This is a tool that can do most things. It has all of the features you require for trail, road, commute, sportive or racing. It is compact and relatively light, weighing in at 160g. Pop it in your pocket or bag and forget about it! It's not the first one I've tested – I've been using versions of this tool since it was called the Hummer – and it's always been a reliable performer. Nothing much has changed this year, but if it ain't broke...
Once the initial newness / stiffness has worn off the Hexus has excellent functionality. The only criticism I have is after 2 weeks thrown in and out of my panniers is that the coating is wearing off the outer casing. Not really a problem, it is a tool after all! Most importantly the keys, flat head, Phillips, chain splitter and levers all look as new. They appear to be very durable and are easily cleaned. All of the expected features are present including a very neat and tidy chain hook to keep you clean when splitting!
Tools: Allen keys 2/2.5/3/4-2/5/6/8mm, Torx Bit T25, Phillips & Flat Head Screwdrivers, Spoke keys 15g/14g, Chain Tool, Chain Hook, Tyre Levers
I have confidently put the Hexus, a tube and pump in my pocket and disappeared for the day knowing it'll get me out of jail if push comes to shove. A great tool with everything you need.
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Topeak Hexus 16 multi tool
Size tested: n/a
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
About the tester
Age: 35 Height: 5' 10" Weight: 13 stone
I usually ride: Kona Paddy Wagon My best bike is: The one i am riding
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, touring, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb,