Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking Gear Reviews and Roundups





unknown RX Multi-Tool and Chain Tool Tools

3/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $25.00

Product Description

Take along 10 of the most common tools in a compact package, plus a chain tool to meet your on-the-road needs. Handle is lightweight yet super tough; compact, ergonomic shape holds 10 of the most common tools. Includes 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8mm hex keys, flat-blade screwdriver, and snap-fit CrMo chain tool with built-in 14- and 15-gauge spoke wrenches.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Baker a Cross Country Rider from Boulder, CO USA

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2003

Strengths:    small and light, inexpensive, slick

Weaknesses:    none to speak of

Bottom Line:   
Looks like Pedro's has taken the steps necessary to correct a problem they were having with this tool. I spoke with them directly last fall when my 6mm failed on me. They have a lifetime warranty on all of their tools, so they replaced it at no charge. They also admitted to the problem and said they have corrected it.

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Favorite Trail:   Porcupine-Moab UT

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Alberto Ocasio a Weekend Warrior from Bridgeton, NJ

Date Reviewed: March 25, 2002

Strengths:    Small size, compact

Weaknesses:    6mm Hex wrench when using the 8mm attachment for crank removal

Bottom Line:   
Tool is a piece of junk. Has been replaced three times do to the same problem. The 6mm hex wrench kept braking when removing the cranks. DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK UNLESS YOU GET A LIFETIME SUPPLY OF 6mm HEX WRENCHES from Pedro's. Rest of the tool is ok. Great idea, bad tool.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $21.00

Purchased At:   Dicks

Similar Products Used:   Cannodale's tool

Bike Setup:   98 Schwinn Homegrown. LX, XT parts, 24 pounds

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ken a Cross Country Rider from Davis, California, USA

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2001

Strengths:    Great size, great combo chain tool/spokewrench

Weaknesses:    Crap-ass pot metal hex keys

Bottom Line:   
I bought this multitool a couple of days before a ride to stick in my new wedge pack. The first use of the 6mm (which the 8mm shim attaches to) wound up breaking the cheap pot metal hex key. Very little torque was needed to snap the thing like so much balsa wood. Closer inspection revealed a bad casting that left a spot in the bend on the key weak and suceptible to breakage. I took it back to my LBS thinking it was a one-time slip up and got it swapped for a new one with no hassles. A few days later, my roommate (who also happens to be a bike mechanic at another shop in town) went to use the 8mm shim on the 6mm key on his brand new GT, and pop went the weasel once again. The break was almost identical. I took it back, forked out the extra dough to upgrade to a Topeak Alien and haven't looked back. The Alien has some gripes of its own but is unquestionably a higher quality product. The Rx gets big points for the chaintool though, it's a real work of art. Makes me wish I had kept it behind on one of the returns. Rumor has it that the Trek Big Brother is almost identical to the Pedro's Rx, so inspect either for weak hex keys before you buy one!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Freewheeler (Davis, CA)

Similar Products Used:   Topeak Alien, Park folding hex sets, every stupid generic hex set under the sun

Bike Setup:   98 Cannondale F400 on life support with an '01 SID XC

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