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Techno[tes] — encase multi-tool

In Case of Trouble, Grab the EnCase System!

In Case of Trouble, Grab the EnCase System!

Whether it’s a flat tire, a broken chain, or a loose bottle cage bolt, trailside problems are always a bummer. Even more frustrating: sometimes you’ve packed tools–just not the right tools; or worse, sometimes you forget your tools on the kitchen counter. Be bummer-free with the EnCase System: a nifty set of multi-tools that live inside your bike’s handlebars. By keeping your most-needed tools at your fingertips, you’ll save room in your jersey pockets or bar bag for more snacks, maybe some wildflowers, or even your favorite beverage. These multi-tools were designed for solving most trailside problems. For any major mechanicals, they’ll keep you rolling to the trailhead or next town for access to your complete tool wrap or a local bike shop. As a trusted companion, you can rely on EnCase to safely get you where you need to go, particularly when the going gets a little rough.

A chart showing the Wolf Tooth EnCase System Chain + Tire Plug Multi-Tool as well as the Hex Bit Wrench Multi-Tool and their functions.

The EnCase System consists of two tools: the Chain + Tire Plug Multi-Tool and the Hex Bit Wrench Multi-Tool. Both tools have different functions and can be bought separately or purchased together as the EnCase System. The Chain + Tire Plug Multi-Tool features a chain breaker on one end, a tire plug built into the handle, and inner storage for tubeless tire plugs (bacon strips, anyone?). The Hex Bit Wrench Multi-Tool includes eight hex bits that allow for 14 functions suitable for a wide variety of trailside applications, such as handlebar rotation, removing axles, adjusting spokes, and more. 

Both Multi-Tools are stored inside secure, flexible EnCase System Storage Sleeves, which shield the multi-tools from the elements and also dampen vibrations. These sleeves fit both drop-bar and flat-bar setups and can be easily modified to adjust for the perfect fit.Whereas the sleeves’ body is constructed from a rubber material, we’ve added brushed aluminum to the bar ends to protect from bangs and bumps on the trail. Fun fact: each sleeve contains extra space in the bar plug to store a Presta-to-Shrader adapter and valve core or an extra master link. Rad!

A cyclist using the EnCase System Chain + Tire Plug Multi-Tool on a bike chain.

The full EnCase System Bar Kit One includes all components of the EnCase System: the Hex Bit Wrench Multi-Tool, the Chain + Tire Plug Multi-Tool, and two EnCase Storage Sleeves. A natural fit for handlebars, simply remove your current bar plugs and insert the sleeve-wrapped multi-tool. Be aware that the EnCase System should be able to slide into your handlebars with one finger; avoid forcing the sleeves, as this can cause damage to the EnCase System or to your bike. Tight fit? Each EnCase System Storage Sleeve features guide lines along the lip; trim along these lines to create space to ensure the EnCase System fits securely. Our handy guides, “How to Install Drop Bar EnCase System” and “How to Install Flat Bar EnCase System” both provide detailed video and written instructions on proper installation.

Wolf Tooth EnCase System Chain + Tire Plug Multi-Tool and Hex Bit Wrench Multi-Tool

While the EnCase System works with most drop-bar and flat-bar setups, the following handlebars are known to be incompatible: Syntace Vector, Deity Skywire, Jones H-Bar Loop SG 2.5, Chromag BZA, Chromag Cutlass, BMC RCB01, S-Works Hover Carbon, ENVE M7, and Syncros Carbon.

We’ve taken our EnCase Systems on enduro trails, to high-profile gravel races like Unbound and Big Sugar, on bikepacking trips and even to road races. No matter the location, we never fail to turn some heads with our on-bike multi-tool storage system. Available individually or together as the EnCase System Bar Kit One, these multi-tools are meant to get you to the other side of the road less traveled, the well-beaten path, and all trails in between.

On the road to ToAD: Reflections from Tour of America’s Dairyland

Crit racing at ToAD
Here we have yet another guest feature from Erin Ayala, a member of Stamina Racing Collective x Machines for Freedom, a team succeeding in their mission to diversify cycling. This is a race recap from Tour of America's Dairyland, an 11-day criterium series in Southeast Wisconsin.

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