Lezyne never ceases to amaze us with its innovative thinking. Outside the box? The folks at Lezyne don't even know that there is a box. This becomes evident when you have the pleasure of using a tool like the Lezyne CNC Rod Wrench. The CNC Rod is the backbone of Lezyne's 2-Way Tech system, which was developed to increase tool functionality while reducing overall tool count.
The CNC Rod locks onto Lezyne's two-sided bottom bracket and cassette bits to form a solid, positive tool via a set screw on the side that can either be tightened by hand or with a 4mm hex key. The set screw ensures that you won't round your bits like a crescent wrench can. You also don't have to worry about it coming off the bit and slamming your knuckles into your bike.
The comfortable handle is 13.2 inches long to give you plenty of leverage. The tough, heat-treated steel is CNC-machined for a precise fit with any of Lezyne's 2-Way Tech bits. The Lezyne CNC Rod Wrench is compatible with any of Lezyne's three double-sided bits. That's six different bottom bracket and cassette tools.
- Item #LED0153
- Q & A
Literally the worst tool
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Yeah, it's made out of polished aluminum and feels like you could fend off a horde of invading nazi zombies, but it actually sucks to use. It's too wide to grip effectively (and I have larger hands), and it's so big that you run it into the chainstay when you try to use it as a BB tool. As a cassette removal tool, it's even worse, because the chain whip/lockring combo requires a little two-handed finesse—made all the more difficult because of the width and weight. Do yourself a favor and get a quality ratchet and a quality crescent wrench, and leave this to the wannabe mechanics with gleaming workbenches.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
this thing is a beast, heavy duty and made to wrench down on anything, even used it as some extra leverage on another tool and it held up just fine.