Multi tools are available with a bewildering but useful array of tools. As long as you have the essentials, what helps you choose one? After size and weight it can come down to brand and with Lezyne you are guaranteed quality.
The RAP-21 contains all the usual allen keys, screwdrivers. Torx wrenches, chain breaker, open end spanners, spoke keys in a well constructed black anodised 7075 aluminium body, but what really makes it stand out is the addition of a tiny torch. This sits snugly in place on the 5mm allen key thanks to a spring loaded ball and remains unobtrusive when folded but is easily detached when needed.
Lezyne tools are supplied with a handy neoprene cover which keeps everything neatly together and also stops tools scratching other items in your pocket, or that flat head sticking into your back during the ride.
One lumen is all you need in darkness
The light may only be one lumen but on a dark night it is surprisingly bright and more than enough to highlight any punctures or defects. It also saves you using up valuable headlight battery burn time, especially good if you are having a rough night with several punctures or needing to ride home slowly say if your gear cable or mech fails. It is tiny and weighs nothing making it easy to use when fixing anything; we wedged it into our sleeve when we needed both hands.
The torch may not seem much but is more than capable for any roadside repair
The torch is powered by 2 x AG1 button cell batteries which are supplied and come fitted with a protective barrier to stop the batteries contacting and getting used up while in shipment before you receive it. Battery life is a claimed 120 hours so should see you through a few seasons unless you’re really unlucky.
The rest of the tools perform as they should without fault and we were particularly impressed with the chain tool as it was easy to use thanks to the large thumb plate and easily dealt with 9 & 10 speed chains. This and the torch make this our new favourite winter multi tool and one that we would be more than happy to receive as a gift despite having more multi tools than we already need.
Tech specs for Lezyne RAP-21 multi tool:
- Allen key: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm
- Torx: T25, 30
- Screwdrivers: Phillips & Flat Head
- Chain Breaker: 9/10 speed
- Spoke Wrenches: Mavic MTB, 3.22, 3.45
- Tyre Lever
- Open End Spanners: 8, 10mm
- Bottle Opener
- Disc Brake Wedge
- LED Tool Light
- Weight 178g
- Dimensions (mm): 54W x 81L x 25H