The tool junkie holiday gift guide

  • By Logan VonBokel
  • Published Nov. 11, 2013
The Pro 11 multi-tool goes with me almost everywhere. Photo: Logan VonBokel |

Pro Mini Tool 11

A mechanic is only as good as his or her ability to quickly and carefully turn around a quick fix. A versatile multi-tool pulls double duty in a jersey or a shop apron pocket. The Pro Mini Tool is one I grab more often than not on my way out the door for a ride, or when packing up for a weekend of racing.

The Mini Tool 11 sports — you guessed it — 11 different bits, yet it’s compacted down to only 10 pivoting bits. The 5mm is also the socket for the 8mm head, so this little $30 multi-tool can even remove pedals. It’s light, slim, and relatively uncommon, so hopefully it won’t walk off in your friends’ pockets.

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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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