We're all used to components on our bikes breaking or coming out of adjustment. It's just a trade-off of lightweight performance that we've learned to live with. It's not acceptable, however, when your tools break or strip. It can leave you stranded miles from home, despite having been prepared for a breakdown. Lezyne designed the SV-10 Multi-Tool with durable, corrosion-proof stainless steel and aluminum that won't leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Lezyne uses tried-and-true stainless steel bits that combine durability and light weight. The CNC-machined bits are unbelievably precise, so you don't have to fight to keep them from rounding your hardware. They'll never rust, either, even if you forget them in your pack over the winter. In order to keep weight down, Lezyne uses CNC-machined 7075 aluminum side plates and a forged and CNC'd chain breaker.
The most important difference between the SV-10 and most other multi-tools is Lezyne's clever center-pivot bit design. This design allows Lezyne to make low-profile tools that are lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more ergonomic than the more common wraparound design. Look closely at the joint area of each bit. The center-pivot design keeps the axis of the bit in line with the plane of the tool to make it feel more like a full-size tool. The natural-feeling pivot point is more comfortable and it gives you more torque.
The Lezyne SV-10 Multi-Tool includes all the tools that you'll need for common road- and trail-side adjustments and light repairs. 90% of the time you're making adjustments with Allen wrenches, and Lezyne includes all the common sizes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm. The Phillips screwdriver comes in handy more often than you'd think (just take a few rides without one), and we all know how annoying it can be to be caught miles from home with a broken chain and no chain tool. Torx T25 and T30 hardware is becoming more and more common these days, especially on SRAM drivetrains, so Lezyne made sure to include it on this comprehensive multi-tool.
- Item #LED0034
- Q & A
Small and light
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The pictures don't give any size reference. This thing is real small, and real light. Guessing here, but I would call it 2"x1.5"x0.5". Haven't needed to use it yet for any repairs, but the build quality leads me to believe that it will perform admirably. Buy with confidence.
PS - read on some other site that the chain tool definitely works with Shimano and Sram 11 speed chains (not sure about Campy). Something not all current chain tools do.