Lezyne introduce RAP 7 LED multi-tool with integrated light

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

by David Arthur   September 28, 2012  

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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at least you can see where it is when you inevitably drop it into the verge
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posted by VecchioJo [735 posts]
28th September 2012 - 11:41

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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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posted by John_the_Monkey [417 posts]
28th September 2012 - 12:52

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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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posted by joemmo [768 posts]
28th September 2012 - 13:02

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Pretty silly, yet strangely novel. Guess what our non-cycling friends will be putting in our xmas stockings?

posted by The Rumpo Kid [590 posts]
28th September 2012 - 13:37

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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 Big Grin )

posted by arowland [79 posts]
28th September 2012 - 17:34

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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 Big Grin )

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.

Really, though?

posted by workhard [342 posts]
29th September 2012 - 9:51

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Exposure Joystick FTW.

posted by andyp [774 posts]
4th December 2012 - 15:41

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