DTool puts a claimed 48 tools in cyclists' pockets
Cycling multitools are known for … well, for combining multiple bike-related tools in one device. The DTool, however, may have all others beat, as it reportedly plays host to a whopping 48 separate tools.
Currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, the DTool is manufactured by Hong Kong gear company DABA Work. It's actually being offered in two models, the 26-tool Classic and the 48-tool Pro.
Nestled inside the DTool Classic's chromium-vanadium steel body are nine fold-out bit tools including slotted, Phillips and Torx screwdrivers, five sizes of hex wrench and a hex socket wrench. A tire-tube-roughening file tool also folds out from one side, while a flat fold-out tool on the other side incorporates four sizes of spoke wrench, six sizes of spanner wrench, two sizes of wing spanner wrench and a 5-cm ruler.
Finally, two tire levers and a chain tool are magnetically attached to one side of the Classic.
Additional features on the DTool Pro include a fold-out flashlight, SIM card ejection pin, bottle opener/nail puller, socket wrench extension, straight and serrated knife blades, plus a tire-repair plug tool and plug storage receptacle.
Needless to say, the DTool isn't as small as most other cycling multitools, although it should still fit in a jersey pocket or hydration pack compartment. It measures 4.5 inches long by 2 inches wide by 0.6 inches thick (114 by 51 by 15 mm) – and is claimed to tip the scales at 261 grams (9.2 oz).
That weight figure for the Classic. If users want to lighten and simplify either model, they can remove whatever tools they think they won't need ... the SIM card pin immediately comes to mind.
Assuming the DTool reaches production, a pledge of US$39 will get you a Classic, with $69 required for a Pro – the planned retail prices are $59 and $99, respectively.
It's demonstrated in the following video.