Mountain Bike Action Product Test: Spurcycle Tool
Spurcycle’s popularity surged when it first launched a unique bell design that swept the cycling world. Since the “ring of the bell,” the company has expanded to produce a variety of products. Spurcycle creates goods that work well, look great and can be put to use regularly. A few of our test riders use Spurcycle bells religiously on their bikes. Discovering that Spurcycle offered a toolkit in its small product lineup, we were keen to see if it had the same precision design as the bells.
The new product from Spurcycle, simply called “Tool,” is in line with the company’s minimalist sensibilities. The Tool comes equipped with 10 swappable, chrome-coated S2 steel bits. The Allen bits included are 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm. Filling in the remaining space are a T10 and T25 Torx, along with a #2 Phillips head. All of these bits magnetically fit into an adjustable T-handle. To save weight and maintain durability, Spurcycle constructed the Tool from Grade 5 titanium machined right in Richmond, California. The Tool comes stored inside a tightly stitched X-Pac carrying case that is sewn in San Francisco. When the product was placed onto a scale (case, bits and T-handle), it came in at a mere 90 grams (3.17 ounces). It only takes up a small portion of your packable space and is extremely light.
So, how does the Spurcycle Tool actually perform? Stowed securely within our saddle bag, frame bag or pocket, the Tool accompanied us on multiple rides over two years so we could see how it held up.
Field test results:
The Tool can be stowed away anywhere while leaving plenty of room for other gear, which…