Maxgear Gooj 18 function multi tool  £12.99

9/10

Budget multi tool that's ideal for roadside repairs

Weight 210g   Contact  www.maxgear.co.uk

by TR McGowran   January 27, 2010  

Not that I have spent much time at Her Majesty's pleasure but the Maxgear Gooj (Get Out Of Jail) is probably not the sort of tool I would ask for to be hidden in a cake and smuggled into prison. Jails are probably not easily dismantled with a set of Hex wrenches (2 / 2.5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8mm), Chain tool, Spoke wrenches, Torque T-25, Philips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, and two tire levers.

When it comes to bikes though this metal bodied compact multi tool definitely does do a good job of tackling road side repairs and essential home fettling making it a worthy companion to any saddle pack. It houses the usual essential tools, 18 to be precise, all made with a durable cro-mo steel. Each tool performed does its job well and I was most impressed with the tyre levers. The Gooj has two steel tyre levers, spaced about 60mm apart and both attached to the tool so they won't get lost, which help pop enough tyre beading off the wheel rim for the remaining bit to be easily chased out.

At 210grams it isn't super light but it isn't too heavy either, maybe not the first choice to put in your training kit as you can get tools weighing half as much but if you are on a budget this is a very handy device.

Verdict

A budget multi tool built to a good standard that is perfect for road side repairs and fettling at home.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Maxgear Gooj 18 function multi tool

Size tested: n/a

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

For minor repairs and tweeks, ideal for commuters and recreational riders.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

SIZE - 85mm x 40mm x 20mm

FEATURES - 18 including - Chain tool, Spoke wrench sizes 1, 2, 4. 3 shimano and mavic, Torque T-25, Philips screwdriver, Flat screwdriver, Tyre levers x 2, Hex Wrench 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8mm.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10

You do need to make sure that the bolts that keep the tool together are tight or the tool falls apart! Tools seemed adequte for light occasional use.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

The tyre levers worked great plus to get a chain tool at this price is a barhain.

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10

It is not a workshop tool so don't expect to repair bikes for a living with it! Hex wrenches resisted rounding off and the tire levers didn't bend which is a good sign that it should be good for several repairs.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
6/10

There are much lighter tools than this but you will need to pay far more. Not too heavy to notice in your saddle pack.

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

At the current price of £12.99 it is a bargain.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Apart from the bolts holding the tool together coming loose, the tool performed admirably.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The tyre levers.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Bolts coming loose.

Did you enjoy using the product? yes

Would you consider buying the product? yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? yes

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

At the current price of £12.99 this is a very good value multi tool that will help keep your bicycle happy.

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 78  Weight: 178

I usually ride: Sparton, brakeless fixed  My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, sportives, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

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