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
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.
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.