Posted by Logan Watts
The Switch Multi-tool and Plugger are two of Blackburn’s most popular tools. Blackburn just released three new products that improve and add functionality to both. Here are all the details…
Big Switch Ratchet Multi-Tool
Just as its name implies, this Blackburn Big Switch Ratchet Multi-Tool expands on the popular Switch and Big Switch by incorporating a bi-directional ratchet. Similar to the original, it all fits neatly in a compact nylon carrying case. The tool includes several common, extra-long Allen and Torx bits that can be used in either the ratchet mechanism or the handle—2.5 through 8mm Allen bits, and T25 and T30 Torx bits. In addition, the toolset comes with a Wayside chain breaker, 0, 1, and 2 spoke wrenches, a disc-pad spreader, a flathead bit, and a presta valve core tool. Similar to the Switch, the Big Switch Ratchet Multi-Tool can be used as a T or L handle to get better leverage on bolts. The Big Switch Ratchet Multi-Tool is available now for $45 (€50) at blackburndesign.com.
Blackburn Pro Plugger
The Blackburn Pro Plugger is more compact iteration of the original plugger tubeless tire repair kit and also incorporates a Presta valve core removal tool. The Pro Plugger is made from lightweight, durable CNC aluminum alloy and fits into a rubber mounting kit for attachment on a top-tube, seat post, or handlebar. The Pro Plugger comes with ten double-wrapped plugs and retails for $40 (€40). Learn more at blackburndesign.com.
Pro Plugger CO2 Kit
The Pro Plugger CO2 Inflator Kit includes all the above with the addition of a the CO2’fer inflator head (both an inflator as well as a valve core tool), threaded 25g CO2 cartridge, and mounting plate that riders can place below the water bottle cage. The Pro Plugger CO2 Kit is available now for $60 (€65) at blackburndesign.com.