Topeak Toolstick 11

Blessed are those who have their own well-stocked mechanic’s bay, for their bicycle repairs shall be almost frustration free. For the rest of us, a small tool box and a great multi-tool like the Topeak Toolstick 11 can go a long way.

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Topeak Toolstick 11

Recently released, the new tool costs a paltry $14. But with it in your shop apron, you can come close to putting together a bike without using anything else. Even though it has only four tools — 3/4/5mm hex wrenches and a #2 Phillips screwdriver — they’re the ones you need for most mountain or road bike assembly and maintenance. And since it’s only the size of a really fat pencil, the Topeak Toolstick 11 can fit in your cargo shorts on rides.

The rubber cushioned, hardened steel tool shaft is comfy but solid in your hand. Articulating tool heads on both ends swivel, which makes getting to hard to reach bolts easier. Small, handy and inexpensive, the Topeak Toolstick 11 is a great addition to any toolbox.

—Stephen Krcmar is a former bike mechanic who lives in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Posted by Ozmeister - 06/08/2010 09:22 PM

love it

Posted by dynaryder - 06/09/2010 01:07 PM

FAIL. Where’s the 6mm? I run a farmer’s market bike clinic and use 4/5/6 hexes constantly;I don’t think I’ve even pulled out a 2/2.5/3. I looked at one of these at REI and put it back cause it was missing the 6.

I have this tool at home(can’t remember the name off hand) that is similar,but has six tools instead of four. It uses double-ended 1/4” bits. One goes on the long end,the other two go on the ends of a T handle that can be folded flat into the shaft. Topeak could’ve copied this design and made this much more usable.

Posted by jpea - 06/09/2010 01:56 PM

not a fail at all – cripes man, that’s harsh – for the size & price, it’s a great tool – my Kona only has 3/4/5’s for everything – would be a perfect fit.

Posted by Jeff - 06/19/2010 07:54 AM

Need the 6? Then there is the Tool Stick 22

http://www.topeak.com/products/Tools/toolstick22

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