Wolf Tooth Pack Pliers

Discussion in 'Mini Tools' started by Cornholio, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    I just bought this the other day and thought I probably wasted money for a new toy I didn’t need until my chain needed a repair on a short ride today. The first ride with this in my pack and it saved my butt. Easily separated the master link and had a spare inside to keep me rolling. Weighs nothing and doubles/triples? as a tire lever and valve core remover.

    I was already bummed I missed a bigger ride today since I had to take my daughter to the doc this morning and when I got back my wife gave me the green light to pedal a bit. Only a few minutes into my ride my chain came off and was caught behind my cassette so I used this to get it sorted out without muscling it and making things worse. Took me 3 minutes to get rolling again. 10/10 would buy again!

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  2. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    That is a really smart design. Not something you'll need often, but when you do, you do!
     
  3. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    It weighs as much as a toothpick so stick it in your pack or whatever tool storage you have and you won’t notice it.
     
  4. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic and Stumpy
    Some will notice the weight. :sneaky: You guys know who ya are.
     
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  5. Marty657

    Marty657 Member

    Location:
    Upland
    Name:
    Marty
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz TB2C
    I bought the same tool a few months ago for its versatility. I have never had a problem with the quick links but have had trouble removing the valve stem jam nuts when fixing a flat. The plier function with this tool solves that problem too.
     
  6. jimbowho

    jimbowho Member

    Location:
    acton
    Name:
    james jim jimmy
    Current Bike:
    12 GT sensor 29r
    Modified Park tool, and 1987-Rockhopper spoke for a chain holder . Modded breaker too. When my Buddy in Henderson complained of chain failures I sent this. I carry a "micro" tiny Channrellok pliers for the jam nut and stuff. stuff.jpg
     
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  7. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    Chain holder is a good call, that was the “hardest part” of my chain woes.
     
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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    And a side of bacon for good measure... I always have at least a few bacon strips in my pack. :thumbsup:

    Pretty cool looking tool, @Cornholio. Some of us need chain tools pretty often. :whistling:
     
  9. jimbowho

    jimbowho Member

    Location:
    acton
    Name:
    james jim jimmy
    Current Bike:
    12 GT sensor 29r
    Hmmmmmm, Tire lever aye!?!? Looks like I'm doing another mod to my chingus. After beating my link with a rock and ruining my little needlenose, I read somewhere you can thread a shoe lace thru/around the link and pull to disengage the link. I'm sure a mondo cool chain holder exists somewhere.
     
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  10. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol

    Yep!

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  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That looks mighty useful. Good find, thanks for sharing!! Positive karma for sure. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  12. evdog

    evdog Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San diego
    Name:
    Evan S
    I bought one as well. There have been a couple times I've had to remove the quicklinks to extract the chain from cassette, and some of the 10/11 speed ones are not meant to be re-used so they are much harder to undo. I've actually carried the quick link tool on a couple bikepacks in case I had trouble. Having this tool will help if that ever happens again, and at almost no weight penalty.
     
  13. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    In my bigger kit I carry small channel locks, Should work too. But this would be so much easier.
     
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  14. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I ordered it. Should have it by Tuesday. :cool:
     
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  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I ordered one (I said that already, didn't I?). It got here tonight. It's in the seatbag. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Edward Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO Plus
    I ordered a Backcountry Awesome Strap along with one of these this morning. I hardly use a pack anymore.
     
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  17. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    SWAT bibs is da sheet!
     
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  18. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
    Ye of little patience! @Mikie any chance of this coming to imtbgear even if it's for a limited time and quantity?
     
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  19. mtbMike

    mtbMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Oceanside
    Name:
    Mike
    Current Bike:
    Intense Tracer & Primer
    I'm fixing to order one up as well. I just received an email today from Wolf Tooth that all colors are back in stock.
     
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  20. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    I’m stoked to see so many others picking these up, they are made in the USA afterall! Crazy I had to use them on their first trip in my pack.
     
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  21. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    I've never had a need in the field for a tool like this. But I'll be ready when I do...PLO got some in.
     
  22. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    Grabbed me one of these, and sure do like the design. Pliers, chain link holder, and tire lever. Real smart design. I hope to never use it, but it's there if I need it!

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  23. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I happened to pick mine up yesterday too.
     
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  24. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    I picked up two of these after seeing them here.
    Brilliant design.
    Replacing a chain in the garage at home, I used these instead of my real tools. I have one pliers to open and one pliers to close a quick link.
    This tool does both!
     
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