The OneUp Component EDC Tool is designed for the rider that likes to carry their trailside repair kit as efficiently as possible. A ride carry solution, its built around a compact tool for trailside repairs, with a clever integration with multiple options in carrying it on the bike makes a versatile investment in your ride carry.
The initial release of the EDC Tool offered storage for the mini-tool and its accessories inside the steerer tube of your bike. A second solution is also offered, with storage integrated inside a specially designed, high volume CNC Alloy pump.
As the steerer tool requires special modifications to the steerer, (they also now offer a stem-based alternative) I found the pump option to be an intriguing alternative, as it could easily be transferred from bike to bike.
EDC Tool Spec (via OneUp)
- 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm Hex
- T25 Torx
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- EDC Top Cap Tool
- Tire lever
- Chain breaker
- Small storage capsule
The heart of the EDC tool system is this compact-sized mini-tool, designed to fit inside the EDC Top Cap Tool housing. In addition to the allen wrenches, there is also a tire lever that is integrated with a mini chain tool. It all somehow squeezes into this slim unit that slides to securely be secured in the headtube or the body of the EDC mini-pump.
It also includes a storage capsule for carrying small emergency items.
On the trail
We like to refer to our riding EDC as our Every Ride Essentials or our Every Ride Carry. Though I can’t say its really caught on, it references those essentials that accompany us on every ride. Our ride carry always consists of at least a multitool; we usually have a flat tire repair kit as well as a bare minimum, which includes tire levers, spare tube, stick on patches, tire plugs and a pump. In the backcountry it’ll usually include a small bottle of sealant as well.
I haven’t ridden with a pump strapped under a bottle cage for a while, as I haven’t had good experiences with them staying put in rough terrain. A riding buddy has been running one though and as he didn’t seem to have issues with it I was up for giving it a try. Having had nothing but positive experiences with OneUp product designs, I had faith their pump would be different.
After months of riding all over with the pump strapped to my downtube, I am pleased to report it hasn’t budged.
Pulling the tool out to access it is quick and easy. It does take me a minute to remove it from its housing, but I imagine that will go faster in the future as I access it more frequently.
I can’t say I’ve used the chain breaker yet, but based on its compact size I hope I don’t have to. The downside of its packability is a tradeoff in ergonomics and usability. But if you maintain your bikes regularly, your EDC tool is more for those emergency uses anyway. If I was planning a major ride in the backcountry, I might consider swapping it out for something bigger. The best part of mounting the trailside repair solution to my bike frame is that I can reduce what I carry on my person and use my waist pack on bigger rides I’d typically switch to a pack for.
You can tell the crew at OneUp Components rides mountain bikes, as everything they make, is not only well-engineered but extremely useful as well as durable. Their EDC Tool System is a good example of a product created by a rider for a rider to actually use. For those not familiar with the concept of EDC, it stands for Everyday Carry – which basically consists of the stuff we call tote with us daily, from our phones, wallets and keys to items with additional utility, like a pocket knife, flashlight or pens.
The EDC Pump features dual functionality and can utilized as C02 inflator in addition to a pump; it can even house a CO2 canister. Designed to integrate with the EDC Tool System, you have the option of carrying a C02 or a small storage pod (you can put your weed in it) thanks to the storage space designed into the handle of the high volume trail pump.
In use, the EDC Pump as a pump onto itself is a solidly built trail pump, made more useful with the ingenious integration of the mini-tool. While I prefer pumps with integrated hoses, the few times I’ve had to pump up a tire, it performed more than adequately.
The OneUp tools are sold separately so you can choose your method of storage. EDC Multitool sells for $59. The EDC Pump starts at $55.