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Topeak McGuyver Tools

4.17/5 (18 Reviews)
Weight : 300 grams MSRP : $34.99


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Topeak McGuyver XT Magnesium Outdoor Tool. Tools include: fork with bottle opener, Phillips & flat head screwdrivers, can opener w/ mini flat head screwdriver, scissors, reamer with scraper and sewing eye, fish scale with hook remover, wood saw, serrated


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mikey turner from melbourne, australia

Date Reviewed: December 16, 2007

Strengths:    its the whole enchilada

Weaknesses:    it has some tiny ass tools that i doubt are of much use

Bottom Line:   
its always in my gig bag ( i work as a roadie), and its saved my ass a number of times.... so it isnt just for cycling though i got it when i was working as a cycle messenger back in the 90s. i have owned it for ten years and only recently did one of the lil plastic clips on it break, but even that didnt change its effectiveness or uefulness. i paid 70 aussie dollars for it, which is a bargain for the amount of use it has seen.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   cannondale multi-tool i found (just a bunch of allen keys)

Bike Setup:   mtb - khs wedgewood aluminium cruiser style frame with set of z2s on
daily rider - repco road bike fixed gear singlespeed

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by D. Lau a Weekend Warrior from Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2006

Strengths:    It has all the tool needed for MTB.

Weaknesses:    The chain tool can be quite a hassle.

Bottom Line:   
It is a perfect tool for everyday basic trouble for your bike!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Bike Setup:   Frame: Giant® Yukon 2007
Colour: black & w/white
Type: Sport MTB
Material: AluminiumXX Butted Alloy Tubing
Size: 19" inch
Weight: 13.5kg/29.7lb 'estimated'
Fork: Rock Shox™ Dart 2 w/lockout & preload
Speed: 24 gears low / 27 gears high
F/derailleur: Shimano Alivio
R/derrailleur: Deore Smart Cage 8/9 speed
Shifters: Shimano EF-35 EZ Fire+
Brake levers: Shimano Acera alloy V-Brake™
Brakes: Shimano M-465 mechanical disc w/6" rotors
Hubs: Shimano FH-475 VAN
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG30-81 "8 speed"
Chain: Shimano IG-51 "8 speed"
Crankset: Shimano MCO8 22/32/42T
Handle bar: XC Riser
Tyres: Hutchinson Scorpion 26" x 2.0"
Saddle: Bel Air RL
Spokes: Stainless (black)
Stem: Giant® Alloy Head 15 degree
Headset: 1 1/8th Ahead
Rims: Alloy Double Wall construction ETRTO 559 x 19
Cables: Giant® Stainless Slick Brake cable

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Raiyn a Weekend Warrior from St. Pete FL

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2006

Strengths:    Has held up for the last five years, has gotten me out of a few nasty jams.

Weaknesses:    Still heavy, still has that stupid mesh pocket for the chain tool

Bottom Line:   
Despite what the brain surgeon below tried to say this is a fine tool for middle of nowhere use. The tools are situated in a manner that allows the tool to be as small as possible while maintaining functionality. Like I said in my prior review this is not a "routine maintenance at home" tool this is a "I need to fix this out here on the trail or I'm walking home" tool. It's too bad some people just don't get the message.

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Favorite Trail:   The one over by that one place

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Similar Products Used:   Other Topeak mini tools, Crank Bros etc

Bike Setup:   Doesn't matter for this review

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by J.R. a Cross Country Rider from Omaha

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2005

Strengths:    I got this thing for free

Weaknesses:    Everything, it seperates in to two parts. It is huge and bulky. The allen wrenchs aren't even all situated together.

Bottom Line:   
This tool is a total POS. If I want a swiss army knif then I take it with. If I want a bike tool I have an allen wrenc tool and a patch kit with tire irons. All this thing will allow me to do on the trail is slit my wrists when I realize this thing want do crap for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Lewis n Clark Monument

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   on the ground


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian from St. Louis

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2003

Strengths:    Lots-o-tools

Weaknesses:    Pliers mainly...

Bottom Line:   
I see that this tool hasn't been reviewed in quite some time. I feel soooo lucky that I paid only $27 for it. For that price it is a STEAL! The pliers are the big let down in the tool kit, but I have carried a regular pair of pliers for years now, and about once a year they pay for themselves vs. the weight penalties. All of the other tools are fine for survival, and this is a SURVIVAL tool. If you are out in Utah biking and have a problem, this tool might help for something OTHER than the bike. You can burn ants with the magnifying glass, too. I still carry a few things extra. All in all, this tool has what you NEED in an emergency, and it has the quality to last. BUT, I NEVER would have spent list a few years ago for it, but at the low unheard of price of only $27 you just can't pass it up, it's that good!

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Favorite Trail:   Berryman

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Park, homemade


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Raiyn a Weekend Warrior from Tampa

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2002

Strengths:    Tools out the wahzoo.

Weaknesses:    Stupid mesh pocket gimmick fo the chain tool.

Bottom Line:   
Yes the pliers and scissors suck, yes the mesh pocket for the chain tool is unbelieveably STUPID, but the fact remains this is a survival tool intended to get you out of trouble (or in some cases into) and in that capacity it excells now for those of you who are whining about the short coming of it's tools look at the situation you were in. Yes the pliers broke but I doubt you were installing a computer on the trail, and if you were you deserve what you got shmuckboy. Scissors? good for cutting up bum tubes for making emergency rim strips but you could just as easily use one of the 2 knives on board to accomplish the task. Forget about clipping cables, the scissors are for clipping the Gu. 5 flamin turds for value (got it cheap) 5 for the fact that it's never left me hanging because I respect it's limitations.

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Favorite Trail:   Santos

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Swiss Army knives, Leatherman tools.

Bike Setup:   Tires, handlebars, a seat, some pedals, a couple of spokes etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel Pittman a Weekend Warrior from Thomasville, NC, US

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2001

Strengths:    Compact Design, Lots of tools other than bike tools like knife and fork.

Weaknesses:    Could use some better pliers and scissors, the chain tool should not be optional.

Bottom Line:   
Best $40 spent on a bike tool to have all the time. The name says it all (McGuyver)

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Favorite Trail:   Uwharrie Lakes Region

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Bike Shop in Fayetteville, NC

Similar Products Used:   Swiss, Gerber, and Craftsman mini tools.

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek 4900/Disk

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Zach Press a Cross Country Rider from White Plains, NY

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2000

Strengths:    Good compact design(for its functions),good concept

Weaknesses:    Hey, my 2 year old brother could bite the pliers and scissors in half with one bite

Bottom Line:   
Alright, I think this is a great tool however, with some REAL pliers and some REAL scissors this thing would be incredible. I always like to have an LED flashlight and a mini ballpoint pen in there. Where's the chain tool? Luckily, I didn't pay the jaw-jroppin' $70.00 tool. Sharper Image can do A LOT better.The point is, with duct tape and a McGuyver, you could live on it.I love it.

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Favorite Trail:   A trail in the woods behind my house

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Sharper Image

Similar Products Used:   Numerous Swiss Army knives


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan Lombardi a Weekend Warrior from Wilton, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2000

Strengths:    Has a ton of stuff, compact (for what it has). I've been using it on my bike and at work too (working with PC's), and its awesome. I even show my friends and they all want one too..

Weaknesses:    Sometimes a bit cumbersome to get out of its case. Certain blades catch the case as your trying to get it out.. If you put it in with the blades facing down, you'll learn that it comes out easier.

Bottom Line:   
The best $45 I spent on peace-of-mind. If it were the normal $80 or so, maybe I wouldn't be praising this thing as much. And, I like to walk around in the Swiss Army knife store and see what their's DON'T have for MORE money.

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Favorite Trail:   Cranbury Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Altrec.com

Bike Setup:   '98 Specialized Stumpjumper M2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JT from

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2000

Strengths:    It has more than just bike tools, which could come in handy.

Weaknesses:    It has more than just bike tools, which add unnecessary weight.

Bottom Line:   
Where the HELL is the DUCT TAPE?!!

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only


Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Mike Curly Yocum a Cross-Country Rider from Jamaica Plain, MA

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2000

Strengths:    
Too Many Gadgets!


Weaknesses:    
Too Many Gadgets!
NO CHAIN TOOL!!!
Mini-me Pliers.


Bottom Line:   
Way too many doo-hickies on this thing! Add some chewing gum and you can take over Third World countries. For something marketed at the MTB crowd it should at least have a chain tool come with it, rather than it being an accessory. The pliers are dandy if you and your bike are 1/8th normal size. If you feel that you need all the gizmo's that come on this thing then you really don't know how to fix your bike.

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   
Cool Tool
Ritchey CPR


Bike Setup:   
Kona King Kik

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by EvanTruesdale a Cross-Country Rider from Chicago Il

Date Reviewed: October 27, 1999

Strengths:    
massive leverage for tight stuff
exelent tool varity


Weaknesses:    
bit heavy, almost worthless pliers
only 1 tire iron


Bottom Line:   
very sweet, I keep it with me at almost all times on and off bike
This and duct tape you can fix ANYTHING, I mean EVERY SINGLE THING

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Favorite Trail:   
Downtown chicago

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Topeak Power 21


Bike Setup:   
Giant TCR 1T

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Greenoe a Racer from Lorain, Oh

Date Reviewed: August 22, 1999

Strengths:    
tons of functions for its size


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
Best multitool ever

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year


Overall Rating:4
Submitted by cecilio benito a Cross-Country Rider from Madrid Spain

Date Reviewed: July 19, 1999

Strengths:    
overall design
weight


Weaknesses:    
lenght of the tools
no repair flat tire kit


Bottom Line:   
good tool and spectacular design but some minor faults like the length of the scissors spoiled the final result

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Favorite Trail:   
La Pedriza

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
ritchie


Bike Setup:   
Cannondale V800, full suspension

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Blake a Weekend Warrior from Lubbock, TX

Date Reviewed: May 4, 1999

Strengths:    
Amount of tools for the price.


Weaknesses:    
No chain tool.


Bottom Line:   
I would have never gotten this tool except that I found it at such a cheap price that I couldn't turn it down. Rei-oulet (Not rei.com, but rei-outlet.com)was selling it for $38.00 that's almost half off. I have used it ona few small details, but nothing big yet. It seems like it's going to be a great tool. 5 chilis for price and the amount of tools you get.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Cannondale Allen Wrench set



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