What started out as an idea for a simple tire lever that wouldn’t break ended up, with the thinking time afforded by a transatlantic flight, becoming a rather clever multitool that packs in the essentials plus a few bonuses we’re not used to seeing.
The product has gone through a long development process, with more than £15,000 invested in the design and prototype process. It’s been tested by many bike mechanics and cyclists already, too. So, it’s pretty far along, and the ask is just £15,000 to get them into production (with hopes that it’s over funded to provide the capital to really kick things off).
The body is made from a metal replacement plastic (read: super strong, yet lightweight) that they say hasn’t broken or bent yet in any of their tire removal testing. A rubber segment, which will come in various colors, holds three 1/4″ key bits that slot into a hardened steel groove, plus storage compartments for small bits that you’re probably not carrying but could save the day. Check the video and full list below…
The complete parts list is:
- 2x tyre lever in metal-replacement plastic
- 2x Allen key (4 & 5mm)
- Philips #2 screwdriver
- T25 Torx wrench
- 2x spoke nipple wrench (3.3 & 3.5mm)
- 2x split (chain) link holders (8/9/10/11 gear)
- 2x £1 coin holder (€1 & 25¢ to follow)
- Bottle opener
- Puncture pad holder
- Heart Rate Monitor battery storage
- Inner tube valve dust cap holder
In a move we wish more crowd funded items would follow, ‘Stique isn’t flooding the rewards list with a bunch of teeshirts and trinkets. Instead, they’re keeping it to just a single cycling jersey and cap before getting on to the main course. A single ‘Stique multilevel will come your way for a minimum £50 pledge. Check out the campaign on Kickstarter here.