Glad I had it with me on the trail.
I never thought i would have to use all the features of this tool. I had simply wanted a good set of allen wrenches and not all the trimmings. I've recently become an avid mountain biker and have put my poor bike (and components) through their paces. I found that having the chain link tool on this saved me long walks home a couple of times after mud, sand, and some hard shifting snapped my chain. I was able to make the repair and get back up and running again in no time. The other tools worked as expected, good selection of different wrenches and tools allow you to make all the adjustments you need while on the road, trail, whatever. It's solidly built and big enough to give you decent leverage for those stubborn fasteners, but it can be hard to maneuver at times. It's worth it to get this one with the chain tool, you'll hope to never have to use it, but you'll be happy to have it when you do.
Absolute must carry!
I had to use the chain breaker today on my 8-speed chain and was able to get the broken link out and replaced with a Powerlink, then back on the bike in 3 minutes.
Allen wrenches work in a pinch for adjusting issues while on a ride away from your garage or a bike shop. Like a reviewer said about the Multi-19 is that with it and any other multi-tool is that things might get tight trying to fit into certain places, but the pros overweight the con here.
If you're debating between this and the Multi-19, the only difference is that the 19 comes with an extra set of Phillips and flathead screwdrivers and a chain breaker that compatible up to 10-speed. If you don't need those, then get the 17 and save a few dollars for other components.
Trail-side, Road-side, or in the Garage
This tool has everything I have ever needed for tweaking/repairing my Mountain Bike on the trail. I have also found myself skipping my full-size tools in my toolbox and using this tool instead, because it's so convenient and always on hand.
The greatest initial deterrent was the price, but after I thought about it, it has a chain breaker and spoke wrench, 2 tools that would cost $20 if purchased separately, and since this one works just as good as a fullsize tool so far, I'm glad I have it in my pack everywhere I ride.
The only tool I have needed other than this would be a cone wrench, but incorporating that would have made it too large.
It slices and dices!!
This tool is fantastic. It has all of the essential tools for roadside/trailside breakdowns. Over the years, I've had to use about every tool on this, and they work great. I especially like the chain tool on this model as compared to others.
Only minor complaint: after a few years I had trouble keeping the bolts that hold the ends of the tool together tight, but it looks like they have addressed that with new version. (I'd buy another one anyway.)
I never ride my bike without this
I am a bike commuter and mountain biker and I have used every single tool on this unit. The chain breaker is the best mobile one I have tried, and I love its shape when I stow it in my hydration pack.
I have stopped to help several other cyclists with it, and they have all asked me where I got it and said they will be getting their own.
Nice, handy tool. Must have!
This tool is a must have for all bikers. It has all the necessary tools for quick fix on the trail. It is lightweight and rugged. Only thing missing is a bottle opener : ) It comes with a rubber band around the tool, it helps grip a lot better. I carry with me everytime I ride.
Not to shabby
The only problem is that the individual tools tend to move/bend when using them, making some adjustments tricky at times. I like the fact though that you can have a tool out at a 90 degree angle and really get great leverage when you need to really tighten down that bolt.
This tool is the perfect size to fit in a seat pack or pocket. The rubber band fits around it and keeps the tools from rattling around. The Multi-17 has all the allen wrench sizes that I have needed to make small adjustments while on the road.
It works as designed
Nice little tool that fits in my under saddle bag. A bit heavy but that is to be expected. Nice assortment of tools and is useful for general bike maintenance. I use this mostly instead breaking out the tools unless I am doing something complicated.
This tool is perfect for my new bike that I received in a box. I didn't need any other tool to assemble the bike and I carry this with me on all of my trips. This tool is well made and is worth the money.