Gear: Put a Mini-Me in the Xmas Stocking

With their low cost and wee stature, mini multi-tools offer enough trailside function to help get you home — and they'll fit into that bike fiend's stocking real easy.

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Sure, a Mini-Me would be pretty cool to have around the shop to take care of those low-slung bike adjustments so you don’t have to bend over or lug the rig into the stand — um, if you even have a stand.

And even though he’s a wee fella, draggin’ your Mini-Me personal wrench out on the trail just ain’t gonna fly. Hell, he won’t even fit in a Christmas stocking.

Don’t fret, as we’ve found your Mini-Me alternative: Mini multi-tools. These fly-weight tools offer just enough functionality for those emergency trail-side fixes yet won’t weigh you down like a vertically challenged mechanic would.

Plus, with their low cost and wee stature, they’ll fit into that bike fiend’s stocking much better.

And for those of us who’ve broken a chain out in the boonies, there are mini-multis that feature chain tools too.

Still looking for more stocking stuffers? Check out this collection of inexpensive gear any cyclist would dig. Oh, and take a look at this skewer-mounted multi-toolio: It’s pretty coolio

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