Topeak Hexus 16 multi tool  £19.99

9/10

Well featured and reliable tool for every kind of riding

Weight 160g   Contact  www.extrauk.co.uk

by Flo K   March 29, 2009  

Topeak Hexus 16 multi tool

This is a tool that can do most things. It has all of the features you require for trail, road, commute, sportive or racing. It is compact and relatively light, weighing in at 160g. Pop it in your pocket or bag and forget about it! It's not the first one I've tested – I've been using versions of this tool since it was called the Hummer – and it's always been a reliable performer. Nothing much has changed this year, but if it ain't broke...

Once the initial newness / stiffness has worn off the Hexus has excellent functionality. The only criticism I have is after 2 weeks thrown in and out of my panniers is that the coating is wearing off the outer casing. Not really a problem, it is a tool after all! Most importantly the keys, flat head, Phillips, chain splitter and levers all look as new. They appear to be very durable and are easily cleaned. All of the expected features are present including a very neat and tidy chain hook to keep you clean when splitting!

Tools: Allen keys 2/2.5/3/4-2/5/6/8mm, Torx Bit T25, Phillips & Flat Head Screwdrivers, Spoke keys 15g/14g, Chain Tool, Chain Hook, Tyre Levers

Verdict

I have confidently put the Hexus, a tube and pump in my pocket and disappeared for the day knowing it'll get me out of jail if push comes to shove. A great tool with everything you need.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Topeak Hexus 16 multi tool

Price: 19.99

Weight: 160g

Size tested: n/a

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
9/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 35  Height: 5' 10"  Weight: 13 stone

I usually ride: Kona Paddy Wagon  My best bike is: The one i am riding

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

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, touring, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,

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These are great multi-tools - I've had mine for ages, and it's yet to let me down. That said, I don't really trust the tyre levers (they're the side panels of the tool, which you unclip to use) but then it's no great hardship to carry a set of tyre levers (and I could be being irrational).

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"Tant que je respire, j'attaque!"

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posted by John_the_Monkey [418 posts]
30th March 2009 - 8:24

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+1 for the Hexus, it's a cracking tool. Mine's a bit rusty now after being left in a damp hydrapak too often, but it's been going for 3 years and never let me down. ditto on the tyre levers though, i carry a 'proper' set too

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posted by Barry Fry-up [187 posts]
30th March 2009 - 9:18

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This has served me well, but I wouldn't trust the tyre levers unless you know your tyre comes off fairly easily. Used one on a Schwalbe Marathon Plus and it broke, but then Marathon Plus's are pretty hard to get off the rim.

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posted by Shades [195 posts]
30th October 2013 - 12:08

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