Stique's Multilever combines tire levers with cycling tools
By Ben Coxworth
July 22, 2014
Cycling multi-tools are sort of like smartphone cases, in that there seems to be no end to the innovations that are possible. One that recently caught our eye was the Nutter, which consists of a tire lever that does double duty as ... well, as a bunch of things. Many people prefer to use a couple of smaller levers as opposed to one big one, however. Those people might be interested in the Stique Multilever ML123.
The Multilever is actually a set of two tire levers along with a third lever-like tool, that are held together via embedded magnets. They're made from a "metal-replacement" polymer which is lighter than steel, and reportedly 90 percent stronger than regular plastic levers – an important consideration, given plastic levers' tendency to snap under pressure.
The three main pieces of the set each contain a number of built-in tools/functions. These include two sizes of Allen key bits, a T25 Torx wrench bit, a Philips #2 screwdriver, two sizes of spoke wrenches, two chain link holders, two coin holders, a bottle opener, a puncture pad holder, a heart rate monitor battery storage compartment and (a little surprisingly) a thermometer.
In its current form, the fully-loaded prototype weighs 144 g (5 oz).
Greg McDonald, the UK-based inventor of the Multilever, is raising production funds on Kickstarter. A pledge of £20 (about US$34) will get you one, when and if they're ready to go.
You can see the tool in use, in the following pitch video.
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