OneUp Components just announced yet another inventive solution to tool storage. Like the Industry Nine Matchstix we tested recently, the EDC Top Cap Tool makes use of a forgotten tube on the bike, the fork steerer. To go with it, OneUp also created two pumps that also store the tool. Here are the details. We are looking to test one these soon so stay tuned for a more detailed review.
OneUp Components EDC Top Cap Tool
EDC stores essential trail tools inside the steerer tube keeping them at an easy to access position. For the most part it looks as if the EDC has most of the standard multi-tool functions covered (see list below) as well as a sealed storage capsule (or CO2 cartridge). It also includes quick link storage and a compact chain breaker.
The system is installed by removing the star nut and threading the steerer with the EDC Tap Kit ($35). The integrated top cap then threads onto the steerer and tightens to preload the stem. All it all it looks fairly straightforward and rather neat. We look forward to testing a set. See full specs below followed by an installation video and pricing at the bottom.
OneUp EDC Top Cap Tool Includes:
2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm Hex
Flat Head Screwdriver
0,1,2,3 Spoke Keys
Quick Link Breaker (10 & 11spd)
Spare Quick Link Storage
Presta Valve Core Wrench
Spare Chainring Bolt
Sealed Storage Capsule or 12,16, 20g CO2
8mm hex (Top Cap tightener + 5mm hex)
Compact quick link breaker
No loose driver bits
OneUp Components EDC Pump
The EDC Tool can also be stored inside one of two new high volume CNC Aluminum Pumps. According to OneUp, typical mini-pumps have a volume between 30-60cc. There are two versions of the EDC Pump, a 100cc model (246mm long) and a shorter 70cc pump (195mm, shorter than a regular 22oz water bottle). At 160 grams, OneUp claims their 100cc EDC pump has the highest volume to weight ratio on the market. The 100cc EDC Pump holds the EDC Tool and a 20g CO2 or the Storage Capsule. The 70cc pump holds just the EDC Tool or a CO2.
Both pumps offer a ‘Fast-On Pump Head’ (Presta only). This allows you to firmly push the pump head onto the Presta valve until it bottoms out and then pump. OneUp states that this securely supports the valve stem so there’s no chance of bending, breaking or unseating the valve, and no risk of unscrewing your valve core when you remove the pump. The EDC Pump also has an integrated CO2 inflator head as well as fully sealed, weatherproofed internals and comes with a bottle cage mount.
- EDC Tool: $59 USD (112g)
- EDC Pump 70cc $55 USD (132g)
- EDC Pump 100cc $59 USD (155g)
- EDC Top Cap / Steerer Plug $25 USD (-12g vs star nut/top cap)
- EDC Tap Kit $35 USD
- EDC Gear Strap (x2) $15 USD (8g)
All the new EDC components are available at OneUpComponents.com.
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