We’ve had the handy OneUp Components EDC (Everyday Carry) tool stashed in our top tube for a few months now, after putting it through the paces, we’re here to tell you about how it fared.
The system we were sent adds up to $154 USD. The tool itself is $84, the top cap to keep things in place adds $25, the required tap for threading your steerer tube adds on another $35, and the optional plier and tire plug addition is an extra $35.
The tool can be stored on the bike like a pump, but we opted for the more clean and hidden option of inside the steerer tube. It’s a sleek design, and once installed, often times we forgot it was there, until we needed it of course!
Here’s a video we put together that highlights everything you need to know about the installation of the tool, and how it’s set up.
EDC TOOL SPECS
- 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm Hex
- T25 Torx
- Tire Lever,
- Chain Breaker,
- Quick Link Breaker (10 & 11SP)
- Spare Quick Link Storage
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- 0,1,2,3 Spoke Keys
- Presta Valve Core Tool
- EDC Top Cap Tool
- Spare Chainring Bolt
- Sealed Storage Capsule or 12,16, 20g CO2 Cartridge Storage
The chain pliers are super handy, for their size and weight, it’s incredibly useful to have these on hand, even at home in the shop we put them to use.
In order to turn the chain breaker you turn it with the multi-tool. Another cool feature is the included spare chainring bolt, which is threaded onto the backside of the chain tool. An built in lip on the end of the plastic section of course is meant to be a tire lever, which worked reasonably well when needed.
Here’s a process shot of our efforts to plug a tire with the included kit. It essentially works like its older brother version you’d see used on a tractor or car tire. We had no issues plugging the small hole, and the tire has remained sealed since.
The EDC is extremely well engineered in the sense that its size and weight are minimal, yet the storage and tool capabilities are quite expansive. Having to tap threads into your fork may catch some off guard, especially as the process likely voids the fork’s warranty, but the pump mount is always an option for the skeptics. In our ongoing effort to minimize the need for carrying either a backpack or hip-pack, innovative accessories like the EDC tool make that quest even easier.