- There’s no faulting the quality of the tools and materials used
- Classic design reduces functions to just the most commonly used
- Need to carry extra tools still
- Leather cover can trap moisture
Price as reviewed:
Never one to pander to modern trends, Brooks’s approach to a multi-tool is as you would expect, functional and durable.
Nestled in-between two thick black anodized aluminium retaining plates lie 10 practical tools fashioned from steel that are suited to most roadside repairs. Included are 2-8mm Allen Keys, a Torx T25 plus flat head and Phillips #1 screwdrivers.
Most of the tools are full length, barring the 8mm, so the Brooks MT10 multi-tool is equally suited to workshop use.
The tool performed very well but there are a few issues: the body has sharp edges due to the machining process so can be a little uncomfortable in the hand and could scratch delicate surfaces.
The Phillips head is the smaller style and can damage limit screw heads if not used carefully. Finally, a small niggle, the leather sleeve is very hard to get on and off so you may want to ditch it in the winter.
Overall, however, a classy offering.
The Brooks MT10 is a multitool that oozes quality from the first use. The choice of tools included will allow you to affect almost all usual bicycle repairs and it is easy to see the MT10 finding its way into tool boxes as the ‘go to’ multitool to last a lifetime