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Wolf Tooth's 8-Bit Pack Pliers have 16 other tricks up their sleeve

Wolf Tooth's 8-Bit Pack Pliers...
Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers can be used to both remove and install the master link of a bike chain
Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers can be used to both remove and install the master link of a bike chain
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As the lycra and carbon fiber frames might suggest, space and weight are key concerns for cycling enthusiasts, and that extends to the gear they carry for on-the-spot repairs
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As the lycra and carbon fiber frames might suggest, space and weight are key concerns for cycling enthusiasts, and that extends to the gear they carry for on-the-spot repairs
Made from a mix of aluminum and steel, the 8-Bit Pack Pliers weigh just 68 g (2.4 oz)
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Made from a mix of aluminum and steel, the 8-Bit Pack Pliers weigh just 68 g (2.4 oz)
Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers are available for pre-order now and priced at US$77
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Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers are available for pre-order now and priced at US$77
Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers in action
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Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers in action
Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers offer 17 functions in all
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Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers offer 17 functions in all
Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers have a preorder price of $77
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Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers have a preorder price of $77
Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers in action
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Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers in action
Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers can be used to both remove and install the master link of a bike chain
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Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers can be used to both remove and install the master link of a bike chain
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As the lycra and carbon fiber frames might suggest, space and weight are key concerns for cycling enthusiasts, and that extends to the gear they carry for on-the-spot repairs. The latest offering from purveyor of cycling parts Wolf Tooth is one that might tick quite a few boxes, functioning as a set of master link pliers with a slew of different attachments tucked inside the handle.

Wolf Tooth’s new 8-Bit Pack Pliers follow another of the company’s clever space-saving products we looked at last year, which squeezed a chain breaker and set of hex wrenches into the hollow ends of a bicycle's handlebars. While they mightn’t be quite as discreet, the pliers do offer more versatility, with the ability to carry out a total of 17 functions.

Made from a mix of aluminum and steel, the 8-Bit Pack Pliers weigh just 68 g (2.4 oz)
Made from a mix of aluminum and steel, the 8-Bit Pack Pliers weigh just 68 g (2.4 oz)

This starts with the master link pliers which can be used to both remove and install the master link of a bike chain, and undo the lock nut over the tube valve. Nestled in the handle of these pliers is a set of eight extra attachments, which are held in place with magnets and can be slotted into a swiveling magnetic head at the base, one at a time.

Most of these attachments feature implements at either end, including hex bits ranging in size from 2 to 6 mm, flat head and Phillips head screwdrivers, a spoke wrench and valve core wrench. Also tucked into the handle of the 8-Bit Pack Pliers is a long and slender rasp designed for cleaning clogged up valve stems.

Made from a mix of aluminum and steel, the 8-Bit Pack Pliers weigh just 68 g (2.4 oz) and measure 146 mm x 20 mm x 9 mm (5.7 x 0.8 x 0.35 in) when closed up. The tool is available for pre-order now and priced at US$77.

Source: Wolf Tooth

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