Interbike: Fix It Sticks option to traditional multi-tool

T-shaped problem solver is pack and saddle bag friendly

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Fix It Sticks Replaceable

Utilitarian elegance is the hallmark of Fix It Sticks, a unique alternative to the traditional multi-tool. Two metal handles and a handful of bits come together to form a T-shaped problem solver that’s great for dealing with road- or trail-side repairs.

The original $30 Fix It Sticks were lightweight alloy, but came with just four permanent bits specific to road or fat tire applications. Now the Chicago-based company is offering a $35 modular set-up, where the bits are swappable, upping your options to eight (2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm hex, Phillips No. 2 and a Torx 25). The handles are magnetized and the T-shape gives you more leverage and can be easier to work with than a multi-tool. When not in use, the whole set-up fits inside a small carrying case that can easily be stashed in a hydration pack, saddle bag or even a jersey pocket.

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This article is part of RoadBikeReview’s coverage of the 2014 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the / staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.

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