Good looking tool, that might be better if it was uglier
Weight: 69g Contact: www.madison.co.uk
This offering from Shimanos spin off accessory brand PRO is certainly a great looking piece of kit, very slim and nicely finished. It also has just about everything you could need when out on the road tool wise except a chain tool and a couple of tyre levers.
For £14.99 you get 2,3,4,5 and 6mm Allen keys and a Phillips screwdriver. It also features a 2 inch measuring rule laser etched into the side of the tool body. What this is exactly for I dont know, my best guess would be to quantify the effects of your saddle on a cold day whilst on a nature break?
So what is it like to use? On the plus side it's small, light and hasn’t corroded from sweat in 6 weeks, but its functionality is let down by being fiddly and difficult to use. First use it fell out of my hand and almost straight into a drain - perhaps a bad place to stop. Even in light full finger gloves I found extracting the correct size tool difficult and the polished chrome coating makes the tool more likely to slip out of bolts. Tolerance on the fit is OK but it’s just not a match for the quality of a Park Tool AWS-10 which also features a confidence inspiring grippy matt finish.
To sum up this product in three words I would say "Form over Function". Although ideally you should never need to use a tool roadside this tool is let down by its functionality as a direct result of its aesthetic centred design. A great choice for the multi tool fashion conscious but not the tool for me
road.cc test report
Make and model: Pro six function mini tool
Size tested: n/a
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes its squeezes in nicley to an overloaded saddle back
Would you consider buying the product? No
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Not above other alternatives from Topeak and Park Tool
About the tester
I usually ride: Carrera My best bike is: Rotwild RCC 1.3 Topeak Ergon team
I've been riding for: 5-10 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, mtb,