Bontrager Release BITS Integrated Stem Tool System

Jul 24, 2020 at 5:27
by Daniel Sapp  

Bontrager have released their version of a stem-based integrated tool system. The BITS (Bontrager Integrated Tool System) installs without needing to thread a steerer tube on any non-carbon 1-1/8" mtb steerer tube.

The tool utilizes a bolted compression fitting and replaces the traditional star nut. Between the ends of the compression fitting lies a multi-tool and carrier. The tool includes commonly used hex bits, a screwdriver, chain breaker, and storage space for a quicklink.

There are two bolt lengths and spacers included to accommodate a range of head tube sizes and steerer tube lengths. The tool isn't compatible with carbon steerer tubes or bikes with threaded headsets.


BITS Details
• Bolted compression system holds tools and carrier
• Replaces star nut
• Comes with two different bolt lengths/spacers for a range of fitment
• BITS Multi-Tool includes hex keys, screwdriver, chain breaker, quick link storage
• Compatible with threadless MTB headsets and non-carbon steerer tubes
• $89.99 USD
www.trekbikes.com









218 Comments

  • 476 2
 I can see why they didn't call it the Trek Integrated Tool System
  • 74 6
 that would be the tits
  • 6 0
 Hilarious.
  • 3 0
 That made my day. ????
  • 2 0
 Forgot you can't do some emoticons. ???? was supposed to be a Wink
  • 20 0
 That would be copyrighted by Transition, with their Tubes In Tubes System.
  • 4 0
 If i were transition i would release the same asap
  • 13 1
 I hate to interrupt this stroll down mammary lane, but can we get to arguing about the head angle being too shallow/too steep and the reach measurement being too long/too short.
  • 14 0
 BITS isn’t much better. I don’t want my bits anywhere near my steer tube!
  • 9 0
 BITS works very fine as it is in french ahah! Big Grin
  • 2 0
 TITS would totally solve an inverted nipple situation on the wheel
  • 4 0
 Trek Integrated Tool System TITS I like it flows nice Bontrager Original Organization Bike System BOOBS Sounds Nice to
  • 2 2
 I prefer the Focus Lightweight Automatic Ninja Gauge Electric System or F.L.A.N.G.E.S
  • 1 0
 Would assume it to be Topeak, as an assessory manufacrurer Smile
  • 1 1
 How did this get two down votes?!
  • 104 4
 Pockets are in dire need of an aggressive marketing campaign.
  • 24 5
 Real talk: why don't mtb jerseys have some sort of rear pocket like road jerseys? I'd kill to carry a few small things back there.
  • 116 2
 @Klainmeister: ever fallen on a multitool?
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: I believe some have. They're more like XC lycra ones, but I've seen 'em from Fox.
  • 65 0
 They'll make a comeback, don't you worry. It'll start with hip backs coming in a split version where the storage is on each side of your hips "for balance!"
Then they'll migrate lower for "more stability!"
Then they'll migrate even lower for "boost stability!"
After this, they'll become integrated into your shorts for "integrated storage system!"
Boom, pockets.
  • 14 1
 @DarkSid3: And, ever seen a spinal injury from falling on a bottle in a hip pack? Ugly.
  • 16 0
 @DarkSid3: I had a hospital visit and 8 weeks off the bike thanks to a multi tool in a pocket, so now I thread my steerer and stuff an EDC in there.
  • 2 0
 @Klainmeister: I have a 3/4 sleeve TLD jersey that has pockets around the back (kidney location). I'm afraid to put anything in there beyond credit cards and snacks due to what @kram said.
  • 2 2
 @Klainmeister: Because YT riders and guides need to carry packs. Rear pockets are then as annoying as belt loops.
  • 1 0
 Cycling jerseys in the traditional 3 pocket design are my favorite. Tools and tube are on my bike. Pockets are for snacks and phone and glasses. The best ones have a zipped pocket in the center for the phone. These jerseys are rare though in anything other than road biker graphics. If you find a style that fits, buy a couple, cuz it seems most clothing makers only make em for a season or two. TLD has a couple nice good ones with their Ace line, but thats gone. Chromag had a couple good ones last season without the zipper pocket.
  • 6 1
 Whoa whao whoa, who said I was going to through a multi-tool and a pump, knife, and caltrop in there? I just meant some snacks, maybe my cell phone for a lunch ride. Sheesh.
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: I have had loose (non XC jerseys) with a pocket. When the jersey didn't fit like second skin, things bang around against you. Also, the jersey needed to be "adjusted" all the time because it was getting pulled around by the weight
  • 2 0
 @Klainmeister: probably because most mtbers crash from time to time and it can be dangerous to put hard metal objects next to vital organs.
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: my Troy lee speed jersey has got one of that helps.
  • 2 0
 @Klainmeister: I think it’s mostly because they aren’t tight and so stuff bounces all over the place.
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: my Patagonia MTB shirt has a zippered back pocket. Only one, and it's about the size of a wallet.
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: i have 20+ mountain bike jerseys with 3 rear pockets some with zippers from Fox, Troy Lee, Dakine, etc., etc.
  • 8 0
 "What has it got in it's pocketses, precious?"
  • 2 1
 Hey - it’s my comment from the last on-board tool post!
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: Actually I own a TLD jersey with a small pocket near my hips, just about the size of a multitool, real deal
  • 1 0
 @rrolly: yeah, but there will be a price premium for the upgrade.
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: Check out The Overland Store clothing, they have some MTB riding jerseys with pockets in the back. Thing is they need to be kinda tight so your pockets don't flap all over the shop while riding and apparently MTBers don't dig that tight fit look Wink
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: endura hummvee does the trick.

I like jersey pockets for soft items....inner tube, snacks and a super minimal montane shower/wind proof that I carry/use all year.
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: I’ve got a few with small, zippered back pockets but I don’t like how items bounce around against your body in a loose fitting jersey. I tried cargo bibs that hold items securely against my back and haven’t been able to ride without them since.
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: Specialized makes their "SWAT" bib shorts that have 3 pockets integrated into the back panel of the bib straps. Awesome for snacks/phone/whatever else, but I try to avoid hard sharp objects like everybody else commenting here too.

Pretty sweet to be pack-free for everything except those all day "epics," since I've got my tube/pump/tools strapped to the frame with a Dakine gripper pouch.
  • 1 0
 @Klainmeister: Baggy jerseys don't hold things very well.
  • 85 29
 So the guys at Trek just copy everything Specialized does now? Swat box, check, Swat tool, check....
  • 97 17
 Yes and every component manufacturer copies eachother in the fact they all sell stems, bars, pedals.... You get the point.
  • 45 1
 This actually looks a helluva lot better than the SWAT tool. The tool itself has much more functionality; Spesh’s SWAT tool is tiny and lacks a 2.5mm hex which is needed to adjust the limit screws on Shimano derailleurs.

Bizarrely Spesh’s OEM SWAT tool assembly is also different from the after-market version. If you buy a Specialized bike with the SWAT thing in the steerer, it doesn't have the chain breaker and missing link carrier functions.

So yeah, Trek copies Spesh, but seems to have done a much better job. I removed the SWAT from my Enduro, but would actually carry one of these BITS things.
  • 8 1
 It’s the swat and EDC mixed and without room for a co2!
  • 31 43
flag viatch (Jul 24, 2020 at 6:11) (Below Threshold)
 not just specialized. they copied the ABP system(dave weagle), wave cell ( smith) and now this (oneup). honestly they cant come up with anything original....hence why i never support any of their products
  • 26 1
 @darcy-n So Specialized just copied Trek and went with boost rear ends?
  • 32 4
 Hey now Trek did knock block all on their own....well given that maybe they should copy more
  • 2 2
 THREADED BB? Check! NOPE. Waiting for t47 next year
  • 1 7
flag usedbikestuff (Jul 24, 2020 at 7:28) (Below Threshold)
 @Drew-O: I believe spesh copies treks dumb knock block on xc bikes. Well, putting a bumper on the dt
  • 2 1
 @usedbikestuff: it's not going to happen on MTB, it's just for road bikes
  • 2 1
 Well duh. That's how it works for most things, not just bikes. If no one copies each other we would only have one bike company.
  • 6 0
 @viatch: none of those are the same...
  • 5 0
 @viatch: this logic is silly
  • 4 0
 @viatch: Trek didn't create Wavecell, they just licensed it exclusively. Wavecell in a few years will be like MIPS and available to other manufacturers.
  • 2 0
 @usedbikestuff: except the Supercal has T47, and the new bikes being rolled out Do too (Madone and Emonda SLR just both got it). I'd guess when they update the Fuel/Slash/Remedy lines they'll all get T47 too. It's likely not an easy change to make without revamping molds, or changing frame design for alloy frames.
  • 3 0
 @viatch: wavecell is extremely different than the straws Smith put in their helmets.
  • 1 1
 @Drew-O: Yeah and to add to that, if you have the tricked out option, the only way to get to the chain links and the breaker tool is to disassemble your steering. That's derp.
  • 1 0
 @5afety3rd: Pop a few CO2s into the handle of the EDC pump and you're good to go! (Pump has a CO2 inflator adapter, as well)
  • 1 0
 Exactly. And dont forget the chain stay protector everyone is copying from specialized. As soon as Spesh did that everyone came out with their own little variation of it.
  • 3 0
 @Drew-O:
I bought a stumpy that came with the swat tool which includes the extra link and chain breaker tool. As a matter of fact i work at a shop and every Spesh that comes with the swat tool includes these features.
  • 3 0
 @WolfpackFBNS: Definitely not the case on 2020 Enduros. I actually find it very odd that Spesh would bother to make a special version of the SWAT without these functions, I can't imagine it saves much money. The one that comes with the Enduro has the little flat spots where the extra link SHOULD go, but is not drilled to accommodate it nor does it have a magnet to hold it on. Very weird.
  • 1 0
 @pioterski: Well not quite, stem bolts will hold the steering in place. But you do have to remove the whole assembly from the steerer, then either re-install it when done or carry a dumb unwieldy thing with you. Trek did it better for sure.
  • 1 0
 @artistformlyknowasdan: no the copied me with my rusty bearings
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: The Supercal and new Procal still have Pressfit 92 BB. All road bikes are moving to T47... Maybe MTB will be a bit longer if they switch.
  • 1 0
 @wako29: I smell a trek employee. Madison WI profile, sold exclusively trek used bikes and spare parts NIB. I recognize that carpet under that rockshox box anyday.

Hopefully sales didn’t get rid of the kegerator
  • 1 0
 @5afety3rd: Yep and what's the bet that little handle is gonna start a high speed rattle after a few rides!
  • 1 0
 @Drew-O: My enduro has the chain breaker and missing link pieces
  • 1 0
 @Drew-O: my specialized came with the chain breaker took and links. So did my friend's 2020.
  • 2 0
 @usedbikestuff: *former. F that place
  • 2 0
 @wako29: I mean that carpet gives it away...
  • 2 0
 @Drew-O: The SWAT steerer tube tool does have a chain breaker and spare link holder. My E29 came with one and I have used it multiple times.

But this one does look nicer.
  • 1 0
 @Drew-O: They actually have the chain breaker with the SWAT integrated headset tool if i'm not mistaken. But yeah like you said, its actually a much better option with more tools than the SWAT version
  • 2 0
 forums.mtbr.com/cannondale/cannondale-lefty-headwrench-224225.html

from FIFTEEN years ago. Too early to the game?
  • 1 0
 @Gaix2: Woah that's amazing!
  • 1 0
 @Gaix2: go back 20 and you'll find the integrated tool storage on the Schwinn Homegrown.
  • 40 0
 Comparing this to the OneUp. No need to thread the steer tube. Mechanical motion to remove the tool instead of force generated by an o-ring. Providing this thing stays stuck in there well enough, it could be a good competitor to the OneUp. It is missing the ability to carry a CO2 though. But, I'm a OneUp fanboi so somehow this must be an inferior product.
  • 6 0
 i dont get why they dont fit a co2 in there, isnt there that fat stack of useless black cylinders at the bottom? replace that with co2! maybe design change coming eventually, who knows.
  • 13 1
 OneUp has a version of their tool that does not require the threading of the steerer tube
  • 2 1
 @BillT999: i cant find anything about that on their site... do you have a link to that?
  • 3 1
 The one up O-ring is hopeless sub 5 degrees celsius. Only way to get at your tool is to heat it up or use another tool to pry it out. Would be interested to see how this stacks up
  • 6 0
 @sooner518: you have to buy their preload stem
  • 3 0
 @TylerG96: that open space is where the bolt is to tighten the headset...
  • 1 0
 @sooner518: it will be under their stems. It’s is a stem that allows you to use tool without threading
  • 2 0
 @sooner518: You have to get their stem which enables you to preload the headset without threading the steerer. I have that setup on my new bike and I really like it. The preload is a little finicky on initial setup and you may have to adjust it once after a couple of rides but then it is pretty solid.
  • 2 0
 @DarkSid3: I've had the o-ring get stuck too, which required the tyre lever to pry it out - grrr. When I got home, I put some silicone grease on it, and it's never fallen out and is easy to remove. Watch out for the bolts holding the tool together rattling loose and wedging the tool in the headset. That's harder to sort without excessive BFI...
  • 2 0
 I wonder if the headset can be tightened trail-side with the tool in the kit. The One-Up has an extra tool in the kit to tighten the threaded top-cap. This one looks to require a long allen key that is not included in the tool?
  • 3 0
 @DarkSid3: lube the O-Ring for great success
  • 3 1
 Had the OneUp EDC stem...after 3 months back to a traditional stem/star nut. It loosened up every ride regardless of what i did or my LBS did with it.
  • 2 0
 @psychkj: The tool has everything required to tighten the stem on the trail. I've run the EDC stem on two bikes and it has worked without a hitch.

Edit: I think you were referring to the ability to tighten the Trek tool trail-side. To that I have no idea.
  • 1 0
 @BillT999: Ya and of course it came out right after I bought the threaded version... Keep in mind that threading your steerer can void your warranty on your fork/bike if that's a concern for anyone
  • 1 0
 @stumphumper92: I work at a shop and we warranty forks all the time. I don’t know of a single fork manufacturer that gives a shit if you thread your steerer for an EDC.
  • 2 0
 @psychkj: The long bolt that holds the Trek thing in the steer tube has a T25 on the underside (closest to your tire) and can be tightened that way, if your headset comes loose.
  • 1 0
 @MegaStoke:"Spoke with Fox this morning, and installing the EDC tool in a Fox fork will void the warranty of the CSU (uppers) but not the damper, lowers, air spring, etc. So in the case you have a creaky crown, then that would not be warrantied. If anything is happening internally, then that will still be covered!"

Taken from The Lost Co.'s comment on www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E4gy3bubJk

It's possible they have changed their warranty and don't care anymore or maybe the forks you warrantied didn't have an issue with the uppers? Or maybe they just tell people that and really dgaf either way. I said it "CAN" void the warranty. Your experience may vary.
  • 1 0
 @TylerG96: That big stack, I presume, is there to be able to remove some on longer steerer tubes. I guess it fits Extra short/long steerer tubes.
  • 1 0
 @nouseforaname: okay cool. That makes things pretty manageable.
  • 2 0
 @stumphumper92: This stance makes sense. More inline with the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
  • 1 0
 @psychkj: There is a T25 on the under side/bottom of the bolt so you can tighten trail side.
  • 2 0
 @stumphumper92: that may be their official stance, but I’ve sent in Fox forks with creaky CSUs that have been OneUp’d and they replaced it. If you’re truly terrified about your warranty prospects, leave your steerer a bit long and chop the threaded bit off if you need to warranty it.
  • 1 0
 @MegaStoke: Ya I'm not worried just something to keep in mind but that is good to know that it's really nbd.
  • 35 1
 Does no one carry a mini pump anymore? I stash my EDC tool in their mini pump. This is attached beside my bottle cage. Problem solved- a versatile enough mini tool, no steerer tube threading and space for carrying spare CO2.
  • 20 3
 Yep, I couldn't get behind the waste of spent CO2 cartridges on regular rides. For races, yes I carry CO2, but daily riding I carry a mini pump.
  • 2 16
flag StFred (Jul 24, 2020 at 8:17) (Below Threshold)
 This... But most 'modern' bikes don't com with water bottle mounts anymore
  • 2 0
 @Dualsus and the pump is awesome so unless it is a serious biting bug issue (ie length of time to stop) one does not need CO2. In which case it is a good place to have the Jabber and some ATV tyre plugs strips (as the wee brown bacon ones are not very effective).
  • 5 0
 Many a ride has been ruined by an unsuccessful CO2 inflation and not having a pump.

So yeah. I'm with ya. High volume pump > CO2.
  • 6 1
 No pump, no CO2 and no tube. DH tires, proper pressures and lots of bike rides.
  • 2 0
 Agree with storing my one-up EDC tool in my one-up pumps - I have both their small and large pump - they are an excellent solution and function very well.
  • 6 1
 Coincidence. I just put together my on-bike kit. Normally ride with a big EVOC Enduro pack, kitted out like I'm a guide. But finally got sick of it in super hot weather on short-ish rides. This kit is as comprehensive as I could think of, as light as I could go, and relatively cost effective. As to where to stash it all, I have a Swat box. But it also all fits in a typical underseat pack without the Lifestraw. Total weight of everything: 357gr

Link to pic in my profile: www.pinkbike.com/photo/19095935

Tool: Topeak Ninja 16+
Plug kit: Stans Dart
Pump: Blackburn Airtik SL
CO2: 16gr cartridge and super basic head
Links: 12 and 11 speed SRAM as I have two bikes
Tire lever
Alcohol pads, both for med and to clean sealant from a tire if patching inside is needed.
Antibiotic ointment packet
Bug repellant packets
Sunblock packets
Advil and Tylenol as is said to be safe taken together
Band Aids: a few large ones and a small one
Lifestraw. Clearly no pack means water bottle time, and one of these would be priceless if a seemingly short ride turns ugly.
  • 2 0
 Whoops, forgot the Park Superpatch kit
  • 2 0
 Toilet paper? Unless you are doing epic rides in mountains why carry so much?
  • 3 0
 @nickmalysh: Not a bad suggestion! I have those Sh*tkit packets. As for the rest, what would you pare down? I created this based on experience, so the weird stuff like bug repellant and sunblock has either been sorely missed or priceless in the past. But I'm down for any suggestions!
  • 4 0
 With all the shit going on in the world your liat of bike-tools made me happy
  • 3 0
 @browner: Sometimes it’s the little things. Happy to have made you happy!
  • 5 1
 Like the EDC, but no threading - also no tyre lever, no space for the storage cannister/C02 storage/tyre plug tool/quicklink pliers that the EDC has, and if you need to adjust your headset, you need to have a long allen key with you
  • 4 0
 @honourablegeorge so like the EDC but a bit "aladeen"
  • 1 0
 @andrewbikeguide: I'd say "almost as good as the EDC but not quite - but at the same time, much less hassle"
  • 2 0
 The bolt that holds this together has a T25 from the underside (closest to your tire - or tyre), so no need for the long AK.
  • 8 0
 “If your mouth tiny and small? Why don’t you come down to Lil Bits?”
  • 5 1
 If anyone is interested I run the following set up:

Handlebars: Granite Design tire plug kit on one side, Granite Design chain break and quick link kit on the other

Fork: mini pump stashed in steer tube along with tire levers and a cloth to keep it snug, Fork Cork to hold it all in place

Water Bottle Cage: Specialized EMT tool adapter with EMT tool attached

Seat: spare derailleur hanger zip tied to bottom of seat rails
  • 1 0
 Did you get your fork cork from Miles Wide Industries?
  • 6 0
 SwatBox: all that plus tube, levers, quick patches & tire boots; swap pump for two CO2 carts and inflater; still room for either 1300 lumen light & helmet mount, or shock pump

Cage: EMT tool that came with the bike, water for me & dog

Optional Pack: more water for hot/long rides, folding knife, folding saw, beers, extra CO2 to barter for more beers

Pockets: phone, water bowl for dog, cannabis
  • 1 0
 Why tire levers but no tube?
  • 1 0
 @just6979: Oops forgot that part...

I keep a tube strapped to the frame for longer rides.
  • 1 0
 @swenzowski: yep, sure did. I think I ordered it from TreeFort.
  • 1 0
 @just6979: I for sure have SwatBox envy.
  • 2 1
 I just ride with people that bring tools. They're willing to float my ass with tools because I provide them with literally all their parts at a discount, plus I have a bike shop worth of tools and consumables in my garage that keeps all of them on the trail. Plus my one friends has bought his last three bikes second hand from me, all at prices I wouldn't sell to an anybody for. He doesn't owe me anything, but he can appreciate a good deal. Also, I always bring a flask and a cooler to the trailhead, so there's that.
  • 1 0
 don't forget to soak your cork to ensure it fits snug
  • 4 0
 Shouldn't this compression system just replace the ancient star nut design, tools or not?
Oh, and better product URL www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/equipment/bike-accessories/bike-tools-maintenance/bontrager-bits-integrated-mtb-tool/p/26826/?colorCode=black
  • 2 0
 If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Star nuts are lightweight and do the job as is.
  • 3 0
 Can you tighten the pre-load with the mini-tool or do you have to use a long allen wrench? If you can't, what happens if you have to align your stem or tighten it down on the trail? I don't know if the right size bit is center aligned or if the tool is even long enough to reach. That's my biggest concern. It looks like a better idea would be to have the pre-load tighten from the bottom somehow.
  • 8 0
 It has a T25 on the bottom side so you can tighten the trailside.
  • 2 0
 @jjdaneils71: Nice. Thanks.
  • 10 5
 I prefer to thread my fork and use OneUp. I’ve threaded five forks so far.
  • 29 10
 5 voided fork warranty’s
  • 16 3
 Don't ever get the 1up stem, its abysmal at 1) being a stem 2) holding their tool securely.
  • 8 0
 @5afety3rd: Interestingly not. Fox warrantied my creaking steerer and that was threaded. They just commented on the warranty form that they don't advise it and would perhaps battle you if you hurt yourself and tried for compensation but that's it. Maybe other manufacturers would void warranty?
  • 14 0
 @5afety3rd: Well, it only voids the warranty if the steerer tube breaks. If my damper explodes, the threaded steerer had no influence and hence the warranty can't simply be refused.
  • 2 0
 @5afety3rd: true. I’m quite worried about breaking the top of my steerer tube. ????. Risk vs reward is 1:99
  • 1 2
 @bashhard: Would'nt say that a friend almost broke his Elbow because of the faulty Manitou steer tube. Tey didn't replace it becaus he was using Racing Bros Fork Seals
  • 1 0
 @5afety3rd: How so? it has nothing to do with any part of the fork that will fail.
  • 3 0
 @dark-o: Well many manufacturers will try to not pay for anything in such a case. If they don't want to replace it, you'll have to take further actions.
  • 3 1
 @eluder: You have to understand a very simple and basic fact, the company is in power not you.
This goes for any warranty. A company can deny it for whatever reason they want, might not be legal, but you're the one that's going to have to get a lawyer and fight, you going to do that over a fork?
  • 1 0
 @pbuser2299: I've run the stem on 2 bikes and haven't had any issues. Follow the torqueing instructions (which are on the stem itself) when installing a stem both 1) functions as a stem and 2) holds the tool securely
  • 2 0
 @5afety3rd: I’ve sent many threaded forks in for warranty and they’ve never once given a shit. RS, Fox, DVO have all been super chill about it.
  • 1 0
 @MegaStoke: For Sevice or Warranty?
  • 1 0
 I'm sure they're on with it, but could PB do a big round up of all the tools and stuff that can fit on or in a bike? The Syncros water bottle cage with tool and pump stuck on the side is also interesting. I can't believe that this BITS thing in $90 though! The EDC does seem to cover the most bases, just a shame you've got to thread your steerer.
  • 3 0
 check the Granite designs stash tool. £49.99 and no threading of steerer required. it stays in there really well too and really useful for a quick trailside fix.
  • 1 0
 No chain tool, so rules it out for me.
  • 5 2
 Spends $10k on a plastic bike just to shed a couple ounces... then spends another $90 bucks to throw it right back on in the stem. Nerds.
  • 2 0
 Nope. A lighter bike with tools is always lighter than a heavy bike with tools. No matter if you have them in your pocket, backpack or bike.
  • 2 1
 hmmm although it looks pretty cool and very functional I don't like it sticking up that far, prefer it to be under the steerer tube with the same compression fitting, anything in the way of an OTB for example is another thing to catch chest/crown jewels on the way over, or even poss a face smash
  • 4 0
 You can run it flush with your stem like any top cap. The picture above shows it with two spacers above the stem, but they aren't needed if you trim your steerer tube.
  • 1 0
 @kbudd:
ah ok then cheers for info, thank you, good to know,
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the same thing. The pictures of it over on nsmb are even worse - looks like something from the toys section on pornhub.
  • 1 0
 Nowhere here or, on the trek website does it give specs for steerer length. I bought the spesh swat tool and it works great... In my wife's bike as the threaded bolt isn't long enough to fit in my bike. I'd buy a one up tool, but the cost of buying the seperate tool needed makes it more expensive and faff.
  • 1 0
 There is a chart on the box and the tool comes with the small and large bolt. Large bolt and zero spacers fits a 250mm steerer tube. the full range is 165mm to 250mm
  • 1 0
 I use a top cap to hold my garmin, but I also don't think any tool that fits inside the steerer will be very user friendly. This and the oneup both look pretty frustrating to use. I have the Specialized swat bottle cage and the tool on there is small, but it is plenty for straightening out my bars after crashes or adjusting cockpits. It doesn't look small enough to fit in a headtube though and I wouldn't want anything smaller.
  • 4 0
 why is there all that waisted space at the bottom?
  • 2 0
 To grant compatibility with short steerer tubes.
  • 1 0
 Doesn't look like there are many threads engaged on the chain tool when starting off. How long until the turny-bit or the chain-holdy bit gets stripped and makes the chain-breaker part of the tool mostly useless?
  • 2 0
 Is this another one of those tools where people get to use a crescent wrench and a cassette tool to tighten up their headsets totally wrong?
Cuz those are sweet.
  • 1 0
 I like the idea, but I have that multi tool, and it is terrible. Completely awful. Each Allen only has 2 points of engagement. It has rounded nearly every bolt I have touched with it. I no longer bring it with me.
  • 1 0
 with this thing… Do I have to remove my front wheel of the set headset preload?
I’m always fiddling with stem and spacers, I like to tinker, but this could be a headache
  • 1 0
 There is a T25 fitting on the underside of the bolt, so you can tighten it from either end. It's easier to tighten it from the bottom. There is also a retaining e-ring on the bolt so the part the secures to the fork crown can not fall off if the bolt comes loose.
  • 1 0
 I suppose if you have a suspension fork there’s plenty or room but the rigid guys may struggle
  • 4 0
 @recon311: Probably not the only thing they're struggling with.
  • 2 0
 Not the original, but might be the best iteration of a steerer tool thus far.
  • 1 0
 I have that particular tool. It's a good one and can undo or tighten a great deal of the bike. I wonder if you can buy it without the tool.
  • 3 0
 Does this fit the oval tube of the new Fox forks?
  • 3 0
 It does not fit the new FOX 38. That is the only fork with the oval tube.
  • 1 0
 Pretty cool, but seem like a lot of wasted space on the bottom shim stack looking area. They were not able to utilize that space with something?
  • 1 1
 Cool idea for the option of not having to rethread the headset. However I have tested one of these out and it is far too difficult to remove this from the headset. Oneup wins the day for ease of use on the trail.
  • 1 0
 Maybe doesn't work for you, but I slip my glove finger through the lop and pull it out. For the few times I'm going to use it, I don't think it's that big of a deal. YMMV.
  • 1 0
 @nouseforaname: I was doing that but it was ridiculously hard to wrench out
  • 1 0
 @zanda23: Well, I'm going to go tell my wife what a tough guy I am, with this as proof.
  • 3 0
 Stop the games release the new slash
  • 1 0
 So far SWAT beats, one up and bits(Tits) when your keys popped up by spring to be easily accessible - this is user experience
  • 1 0
 The allin multitool that goes in your crank spindle is amazing. I use it all the time, and if I lose it I'm buying another one immediatly.
  • 2 0
 I think the bottom bracket hollow axle is better to store tools. Lowers the center of gravity
  • 1 2
 i always try and find fault so here we go.....
.....1=knee and face bashing upon landings.
.....2=not all lengths of the long threaded bolt will work with all bikes some might jab the tyre.
.....3=I carry a small complete repair kit that the Bontrager is missing like TYRE PLUGS, AIR & small sealant container
money, zippering ties and a dozen small bolts and bits.
.....4=wight and headset adjustments.
  • 1 0
 I'm still rocking my Breezer 1 b/c no one should have made another one after Joe did it!
  • 2 0
 Or I could just put a multi tool in my pocket lol.
  • 3 1
 Trek Integrated Tool System T.I.T.S.
  • 1 3
 I feel like they really missed the mark naming this product. Isn't Trek the actual company behind this?? What could be wrong with the

T.rek
I. ntegrated
T.ool
S.ystem ?

I for one, would love a pair. For both my bikes Smile
  • 1 0
 Wait so it doesn't work on tapered headtubes? Which is most of the MTB market.....

@danielsapp help me out here
  • 3 0
 It does. Just not oval ones.
  • 1 0
 "Wanna see my BITS? I keep them covered up usually but take them out when needed or on request."
  • 1 0
 More faked photos than the moon landing. No blood everywhere no tire sealant everywhere, no mosquitos and flys everywhere...
  • 2 0
 Wow, Specialized has been sharing a lot lately.
  • 1 0
 too bad, i just put the swat version on my slash a month ago.. kinda funnier that way if you ask me.
  • 1 0
 After the new Bontrager carbon wheels and this tool only the Slash update is missing!
  • 1 0
 I like the spring action of the SWAT tool. Flip the cap and the tool pops right up.
  • 1 0
 I will just stick my tool into the fanny pack =)
  • 1 0
 No shame in copying the OneUp design. Lame
  • 2 1
 Bontrager BITS: Bontrager Bontrager Integrated Tool System
  • 1 0
 Honestly the We Are One tool is better and only $100 more expensive.
  • 1 0
 So only double the price? How much extra functionality should you get for paying twice as much?
  • 1 0
 The Hawk Hill 3 Is Made For Fun
  • 1 0
 Down tube storage. Head set tool storage. Next year: the new T-Works.
  • 1 2
 Stupid mounting interface. Twist your stem on a trail and you are f***ed up!
  • 4 0
 How so? Loosen the bolt, align the stem and tighten, no different than a stem cap.
  • 1 1
 Cant we all just get along.......
  • 1 0
 Basically Its Treks Swat
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