Crankbrothers M19 review – how good is the proven bike multitool?

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A long time proven multitool with a huge selection of reliable tools, that’s the Crankbrothers M19 (Multi-19) Multitool*. As a bonus, the Crankbrothers multitool comes in a sturdy metal case.

For many years, Crankbrothers has been equipping bike fans with high-quality components such as pedals, air pumps, wheels and many other components. The manufacturer also has a range of multitools.

The Crankbrothers M19 Multitool has been in my frame bag for several years and has been reliable every time I use it. Reason enough to present it in detail in the bike multitool test.

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Crankbrothers M19 bike multitool test winner
Weight: 175 grams
Dimensions: 9 x 4.7 x 2 cm
Number of functions: 19
Chain rivet: compatible with 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 gears
Allen key (hexagon socket wrench): 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
Open-end wrench (spanner): 8mm, 10mm
Phillips screwdriver: #1, #2
Slotted screwdriver (Philips): flat #2
Spoke tensioner: #0, 1, 2, 3
Torx: T-10, T-25
Special features: Metal case for storage

* Aktualisierung am 2022-01-20, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

The tried and tested Crankbrothers multitool is one of the bestsellers for a good reason: With its 19 tools, you can repair almost anything that gets broken on the road. The multitool is well made and fits well in the hand. The most important functions are on board and thus the most common screws can be tightened and loosened. The Crankbrothers M19 also easily withstands high forces, such as when releasing a pedal. Spokes can also be loosened and tightened again.

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The integrated chain riveter performs reliably, but a longer lever would make it easier to work with. Otherwise, the Crankbrothers multitool does almost everything right.

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Crankbrothers M19 Test
Crankbrothers M19 Test

Highlights & Functions

What are the great features of the Crankbrothers M19 Multitool?

Weight: 175 grams
Dimensions: 9 x 4.7 x 2 cm
Number of functions: 19
Chain rivet: compatible with 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 gears
Allen key (hexagon socket wrench): 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8
Open-end wrench (spanner): 8mm, 10mm
Phillips screwdriver: #1, #2
Slotted screwdriver (Philips): flat #2
Spoke tensioner: #0, 1, 2, 3
Torx: T-10, T-25
Special features: Metal case for storage

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The Crankbrothers Multi-19 convinces with a sensible selection of tools. For repairs on the road, it has long been my multitool of choice.

In the hand – Crankbrothers Multi-19

The Crankbrothers M19 multitool has proven itself to me over a long time: And also in the bike community it is one of the most popular bike multitools. The M19 has a high quality finish and the size is just right. With a weight of 175 grams it is not one of the lightest and not one of the heaviest mutitools. The weight is in the middle range. Considering the robust workmanship, this is more than okay.

Crankbrothers Multi 19 all tools
Crankbrothers Multi 19 all tools
Crankbrothers M19 Test chain tool
Crankbrothers M19 Test chain tool

Let’s look at the integrated tools: The Crankbrothers multitool comes with everything you need on tour. A complete selection of hex keys is offered, the two important Phillips screwdrivers are integrated and Torx T10 and T25 are also on board. The Crankbrothers M19 multitool is available in a variety of colors: black, red, yellow (gold), gray and a bright pink.

Crankbrothers Multi 19 Metal Case
Crankbrothers Multi 19 Metal Case
Crankbrothers M19 test from above
Crankbrothers M19 test from above

As an extra, the Crankbrothers multitool comes with a practical metal case. In it, the M19 finds perfect space and even if the tool is sometimes smeared, the rest inside the bike bag remains clean.

In practice

Good

The Crankbrothers multitool lies comfortably in the hand.
✅ all tools are sturdily processed and the edges are rounded. The screws on the bike are thus protected and the multitool copes well with different types of screws.
✅ There is a screw on the side of the Crankbrothers M19: Via this you regulate how heavy or light the tools can be folded in and out. From the factory, the tools are already convenient to fold and unfold, so there’s not much to adjust at all. It can be screwed off directly 😉

Bad

❌ A chain riveter is also integrated in the Crankbrothers M19 Tool. Unfortunately, the tool is the only weak point of the Crankbrother multitool: The lever on which you hold the rivet attachment is quite short. This makes the tool quite difficult to hold when opening the chain. Even if you need quite a lot of force, you get the chain through and I can reassure you: I myself have already opened countless chains with the tool. However, other multitools are more comfortable here.

Comparison: current bike multitool models

Vorschau
Multi Tool 19 Schwarz & Rot
Multitool / Fahrradwerkzeug 'Hummer 2'
Lezyne Multifunktionswerkzeug Blox-23, Polish-Glänzend, S, 1-MT-BLX-V123T06
Park Tool Mini-Faltwerkzeug IB-3 I-Beam g, 4000840
SKS Zubehör Tom Tool 18 Funktionen, 10016
Preis
34,75 EUR
21,25 EUR
Price not available
25,99 EUR
17,99 EUR
Titel
Crank Brothers Multi-19
Topeak Hummer 2
LezyneBlox - 23
Park Tool IB-3 I-Beam
SKS TOM 18
Anzahl Funktionen
19
18
23
13
18
Inbuschlüssel
2 / 2,5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
2 / 2,5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
2 / 2.5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
1,5 / 2 / 2,5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
2,5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
Torx-Schlüssel
T25, T10
T25
T25, T30
T25
T25
Speichenschlüssel
4 Nippelgrößen
14G, 15G
3.22, 3.45, Mavic Mtv
2 Nippelgrößen (G14, G15)
Kettennieter
Kettennieter Kettengröße
8-Gang bis 10-Gang
1-Gang bis 12-Gang, nicht kompatibel mit Campagnolo 11-Gang Hollow Pin
9-Gang bis 11-Gang
12-Gang kompatibel
8-Gang bis 11-Gang & Campagnolo C10
Andere Schlüssel
Schlitz, 2x Kreuz, Maulschlüssel 8 & 10mm
Schlitz, Kreuz
Schlitz, Kreuzschlitz
Schlitz
Schlitz, Kreuzschlitz
Extras
Reifenheber, Kettenhalter
Reifenheber, Schraubenschlüssel 8 & 10 mm, Bremsbelagöffner, Flaschenöffner, Neoprenüberzieher
Reifenheber
2 x Reifenheber, Bremsbelagöffner, Flaschenöffner, Kettenniet-Fach für Kettenpin, Neoprenhülle
Maße
9 x 4,7 x 2 cm
9,5 x 4,4 x 2,6 cm
55 × 90 × 22 mm
8,9 x 4,1 x 2,5 cm
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Gewicht
175 Gramm
167 Gramm
230 Gramm
168 Gramm
184 Gramm
Vorschau
Multi Tool 19 Schwarz & Rot
Preis
34,75 EUR
Titel
Crank Brothers Multi-19
Weitere Infos
Anzahl Funktionen
19
Inbuschlüssel
2 / 2,5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
Torx-Schlüssel
T25, T10
Speichenschlüssel
4 Nippelgrößen
Kettennieter
Kettennieter Kettengröße
8-Gang bis 10-Gang
Andere Schlüssel
Schlitz, 2x Kreuz, Maulschlüssel 8 & 10mm
Extras
Maße
9 x 4,7 x 2 cm
Gewicht
175 Gramm
Vorschau
Multitool / Fahrradwerkzeug 'Hummer 2'
Preis
21,25 EUR
Titel
Topeak Hummer 2
Weitere Infos
Anzahl Funktionen
18
Inbuschlüssel
2 / 2,5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
Torx-Schlüssel
T25
Speichenschlüssel
14G, 15G
Kettennieter
Kettennieter Kettengröße
1-Gang bis 12-Gang, nicht kompatibel mit Campagnolo 11-Gang Hollow Pin
Andere Schlüssel
Schlitz, Kreuz
Extras
Reifenheber, Kettenhalter
Maße
9,5 x 4,4 x 2,6 cm
Gewicht
167 Gramm
Vorschau
Lezyne Multifunktionswerkzeug Blox-23, Polish-Glänzend, S, 1-MT-BLX-V123T06
Preis
Price not available
Titel
LezyneBlox - 23
Weitere Infos
Anzahl Funktionen
23
Inbuschlüssel
2 / 2.5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
Torx-Schlüssel
T25, T30
Speichenschlüssel
3.22, 3.45, Mavic Mtv
Kettennieter
Kettennieter Kettengröße
9-Gang bis 11-Gang
Andere Schlüssel
Schlitz, Kreuzschlitz
Extras
Reifenheber, Schraubenschlüssel 8 & 10 mm, Bremsbelagöffner, Flaschenöffner, Neoprenüberzieher
Maße
55 × 90 × 22 mm
Gewicht
230 Gramm
Vorschau
Park Tool Mini-Faltwerkzeug IB-3 I-Beam g, 4000840
Preis
25,99 EUR
Titel
Park Tool IB-3 I-Beam
Weitere Infos
Anzahl Funktionen
13
Inbuschlüssel
1,5 / 2 / 2,5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
Torx-Schlüssel
T25
Speichenschlüssel
Kettennieter
Kettennieter Kettengröße
12-Gang kompatibel
Andere Schlüssel
Schlitz
Extras
Reifenheber
Maße
8,9 x 4,1 x 2,5 cm
Gewicht
168 Gramm
Vorschau
SKS Zubehör Tom Tool 18 Funktionen, 10016
Preis
17,99 EUR
Titel
SKS TOM 18
Weitere Infos
Anzahl Funktionen
18
Inbuschlüssel
2,5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 mm
Torx-Schlüssel
T25
Speichenschlüssel
2 Nippelgrößen (G14, G15)
Kettennieter
Kettennieter Kettengröße
8-Gang bis 11-Gang & Campagnolo C10
Andere Schlüssel
Schlitz, Kreuzschlitz
Extras
2 x Reifenheber, Bremsbelagöffner, Flaschenöffner, Kettenniet-Fach für Kettenpin, Neoprenhülle
Maße
15 x 8 x 8 cm
Gewicht
184 Gramm

* Aktualisierung am 2022-01-20, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

Conclusion – Crankbrothers M19 Multitool

The Crankbrothers M19 is one of the best bike multitools. The multitool is well thought out from front to back. With a large selection of tools and a practical storage case, the multitool convinces. No matter if it’s a small or a big repair on the roadside: With the Crankbrothers M19, your bike will soon be ready for use again. A few grams more than most multitools it brings to the scale and the chain riveter is not the most comfortable. But the reliability of the M19 is right. The multitool has proven its qualities to me several times.

Multi Tool 19 Schwarz & Rot
  • Inklusive 19 Werkzeugen
  • Wird mit einer Werkzeugflasche geliefert
  • Inklusive zwei Kreuzschlitz- und zwei Schlitzschraubendreher

* Aktualisierung am 2022-01-20, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

Alternatives to the Crankbrothers M19 Multitool

Crankbrothers M17

The Crankbrothers M17 Minitool is currently even more popular than the M19. What exactly is the difference between the two mulitools? The price of the M17 is slightly cheaper and it weighs 7 grams less. For this you do without the Phillips #1 screwdriver and the Torx T10 tool. Also, the M17 comes without the metal case and with a simple rubber band for storage. In most cases, I recommend the M19 because the price difference is really small and you get an all around better equipped multitool.

Crank Brothers 10755 Unisex – Erwachsene mutli17 Multitool, Gold, one Size
  • Komplettes Mini Tool mit 17 der am meisten benötigten Werkzeuge
  • Hochwertige Verarbeitung (komplett aus Metall), Top Qualität für lange Haltbarkeit, Werkzeuge aus 6150 Hi-Ten Stahl
  • Ausstattung: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6 und 8 mm Innensechskant-, Kreuz- und Schlitzschraubendreher, Torx 25, Kettenieter, Speichenschlüssel (4 Größen), 8 u. 10 mm Maulschlüssel

* Aktualisierung am 2022-01-20, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

What do you think of the Crankbrothers M 19? Do you have any questions? Feel free to write me your experiences or questions 😉

More info

About the manufacturer: Crankbrothers – numerous MTB pros around the world now rely on the brand Crankbrothers from Laguna Beach, California in the USA. The product range of the bike specialists now includes pedals, tools, pumps, wheels, handlebars, stems and seat posts. The passionate bike athletes create revolutionary products from brilliant ideas. That’s what COSMIC SPORTS (German Crankbrothers distributor) says on their company profile. Based on my own experience, I can confirm the quality of the brand and certify the Crankbrothers M 19 multitool tested here gladly the test victory.
Home page link: www.crankbrothers.com

Geschrieben von Michael Luplow
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