Crankbrothers just sent us out a sample of their new tool, which is predictably nifty given the brand’s reputation. The “Cigar Tool” mounts on the side of your water bottle cage and houses a handful of flat repair essentials. The kit actually packs a surprisingly good value at right around thirty bucks…
- tire plug tool
- tire plugs (5)
- Co2 head
- storage case
- mounting bracket
- 5 year warranty
- weight 55g
Well, we can’t promise that yours will show up this way, but ours did…
You might be wondering what this whole thing is all about, but it’s what’s on the inside that’s revealing.
Capping off the top of the storage canister is a knurled plugger.
A CO2 canister threads onto the backside of the plug to give you a bit of extra pushing power. There isn’t a pin to puncture the CO2 – rather, this is just for grip and leverage.
Inside the canister is a gaggle of tire plugs lining the inside.
As well as the plugs and some foam to keep everything quiet is also a CO2 inflator head. The CO2 canister is separate, but everything else is just $29…Not bad! We’ll keep you posted on how it works out…