You don't have to be a bike packer to appreciate a stem or H2O-bottle-boss-mountable hex set, tire levers, and chain tool in a compact, self-contained package — with the bonus of a ratchet. Usually reserved for home or shop locations, this gives you the ability to use a ratchet on the road or trail and means quick rotation and control in tight spots.
The Ratchet Rocket comes with 2 through 6mm hex bits, one Torx T25, a #2 Phillips, and two tire levers. All this is stashed in an engineering-grade, polymer/thermoplastic storage box that's weather resistant. The Ratchet Rocket comes with a band clamp for remote mounting and a water bottle braze-on mount, with an available-separately stem cap mount for added versatility.
The chain tool is compatible with singlespeed multi-speed chains up to 10-speed. Topeak's Ratchet Rocket weighs 192 grams and measures 4.3 x 2.2 x 1.3 inches.
- Q & A
Great tool to toss in a glove box
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
It's a little heavy, which is why I wouldnt carry it with me, but it is awesome to toss in the glove box of your car in case you notice something that needs adjusting before a ride.
Ratchet Rocket works for me
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I like having all the tools I could need on brevets as they aren't supported. I also like to help others that may have problems along the way. The Ratchet, which is quite well made, uses standard hex bits so for very little extra weight and space I can have screwdrivers, and all the Allen type hex and Torx bits, required for almost any situation, ( although I had to find the very large ones that slip over a smaller hex from another multitool). As you can seein the photo, any bit can also be used in a magnetic socket in the handle. The only down side is that it take a tiny bit longer to find the right bit and insert it, and if the bits all spilled in the dark it would be pretty bad.
I used the chain breaker to both break and connect chains quite a few times and it is strong enough to not bend and the pin hasn't been damaged either.
A very well made and useful tool that fits my needs.