OneUp Components EDC Tool System
Words & Photos by Drew Rohde
With 20 years of mountain biking under my belt, I’ve developed a pretty reliable load for my Camelbak so I can be prepared for whatever surprises may come up on the trail. However, as neck and back injuries have taken their toll and bike reliability greatly improved, I find myself wanting to take less and less crap on my body, especially when I’m just going out for an hour rip. Utilibibs are a great option but can lead to uncomfortable situations should you land on a bulky metal object wedged into your lycra bib. OneUp has developed a handy way for riders to set and forget their toolkit inside the steerer tube of your fork. Say goodbye to forgotten tools and Torx-bruises on your ass.
This handy toolkit was clearly designed by guys who know what you need to fix your bike trailside. We’ve made some stops by the OneUp guy’s headquarters at the base of some epic trails in Squamish, BC and after checking out their laboratory, it’s pretty clear to see why they’ve developed such a cool piece of kit.
The tool includes: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8mm hex keys, T25 Torx key, a tire lever, chain breaker, Quick Link breaker, spare Quick Link storage, flat head screwdriver, 0, 1, 2, 3 spoke keys, Presta valve core tool, an EDC top cap tool, spare chainring bolt and a sealed storage capsule. The capsule fits 12, 16 or 20g Co2 cartridges but we’ve heard some people store other inflatables inside. Even more impressive, the whole kit weighs less than 230 grams.
OneUp has some detailed instructions and compatibility charts on their site, which you can see here. They’ve got a pretty detailed set up video but essentially what is required is the removal of the star-fangled nut inside the steerer tube followed by the threading of the inside of the steerer tube. The OneUp top cap then threads into the newly threaded steerer tube. From there the tool assembly slides down into the steer tube and clips into place.