If I’m honest we’re in a point in BMX where real product innovation seems to be harder and hard to find. With it being so easy to pick a product out of a catalog in Taiwan and add your own logo to it, I get less excited every time I see a “New Product” email or post on a website. Despite this lack of evolution and change in actual bike parts and components, there does seem to be a wave of actually creativity when it comes to BMX products that we don’t necessarily bolt onto our rides. In the past couple of years I have seen multiple brands bring out clothing, bags, tools and other items aimed specifically at BMX and designed to make riding, maintaining and running your bike that much better. The Shadow Multi-Tool, Subrosa Combat Lock, Cinema Waxed Rucksack and Ecalt spoke tool are all fine examples of this, simple and genuinely original products that have been drawn up from scratch to make life as a rider that bit easier and problem free.
Well rant aside, today I found another brilliantly simple and useful product; The Stolen Bike Co Multi-Tool. Unlike Shadow, Animal and Eclat’s own do-it-all tools, this thing is super small and could be kept in the back pocket whilst on a solo street ride. Based off a simple tire lever, this suspiciously small tool also boasts a spoke wrench, a 6mm/5mm hex key and even a bottle opener for a refreshing drink after a days riding. The tool it’self is mad out of CrMo steel and has a hard wearing ED Black finish to insure that this thing is strong and will take a fair amount of abuse and torque.
Despite not having a socket set or chain-tool, this little thing is so small you would barely notice it’s even there, and could be the difference between having to end the session because you have a flat or need to fix your bike when there are no tools around. The Tools will be available at the end of the month from all Stolen retailers worldwide.
Hit up the Stolen Website for more info on the Multi-Tool and other Stolen products.