18 September 2013 ~ 3 Comments

Crank Bros vs. Leyzne Bike Multi-tool

Recently while on a 200K ride, one of my friends had a mechanical where his chain got twisted. I had spare links but for the life of me could not remove the old ones because of the tool which I had. It was a Crank Brothers multi tool. The problem is that the chain tool pin did not thread in far enough, as you can see by these photos, and consequently it would not push the old pin completely out of the chain. We finally borrowed a pair of pliers from a nearby neighbor so we can take out the old pin and straighten the chain. Had we been on the country farm, some three miles earlier, we have been fat out of luck as there were no residences nearby.
Word to the wise: buy a Leyzne, not a Crank Bros multi tool.

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3 Responses to “Crank Bros vs. Leyzne Bike Multi-tool”

  1. Jeff A. 3 January 2015 at 11:21 pm Permalink

    Interesting. I wonder if Crank Brothers think this is a feature so you can keep from accidentally pushing the pin all the way out and then not be able to push it back into place.
    Since I use quick-links to fix friend’s broken chains, I want to push the pin all the way out. Thanks for the comparison.

  2. Pablo 29 April 2016 at 4:37 pm Permalink

    What about this pin being removed with the Crank Brothers tool? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXEGaKEdcaM

  3. Rando Richard 29 April 2016 at 4:43 pm Permalink

    According to that video, it appears that the tool works fine. Perhaps they have elongated the pin on the tool?