Raise of hands – who has a bottle opener on their key chain? Thought so. What if that bottle opener was also a multi-tool? One that had most of everything you could need on a simple bike ride, had no moving parts, and was nice and compact? If you like the sound of that, you may want to check out the Ringtool – an extremely compact, simple, 9 function multi-tool.
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Due to how small and compact the Ringtool is, there will certainly be situations where it is difficult to use, but for the majority of trail side adjustments like raising/lowering your seat, adjusting the bar, etc. it looks more than adequate. Crafted from hardened and tempered stainless steel, the Ringtool is built for a lifetime of adjustments, or beers, whichever comes first. The tool is definitely not meant as a replacement for more serious rescue tools that have built in chain tools and such, but as an always-there-when-you-need-it helper. Perhaps one of its best features – it is TSA approved.
Ringtool is currently on Kickstarter (yes, another Kickstarter project), and is almost halfway to its goal of $10,000 with 23 days to go. Ringtools are available from $25-40 depending on the model, with the cheapest version actually getting some updates like a spoke wrench. Jon’s reasoning for offering the most updated tool for the lowest price is that customers will have to wait longer for that model compared to the first run for $30. Ringtool will be manufactured in the US if funding is secured.
Improvements/changes to the prototype include extended tool heads, and the removal of the 2mm hex wrench.
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