Bicycles

The Breaker adds a chain tool to cycling multitool/tire lever

The Breaker, with its bits and pouch
The Breaker, with its bits and pouch
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The Breaker, with its bits and pouch
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The Breaker, with its bits and pouch
The pouch is made from leather and recycled inner tubes
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The pouch is made from leather and recycled inner tubes
The Breaker's chain tool
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The Breaker's chain tool
The Breaker's tire lever
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The Breaker's tire lever
The Breaker's bottle opener
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The Breaker's bottle opener
The Breaker's spoke wrench
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The Breaker's spoke wrench
The tool bit extender can be attached to the side of the Breaker for maximum torque ...
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The tool bit extender can be attached to the side of the Breaker for maximum torque ...
... or attached to the end, so it can be used like a screwdriver
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... or attached to the end, so it can be used like a screwdriver
A socket set is also available
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A socket set is also available

Last year we heard about the Nutter, a stainless steel device that combines a multi-bit cycling multitool with a tire lever. Since then, inventor Mark Windsor decided to take that design and make it even more useful. The result is the Breaker, which is essentially a Nutter with an added chain-break tool.

Like the Nutter, the Breaker features a receptacle that can receive an included selection of interchangeable bits. These consist of five sizes of hex tools, a Philips head screwdriver, a flat head screwdriver, a T25 torx bit, and a magnetic tool bit extender.

Both devices also have a built-in spoke wrench, bottle opener and nylon-capped tire lever, and are stowed in a bike-mountable pouch made from leather and recycled inner tubes.

The Breaker's chain tool
The Breaker's chain tool

The Breaker adds a chain tool to the mix, allowing users to remove and replace broken or worn-out chains. It uses the existing tool bit extender as its handle, and features a replaceable hardened stainless steel pin. The chain tool does take the place of the Nutter's box wrench, although an optional 8-piece socket set should provide similar functionality.

Windsor and his team are currently raising production funds for the Breaker, on Kickstarter. If they're successful, a pledge of US$55 will get you a basic Breaker, and $75 will get you one with the socket set thrown in.

The whole multitool weighs 100 g (3.5 oz), not including the pouch or sockets. You can see it in use, in the following pitch video.

Source: Kickstarter

2 comments
unklmurray
I would love to have one of these tools......Kinda spendy,but nice to have when you break a chain!!
unklmurray
I have been looking at the photo at the beginning and it must have gotten printed down side-up.....it just looks dumb!!
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