Neutron's Oh Sh!t Kit Gets You Out of a Pickle - Pond Beaver 2020

Apr 9, 2020
by Dan Roberts  
Neutron Oh Sh t Kit Multitool


Some riders like some sort of back or hip pack for transporting ride essentials with them. Others, myself included, much prefer to have those essentials always on the bike ready and waiting. If you're a regular mutterer of "What can I forget?" then the latter approach to essential carrying might be right up your street.

Neutron Components are a new Kiwi brand from Aotearoa, and their first product is the Oh Sh!t Kit. Side note, a Kiwi Camelbak is just stuffing a water bottle down the back of your shorts... So, it seems New Zealanders prefer that latter approach too.

The Oh Sh!t Kit, or O.S.K. in a more mum-friendly abbreviation, is an MTB specific multitool that requires no more modification to your bike than banging it into the end of your bars. The kit then uses the main body as a wrench to mount the included bits and fix up your steed to keep you rolling.

Neutron Oh Sh t Kit Multitool
Neutron Oh Sh t Kit Multitool

Neutron tried to include all the essentials you'll need if it all hits the fan when you're out on the trail, but know that each person could have their individual needs or specific tool size for their own bike. So each bit is a standard 1/4" size enabling you to swap them out and customise the kit if you need to.

Those bits cover 2.5, 3, 4, 5 and 6mm hex, a T25 Torx and a #1 Philips driver.

There's a rugged steel chain breaker, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 and 4.3mm spoke wrenches, valve core tool and tyre lever all packed into a 150g package.

Neutron Oh Sh t Kit Multitool

And once you've given your bike the dream out on the trail there's even a bottle opener so you can lean back and admire your mechanicing masterpiece with a cold beer.

The O.S.K works best on handlebars with an inside diameter of between 19mm and 21mm and is proudly designed, built and tested in Taupō, New Zealand. There's a flat rate for shipping for worldwide shipping, and if you order one and it turns that it doesn't fit you can send it back for a full refund.

It comes in at $89 NZD or $52 USD for the full Oh Sh!t Kit and can be purchased from the Neuron Components website. The O.S.K. wrench and chain breaker are also available separately for $69 and $25 respectively and there's a host of colour options for the bar end so you can make it all stealth or match the rest of your bike.

Neutron Oh Sh t Kit Multitool

Unfortunately, New Zealand is currently on complete lockdown. So any orders placed during this period will be fulfilled and sent out as soon as possible after the lockdown is lifted.





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44 Comments

  • 25 0
 My new handebar weighs 95g less than my old one (and only cost 70€ more) so I'm definitely going to stuff this in it.
  • 7 1
 You have to carry the weight of tools *somewhere* and the weight all adds up. It's not like the weight disappears or simply doesn't count if it's not on your bike, such as on your body. Placing the weight on the sprung portion of the bike is the best place to put it.
  • 42 0
 @R-M-R: don't put the weight on your body, put it in your body. Secrete it.
  • 4 0
 @R-M-R: Pretty sure its a joke
  • 3 0
 @browner: Oneup?
  • 4 1
 @hamncheez: Maybe, but I've seen a lot of people take the position that they paid a lot to have a light bike, so they're not going to add weight to it.
  • 6 0
 @hamncheez: Dammit, I thought muletron said "... not going to ...". Ah, that clears it up. I can put down my science pitchfork and go back to ranting about other things.
  • 2 0
 You should definitely stick it in it
  • 9 0
 @browner: A new tool stash brand called "The Suppository"
  • 2 0
 @R-M-R: Some of us paid what felt like a lot to have a heavy bike, so why not make it heavier!
  • 1 0
 @browner: A perfect nickname to write that. That'w like winning the ultimate pun?
  • 1 0
 @R-M-R: Putting the weight at the very end of a long lever you use to steer seems like the worst possible place to put it, but what do I know.
  • 3 0
 @dthomp325: I see what you're saying, but here are some other points to consider:

1. The rate at which we turn the bar is low.
2. The input torque for turning is low, especially relative to the forces used to resist in-plane impact forces.
3. Many motorcycles and a small number of mountain bikes use steering dampers. Light and fast steering isn't always a benefit.

I'm not saying adding mass at the end of the handlebar is necessarily a good thing. I'm saying it's not necessarily a bad thing.
  • 15 0
 I was hoping it had baby wipes in it or TP.
  • 3 0
 They would’ve sold them at Costco by the thousands if so.
  • 21 8
 Pound beaver
  • 7 0
 Patti Bouvier
  • 6 0
 All these bar end tools will throw my balance off... they want us to buy 2, or they’ll come up with a slender, longer C02 canister to fit on the other end...
  • 3 0
 If you're worried about balance, just carry some change in your opposite pocket.
  • 7 0
 If you're in Europe and want to buy local, there is a similar tool on barintool.com
  • 3 1
 rubber end cap? i hate watching my bike try to fall over when leaned against a wall or whatever else....also i remember an expedition rider of some notoriety (but i cant recall there name) say that if you've ever had to carry your bike over something and had the bar plug knock a tooth out when the bars swung round you'll never move away from rubber ended grips again. Also don't crash if you forget this is on your other bike as you will de-core yourself with your hollow bar.

Other than that i quite like it though and its quite light.
  • 5 3
 My concerns with these tools is that handle bars are not tested with these installed AND handle bars are designed to flex. Could that be an safety issue with some bars if they can’t flex in areas they are designed to?
  • 11 3
 Paralysis by analysis
  • 6 0
 The old Kiwi saying applies here, "she'll be right mate." Flexing isn't a concern with this design as the tool is held in by flexible o-rings (bar stiffness>>o-ring). How do I know? I helped test these. I can't speak to other designs though.

In terms of people wondering about balance, the chain breaker is in one side and the wrench/tyre lever is in the other. The tool is also modular (the parts snap together in line) so expect to see some further options in the future to fine tune what you carry to what you need/want.
  • 2 1
 Worth mentioning that if your bars are foam filled (vibrocore) this tool won't fit.
  • 1 1
 @SirMrManGuy: I think the questions about balance are facetious
  • 1 2
 @hamncheez: I am leaning towards the EDC pump on the right side of water bottle
  • 4 0
 Damn the finish on that Sight looks amazing in natural light.
  • 1 0
 Yea it does, the top pic I thought it was the candy red specialized...
  • 4 0
 That's what she said
  • 1 0
 Neutron actually works on an hydratation anal plug for those who can`t fit a water bottle on their bikes.
Stay tuned!... or stay plugged, as you like Smile
  • 3 1
 crap now my bike is off balance and I'll always tip over to one side!
  • 9 0
 I'll just put mine the other side to the lefty fork...
  • 2 0
 Thought this was going to be a toilet paper kit, sort of disappointed.
  • 1 0
 perfect for one you realize you forgot to put locktite on your pivot bolts after your rebuild
  • 2 0
 Seems better to put this up my butt
  • 2 0
 that things really outta sight
  • 1 0
 If im adding weight, i add it as low as possible... (yes I'm talking bout my bike)
  • 2 1
 I'll keep my tool in my pocket thank you.
  • 2 1
 i would ruin the end caps in a few months no problem. Sad but true.
  • 4 0
 No problem. You can buy endcaps seperately if you trash the ones it came with. I know this cos I asked them this at Crankworx in Rotorua.
  • 1 1
 @Dodgysam: im skeptical at best. but thx
  • 1 0
 I don't see how the chain tool works. any more pics, or videos?

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