The Tall Order crew have been on fire with all the crazy spots lately. Sebastian Keep and the rest of the crew found a crazy building with a roof top that was definitely made for riding BMX. Well, we highly doubt the people who actually designed it had that in their mind, but they weren’t doing a bad job at creating a wild spot by any means. This video starts out with a skatepark session followed up by the footage they collected at the spot at about the 10 minute mark. Take a look!
The Tall Order crew have been crushing it with the spots lately. Here’s a look at another spot Sebastian Keep, the rest of the team and special guest Ben Hennon got into! This empty reservoir has made appearances in BMX videos over the years and it never fails to blow our minds. Check out what these guys got into!
“Waking the beast! This thing is insane!!”
The Tall Order crew have been notorious for going to some really ridiculous spots that not too many people are riding. Sebastian Keep decided to head to this insane spot they’re calling the Death Spine where Bas, Jack Clark, Tom Graves and Oliver Jones dodge some traffic and get some riding time in! This place looks like a ton of fun to ride, minus the fact that it’s way more likely to get hit by a car than to throw down a bunch of tricks, haha.
“We went on a quest to find and ride this HUGE spine hipped pointy thing! Riding this is DANGEROUS! “
Sebastian Keep and the Tall Order crew have been on a mission to find some crazy spots lately. Here’s their latest video where the crew sneak into a crazy bridge spot that is literally 50 very tight half pipes in a row. These guys had a bit of pressure of getting kicked out, but it worked out for a session. Although they are pretty tight and make it a bit hard to ride, this still looks like a really fun spot to ride. Take a peek!
A little sneak preview of the new Tall Order Wallride Tire…
It looks like Sebastian Keep and the Tall Order crew are working on expanding their offerings later this year. Here’s a sneak peek look at their new Wallride Tire that they’re currently working on that will be hitting BMX shops and mail-orders in July! There isn’t much for information on the BMX tire just yet, but based off what we can see here, the tire has a smoother center tread pattern and more aggressive sides. The sides are in the shape of the Tall Order logo and have additional knurling for more grip. We would assume this tire will come in a 2.30″ or 2.40″ size, but we’ll have to wait and see just what they are cooking up closer to the release. We’ll keep you posted once we get full specs and details on the Tall Order Wallride Tire!
Sebastian Keep just dropped a new video on the Tall Order channel for you to check out. This time around Bas and the crew loaded up and took a trip to a spot that required a bit of work to get to. They found this crazy cement dish to ride that sits on a little island. After managing to float on over to the spot with a little inflatable boat, they had a little session on it. This video is for the guys out there that like unique and crazy spots that might not be very easy to ride. This isn’t the craziest video as far as riding goes, but it’s still a good watch. Check it out!
Let’s take a look at all of the different BMX Multi-Tool options out there…
The other day Brant Moore put together a video giving you a look at the different BMX Multi-Tool options there are available to riders these days. The Multi-Tool originally started when DK Bicycles released their Random Wrench, at fit all the key tools you needed to work on a BMX bike into a compact, small tube with a few different attachments. Since then brands like The Shadow Conspiracy, Eclat, Animal Bikes, Odyssey, Merritt and Tall Order have come up with their own Multi-Tools that use some what of the same concept, but some what different designs. After checking out Brant’s video above we decided to take a look at these different options so you could easily see all the different BMX Multi-Tool options and compare them. Let’s get into this.
BMX Multi-Tool Guide
The Shadow Conspiracy – Multi-Tool
Let’s start out with The Shadow Conspiracy’s Multi-Tool. This tool was designed after the DK Random Wrench, but includes a few items not found on that tool to give it a few more options.
This Multi-Tool has an Investment Cast, forged and CNC machined steel construction that includes these tools.
– Chain Breaker
– 17mm Deep Socket
– Pedal Wrench
– 10mm wrench
– Spoke wrench
– Tire levers
– 8mm, 6mm, 5mm, 1/4″ and 7/32″ Hexs
– Hammer (built into the frame)
– Bottle opener (important)
The Shadow Conspiracy’s Multi-Tool fits all of the parts inside the tube with a magnetic cap to keep the small pieces in place.
Available in black, copper and chrome colors with a $59.99 price tag and a weight of 33.6 oz.
All the parts the Multi-Tool has inside.
A detailed look at the cap that holds all of the small parts in place.
Odyssey Travel Tool
The newest tool that is hitting BMX shops and mail-orders in March of 2017 is the Travel Tool from Odyssey. This tool is more simplistic than the Shadow Conspiracy, DK Bicycles and Eclat tools, but still has all the key pieces.
The Travel Tool includes:
– 15mm and 17mm Pedal Wrenches
– 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm allen keys
– 17mm Deep Socket with a full-length arm for extra leverage.
This one also features a lighter weight body and you could basically call it a Swiss Army Knife for BMX.
The Travel Tool will be available in Black with an affordable $29.99 price tag that is a perk for sure.
Really like the clean, simplistic look for the Travel Tool.
DK Bicycles – Random Wrench V3
Let’s take a look at the tool that started it all… Well, the 3rd version of the tool that started it all. The DK Random Wrench V3. This version was designed to be slimmer than its predecessors, but still pack all the tools needed.
You can find these tools inside the Random Wrench V3:
– 6mm, 8mm and 10mm wrenches
– 5mm and 6mm allen sockets
– 15mm pedal wrench
– 3/8″ socket driver
– 3/8″ extension
– 15mm and 17mm deep well sockets
– Tire lever
– Universal spoke wrench
All of the parts fit cleanly inside the tube, giving it a clean look.
The Random Wrench V3 comes in black, chrome and gold with a price tag of $39.99, which is not bad at all. Just as a note, most places only carry the black version these days.
Vocal BMX – V-Tool
Similar to some of the other BMX Multi-Tool options, Vocal BMX offer their own tool that does have it’s own unique twist on it. The tool has a similar tube design with the socket attachment, spanner and hex head fittings. However, this tool also comes with an optional extension that you can also purchase…
The main part of the V-Tool features…
– Pedal spanner 15mm with extra 6mm 8mm 10mm hex or added extras.
– tire lever built into the top next to the pedal spanner.
– 17mm socket and extension bar to fit inside pegs.
– 8mm allen key
– 6mm allen key
– 5mm allen key
– 3 size spoke key built into the cap
The V-Tool Extension adds a few more tool options, additional storage space and can be connected to the original tool.
– Tube for storage
– Top Cap with chain tool connection, comes out the tube and attaches to the cap
– Bottom caps to connect to our main V tool (supplied separately)
– HD 1 1/8 single speed chain tool with pin guide.
– 10mm spanner with tire lever
The Vocal V-Tool is another solid option for a tool that has it all. The design is a little different and not quite as compact when it’s connected to the extension, but it does get the job done for offering everytihng.
The Vocal V-Tool comes in Black only with a price tag of £29.99 (on sale at the time of writing this) with the extension being an additional £23.99. It’s not the most affordable option, but has more than the less expensive basic options.
Tall Order – Pocket Socket
Another one of the new options that are available, plus the most simplistic would be Tall Order’s new Pocket Socket that eliminates pretty much everything and only has the very minimal for tools you would use regularly.
The Pocket Socket features:
– 6mm and 8mm allen keys
– 17mm socket
– Knurling on the handle for grip
The Pocket socket comes in black and chrome, weighs in at a very light 4 oz., is 210mm in length so it does indeed fit in your pocket and has a price tag of $17.99.
This is a great option for people that don’t want to carry around a big tool, but obviously it only has a few of the tools you may end up needing during a session.
Merritt – Trifecta Tool
Another very simple tool that cuts things back to the minimal neccesities would be the Merritt Trifecta Tool. This tool, similar to the Pocket Socket above is a small, compact tool that folds out with a few configurations to dial your bike in with.
The Trifecta Tool includes:
– 17mm socket
– 6mm and 8mm allen keys
– Velcro strap to attach it to your bike if you want.
The Trifecta tool has 3 of the key tools that you would use to dial your bike in with. Obviously that leaves out a lot of features some of the other tools offer, but it’s small, compact and lightweight (7.4 oz.) which is a perk. The Trifecta Tool is available in black only with a price tag of $34.99 through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Merritt.
Animal Bikes – Kotulak Tool
Another tool that was based off the Random Wrench would be the Animal Bikes Kotulak Tool. This tool, similar to DK and Shadow’s tool is designed to pack everything you need into one tool with plenty of features to make sure you can keep rolling. This one comes with a unique shape and it also offers that swivel head which is a perk when it comes to cranking your wheel down.
The Kotulak Tool includes:
– 15mm Crows Foot Pedal Wrench
– 3/8″ Swiveling Socket Driver
– 3/8″ to 1/2″ Extension
– 17mm Deep Well Socket with 1/2″ Drive
– Allen Socket with 7/32″, 1/4″, 5mm, 6mm and 8mm allen bits
– Chain Breaker
– Spoke Wrench
– Hammer (Threaded End Cap)
Like the others, everything fits inside the tube to keep everything secured tightly into place. This is another great option for somebody that wants everything packed into one.
The Kotulak Tool comes in black only with a price tag of $54.99.
Eclat – E-Tool
Last but not least, the E-Tool from Eclat. Once again, were’ looking a tool that utilizes a tube design, but this one works a little different than the others and has a super clean design. Those German’s always have a unique approach to things, and we’re definitely a fan of the look they gave for this one.
The E-Tool Includes:
– 8mm and 10mm wrench
– 15mm pedal wrench
– Spoke wrench
– 10mm and 19mm U-Brake wrench
– 3mm, 4mm, 5mm,6mm and 8mm hex bits
– 17mm socket
The E-Tool measures in at 188mm long with a 30mm diameter, weighs in at 19.10 oz. and comes in black only. Everything packs neatly into it’s proper place for a compact storage. This one does come with a $64.99 price tag, which is higher than the rest so that’s a downfall.
Looking at each tool, they all offer the same tools essentially, with some offering more like chain breakers and tire levers and others taking the minimalist approach with only focusing on the main tools you will use more frequently. Things to consider with this are what tools do you absolutely NEED (I mean, you need all of them at some point) during a session or a trip, if you want something that slips into your pocket or something that might be a little bulkier but have more options, price and colors. Regardless, it’s always a good idea to have the right tools for the job. Make sure you check out our BMX TOOL GUIDE for a full list of tools that you could use as well.
That wraps things up with this BMX Multi-Tool Guide. We hope this helped you compare the different BMX Multi-Tool options available, so you can figure out which one you prefer to have. Everything you see here can be picked up through BMX shops and mail-orders worldwide.
Have you used any of these tools? Let us know what you think in the comments below!