Blackburn Mountain Tool Tools

3.14/5 (51 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00


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Blackburn Mountain Tool


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bob Smith a Cross Country Rider from Anchorage, AK

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2006

Strengths:    Are there any??

Weaknesses:    Chain tool broke on first use. The two parts of the tool don't come apart without being pried apart with something like a stick or tire wrenches. Cheap.

Bottom Line:   
I agree with many of the other reviewers, the cheap metal makes for a lightweight tool, but a crappy one. The chain tool broke after one use, now I have to drive to work tomorrow. Enough said.

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Favorite Trail:   many

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Dept. at the Motorcycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   k2 zed 3.0 frame, mostly shimano xt components, yeah it's crappy

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marc a Cross Country Rider from San Jose, CA

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2004

Strengths:    small, lightweight, reliable


Weaknesses:    small flathead screwdriver tough to fit in

Bottom Line:   
This tool has worked great for me for over three years. I see that others have had problems w/reliability and I'm shocked. I'm pretty demanding on my bike and tools. I have:
used the chainbreaker probably 30 times w/o any problem.
used the tire levers over 50 times, at least (pinch flats)
used the hex wrenches in hard to reach places because they have versatile ball ends.

This tool has worked out really well for me on my Cannondale SV2000 and my Heckler, having just what I need and nothing else. I bought one as a gift for a friend and he swears by it too.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Wheelaway

Similar Products Used:   Ritchey CPR-13

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Knightmare a Cross Country Rider from Kentucky

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2003

Strengths:    Tire levers work

Weaknesses:    Chain tool and allen wrenches are cheap and break after the first use. Wrench is too small to use and spoke tool rounds off nipples.

Bottom Line:   
I had to think hard to find anything of value about this tool. The only thing I could come up with was that the tire levers haven't broke. Everything else about this tool is cheap and breaks the first time you try to use them. The chain tool part broke the first time I tried to use it and the T allen wrench broke taking a water bottle cage off. The wrench park is too small to use and the cut outs in it for adjusting spokes are too big and round off the nipples.

I have never own a tool that was so pathetic. I bought it on clearance and now I know why. It had a lifetime warranty but wasn't worth the time, effort, or cost to send it to Blackburn.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Crank Brothers

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Scott a Racer from Los Angeles, CA

Date Reviewed: December 13, 2002

Strengths:    looks like a great tool

Weaknesses:    reliability

Bottom Line:   
I bought this tool, used it once, it broke, I threw it out.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   various


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Serge a Racer from La Mesa, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2002

Strengths:    Lightweight and small. Fits in saddle bag nicely

Weaknesses:    Lightweight and fragile. I dropped the thing in dirt and the metal on the chaintool broke rendering it useless.

Bottom Line:   
Piece of junk.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Alien.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Rome a Cross Country Rider from sydney, australia

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2002

Strengths:    ultra light weight, very compact, strong and has only useful tools

Weaknesses:    it could use a phillips screw driver but nothing else

Bottom Line:   
It great tool for an emergancy and even better if your a cross country rider. It fits easily into your back pocket or seat pack and has as much tool as something twice its size and weight. But i do repeat its an emergany tool, its not made for a home workshop. So if you need a tool with lots on it than this is your one its small, light and very useful.

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Favorite Trail:   oaks

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   cranks bike shop

Similar Products Used:   cheaper allens key sets

Bike Setup:   gaint yukon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Kevin a Cross Country Rider from Tampa, FL

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2002

Strengths:    Small, light and has just about every tool you need for on-the-trail adjustments.

Weaknesses:    The chain breaker: the pot metal is VERY weak and cracked the first time I used it. Also, the plastic body flexes a bit when using the wrenches.

Bottom Line:   
Buy another tool. I would gladly accept a couple more ounces of weight for a stronger tool. I thought this was the perfect carry-along multi-tool for about a week. Then I used the chain-breaker.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   University Bicycle Center

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale multi-tool. No chain breaker though.

Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpjumper M4

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by The Notorious R.O.B. a Cross Country Rider from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2002

Strengths:    Light, Blackburn warranty, the way the tire levers and all attach to the main body

Weaknesses:    The chain tool part of this thing.

Bottom Line:   
Overall, this tool blows goats. I've gone thru 3 of them. That's because I work at a shop and the Blackburn rep keeps giving me new ones. One of these days I'll buy something real. The aluminum body is so soft, that when you try to use the chain tool ara, it bends or breaks the little holding tabs.---What good is a full replacement warranty when you keep getting the same crappy product? I give 2 for value and 1 Flamin' Osama Bin Ladin for an Overall. DON'T BUY IT!

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Favorite Trail:   Fair Hill, Md.

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Topeak Alien, Park mini tool kit.

Bike Setup:   2 wheels, a seat, and a Lefty!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Beau Johnston from Moscow, ID

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This is a great emergency tool. Taking up very little space, it has every tool you would need for a minor trail adjustment.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob from CA

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This little tool has worked wonderful for me. Granted, I've only used it for emergency trailside repair work so... oh, wait, that's all it was intended for. Go figure.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Ville Lekholm a Cross Country Rider from Sweden

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2001

Strengths:    Light weight, compact size, lifetime warranty (use it!).

Weaknesses:    The 4,5 and 6mm allen wrenches are completely useless. Way overpriced. No no.2 phillips screwdriver.

Bottom Line:   
Buy something else. If you already own this goodlooking peice of scrapmetal, use the lifetime warranty and trade it in for something else (such as the toolmanator). The allen wrenches bend or break at the slightest pressure. Includes some superfluous tools such as a 6mm hex wrench, but no phillips screwdriver. Sure, it's light weight, but it's 70g you don't need on your bike

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Velodrom Stockholm

Similar Products Used:   Topeak Alien, Park tools allen-set, Blackburn toolmanator

Bike Setup:   F2000 '98

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dominic Guinta a Cross Country Rider from Lake Zurich, Il

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2001

Strengths:    Light weight.

Weaknesses:    OK so this product is light, but that's not going to do you a lot of good when you are pushing your bike out of the trails. The few times I have had to use it the tool has always broken on me. First it was the tire levers, then the hex tool broke. I put this tool in the trash and went out and bought a Topeak Alien. The Alien is great! Yea it weighs a lot more, but now would I rather put an extra pound on my bike and ride out of the trails or save a pound and push it out? Do your self a favor get the Alien!

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is this product sucks! Blackburn is great about their warranty and the product is light, but what good will that do you when you are pushing your bike back to the car?

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Favorite Trail:   Kettle Moraine

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   tailwinds

Similar Products Used:   Topeak Alien

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Sugar 2

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jeremy from Washington, DC, USA

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2001

Strengths:    small, light, many tools

Weaknesses:    its a POS, not enough leverage on the tools, box wrenches hard to use in tight places (all stacked together, so they wont always fit)

Bottom Line:   
dont buy, it seemed good to me at first because of its size and different tools, but the only part of this tool that has actually helped me was the tire levers, i needed the allen wrenches many times but didnt have enough leverage to move any of the screws and what not one bit, so that really annoyed me, now im gonna go buy a ToPeak Alien tool, seems that will actually do the job for me when i need it, rather than having to take it to a bike shop every time i need a minor adjustment, bottom line is dont buy this tool, it may seem good but when its needed, it doesnt help!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Hudson Trail Outfitters

Bike Setup:   2001 Gary Fisher Tassajara

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jon a Weekend Warrior from NJ

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2001

Strengths:    Don't know of any, got rid of it right away.

Weaknesses:    Rounded allen wrenches.

Bottom Line:   
Tried to use this for the first time over the weekend while out on the trail to tighten up a loose cleat on my SPD shoes. The ends of the allen wrenches have little rounded balls on the end that are supposed to prevent puncturing anything. They may serve this purpose, but they completely suck for tightening anything. I tightened the cleat the first time, and the allen wrench started to get stripped. I also couldn't get enough leverage, so when I tried to stop 10 min. later and get my foot out of the pedal, the cleat just twisted and I fell on my ass. After a second attempt at tightening the cleat, the end of the allen wrench got COMPLETELY stripped and was worthless. Not only was the rounded edge on the end of it horrible, it seems to be made of a really soft metal that easily gets stripped. It's a good thing I was with my friend who had an Alien tool with real allen wrenches and was able to tighten the cleat the way it should've been the first time.

As soon as I got home I took it right back to the store and switched it for an Alien.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   '00 Gary Fisher Kaitai

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Michel Slakouvski-Richard a Weekend Warrior from Québec, Qc, CDN

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I've used this product something like 10 times. But the first time I used it in wood, it was to fix my chain and the product broke at place. Result: 30 minutes to walk to the nearest road!

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Favorite Trail:   Mont Ste-Anne

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Fournel Bicycles

Bike Setup:   Giant Iguana SE

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