After more than a year of development, Granite Design just released a new and improved iteration of their Stash multi-tool. The Stash RT is stored in the bike’s steerer tube without any need to thread it. Using a compression bolt and cap, the system squeezes the bottom cap against the underside of the fork to preload the headset. The ratchet and bits attach to a tool holder that lives inside a spring-loaded container that fits firmly inside the steerer.
The toolkit consists of a 92mm two-way ratchet and nine bits: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and T25, plus a 50mm PH1 bit to extend the ratchet’s handle by 14mm. The plastic tool-holder is CNC-machined and has several embedded magnets that hold the bits in place. It’s also spring-loaded, which, according to Granite, is a little more secure than the original Stash’s press-fit design, which relied on an O-ring. To release the toolkit from the steerer housing, you simply apply finger pressure on the top and it unlocks. Turning the top at the same time allows the unit to pop up from within the steerer and be removed.
What’s more, the top cap can be converted into a cycling computer mount using the Granite Design Scope add-on, which sets it apart from other steerer-mounted tools. The Scope product is compatible with Garmin, Wahoo, and Bryton devices.
- Colors: Black or Orange
- Tool bits: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8mm, T25, PH1
- Weight: 159 grams
- MSRP: $69.99 USD (Stash RT), $8.99 USD (Scope)
For more information, head over to granite-design.com.
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