At the Cycle Show yesterday Lezyne showed us their brand new RAP 7 LED multi-tool, featuring an integrated LED light. Is it the first multi-tool to combine a light? We're certainly stuggling to think of any others out there.
The LED light uses four teeny AG1 batteries to power it, and clamps to the 5mm Allen tool with a small ball bearing holding it in place. Switching the light on is simple a case of rotating the body until the 1 lumen LED powers into life. Burntime is 3-4 hours.
The rest of the multi-tool is more standard with stamped aluminium sideplates and double bent tool bits so there's a centre pivot axis to rotate the tool on. There are seven tool bits, a 2.5, 4, 5 and 5mm Allen tools and a Torx T25 and Phillips head screwdriver.
Do you really need a multi-tool with an integrated LED? Well, we can possibly see the potential for making it easier to work on your bike if you have a mechanicla while cycling along a dimly lit city road or dark country lane, and it could save eating into the burn time of your main light.
What do you think?
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.