Lezyne SV10 multitool  £29.99

9/10

Great performance and looks: a well made pocket companion

Weight 101g   Contact  www.upgradebikes.co.uk

by Simon Hartwell   September 15, 2009  

Lezyne SV10 tool

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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.

Verdict

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

Height 15mm

Width 44mm

Length 63mm

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
10/10

A flawless build quality.

Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10

The tools are tough and accurately machined.

Rate the product for durability:
 
9/10

The build quality will ensure this tool will last.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10

At 101 g this is lightweight tool that is unobtrusive when carried in a summmer jersey pocket.

Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

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

Perfectly

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

Nothing

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: 43  Height: 6' 1"  Weight: 155 lbs

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

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