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    multitool: topeak hummer vs crank bros micra-17

    OK, my Biggie Sized Topeak Kitchen Sink just ripped my under-saddle bag off (well, that and the stop by the curb I was trying to jump!) and I need to lighten up.

    These look like the top 2 contenders - both about 180gr, ~$20, and both have chain tools. The Topeak has longer shafts on the wrenches.

    Anyone have opinions on one over the other? And I'm looking for a multitool for simplicity's sake, not individual tools.


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    I have owned both

    and both are good tools. I slightly favor the Topeak Hummer only for the reason that the Crank Bros allen wrenches are too short too work effectively in some tight situations. The Topeak's allens are a little longer. I did break one of the Topeak tire levers, but I called Topeak and they had a new one to me within a couple of days.
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    I have had both

    I got rid of the Crank Bros because:

    - it rusted
    - the torx tool splines were bent by the rotor screws
    - I could not get enough leverage to push the pin out of my 7701 chain

    The Hummer works fine

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