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Crankbrothers Releases F11 & F16 Tools

Aug 22, 2023
by Seb Stott  
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Crankbrothers have two new tool offerings: the F11 and F16. These are very much based on the existing F10+ and F15, but with the addition of a removable kit on the outside which houses a tire plug tool, three plugs and space for a chain link. Like the F10+ and F15, the main multi-tool part is housed in a sliding aluminium sleeve with a magnet to hold it in place. The sleeve can be used to add leverage to the chosen tool, or in the case of the F15 & F16, it can act as a handle for the chain breaker.

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F11

F11 MULTI-TOOL

• $49.99 / €49.99
• 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm hex
• t25 torx tool
• phillips screwdriver
• standard screwdriver
• tire plug tool + 3x plugs
• weight 136g
• 5 year warranty
• chain link holder (chain link not included)
• magnetic case/handle
• bottle opener

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F16

F16 MULTI-TOOL

• $59.99 / €59.99
• 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm hex
• t25 torx tool
• phillips screwdriver
• standard screwdriver
• tire plug tool + 3x plugs
• weight 182g
• 5 year warranty
• chain link holder (chain link not included)
• magnetic case/handle
• bottle opener
chain tool
#0,1,2,3 spoke wrenches
valve core remover

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For more information, head to crankbrothers.com.

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91 Comments
  • 101 3
 The least informative pictures I can imagine.
  • 12 0
 A dimensions chart with everything folded up woulda been more useful...
  • 27 0
 I can see that it comes in a case.
  • 5 0
 its hard to open with the 5 year warranty taking up all the room inside Razz
  • 1 0
 @PeakHopper: Ya that guy probably has really small hands.
  • 4 0
 That’s the F-U model
  • 8 3
 Weird, I had no problem identifying all of everything pictured upon scrolling down.
  • 1 0
 @bottleblurrocket: that case is so though you gonna need Johnny Cochrane to crack it!
  • 2 0
 waiting for the video...or maybe podcast.
  • 2 0
 @likeittacky: down voted by people who didn't scroll down.
  • 1 1
 @likeittacky: It has been updated now.
  • 1 2
 @IluvRIDING: nothing was updated, you just missed it and try playing it off; just accept it move on.
  • 1 1
 @likeittacky: Do you think I got those upvotes for nothing?
  • 1 1
 @IluvRIDING: People are sheep and just follow along without their own sense of direction. This same reason the US elections will be wrongfully voted....Well that and in addition to it being rigged again.
  • 1 0
 @likeittacky: LOL...get over it. He lost. Because the majority of the country realize he's a crook and a fraud and voted that way.

#lockhimup
  • 1 0
 @ReformedRoadie: You're an idiot and blind to reality.
  • 1 0
 @likeittacky: Deep down you know I'm right...I feel sorry for you.
  • 1 0
 @ReformedRoadie: Spoken like a true looser that you are
  • 20 1
 F16 without ejection seat? That's a no from me.
  • 2 0
 More like injection molded.
  • 16 0
 Why are MTB companies deadset on putting the bottle opener manufacturing industry out of business?
  • 1 0
 What is a bottle opener is a cultural thing. A French bottle opener (which is occasionally integrated in the handle of an Opinel knife) is different. The Swiss obviously don't choose sides so Victorinox has everything.

Then again in certain cultures they use a saber to open bottles, which even Victorinox doesn't manage to integrate.
  • 2 0
 over here in all my bike chain jewelry, nodding knowingly
  • 15 2
 Firs look on their website? Not even a photo of them opened?
  • 8 3
 Like it’s right there, all the pics you could want

www.crankbrothers.com/collections/tools/products/f16
  • 2 0
 @onawalk: Those pictures tell a better story.
  • 12 1
 These look awesome, but I don't see myself going back from my 100cc OneUp pump w/ the plug and pliers kit. It's nearly perfect
  • 9 0
 Yep. Only complaint I have with the tool is that over years of use and ownership, the tools themselves tend to corrode a bit, and the tool gets hard to pull out and open - I give mine a coating of light oil once a year or so to keep them fresh, and I hit the oring at the top of the carrier, too.

The tool in the pump combo is unchallenged; I can fix any problem on my bike that is reasonably likely to occur with a single unit that goes bike to bike.
  • 2 0
 @Glenngineer: Had mine for years too, not got this problem and I ride in the rain and mud a lot
  • 2 0
 @Glenngineer: 100% agree on the 100cc pump and kit....going on 2 1/2 years with mine (bought it after seeing people talk about it on PB), still amazing. But yeah, needs a coat of oil every once and a while to keep things moving.
  • 2 1
 I really want to love my one up pump and tool kit but mine keeps popping open on rough tracks. I had a 100cc that did it, 70cc does it. Got a new seal from oneup after they said it must be out of spec, still popping open two months after replacing. I have it mounted under my top tube but it also did this when mounted next to the water bottle. Really freaking annoying and making me consider a different approach to my tools.
  • 7 0
 @pisgahgnar: have you considered simply mounting it with the bottom of the pump pointed UP towards the head tube rather than down towards the BB? I had same issue (gravity wants to pull the pump open if pointed down) and just flipped the pump orientation, problem solved.

Also...when closing the pump up after use, make sure to slide the rubber grommet up so it properly seals with lower half of the pump when in the closed position.
  • 1 0
 is that the move?--vs the 70cc pump?
  • 3 0
 @owl-X: 100cc is worth it just to avoid arm fatigue when trying to re-inflate a tire (and extra capacity for bacon and plug is nice)
  • 2 0
 @Glenngineer: This is the way. Only other issue with the OneUp is that the straps dry rot and end up snapping. I finished a ride with one snapped and lost the whole pump. (which I bought 2nd hand) told OneUp about it and they gave me 50% a new one. OneUp's customer service is unmatched. I just have a spare rubber strap affixed with a reusable zip tie on my seat rails now just in case.
  • 1 1
 @pisgahgnar: We all know how great and powerful gravity is. Put it in the holster upside down lol.
  • 2 0
 @SATN-XC: that is the way I have it mounted. It pops up.
  • 1 0
 @pisgahgnar: I have this problem too, but recently I added a piece of gorilla tape, maybe 1/4 wide, under the lip of the pump handle that interfaces with that rubber seal. The tape just provides a tighter fit to that seal and prevents the handle from popping out in rough terrain. And yeah, I point my pump handle-side upward (bottle cage-mounted) just in case it does open up again and so it won't drag on the ground.
  • 1 0
 @Glenngineer: here here
  • 1 0
 @succulentsausage: Lol you're so smart. I have the tool end pointed up. Even Henry has this problem, youtu.be/fpls9djaWqs?t=799. His pops up in that next slowmo section of the video.
  • 1 0
 @pisgahgnar: you are going way bigger than I am. My riding isn't subjecting my pump to that punishment...I guess some tape?
  • 1 0
 The only issue I've ever had with mine was in morzine a few years back, where the bolts holding the tool together came slightly loose from being rattled around so much. They were then too wide to come out of the stem cap! Took a flat blade screwdriver and some BFI on the housing to get it out, so keep those bolts tight, folks! I've found the tool is too tight too get out of the headset or pump, rather than falling out, and put a little silicone grease on the o-ring. Otherwise, I think they're a cracking piece of kit, and I'm a shameless plugger for basically everything they make
  • 1 0
 @Glenngineer: Samsies with the EDC.

I've got mine in my top tube, and after about 18-months, its already corroded.

I could do a better job of taking it out, oiling and maintaining it, but it's still not ideal.
  • 1 0
 @toad321: Have had the top tube kit and the tool is rusty and corroded. Mainly high desert and dry summer riding here.
  • 1 0
 just spent the morning determining that I do not, in fact, need to buy this thing. REally wanted to buy something, too! so I bought a poncho and a teal tshirt instead. I'll be fine. thank you all for your service.
  • 6 0
 Word of advice: Test your Crankbro spoke wrenches before you actually need them. I found that the #0 spoke wrench on my F15 tool was slightly too narrow--the standard DT Swiss brass nipples that fit perfectly in a Park Tool #0 spoke wrench wouldn't quite fit in the F15's #0 spoke wrench. I fixed it myself by spending a few minutes with a file, but I shouldn't have had to. I even emailed the company to let them know and never heard back.
  • 4 0
 Another word of advice: figure out which spoke wrench you need for your bike. Typically it is only one of them. Get only that one and get a proper one. I prefer the one from Park Tool. Throw it in your pack. If you don't want to ride with a pack, tie it to your saddle rails or something (and don't complain about the noise). Getting your spoke nipples damaged is annoying. I'd never bother with something on a multitool. The ergonomics doesn't appeal to me either.

Then again, if you need to open a bottle, don't use your proper spoke key. Not everything is supposed to be a multitool.
  • 8 0
 What is a “standard screwdriver”?
  • 7 0
 Slotted
  • 10 0
 @bsavery: unfortunately. Can't wait for the moment Philips gets called 'legacy' and slotted gets called 'antique'. Torx and square/Robertson for the win, but hex will do for the meantime.
  • 17 0
 Obviously, one that is not metric... or in your case Robertson.

My flat blade screwdrivers are all measured in fractions of a standard household refrigerator, since that's the unit used to determine how large a pothole is on a US highway. The smallest one I have is a 1/875, the largest I have is a 1/873, I realize this is a complicated measurement, but Americans will use literally anything but the metric system.

My Phillips screwdrivers are pretty typical, 0,1,2,3 etc.
  • 5 0
 A butterknife
  • 5 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: hey, we're not the only ones to do it. Japan saw the Philips head and thought "I can fix him" and now we have JIS and stripped screws everywhere
  • 4 0
 @sjma: I have a set of JIS drivers as well... those are necessary for dirt bikes and old Shimano derailleurs.

Please also don't disparage Pozidriv, it deserves a mention in the world of obscure and slightly incompatible fastener drive standards.
  • 1 1
 I think they mean a normal screwdriver
  • 1 0
 Has the standard for screwdrivers changed? And now the PB comment section knows? Oh shit...
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: pozidrive isn't terrible though, I like how secure those feel. Triple square can go right to hell though, I'll never forgive VW for bringing that to the masses.
  • 1 0
 @sjma: Pozidrive is fine for manual screwdriving. But it requires quite some pressure when using powertools to keep the tool from being pushed away from the screw head.
  • 1 0
 a second (or 16th) bottle opener
  • 1 0
 @sjma: Pozidrive is an improvement upon the standard Philips cross drive, and maybe as good as it gets without secretly using another technique (like having a square drive in the middle of the cross). However, being the best of the widespread cross drives is pretty low praise... It's like the least sticky horse shit: still better to avoid if at all possible.
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: Since this entire thread is pedantic, I'd like to point out it's spelled "PoziDriv" for some stupid reason, no "e" on the end.
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: you're absolutely right. I'll add it to the list of things I find stupid about the drive Wink !
  • 10 3
 Is there a tool in there that can help fix my friends' Crank Brothers pedals?
  • 8 6
 Shimano saint pedals will fix them
  • 1 1
 The $30 price of cleats means I treat the whole Candy 1 pedal as a system, and buy a new set for $60 as needed. This is somewhat wasteful, granted. Those running mallets might have other more expensive or difficult problems. the interface is aces. They could definitely have better spindle assemblies.
  • 3 0
 Every piece of Crank Brothers kit I've ever owned has failed. Including my Crank Brothers multi tool. A 100% reliability record. Sort of.
  • 2 0
 Generally love my F15, not impressed with durability though.
Broke the chain tool on 3rd use! Nothing special, just breaking a 12sp Eagle chain, everything was lined up and then snap and the tip is gone
The design encourages users to pull the hex tool out, chain breaker/spoke tool out and put the hex tool in the opposite end for way way more leverage. Aluminum bent all out of shape only the second time I did this.
  • 2 0
 I have an F15 Syndicate edition. Love it but holy shit does it rattle. Honestly, I've barely used it since putting a SWAT tool in my steerer tube. It just sits in my hip pack as a spare.
  • 4 0
 Mine comes loose like crazy too and then never fully fits back in hahah Need a tool to fix the tool frequently
  • 2 0
 @stormracing: I ended up modding it a little, how ridiculous is that - I had to mod a freaking multitool, to get it to stop rattling so much lol.
  • 2 0
 @chadbrochills: hahah that’s funny! But horrible… but still somewhat funny.. yeah, I need to do something about mine before it drives me more crazy
  • 1 0
 Looks decent, but recently I've been finding myself needing a T10 or T15 as well. I don't need them often at all but super nice to have when I do. Does anyone know of a multi tool that includes those 2 sizes as well?
  • 1 0
 What do you need T15 for? I only know of T10 for small stuff and T25 for rotor bolts and other larger stuff on bikes. There's loads of multitools with both sizes of Torx heads.
  • 6 5
 I have the M19, very bad quality: the stuff is completely rusty and become loose all the time. I’ve some older non brand multi tools which aged much better
  • 1 0
 Same here. Came loose and pieces went everywhere on the trail. Not sure how mine got rusty as easily as it did. Didn't get it wet and don't live in a humid climate.
  • 1 0
 I have my F15 for a while now. Would be nice to be able buying spares,as my T25 tweaked (not so carefull friend use) and the chain tool already broke once
  • 1 0
 I fixed mine by clamping a M6 socket cap screw in a drill press and sanding down the end to create a new tip. Works well enough as a replacement
  • 1 0
 For a second there I thought they were showing where you could store your weed in the tool.
  • 1 0
 They always make the bacon strips too small in diameter for the punchures i get
  • 1 0
 Yet another lrg cumbersome multitool.
  • 1 0
 Should be F111 & F16, they missed a trick.
  • 1 0
 you lost me at $60
  • 1 0
 The RRP and what you actually pay are two different numbers...
  • 4 5
 Multi tools, the one think Crank Bros. does well
  • 6 2
 Shoes, pedals?
  • 2 0
 There's a wallet based tool that can be combined with a local bike shop for that.
  • 2 1
 @pisgahgnar: Clipless pedals have brass cleats as durable as cheese. Flat pedals aren't as good as Deftraps (and a few others).

Shoes don't grip as well as 5.10, and no other worthwhile features.

Meh all the way-CB started out with a cheesy tire lever that clipped to the wheel axle. I'll never understand how they grew to the size they are on a suite of products that are all mediocre.....except their multi tools.
  • 2 0
 @wyorider: I love their flat shoes. Not everyone wants the ridiculous grip of 5.10's. Not to mention, my CB shoes have held up SO much better than any of my friends 5.10's, so there's that.
  • 2 0
 @wyorider: CB clip shoes are some of the best in the biz, their mallet enduro/dh pedals are clearly the choice of many. Brass cleats are non issue.
Their wheels are pretty good.

not a fan of their flat lineup, pedals or shoes.
  • 3 0
 I enjoy a good historical brand bashing as much as the next guy, but I've had three different highline dropper posts that have all been flawless. Agree the multi-tools are nice, too
  • 1 0
 @wyorider: CB's Stamp are my favorite flat pedals







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