- Smooth movement of the different functions
- Spoke keys are excellent quality
- Chaintool rattles when stowed
- Practicality of some of the centrally located tools is impaired
Price as reviewed:
Offering 15 functions in a classic style, the Birzman E-Version 15 multi-tool’s quality belies its status as joint cheapest in the test.
With tools made of forged and CNC’d chrome vanadium steel with a central pivot, unlike tools that wrap around a pin, the E-Version 15 should, in theory, function well.
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The tool includes the standard 2-8mm Allen keys, Torx T25, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, chain tool and four different spoke keys including Mavic splined.
The action is very smooth, but functionality of some of the central tools in the wide body can be impaired for some jobs.
The spoke keys are some of the better ones I have tried and could stand alone in the workshop. As with the other tools of the same style, the chain tool can be fiddly and rattles when closed but the quality of the shape means it pushes pins out with less effort than some others.
It is a great value tool, employable in most roadside repairs.
Birzman offer some high quality, competitively priced tools and the E-Version 15 is no different. With a smoothness of operation that some of the more expensive tools can’t beat, the E-Version 15 is a solid option to complete your toolkit
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