Park Tools ‘MTB-3’ Multi Tool
By: Vinay Menon
Also featured in Issue #15 | May 2013
A Multi tool is one of the most important weapons you could carry on a ride. Like a trail ninja, in crisis situation where your bike needs a quick doctor checkup, a multi tool will scream out like a warrior. Having a set of good quality tools assures the life of your bicycle components too. ‘Park Tools’ is one of the leaders in bicycle tools and its blue color is like a divine light in the garage. Their products are now available in India through select bike stores in major cities.
A few months ago I got my hands on the Park Tools ‘MTB-3’ multi tool. A beautiful stainless steel and nickel plated set of hex keys, box end wrenches and a versatile chain tool, the MTB–3 neatly packs into the provided carrying case, so you don’t have to worry about scratching your fancy I-Phone! A Chain tool that works like a beauty with 7, 8, 9 or 10 speed chains, definitely is a plus as you could fix most of the bicycles in the garage using the same set. The MTB-3 is a little heavy (266 grams) in your jersey pockets with all its 22 tools though.
- Chain tool
- Tire levers (2)
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Straight blade screwdriver
- T25 star-shaped driver
- 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8mm hex wrenches
- 8, 9, and 10mm box end wrenches
- Bottle opener
- 0.127″, 0.130″, & 0.136″ spoke wrenches
- Pedal wrench
- Serrated knife