Spurcycle’s first foray into tool design & production isn’t so different than the bike bell they built a brand around. The multi-tool is at once an incredibly simple design, but executed with precision & attention to detail from high quality materials. Essentially just a compact sliding T-handle wrench machined from titanium, the simply named Ti Tool packs up neatly in a small pouch with all the regular bits you’ll need out on the bike.

Spurcycle Ti Tool, a compact titanium multi-tool

At $69 the TI Tool doesn’t come cheap, but you’re getting what you pay for here. From our first impressions playing around with the little Made in the USA multi-tool, its precision craftsmanship & materials are clear. No surprise when we were told it is Paragon Machine Works who fabricate the Grade 5 titanium Ti Tool.

The ti wrench includes a ten-piece bit set in a plastic carrier with: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8mm hexes, plus T10 & T25 torxes, and a #2 Phillips. Then it all slips into a small nylon carrying case, about the size of an energy gel, with room for a bit of emergency cash too or a glueless patch kit

First Impressions

The Ti Tool uses a small c-clip on either end that lets the handle slide freely back-and-forth to create either an L or T shaped wrench without falling out. That also makes it work pretty well in tight spaces. So far we’ve managed to adjust your standard parts on the go, like crankset, seatpost, stem and got plenty of leverage.

This is likely something that is going to be in our jersey pockets for years to come. The tool’s modular design totally helps in that department. While I personally am wary of losing the individual bits of an interchangeable bit tool, it also means that I can adapt what I carry based on what I need. And if T27 becomes the next critical tool in the future, it will be easy to drop a new bit into the included tool carrier and pouch.

Actual Weight

Our sample Ti Tool uses a final production sliding titanium t-handle that weights just 21g. Our carrying case is a final part too. But the actual bit carrier is a pre-production 3D printed part so that may vary a gram or two. Anyway the whole kit tipped the scales at only 90g with everything included.

The minimalist multi-tool is available for pre-order now from Spurcycle, with shipping heading out in about two weeks from order. That means if you are in the US, you can get one in time for Christmas if you act fast. International buyers though aren’t going to be so lucky, yet.

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Ck
Ck
4 years ago

Make it in stainless steel and i’ll buy it. I don’t feel like spending a big premium on a Ti multi-tool.

JNH
JNH
4 years ago
Reply to  Ck

But if it’s Titanium you can use it as a fire striker in emergencies.

nopers is bopes
nopers is bopes
4 years ago
Reply to  Ck

buy the swiss tool then. its lighter, cheaper, not out of titanium, and even has tire levers lol.

Bob
Bob
4 years ago

If it is in the little black case how is everyone going to know that you are special enough to afford a $70 multi-tool. it needs to be flashier and mount to the bike so people instantly know how important you are since you have one of these. Status must be the main selling point since it sure is not practicality.

beradish
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Hey Bob, Flashy case is in the pipeline. We were working on something special with a partner but had some print issues with the material so went back to basic black in order to launch. You are spot on! Cheers.

Cherk Chup
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Agree. Make a denim holder not the black plastic case…

Carl
Carl
4 years ago

This presents a massive improvement over the standard, bulky, folding multitool that can be hard to use in some of the tighter spaces on a bike (saddle clamp). Are there any companies making something similar? I can’t think of any, which is slightly surprising.

yalleriron
yalleriron
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl

The SILCA T-Ratchet and Torque kit is a similar thing, with extra handle combinations and a torque wrench in a tiny package. It, too, is titanium (perhaps not the toolbits, but I’m not sure) and is also very expensive. I got mine as a Kickstarter backer, as I’m a glutton for punishment.

Despite its cost, it’s a superb little toolkit, which I use a lot. It hides in the bottom of my panniers until needed.

mudrock
mudrock
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl

Fix It Sticks. Cheaper, lighter.

mudrock
mudrock
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl

Actually, only the original iteration of Fix It sticks is lighter, using aluminum handles, at 55 grams. The edition with replaceable bits, similar to Spurcycle’s, is 118 grams.

TDO
TDO
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl

Blackburn Switch – $20.

RandoRandy
RandoRandy
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl

Topeak Ratchet Rocket – $30ish

sloth
sloth
4 years ago
Reply to  RandoRandy

I’ve had fix-it sticks, the blackburn switch, and the Fix-it sticks and the Switch are the only two that are worth a darn. The ratchet rocket has too many teeny tiny moving (ratcheting) parts to be durable in the long term. Mine got wet on a rainy ride and the internals rusted and failed. IT was one of my favorite tools when I had it, but I’ve switched to the other two since they’re much simpler in design with less to fail. The only worry with a tool that uses interchangeable bits is losing the bits, and not having the correct bit with you on a ride.

That said, $69 doesn’t seem too bad for what this is. I’d buy it.

onewheelskyward
4 years ago
Reply to  sloth

I’ve been using the same ratchet rocket for 6 years, on all of my bikes as well as around the house. It’s crazy bomber.

psychler
psychler
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl

Mineral designs, picked one up over the summer. Will be the only multi-tool I buy from now on.
http://www.mineralbikes.com/shop/mini-bar-multi-tool

B@se
B@se
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl

PB Swiss Bike Tool. cheaper, proven design, quality product. Nothings else you would need. And yes, I do have other tools, the lightest hex kit in folding design are the folders like the Parktool of the aws series, or their competitors from lets say proxxon, wera etc. . I do have a ratchet set from topea with the 5 Nm torque, works fine. But the PB Swiss is the best

Ira
Ira
4 years ago

The bits are most likely steel. It looks like they used german made Wiha bits which are top quality, they could have easily cut costs here.

JBikes
JBikes
4 years ago

Neat tool. I agree on the comment to make it stainless and cheaper. The handle would weigh about 40-50g vs 21g.

blake
blake
4 years ago

This is a great idea for those who travel with their bikes where space and grams count. Just enough to get the job done.

Dan
Dan
4 years ago

Ti is what makes this special. If it were a post about a stainless multi tool then everyone would be saying they ripped off fix it sticks somehow. never happy

OldTimerCat1
OldTimerCat1
4 years ago

Good, solid and practical tool for the weight weenie. Another stainless version for those not concerned with weight as much and that should do it.

Mike W
Mike W
4 years ago

It is a little pricey, but the thing would last forever. You would only need to occasionally swap out the bits if you used it a lot.

Karl
Karl
4 years ago

I find the idea of a sliding tool head very practical. Personally, I use the Viktorinox Bike Tool with a weight of 92 grams. On multi-day tours I take an bit extension with me.
 The Fix it sticks are also practical. Unfortunately the bits are glued in the light aluminium version. The other version is heavy.

https://www.swissarmy.com/us/en/Products/Swiss-Army-Knives/Sport-Tools/BikeTool/p/4.1329

https://www.amazon.de/Victorinox-3-0305-VICTORINOX-Verl%C3%A4ngerung-Ratsche/dp/B000MLSCI4/ref=pd_sim_200_1/262-2527065-6345849?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VC6REYBHTA5C1HTSVF28

michael
michael
4 years ago

Great little tool for on ride tweaking,seems a lot more sensitive to use than your standard multi tool,price is an issue though and material used,eould definately a cheaper option but not made in china.

Eric Schuijt - De Vakantiefietser

For my Rohloff (in Europe nowadays the standard gears on touringbikes) I need a T20. Then I would buy it (and sell it since I have a shop)

dockboy
dockboy
4 years ago

I like my Blackburn Switch well enough, but this is a better version of the tool (Something that I see happen a lot with Blackburn equipment – theirs is okay, but there’s usually a better version out there). As much as I’d love a titanium tool, the price is too high for me. Give me a stainless, or semi-stainless, version and I’ll bite.

Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa
4 years ago

Is this comment section just full of Spurcycle staff trying to boost their own companies profile. $69 american dollars for some hardware store multi-tool bits that plug into a titanium stick? You’re having a laugh!! I would expect nothing less from the company that tried to claim copyright over the ‘artisan’ bell.

bubbles
bubbles
4 years ago

I bought the knock-off version of your bell for 1/6 of your price and it’s 95% of the original bell (compared it with a shop that sold the original, the owner thought I paid half).

When the knock off version of this tool is available for $10, I will buy that instead.

Damon
Damon
4 years ago

Loved their bell but this is just s gimmick. The Silca Ti torque ratchet wrench is miles better.

john Caletti
4 years ago

Do you guys need a hug or something? Why are Bikerumor comments so grumpy and constantly complaining about cost. If you have an interest in innovative products made by fellow Americans who also are passionate about bikes or want something a little different or unique or solving a certain problem, then you need to spend a little more. Cheaper stuff made in huge quantities in China and Taiwan are plentiful. I think it’s pretty special to able to get something made by the folks at Paragon Machine Works – they have been making super nice parts for custom frames for years, constantly developing and making cool shit right here in CA. Us custom bike makers would be lost without them. Oh, and they ride bikes, are super nice and give back to the community. And like the Spurcycle folks – they aren’t “gouging” anybody so they can make their Porsche payments. So maybe consider the money goes towards cool stuff made by cool people. You don’t have to buy it, you don’t have to hate on it either.

Bleo
Bleo
4 years ago

I’m always super excited when I see a new potential super light multi-tool offering. Unfortunately they never end up being light enough. I carry the VIM Tools HBR3 Bit Ratchet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Y05COI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The thing is $12 on amazon, has a reversing bit holding ratchet and if the ratchet side ever manages to break on you the other side holds bits too! It weight 22.93g so a whole 2g more than this thing and it has a ratchet! I pair it with stainless steel wera bits and put it in a thick ziplock bag, nothing for sale is lighter or better.

Will someone PLEASE make something better than this vim tool? Not that I’m unhappy with the VIM, I’m just always excited for something truly innovative and I have no problems paying a premium.