The BioLogic FixKit multi-tool is a well-designed emergency set that includes two less-common tools: a 15mm spanner and a chain tool.
The FixKit has a total of 20 tools and the decent-sized handle means it offers plenty of leverage when you need it. The 15mm spanner will be especially welcome to fixed-gear riders and anyone who uses hub gears or has bolt-on hubs to stop their wheels getting nicked. It locks in place when needed.
It comes with a neoprene cover to stop it scratching other items in your pocket, and to protect your hands from its edges when you're reefing on a reluctant bolt.
In use the FixKit is easy to handle. Its slightly greater reach and leverage compared to some multi-tools makes for easy roadside adjustments. The chain tool is good enough for field repairs, though you'll want something beefier in the workshop.
It's made from aluminium and chrome-vanadium steel, packs down to a comfortably pocketable 14 x 40 x 77mm and weighs 157g. That's a shade on the high side, but acceptable when you consider you're getting a chain tool and 15mm spanner, which you won't find in lighter multi-tools.
High quality, compact roadside fixer.
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Make and model: BioLogic FixKit multi tool
Size tested: Grey
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Anyone who takes a multi-tool with them in your pack or pocket. It has a range of tools and good reach combined with a solid feel. The added bonus is a chain tool.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
20 integrated tools make this very much a can-do tool in pretty much most conditions.
The build is solid and feels tough when you use it.
The Biologic offers a multi-tool that competently deals with most work you'll need to do while out and about.
The build quality and materials used, aluminum and chrome-vanadium will ensure this lasts.
At 157g it's slightly on the heavy side.
At almost £30 this isn't the cheapest option either but you are getting a quality piece of kit.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The FixKit managed to cope with all that was asked of it.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The leverage you can get from the individual tools, the addition of a chain tool and the solid feel of the unit in your hand.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Getting used to the heavier feel.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Certainly would.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
Decent build quality and enough functions to satisfy most riders if a tad on the heavy, pricey side.
Age: 45 Height: 178cm Weight: 80kg
I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three My best bike is: As above
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT