Who Is this Bike Tool For?
If you are leaving home for a long days ride, with the risk of part failure, chain link breakage or punctures then this is for you. With 26 different functions there should be a tool to get you and your bike home safely. The Multi Tool is made from high quality chrome alloy steel, this will keep it in top condition on the trail.
Where to buy the Alien II Tool:
This kit has been out for a couple of years now and is a favourite with cyclists. Although it retails at a full RSP of $47 you can usually find it considerably cheaper online. Amazon usually has a good saving on the kit.
Features of the Topeak Alien II:
With 26 integrated tools there is little that cannot be fixed on the trails. It’s housed in a specially designed 2 part mount which allows swift access to all the tools within. The tools include 14g and 15g spoke wrenches, a T25 Torx wrench, two integrated tire levers, Phillips and flat-head screwdrivers, a mini pedal wrench for field repairs, eight sizes of Allen wrenches (2 through 10mm), six box wrenches (two 8, 9, and 10mm sizes), a steel wire chain hook, a stainless-steel knife, a cast Cromoly steel chain tool, and compartments for two chain pins.
There’s even a bottle opener for post-ride celebrations. and comes with a nylon storage bag with a belt clip.
As bike multi tools go this one seems to have it all, the full spec list is massive:
Allen Wrenches: 2-L/2.5/3/4/5/6/8/10mm
Torx® Wrench: T25
Box Wrenches: 8/9/10mm 2 each
Spoke Wrenches: 15g/14g
Cast Cromoly Steel
Stainless Steel Wire
Two Integrated In Body
Screw Drivers: #2 Phillips & Flat Head
Hardened Steel Compartments For Two Chain Pins
Size (L x W x H) 8.6 x 4.3 x 4.1 cm 3.4″ x 1.7″ x 1.6″
Weight 290 g / 10.21 oz
How to fix a chain:
What are others saying about the Alien II multi tool?
On Amazon this product has received an amazing 400+ positive reviews ,with the average rating at 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The main comments customers have are:
“Very high quality tool made of solid materials. ”
“Pretty much every tool you will need in a compact case. ”
Any negatives? Some reviewers commented that the chain tool was tricky to use. There is a knack to this, there are a couple of guides on youtube to show how this works (see below for the one from Topeak)
This is a first class tool, and I would not leave home with out it. Couple it with a set of Park patches and a mini pump and you are guaranteed hours of trouble free cycling.