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60-Second Tech: Topeak ToolStick

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Nov. 8, 2010
  • Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM EDT

The ToolStick 22

The “right tool for the job” is one of those truisms that doesn’t really ring true until you’ve been farting around with a hard-to-reach bolt for way to long.

But attacking that out-of-the-way fastner with the, well, right tool for the job and there’s less cussing and more time riding. And that’s exactly what Topeak’s ToolSticks aim to do. With articulating heads, the ToolSticks are designed specifically to get to where other Allen wrenches can’t reach.

The ToolStick 11 includes four tools — 3, 4 and 5mm Allen heads and a #2 Phillips screwdriver.

The ToolStick 22 features 2, 2.5, 6 and 8mm Allen heads.

Both ToolSticks have tool heads that swivel to make getting at those hard to reach bolts a lot easier. While they are light enough to pack on the trail at a claimed 104 grams, the ToolStick is a great item to keep in the tool box.

They both retail for approximately $15.

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