Y not bring it along?
The Crank Brothers Y-Tool 16 is practically a portable workshop, with almost every tool you might need on the trail. Tucked away inside the compact stainless steel package is a variety of hex wrenches, Torx bits, and screwdrivers, along with an 8-, 9-, and 10-speed chain tool, CO2 inflator, and two spoke wrenches. If you can think of anything else you'll need, you're far more prepared than the rest of us.
- Q & A
Great tool needs a small seat pack.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
My two most common trail problems are solved with a link and a chain tool, or a tube and a CO2. There are also bike adjustments that are much easier with a Y tool than an awkward hex wrench off a multi tool that never fits anywhere. But the tool is heavy. It could be lighter with better metal, for a Jersey. Great in my camelback, but Iâd rather have a tiny Velcro seat sock to keep it in. I made one out of gorilla tape that works great, but it would be better with a real one.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I ended up getting this thinking it could maybe slip into a back pocket or something for a ride. Turns out it is quite large. Probably an adequate tool and decent if you want to throw into a Camelbak or the like but don't bank on being able to fit this into a pocket. I returned the item given the bulkiness.