We love riding without packs, and are constantly on the lookout for new ways to carry gear, so when OneUp Components started teasing their new steer tube mounted mini tool, we’ve been intrigued. The aptly titled EDC tool (AKA everyday carry) is housed inside the steerer, and consists of a folding multi-tool with a chainbreaker, C02 and mini-pump as part of a modular system.
Since the EDC tool system displaces the traditional star fangled nut utilized for setting headset bearing adjustment, an alternative way to preload the bearing is utilized by the system. Details are still vague on the how, but we do know the top cap now is threaded into the fork steerer, and will replace the star fangled nut. A separate tool for cutting threads will be required for the initial installation, but it appears existing cassette tools in any decently stocked tool box will be all that’s needed to adjust the headset.
Because threads need to be cut, it will only be compatible with alloy steerers. Pricing is TBA, but should be announced in a few more weeks.
Everything the gang at OneUp has dreamed up has been extremely well thought out and executed by riders for riders, so we’re looking forward to seeing and hearing more. Until then, follow OneUp Components on Instagram and sign up for notifications on when the tool will be available.
Also on display: a yet to be released low profile sealed bearing pedal. After a long hard winter, my super nice, lightweight and expensive pedals are feeling extremely grind-y in the bearing department. The guys at OneUp clearly have similar issues up there in Squamish, and to ease maintenance, developed a very simple to service low profile pedal. More details to come on this one too, but it looks to be a winner out of the gate.
For more info, visit OneUpComponents.com