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!
Sebastian Keep dropped the latest VLOG on the Tall Order channel. Although we do try to avoid the vlogs, we were into this one since Bas gives us a little behind the scenes look at some of his meetings with Red Bull that gives you a little insight into what it’s like riding for them and some of the work that goes into it off the bike. This video documents a trip to their headquarters in London. This also gives us a little teaser of something new that Bas has cooking up with some TV shows, then a little update on what Tall Order has in the works for this year.
“In this Vlog I headed to the Red Bull office to discuss plans for future projects.
Since the release of “Walls” I’ve been approached by a few companies for adverts so I headed out to Germany to talk with a producer and director.”
Sebastian Keep found some very crazy walls to ride for this project…
Here’s what we have been waiting for, for a LOOOOONG time now! The footage of Sebastian Keep doing that insane Gap to Wallride off a bridge for Red Bull has finally made its way online! The Behind the Scenes video just dropped on Tall Order‘s Youtube channel giving you a look at everything that went into making this very, very, very insane idea happen from the gap off the bridge to a bunch of other crazy setups he cooked up! Then Red Bull dropped their “Walls” video that is a short but sweet video packed with banger after banger from all the insane wallrides Bas did. This is absolute MADNESS and a must see!
“ The idea started with lets take 2 small ramps to the city centres to jump off multi storey car parks and bridges land on buildings and wall ride down them. We knew that what we were doing wasn’t exactly legal so we decided to wear high vis jackets and hard hats and try our best to disguise ourselves as road workers so that people would leave us alone and It worked!
The spots we found on Google earth were bigger than we anticipated
and so we tried to build practice set ups to help get used to the gaps.
At the spot in Croydon nobody knew if it was possible to ride down 20 feet of vertical wall and after speaking to various pro riders who didn’t have an answer for us we decided to try it…
This video tells the story of how we rolled into city centres in the early hours disguised as builders with vans holding huge ramps set them up and filmed our attempts at some of the biggest wall rides we have seen.
Please Subscribe and thanks for watching.” Sebastian Keep
“Redefining the concept of street riding, Sebastian ‘Bas’ Keep’s latest project, Walls, takes BMX into uncharted territories.
It’s almost like a new discipline of riding, no one’s really done it before
Sebastian ‘Bas’ Keep
The British BMX legend uses ramps and his creativity to tackle some of the UK’s most inaccessible wallrides, including the project’s death-defying final Croydon spot – an insane 6.5m (22ft) gap to 9.7m (32ft) wallride that made the final ever cover of RideUK back in 2015.
Nearly two years later and the wait is over. Watch the video above to see Bas push the boundaries of what can be achieved in the street environment.”
Photo: George Marshall
Photo: Eisa Bakos
Our friends over at Strictly BMX are back at it again with their custom builds. This time around they decided to take one of the new Tall Order 187 frames and load it up with parts from Tall Order, Colony, Cult, Odyssey and KHE. Hit that play button for a look at this dialed unit, then get the full details on the bike below.
“Tall Order is a new brand from legendary English rider Bas Keep.
Bas has always been known as a ramp shredder so it’s only right that Tall Order is designed & engineered specifically to be ridden at the highest level on transitions of all types & sizes.
The 187 is a low standover, tech ready design for whipping & spinning up a storm.
We built this one up with the best of aftermarket parts from Colony, Federal, Cult, Odyssey & more.
FRAME – TALL ORDER 187 FRAME – GLOSS WHITE 20.8
FORKS – TALL ORDER RAMP FORKS – GLOSS WHITE 10MM
BARS – TALL ORDER RAMP BARS – GLOSS WHITE 9
STEM – COLONY SQUAREBACK STEM – BLACK
GRIPS – ODI STAY STRONG GRIPS – BLACK
HEADSET – CULT TALL HEADSET – BLACK
CRANKSET – COLONY 22S CRANKSET – GLOSS BLACK 170MM
BB – CULT MID 22MM – BLACK
SPROCKET – COLONY CC SPROCKET – BLACK 25T
PEDALS – ODYSSEY GRANDSTAND ALLOY PEDALS – BLUE BLOOD
CHAIN – CULT 510 CHAIN – BLACK
RIMS – FEDERAL STANCE XL RIM – TRANSLUCENT DARK BLUE 36H
REAR HUB – COLONY WASP MALE CASSETTE HUB – BLACK 36H RHD 9T 14MM
FRONT HUB – COLONY WASP FRONT HUB – BLACK 36H 10MM
TYRES – KHE MAC2+ PROOF STREET TYRE – BLACK 2.3″/2.3″
SEAT – COLONY ALEX HIAM FAT SEAT COMBO – BLACK”
You can check out more photos, pricing and more on the Strictly BMX website.
There’s no doubt that having the right Tools are an essential for any rider, it does help that things have been simplified down greatly over the years to the point where you really only need allen keys or a 17mm socket to work on pretty much everything on your bike except for the spokes or maybe getting your tire off the wheel. We have seen a number of Multi-Tools over the years like the DK Random Wrench to the Merritt Trifecta tool that have simplified carrying around a bag of tools with you. The guys at Tall Order have decided to simplify it even more and made this tool that literally only has 6mm and 8mm allen key heads, a 17mm socket and enough of a handle to get some leverage to crank your nuts and bolts tight.
The Pocket Socket BMX Tool comes in black and chrome, weighs in at 4 oz. and is available through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Tall Order worldwide for around $19.99.
Check out more BMX Tools here!
As some of you know, Matty Cranmer is now doing it for Tall Order and had the chance to dial in a fresh new bike with all the new Tall Order goodies. Big Boy had master mechanic Brooklyn put the bike together for Matty in a record pace. Hit play to watch the bike get built up, then watch Matty absolutely crush it on the new bike at the Incline Club!
There’s been a bunch of people asking when Sebastian Keep‘s footage from the crazy gap to wallride drop-in off the bridge would surface online. Especially considering that it was on a cover for Ride UK over a year ago. It looks like we FINALLY get an answer in the latest Tall Order webisode where Bas goes to the Red Bull headquarters to hash out the details and take care of some other business. January 16th is the day and it’s going to be awesome to FINALLY see the footage from the wallride. Until then, hit play and take a look at what Sebastian and Ollie got into during a trip to the Red Bull offices.