Though cyclists sure do enjoy multi-tools, they don’t essentially like having the things filling up their pockets or hydration packs. That’s where Wolf Tooth’s new EnCase System debuts, as it sits within the bike’s handlebars.
The system comprises of two aluminum handlebar plugs/end caps, each of which is joined to a cylindrical rubber storage sleeve that lengthens into the bars’ hollow interior.
Within one of those sleeves is an instrument that combines a tire plug inserter and a chain breaker, together with a storage area for an included sheet of plugging strips.
Inside the other sleeve is a swivel-head hex bit wrench tool, together with eight interchangeable bits. These offer users T10, T25 and T30 Torx wrenches; 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5 and 6-mm hex wrenches; fit and Phillips #2 screwdrivers; and above,valve core wrenches and spoke. More on, and it also has a magnet on the non-wrench end, letting it to be mounted on a repair stand.
Rubber pads on the sleeves, which can be cut to fix the inside diameter of the bars, keep the tools packed while also making certain a tight, non-rattling fit. Both sleeves, moreover, include an additional storage area, in which voluntary extras including, an extra valve core, a chain-repair link or a Presta/Schrader valve stem adapter can be kept.
The system is supposedly compatible with both upright and drop handlebars –carbon and aluminum– as long as they have a least internal diameter of 17.5 mm. The entire setup weighs a stated 132 g (4.7 oz), and will cost you US$119.95. Elements of the system can also be bought on their own.