Axiom Tweak 8 Multi Tool  £10.00

8/10

Tiny but perfectly formed multi-tool that offers peace of mind if you need to make some adjustments out on the road.

Weight 47g   Contact  www.paligap.cc

by Caven O'Hara   November 7, 2013  

Axiom Tweak 8 Multitool

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The Axiom Tweak 8 is the smallest multi-tool I've come across. With the ring attachment it is small enough to fit on your key-ring if you want to carry it that way. It really is that tiny.

Some would argue that being this compact makes it much harder to use. The counter to that is, it may be small but as the name suggests this is an ideal tool for all those tweaks you may need to apply on the go.

Again the name gives the game away, the Tweak 8 has yep, eight functions. Allen wrenches of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 mm, a Torq Wrench of T25 and a flat and Phillips screwdrivers. Not bad for a unit that is less than 3cm square.

To add to its appeal the CNC-machined aluminium red side plates look smart and if you're after a multi-tool that is easy to accommodate in your bag or on your key-ring and get change out of a tenner, then this is what you're after. If you are expecting something that will take care of the big adjustments or offers plenty of leverage then you'll need to look elsewhere. This is a back-up plan, and a handy tool for minor adjustments.

Verdict

Tiny but perfectly formed. The Axiom Tweak is small enough to fit on a key-ring and as the name suggests will offer peace of mind if you need to make some adjustments out on the road.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Axiom Tweak 8 Multi Tool

Size tested: Red

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?

Designed to be small enough to fit almost anywhere, be it on a key-ring, in a pocket although so small you may lose it! Despite the minimal appearance it will handle a range of jobs albeit with limited leverage but you can't have everything.

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

It has eight functions built into it's tiny frame, allen wrenches of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 mm, a Torq Wrench of T25 and a flat and Phillips screwdrivers.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10

Sturdy and well made.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

As a go to multi-tool, the Tweak will give you some flexibility on the road and should provide enough basic functionality to cope with minor changes. Certainly to get you home.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Although it is compact and bijou the Tweak is sturdy and has coped well.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
9/10

Given the Tweak is less than 3cm square, there is no weight penalty to worry about.

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

For a tenner this isn't bad value - the only trouble is you might lose it.

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

The Axiom Tweak can handle most of the tasks you'll need out on the road.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Dare I say almost too small but you can hook it up to a key ring so it shouldn't get lost.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Normally road riders complain because products are too big or too heavy, none of those comments can be leveled at the Tweak.

Did you enjoy using the product? I did.

Would you consider buying the product? As a backup multi-tool you couldn't expect more for £10.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Certainly worth considering.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

Almost too small for it's own good but does have a purpose.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 44  Height: 178cm  Weight: 80kg

I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three  My best bike is: As above

I've been riding for: 5-10 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT

 

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[pedantry]In the UK they're generally keys, not wrenches. :)[/pedantry]

posted by merckxissimo [59 posts]
7th November 2013 - 16:04

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Kind of hard to believe it could be both effective to use and small enough to fit on a key ring

posted by jarredscycling [436 posts]
7th November 2013 - 18:47

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I've got one, and you can get enough leverage to do up the sizes of allen bolt that it fits tight enough to keep you going. I love mine and can't fault it.

posted by mbrads72 [99 posts]
7th November 2013 - 21:26

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At £10 you wont't get much change from a tenner Wink

posted by Chuck [294 posts]
8th November 2013 - 12:56

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I've got a bit of a collection over multi tools from over the years!

I really like this one. Might just get one for on my keyring.

posted by Super Domestique [1506 posts]
12th November 2013 - 19:46

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