Multi-Tools & Field Repair
These are just short enough to fit neatly into my saddlebag, unlike the other master link pliers I looked at. And very light. Have yet to break a chain on the road, must test them at home next time I wear out a chain.
A trick: slide a short piece of old tube over it (28-32mm size fits snugly onto this tool). This will keep it closed and so eliminate any possibility of losing your spare master links, and if you cut the piece long enough the end will keep the "teeth" at the business end of the tool from poking through other items (spare tubes?) in your saddlebag.
FYI - this is the single best tire lever I have ever used on difficult tubeless situations. Very inexpensive, and they just don't break! When working on a particularly difficult tire bead that I just couldn't get over the rim on my rather wide Enve 3.4 AR's, I broke one of those two piece levers that articulate against the opposite side wall to give you more leverage. I didn't know what to do and gave up for a few minutes. Then after giving my hands a rest I grabbed my Pedro's yellow lever I carry in my saddle bag, and bam! I thought it was going to snap with how much force I put on it, but it held strong and did the job. This lever is the champ!
There's not much to say about this item. As can be seen in the pic, it's a solid piece of metal with six tools along the edges. Does an effective job at basic roadside repairs, although you won't have every size allen bolt you need, particularly if you're on the road with your kids and their bikes along with your own. Also the length of the item can get in the way of screwing or unscrewing a bolt - meaning you might only be able to turn the bolt 20 degrees at a time. That being said it's a quality, reliable, simple tool and I expect it will last a lifetime.