New bike multi-tools from Tune, Abbey & Argonaut will keep you rolling tight

Bits of Tune TT10 compact screwdriver bit driver by Wiha tools

courtesy Tune

German lightweight component makers Tune have just teamed up with precision German toolmaker Wiha to develop a unique bit driver designed to work in tight spaces and with their super light parts. Called the Bits of Tune TT10 it build on Wiha expertise in ergonomics to take the form of a super short, wide grip screwdriver with a set of self-stored interchangeable bits to both fit into tight spaces on the bike and be easily portable. Inside the compact 30€ driver are 2, 2.5, 3, 4 & 5mm allen bits, plus a #2 Phillips & a Torx T25. And of course you can always customize the 85g driver with bits you need for a specific setup. Tune.de

At the same time, the fine folks at Argonaut have teamed up with the toolmakers of Abbey to see what could be better than the classic 3-way wrench…

Abbey tool works 4 way argonaut 2

courtesy Argonaut

So a 4-Way is Argonaut’s better solution than the 3-way or classic Y-wrench. The new tool produced by premium American toolmaker Abbey Bike Tools pairs together the four tools most commonly needed in the modern bike workshop only one easy-to-wield wrench: 4, 5 & 6mm allen keys as well as a Torx t25. All four tools use hardened steel bits securely set into the black anodized aluminum tool body and sell for $35/€30. Argonaut wanted to make a tool that could cross over from jersey pocket to work bench while offering a bit more leverage than other compact multi-tools.

ArgonautCycles.com

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Jonathon
Jonathon
5 years ago

The 3-way design is a better, specifically because you won’t jab yourself in the palm with a 4th prong when using it.

Jason
Jason
5 years ago
Reply to  Jonathon

Hold it like a pencil and palm jabbing will be avoided.

comrad
comrad
5 years ago
Reply to  Jason

There’s a reason nobody uses their tools like a pencil

DJ
DJ
5 years ago

Any Tune tool should have an integrated torque-meter.

Ashok Captain
5 years ago
Reply to  DJ

Totally agree. Tune = lightweight carbon . . .

skip
skip
5 years ago
Reply to  DJ

I’ve built a couple mail order diamondbacks now that have come with their own torque wrench.
An actual Cdi, adjustable, bit driver torque wrench is $10 less than this item.

Ted
Ted
5 years ago

Just like Argonauts bikes, they really didnt think this one through…

Fred P.
Fred P.
5 years ago

Working on SRAM MTB parts requires a 5 or 6 way wrench thanks to their insistence on mixing Torx and Hex in the same part.

John Bones.
John Bones.
5 years ago

It’s not just that SRAM mixes torx/hex.
They also like to use sizes of each that are unique.
Think I used a 9mm? On a reverb post? A 9!!? Not 8, not 10… oh no.. that would be too easy.
A 9.

Sheesh.

Argonaut- maybe add some sort of feel or color to represent each different end?
So over 40 blind mofos like me can more easily recognize which bit is ready to go?

(then lets get most of the industry on the train so all 5mm are red, and so on)

-JCBs

ThreeRingCircus
ThreeRingCircus
5 years ago

Wouldn’t you want something just the opposite of a short, wide grip driver for tight spaces? If the space is tight, how is your hand going to fit in there to grip the tool? This seems like it would be useful only for applications with plenty of free space, like stem bolts.

VeloKitty
VeloKitty
5 years ago

That is a regular Wiha screwdriver with green rubber instead of red.
https://www.amazon.com/Wiha-38048-Stubby-Screwdriver-Multi-Bit/dp/B002JZ6BPW/

Tim
Tim
5 years ago
Reply to  VeloKitty

Ah yes but see how they have expertly selected the most useful bits to go inside it.

Just some gibroni
Just some gibroni
5 years ago

Yep, a four way is stupid.

John
John
5 years ago

Yeah, I don’t get that Tune tool. a) It’s just a Wiha bit-holder that already exists. b) It’s too small to comfortably torque some fasteners, and too awkwardly shaped to work on many others, such as bottle cages.

Rideifbikes
Rideifbikes
5 years ago

Did fix it sticks not patent their design?

James Fryer
5 years ago

Two of the least ergonomic tools I’ve ever seen.

Erik
Erik
5 years ago

Don’t knock the Argonaut/Abbey tool till you’ve tried it. I had my hands on a pre-production one back in May and it was very comfortable to use and fit nicely in my back pocket.

Glen
Glen
5 years ago
Reply to  Erik

I liked the looks of it, I’ve got one on the way and think it will work fine. It would replace every bit that I use on my multi-tool. And cover everything on my bike except the BB bolt that is larger than anything I’m going to carry. I don’t get the hidden bolt deal, I don’t have any crazily hidden allen/torx head fasteners on any of the garage full of bikes I own. Nor does the ergonomic complaint, fears of jabbing yourself in the hand etc, this tool isn’t for building your bike up from the frame, and we’re talking about a bicycle, any bolt using either of those hex head sizes or the T25 that’s on bicycle does not need to be and should not be torqued down enough to where you’re risking your skin to remove it.

I don’t know a thing about Argonaut other than their bikes are pretty, but Abbey’s entire game is tools, and they don’t have a reputation for making poor ones, far from it.