What is it
The OneUp EDC Tool is an integrated tool solution that stores a multi tool (2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm, T25), chain breaker, spoke key (1,2,3), and tire lever in a compact package. It's designed to be stored within your steerer tube or a new high volume pump. The pump is available in 70cc or 100cc variations. It features a quick connect Presta only head. When removed from the pump, the head doubles as a C02 inflator.
- Innovative tool integration
- Every tool you need
- It just works
- Presta only pump head
The EDC Tool is a highly innovative multi tool/storage solution. To use the phrase ingenious would be selling it short. Where most manufacturers struggle to fit the basic necessities, OneUp has squeezed in every tool you'd want to carry, plus a few extra. They did all this in a package the size of an ordinary mini pump. It's remarkable not only because of the convenience and packaging, but because it's their first crack at a multi tool.
The system itself is easy to use. Install and reinstall are simple, and all components snap together with a satisfying click. The multi tool is on the smaller side, but features every common bit you'll need for most trailside repairs.
They've even managed to fit an 8mm hex. OneUp accomplished this by using a 5mm bolt that interlocks with the flat head/quick link breaker. A demo on how that tool works is available here. When set together, these tools have the same diameter as an 8mm, meaning you can pull pedals.
A chain/spoke tool is attached to the tire lever via an Allen. You can remove the spoke wrench to work on your wheel or rotate it for use on a chain.
The other piece of the EDC is the chain breaker/spoke tool. It's attached to the tire lever. You can remove the tool entirely to true a wheel or simply rotate it to work on your chain. Having the chain tool mounted on the lever is a nice touch, because it's easier to use than some of the lighter options we've tested. The tire lever is on the small side, but it's solid and will work in a pinch. However, if you know your tire/rim combo are tight, it's worth carrying an extra lever.
This entire package fits inside your fork steerer tube or OneUp's new 70cc EDC Pump. If you opt for the larger 100cc pump like we did, you can squeeze in a few more tools. There are threads on the bottom of the EDC which allow you to mount a sealed storage capsule. It's just large enough to store some rolled up zip ties, patch kit, or "safety supplies." If that's not your thing, you can remove the capsule and replace it with up to a 20g C02 cartridge. The head of the pump doubles as a C02 inflator, so you don't have to pack anything extra.
So what's the catch? So far, I haven't found one. It all just works and the price is reasonable. OneUp charges $59 for the EDC Tool. If you want to store it in your headtube, you'll need to shell out another $25 and hope your bike shop carries the EDC Tap ($35). If you're happy with the pump mounted solution, you're out either $55 or $59 depending on what pump you choose. Those prices are on the higher end for either a multi tool or pump, but they're not crazy, especially when you consider the quality of the product.
I've only had the product a few days, so I can't speak to long-term durability. But considering the engineering team is based out of British Columbia, a region famous for its muddy winters, I'll give these guys the benefit of the doubt. Aside from that small question mark, I have no hesitation recommending the EDC Tool. This will be a hard act to follow. I can't wait to see what other competitors respond with.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Price: $120 (100CC Pump + EDC Tool)
More info: www.oneupcomponents.com