This new tool from Wolf Tooth does everything your multi-tool doesn't

Much more than just a pair of pliers

Component specialist Wolf Tooth has added a new tool to its Pack Tool line. The Master Link Combo Pliers work as advertised, but they also do much, much more.

As you'd expect, given the name, this new tool can open and close master links
As you'd expect, given the name, this new tool can open and close master links

The jaws of Wolf Tooth’s Master Link Combo Pliers have a similar profile to Park Tool’s MLP-1.2, with concave edges on the inner and outer edges. This allows them to open as well as close stubborn master links — press the arms together to pry open links and pull the arms away to close links.

The Master Link Pliers are constructed from hard-wearing 7075 T6 aluminum.
The Master Link Pliers are constructed from hard-wearing 7075 T6 aluminum.

There’s a recess machined into the aluminum body of the tool’s main arm that allows it to store not one, but two pairs of master links.

This tool will hold 9, 10, 11 and SRAM Eagle 12-speed links. So you can store one link for your 1x12-equipped mountain bike and another for your 11-speed road bike. This arm also doubles as a tire lever.

The body can house two pairs of 9, 10, 11 or 12-speed master links
The body can house two pairs of 9, 10, 11 or 12-speed master links

A pair of magnets embedded in the arms keeps the arms closed and the master links in place.

But the utility of this tool doesn’t stop here.

The second pair of concave surfaces on the lower jaws allows users to tighten or loosen Presta valve lock nuts.

Loose valve nuts can be annoying on the road and a source of air loss for tubeless riders
Loose valve nuts can be annoying on the road and a source of air loss for tubeless riders

Speaking of valves, the Y cutout on the smaller of the tool’s two arms is actually a 3-way valve core removal tool.

Have a loose valve core? Not a problem.
Have a loose valve core? Not a problem.

Pricing for this clever tool is set at $29.95 / £22 / AU$38.

Wolf Tooth has already sold out its first batch of Master Link Combo Pliers. Current orders will be placed on backorder with an expected ship date of February 1.

Visit www.wolftoothcomponents.com for more information.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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