Move over Swiss Army Knives, there’s a new all-in-one tool in town. And unlike many feature-packed multi-tools, the new 8-Bit Multi-Tool System from Wolf Tooth Components breaks apart to make it easier to use, regardless of the repair.
Designed as an addition to their existing 8-Bit Tool, what’s fascinating about the new tool system is that initially, the 8-Bit tool wasn’t actually designed with the magnetic stackability in mind. Yet somehow, the design team at Wolf Tooth figured out a way to create a system with three different tools that all nest together with a series of magnets and machined pockets and nubs.
The resulting form factor is easy to slip into a jersey pocket, bag, or tool roll, and super easy to pull apart and put together.
8-Bit Pack Pliers
Starting with their excellent 8-Bit Pack Plier multi-tool, WTC already had a 17 function base to build from.
17 Functions: spoke wrench; valve core wrench; flat head #3.5 and Phillips #2 screwdriver bits; 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex; and T10, T25 Torx-compatible bits; install and remove master links; clear tire sealant clogs from valve stem; tighten valve stem lock nut
Dimensions: 146mm x 20mm x 9mm
Material: 7075-T6 aluminum handles, CrV tool steel swivel head, S2 tool steel bits
- Max torque for 8 mm hex bit – 40 Nm
- Max torque for 4, 5, 6 mm hex bits & T25, T30 bits — 20 Nm
- Max torque for all other bits – 10 Nm
Master links are not included
Made in the USA
8-Bit Chainbreaker + Utility Knife Multi-Tool
But some tools were notably absent, like a chain breaker and tire plugger. That’s where one of the two new additions comes in. The clever design features a swing-out chain tool that is turned by a custom Allen wrench.
On the other end of that Allen wrench is a forked end that doubles as a tubeless plugger with the tool body as the handle, and the tubeless plug strips nest inside of the handle.
At the other end of the tool is something we’ve not seen before in a multi-tool: a retractable mini utility knife. There’s even room for extra blade storage inside the handle. What will you use the blade for on a ride? Anything from cutting zip ties, trimming tubeless plugs, opening stubborn food packages, you name it.
Unlike some of the rather useless mini pocket knife blades we’ve seen on multi-tools, this blade is positioned well for safe use, and since it’s replaceable, it will always be sharp as long as the blade is fresh. WTC will sell a pack of 10 replacement blades for $4.95, and 15 replacement tubeless Bacon strips for $9.95. There’s also room in this part of the tool to store a spare valve core which could come in handy.
Weight: 71 g
Dimensions: 146mm x 20mm x 11mm
Material: 7075-T6 aluminum
Includes: 5 Tire plugs, mini utility blade, spare mini utility blade, tire plug inserter/3mm Allen key
Made in the USA
8-Bit Tire Lever + Rim Dent Remover Multi-Tool
Want more? The middle tool doubles as a truly functional plastic tire lever with a reinforced handle and replaceable tip, while the other end is built to function as a dent remover for aluminum rims.
Weight: 29.5 g
Dimensions: 146mm x 20mm x 8mm
Material: 7075-T6 aluminum, high-strength nylon composite lever
Made in the USA
How To Use the Tool
There’s a lot going on here, so WTC created this handy how-to video to show how all the different parts are used together.
Pricing & Availability
There are two options when it comes to purchasing the 8-Bit Multi-Tool System. If you already own the 8-Bit Pack Pliers ($69.95), then you can purchase the 8-Bit Chainbreaker + Utility Knife ($69.95) and Tire Lever + Rim Dent Remover ($19.95) separately. Or, if you don’t already have part of the system, you can buy the three-part kit for $139.95 for a $20 savings. Almost every part of the system is also available as a replacement to keep your tools in working order. Many of the parts and tools are available now.