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It's a multi-tool that incorporates a 1 lumen LED to help you fix stuff in the dark

At the Cycle Show yesterday Lezyne showed us their brand new RAP 7 LED multi-tool, featuring an integrated LED light. Is it the first multi-tool to combine a light? We're certainly stuggling to think of any others out there.

The LED light uses four teeny AG1 batteries to power it, and clamps to the 5mm Allen tool with a small ball bearing holding it in place. Switching the light on is simple a case of rotating the body until the 1 lumen LED powers into life. Burntime is 3-4 hours.

The rest of the multi-tool is more standard with stamped aluminium sideplates and double bent tool bits so there's a centre pivot axis to rotate the tool on. There are seven tool bits, a 2.5, 4, 5 and 5mm Allen tools and a Torx T25 and Phillips head screwdriver.

Do you really need a multi-tool with an integrated LED? Well, we can possibly see the potential for making it easier to work on your bike if you have a mechanicla while cycling along a dimly lit city road or dark country lane, and it could save eating into the burn time of your main light. 

What do you think?

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David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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VecchioJo [396 posts] 3 years ago
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at least you can see where it is when you inevitably drop it into the verge
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John_the_Monkey [436 posts] 3 years ago
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Not a bad idea, but having it able to fix to either side of the tool would be more useful, I think. That way it could be left on the multi tool whilst it's in use, lessening the risk of losing the light/having to find somewhere to hold it.

(If you have to hold the light anyway, where's the advantage over taking one of your front lights off and using that...?)

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joemmo [1157 posts] 3 years ago
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nice but I think you can buy an LED keyring torch from a pound shop and continue to use your existing un-illuminated tool.

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The Rumpo Kid [589 posts] 3 years ago
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Pretty silly, yet strangely novel. Guess what our non-cycling friends will be putting in our xmas stockings?

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arowland [144 posts] 3 years ago
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I carry a little LED 'camping' head torch (bought from Lidl for peanuts) for roadside repairs. Much more convenient than having it attached to the tool you are using or requiring a third hand (fourth for some jobs  4 )

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workhard [397 posts] 3 years ago
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arowland wrote:

I carry a little LED 'camping' head torch (bought from Lidl for peanuts) for roadside repairs. Much more convenient than having it attached to the tool you are using or requiring a third hand (fourth for some jobs  4 )

See, now that's a good idea. I find holding my cree torch in my mouth more than a little difficult when changing a tube in the dark.

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andyp [1444 posts] 3 years ago
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Exposure Joystick FTW.