The tool junkie holiday gift guide

  • By Logan VonBokel
  • Published Nov. 11, 2013
My Soulrun Wrench Roll sports a Belgian theme with a black bass boat look to the exterior that is both durable and eye-catching. Photo: Logan VonBokel |

Soulrun Wrench Roll

Mechanics like to one-up their fellow wrenches. New tools are a good way to do that, but a surefire way to have your friends peering into your trunk at the next race is a one-off tool roll from Soulrun. Everything from Soulrun is made with care by Laura Papas and Joe McManus in Nederland, Colorado, and every piece is unique.

I recommend my Wrench Roll ($75) to anyone that wants to be self-sufficient. If you are working for friends at the races or want a roll for the shop, chat with Joe and Laura about the Mega Roll or the Roy Roll. The Roy Roll was designed by professional mechanic Matt Roy and is considerably larger, while offering more pockets for better organization. Joe and Laura can also design rolls that hang from carabiners, which work well for cyclocross mechanics wanting to hang their tools in the pit.

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Logan VonBokel

Logan VonBokel

Equally at home on a mountain bike above treeline and chasing down moves in the heat and humidity of a Midwest criterium, Logan Vonbokel is something of an oddity in cycling. Since he first swung a leg over a road bike as a freshman in high school, Logan has been a lover of both cutting-edge technological innovations and the clean lines of classic handmade bikes. Logan joined the tech team in May 2012, bringing with him nearly a decade of high-caliber road racing experience and his undying love for the mud, cowbells, and culture of cyclocross. Logan still races at the Cat. 2 level on the road and in cyclocross, and carries a seldom-used Cat. 1 mountain bike license.

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