First impressions of the Birzman Feexman Cicada multi tool are it's a lot easier to use than to pronounce.
It's a nice piece of kit, well made and even has a rubber sleeve to keep it pristine. Remove the sleeve and the first thing that strikes you is how compact and polished it is for a multi tool with 10 functions. One of those is a chain link tool.
Whilttling away my time on the net,
I came across this tool.
I am not affiliated to this by the way just thought it was a neat tool
Refreshingly free of slick marketing and unnecessary machismo, the BBB Microfold XLL Folding Tool is a multi tool capable of tackling most roadside eventualities, without taking up half the saddlebag.
Its sturdy rubberised body is a nice touch, offering greater comfort when giving stubborn fasteners the heave-ho and saves weight in the bargain. However, extending this refinement to the chain tool would've elevated it from good to great.
The BBB TorqueSet Adjustable Torque Tool is easy to use and it might just save you a whole lot of cash in the long run.
If you don't own a torque wrench, get one. Bike manufacturers often tell us about people who have written off components or even frames by overtightening bolts. Gulp! It won't happen to you? I hope you're right, but even very experienced mechanics shouldn't rely on feel when going just a touch too heavy can result in a parts failure.
Multi tools that are genuinely capable of fettling the entire fleet are as rare as rocking horse droppings. Cue the Tern Tool. Originally conceived for the brand's own range of bikes, it's comprehensive enough for road, tourer, mountain bike, tandem - the list goes on.
A neoprene carry sack serves two functions - most obviously protecting the rider from puncture wounds in a spill, but also giving additional comfort when using the tool.
The Lezyne Stainless 20 multitool is a high-end choice with most of the features you're likely to need out on the road.
The range of tools is exactly the same as you get with the Lezyne CRV-20 that we've also tested recently (the list is down below). Alongside the usual Allen keys and both flathead and crosshead screwdrivers, you get a couple of open ended spanners (8mm and 10mm), a tyre lever and a Torx (T25) wrench (although I have nothing on any of my road bikes that requires one of those).