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Review: the EDC Tool System by OneUp Components

Theresia 01. August 2018

Never forget your multi-tool again, by keeping everything you need in your steerer tube. Read on for more.

Have you ever had a mechanical on the trail and then realized you left your multi-tool at home? Or do you prefer to ride without a backpack, but you don’t want go without your tools? To answer these questions, OneUp Components has released their EDC Tool System, so that everything you need for trailside repairs is tucked away in your fork’s steerer tube.

The complete EDC Tool.

The complete EDC Tool.

There is also space for spare master links.

There is also space for spare master links.

The chain breaker and tyre lever are integrated.

The chain breaker and tyre lever are integrated.

Functions

The EDC Tool System’s multi-tool has hex keys from 2 - 8 mm, a Torx T25 key, a flat head screwdriver and the Top Cap tool to tighten the OneUp Components headset cap. Combining the Top Cap tool with the 5 mm hex key also gives you an 8 mm key. Included, is a tyre lever with a chain breaker for 10- / 11-speed chains. Integrated in the chain breaker are spoke key sizes 0-3. 

Tucked away in the steerer tube.

Tucked away in the steerer tube.

The EDC Tool doesn't add much height above the headset cap.

The EDC Tool doesn't add much height above the headset cap.

With a push it locks into place.

With a push it locks into place.

Special features

Master links are also integrated into the plastic body where the multi-tool and tyre lever are attached to. The hollow cylinder at the bottom is the perfect place to stash small things like a patch kit, cable ties or money. The cylinder can also be replaced with a 12 g or 16 g CO2 cartridge. All of these tools are integrated in such a way that they do not make noise when slid into the steerer tube.

For those who don’t want to install the EDC Tool into their steerer tube, there is the mini-pump version, in either 100 cc or 70 cc volumes. The 100 cc version can fit the complete EDC Tool plus a CO2 cartridge and the 70 cc only fits one or the other.

Going hard with the EDC tool is no problem.

Going hard with the EDC tool is no problem.

The EDC multi-tool works great and is comfortable to use.

The EDC multi-tool works great and is comfortable to use.

Combining the top cap tool and the 5 mm hex key makes a 8 mm hex.

Combining the top cap tool and the 5 mm hex key makes a 8 mm hex.

Testing the tool system

As soon as the EDC Tool System is locked into the steerer tube, it stays there without clanking around or making noise. It also doesn’t fall out and the included steerer tube plug keeps water from getting to the tool from the bottom.

Just by pulling, the entire tool can be removed from the steerer tube. The mini-tool is easy to work with and the tyre lever lets you reinstall a tyre, no problem. The chain breaker is very intuitive and simple. Overall, working with the tools on the trail is quick and comfortable.

The individual pieces of the EDC Tool System.

The individual pieces of the EDC Tool System.

Everything fits together perfectly.

Everything fits together perfectly.

It all clicks together well.

It all clicks together well.

Compatibility

OneUp has a few tricks to make sure your steerer tube is compatible. Below are some of the measurements you have to make before your purchase. Their Go, No Go tool, included in the Tap Kit can also be of help with trying to figure out if things fit.

Steerer Tube Length Starnut Diameter Steerer Tube Diameter (min.) Steerer Tube Diameter (max.)
183-230 mm 24.25-24.80 mm 22.10 mm 31.75-34.00 mm

However, there are a few forks that just aren’t compatible:

  • Cannondale Lefty
  • certain Fox 32
  • Fox 34 29" 2012-2015
  • Giant Overdrive 2
  • Öhlins RXF
  • SRAM Pike Boost as of 2016 and SRAM Lyrik Boost as 2016 might not have space for the CO2 cartridge
The EDC Tool never slipped or made noises while riding.

The EDC Tool never slipped or made noises while riding.

Summary

The EDC Tool System is a high-quality solution for those looking to keep all their tools on their bike all the time. With its functions, it can solve the majority of mechanicals just short of catastrophic failures. Make sure to check the compatibility of your fork before purchasing, but if it fits, I can only recommend the EDC!

What do you think of the EDC Tool System?

Theresia

Theresia

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