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!

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.