Great performance and looks: a well made pocket companion
Weight: 101g Contact: www.upgradebikes.co.uk
Lezyne are a company that have the ability to make a seemingly mundane product such as a pump or multi tool into an object of desire. They mix quality materials with well thought out design and an attention to detail, which result in objects that demand attention. This is certainly true of their SV10 multi tool, which packs, as you may have guessed, ten tools into a light (only 101 g), compact and attractive package.
The list of tools included are: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8mm Allen keys, T25 and T30 Torx, a Philips headed screwdriver bit and a chain tool. The tool is contained in a stretch leatherette sleeve which protects it from the elements, and your jersey pocket from it.
The build quality is excellent, with details that make it a pleasure to use, such as the way the end of each of the tools is machined and centre drilled where it pivots, rather than the cheaper option of just bending the end of the bit around the pivot. This not only allows the SV10 to be slimmer, but each bit pivots out smoothly and has full 360 degree rotation.
The bits are all forged and then CNC’d to give a smooth accurate finish; the chain tool deserves special mention, it is incredibly smooth in operation, and as easy to use as a stand alone chain tool, and when not in use, folds into the body of the tool unobtrusively.
The SV10 is not just good looking though; it is more than tough enough for any roadside repairs I encountered, and even had enough strength and leverage available to remove my SPD-SL pedals.
The polished aluminium side plates carry the Lezyne logo etched into the polished metal, as does the chain tool, and the whole tool has a polished finish that gives it the look and feel of a quality product, which this ultimately is.
The range of tools included covers all the usual emergency repairs in a lightweight package making it easy to carry, with a look, feel and finish that is only bettered by its practicality and effectiveness.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Lezyne SV10 multitool
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?
This is a multi tool that is light enough to appeal to the weight conscious roadie, with a range of tools to cover even the more complex repairs on todays MTB's.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Center-pivot, forged, and CNC-cut stainless steel bits, CNC-machined 7075 aluminium sideplates and chain tool, Philips-head, T25, T30 Torx, and 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm Allen keys
Weight 101 g
A flawless build quality.
The tools are tough and accurately machined.
The build quality will ensure this tool will last.
At 101 g this is lightweight tool that is unobtrusive when carried in a summmer jersey pocket.
At a list price of £29.99 it is not cheap, but for a tool of this quality the price is easily justified.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The look of quality backed up by practicality.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
About the tester
I usually ride: Litespeed Icon My best bike is: as above
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, touring, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Track Cycling