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Wolf Tooth ComponentsEnCase System Hex Bit Wrench Multi-Tool

$49.95

Item # WFCA00U

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Item # WFCA00U
Description

EnCase System Hex Bit Wrench Multi-Tool

Trailside repairs are easier than ever with the sleek EnCase® System Hex Bit Wrench Multi-Tool. With 14 functions, this multi-tool can be stowed inside the bicycle handlebars with the compatible EnCase® System Storage sleeve or used as a handy tool on any home workbench.

  • 14-function multi-tool that fits inside your handlebars
  • 8mm hex head with 4mm insert to accommodate the other hex bits
  • Parts are held securely in place with magnets and O-rings
  • Swiveling head tackles those hard-to-reach bolts
  • Handle doubles as breaker bar when you need extra torque
  • Magnet on bottom of tool for easy storage in your workshop
  • EnCase System Storage Sleeve required for handlebar use (sold separately)

Tech Specs
Handledoubles as a breaker bar for extra torque
Screwdriversflat head #3.5, Phillips #2
Wrench2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm hex, T10, T25, and T30 Torx
Other Toolsspoke wrench, valve core wrench
Recommended Usebike maintenance
Manufacturer Warranty1 year

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 2

Meh

Great in theory, but the magnets aren’t strong enough and are prone to coming loose. You have to buy an additional sleeve for the tool, which is already quite expensive, so it fits snug in your handlebars. The bits are held in place by small O-Rings, which have a tendency to move, allowing the bits to fall out. While out riding with a buddy, I handed the tool to him, he used it and returned it not knowing to slip the O-Ring back. I didn’t check, which was my fault, but of course I lost a bit. So now I’m out another 20 dollars to order replacements bits. All in I have about $100 into this system, which is just not worth it. The tool itself is well made, and great to use, I just stopped carrying it with me when I ride. It now sits in my car as a backup. Easier to just throw some hex wrenches in your jersey pocket and save yourself 90 bucks.

>Rating: 2

Not for drop bars

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small

While WolfTooth claims these work in both flat and drop bars – don't take their word for it. I've lost 3 different systems out of drop bars. Each time I increased the amount of extra o-rings and shrink wrap on them, trying to get them to fit tighter. The fact is, if you move them from one bike to another, they're going to keep getting looser and looser. Hit any small bump in the road and they're gone. I'm out over $150 and now don't have any tools while I'm out on the road.

>Rating:

Will this fit inside a Shimano crank shaft?

>Rating: 4

BUT BE CAREFUL

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I wrote my first review, absolutely stoked on this tool, and I stand by it. Easily my favorite multi-tool ever. BUT with one thing to consider that might be a big deal for some and it needs to be known. The bits, they are a proprietary bit, smaller than what you can buy ina hardware store. This doesn't sound like an issue, but if you lose one... you have to buy a new bit set, which isn't cheap. Maybe WT will sell you an individual bit, but think about this, if you lose a bit on the trail, it was a bit you needed, and it's gone. I just bring this up because I have used this tool a dozen times for trailside adjustments and I love it, but a couple of times I have the bit get slightly wedged in the allen bolt, and when I pull the tool away it stays in just long enough to pull out of the handle and then fall to the ground. I had this happen in the grass and it was pretty hard to find. Luckily the back side of this tool is a magnet and I could sweep the area with it and it picked up the missing bit, but that could have been bad. Again, I LOVE THIS TOOL. but this is something I noticed and is worth noting.

>Rating: 5

HOL-E-FREAKING-COOL

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I just got this, and I am blown away. It is crazy light, ergonomic, and smart. I have been carrying a crank brothers m17 multi tool for the last 15 years on my mountain bike and the (and the Park IB-2 on my gravel bike). The M17 is a great tool, has everything I have ever needed on the trail and is probably your best option if you are looking for a great tool on a budget, but my issues with it are that it is pretty heavy and bulky, the size of the M17 has caused some issues in hard to reach areas and I have scratched the finish on a couple of parts as a result of being tired and in a hurry. On to the Wolf Tooth EnCase tool. I was intrigued by the design and I have had a number of Wolf Tooth items in the past including their fantastic ReMote dropper lever. I thought the idea was solid and wanted to try a new tool. The finish quality is top notch, I tried out a number of the tools and the ability to turn this from a straight driver style of tool to an L bend tool is genius. The package is smaller than you think it is going to be and it is significantly lighter than my Crank Brothers tool. The magnets offer excellent bit retention, so much that I feel the o-rings are not quite necessary but maybe if the tool is getting jostled about in your pack they might be needed. The handle allows you to apply the right amount of torque for pretty much any bike parts without discomfort and the profile allows you to get into hard to reach places. According to the Wolf Tooth site, this weighs in at 50 grams which is nuts. My M17 tool weighs in at 168g and even my super small Park too weighs in at 110g. I am aware that the one major tool I would be giving up with this compared to the M17 is the chain tool. I am so very impressed with everything about this tool that I will be purchasing the chain tool next.