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Which is the best multi-tool? Help decide the People's Choice

Tell us your favourite carry-along, do-everything all-in-one tool kit

Which multi-tool do you rely on for on-the-road fixes? Tell us in this week's People's Choice poll.

Ever since Cannondale put its logo on a folding Allen key set back in the 1980s, multi-tools have  been a seat pack essential. Over the years they've evolved, shedding spanners as Allen key heads completely took over, and recently sprouting Torx bits for some chainrings and disc rotor bolts. You wouldn't want to build a bike from scratch with a multi-tool, but they can get you out of trouble when a relatively minor mechanical would mean begging a lift home.

Here's your chance to tell us exactly which they are.

Swiss Army knives (CC BY 2.0 Jim Pennucci | Flickr).jpg

Swiss Army knives — the inspiration for cycling multi-tools (CC BY 2.0 Jim Pennucci | Flickr)


Here's how it works:

  • Post a comment to nominate a product. Check it hasn't already been nominated. Add a link to the product wherever you can.
  • Like a comment to vote for that product. 
  • One comment per product. Any multiple comments will be deleted and their likes will not count towards a product's score. The first nomination will be the one that is counted.
  • One product per comment. Otherwise the voting doesn't make any sense.
  • Maximum 30 nominations per award. Once we hit 30 nominations we will close the nomination process.
  • All votes will be counted up until the closing date. Votes after this may appear but will not be counted.
  • We reserve the right to remove any comment at our sole discretion.
  • Closing date is 10am, Tuesday, March 15.

Over to you!

Acknowledged by the Telegraph as a leading cycling journalist, John Stevenson has been writing about bikes and cycling for over 30 years since discovering that people were mug enough to pay him for it rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work.

He was heavily involved in the mountain bike boom of the late 1980s as a racer, team manager and race promoter, and that led to writing for Mountain Biking UK magazine shortly after its inception. He got the gig by phoning up the editor and telling him the magazine was rubbish and he could do better. Rather than telling him to get lost, MBUK editor Tym Manley called John’s bluff and the rest is history.

Since then he has worked on MTB Pro magazine and was editor of Maximum Mountain Bike and Australian Mountain Bike magazines, before switching to the web in 2000 to work for Along with editor Tony Farelly, John was on the launch team for and subsequently became editor in chief of Future Publishing’s group of cycling magazines and websites, including Cycling Plus, MBUK, What Mountain Bike and Procycling.

John has also written for Cyclist magazine, edited the BikeMagic website and was founding editor of before handing over to someone far more representative of the site's main audience.

He joined in 2013 and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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