Equipped with all of the tools found in the m17, the m19 gets an additional #1 phillips head screwdriver and a T10 Torx Driver.

All Crankbrothers M-Series tools include a lifetime warranty and are available now with the limited edition series selling for $19, $28, and $34 each.

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Joe
Joe
6 years ago

We can hardly keep the m17 in stock at my shop. We stopped carrying several tools and replaced them with the m17.

Glenn
Glenn
6 years ago

I can’t remember which one of these I have, but it’s been in the seat bag for years now and saved me and many a buddy in the woods, miles from the parking lot. Workable, packable size, quality fittings.

Jono
Jono
6 years ago

This is a good tool, I have a few and would recommend them.

That being said, it is unclear if this article was written by Bike Rumor or Crank Brothers. I’m fine if it’s the latter, but would appreciate knowing if I’m reading reporting about a product by a third party or a verbatim press release. Thanks!

Kristi Benedict
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Kristi Benedict(@kristibee)
6 years ago
Reply to  Jono

Jono – We must’ve been trying to get out on a ride and hit publish before we finished editing the story. Standard practice is to tag anything that’s directly from the brand as “PRESS RELEASE”, but there were a few snippets at the beginning of the post that hadn’t been rewritten. It’s been fixed now.

Padrote
Padrote
6 years ago

I remember buying one of these around 2005 and it turned into rusty junk after two years

Will
Will
6 years ago

I think if your in need of a fancy colour on your multi-tool your doing it wrong haha

Psi Squared
Psi Squared
6 years ago

I’ve got an M17 that’s about 5 years old. It’s always worked well when needed, and there’s not a spot of rust on it.

Veganpotter
Veganpotter
6 years ago

My problem with these is that the metal is very soft and easily rounded out on the 4mm and smaller. I’ve done it and I’ve seen many from customers…all the small ones.

SurlyWill
SurlyWill
6 years ago

The Crank Brothers name speaks for itself.

Phil
Phil
6 years ago

@Padrote
My M17 is covered in rust too.

Gravelrash
Gravelrash
6 years ago

@Phil

As is mine.

crabonfever
crabonfever
6 years ago

Curious that none of them have T-30. It seems that is the standard for Shimano chainring bolts now. I haven’t had a chainring bolt come loose in years (perhaps related) but it seems like a good size to have in the pocket.

Sevo
Sevo
6 years ago

I’ve had wretched luck with crank brothers products. Pedals don’t last. Pumps I’m surprised they even make. But this tool? I’ve had one since it came out. I love it. I’ve had others and they are given away with bikes I sell of to newbie friends needing a tool. The chain tool works better than many. Rest feels right and just lasts. I’m getting in line for a red and orange one.

Now crank brothers, please bring your pedals up to this standard and I’ll consider coming back.

Dave
Dave
6 years ago

I’ve had my M17 for about three years, and there is some minor surface rust on a few of the allen keys. Even so, it’s been my favourite multi-tool, and I haven’t seen or used anything better, except maybe that orange M17.

gringo
gringo
6 years ago

no Torx 10, no Tork 20 and no Torx 30….????

these tools are only useful if your bike is more than 2 years old, which is fine, but am suprised that CB overlooked these.

Ck
Ck
6 years ago

Only reason I bought a second M19 was because the first one has spent 4 years in saddle bags that aren’t water proof, so it’s coated in surface rust. I still use it regularly though because it still functions without issue, it just looks rough. As for the Torx selection, the only time i’ve needed something outside of T25 on my bikes has been some T30 FSA chainring bolts. Hardly a requirement these days to warrant adding more to the tool.

Martin Lisk
Martin Lisk
6 years ago

Been a fan of the M17 for so long (I want to say 10+ years) … have 2 or 3 in my different saddlebags (I’m an N+1 guy) … no complaints or failures with the multi tool … and remember, it is a trail tool, not your home shop tools people …