Just because there is little room to spare on a bicycle does not mean you won’t need an emergency tool kit. The secret to being prepared can be found in multi-tools. The Swiss+Tech 20-in-1 Bike Multitool ($15) is one piece of essential equipment to have with you on your ride.
The total package for the Swiss+Teck ST35060 is only 3.5 x 1.6 inches and less than a half inch thick with a weight of only 7.4 ounces. The aluminum frame holds a staggering twenty high-quality stainless steel tools; 7 hex drivers, 2 screwdrivers, 2 wrenches, star driver, chain tool, 5 spoke wrenches and 2 tire levers to assist you in most off-road repairs.
While it is true that no multi-tool can provide every utensil working as well as dedicated instruments, they more than make up for any lessening of ruggedness through the practicality of their small size. Exercising patience and care while using this Swiss+Tech multi-tool bike set should always have you back up and rolling without the need for twenty pounds of individual tools weighing you down.