Do we adore high peculiarity tools? Does your family worry about your neatness? The Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX could be a answer to all your dreams.
In Issue #114 of Singletrack Magazine, Wil tested, reviewed and endorsed a neat Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX apparatus pack from Topeak
I contingency confess that I’ve a illusion for ninja tools. Integrated support storage, crafty tubeless tyre block kits, compress fold-out multi-tools – any apparatus that’s good done and is scrupulously useful gets a large parasite in my book. And though doubt, a Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX has warranted a place in that metaphorical book.
With a truly huge operation of tools, pumps and other bicycle accessories that seems to enhance exponentially year on year, Topeak has a satisfactory share of those ‘cor that’s brilliant!’ products, and a Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX fits a bill. The Taiwanese code has done a mini ratchet apparatus for a tiny while now underneath a Ratchet Rocket Lite DX name. What we’ve got here is a same thing, though with a further of 3 torque pieces to benefaction a extensive apparatus pack for use both in a seminar and out in a field.
Open adult a Velcro strap of a Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX kit, and you’re greeted with a pleasingly neat array of apparatus pieces along with a mini ratchet tool, an prolongation socket, 3 preset Nano TorqBits, and dual cosmetic tyre levers. Like a well-designed shadow-board, all has a possess legitimate place, with any apparatus bit staying in a tiny illustrated effervescent pocket. For those of us who safeguard a tyre logos are rightly aligned with a valve stems, this turn of organization is entirely pleasing.
From 2mm to 8mm, all a required Allen pivotal sizes are taken caring of, including that nifty 2.5mm conduct that many brands mostly annoyingly replace from their multi-tools. You’ve got T10 and T25 Torx heads, and a Phillips conduct screwdriver too. All a pieces are done from peculiarity hardened steel, so they’re built to last.
The preset TorqBits cover we with 4Nm, 5Nm and 6Nm options, and they’re beautifully colour-coded too. Like a prolongation socket, a TorqBits are also magnetic, so a apparatus pieces are reassuringly sucked into place as we bucket them.
For certain it’s easy to disremember regulating a torque wrench for ascent things like seatposts or adjusting stop push clamps – we know we don’t always use one. But when a resolution is presented as orderly as it is here, you’ll find yourself environment a torque rightly each time.
While it is well-stocked, a Ratchet Rocket Lite NTX pack doesn’t have everything. You’ll still need a sequence breaker, and it’d be good to see a tiny designated tote for things like discerning links and patch kits. The tyre levers are also a hold on a brief side if you’re traffic with a quite parsimonious tyre and edge combination.
Also, a name is kinda lifeless (personally I’d call it something most catchier, like ‘The Ray Mears Bicycle Survival Kit’), though regardless, this is simply one of a coolest pieces of pack we’ve had by Singletrack Towers.
The cost might seem high, though afterwards good collection don’t come cheap. And when they’re this good organized and this good made, doing a pursuit scrupulously becomes that most easier.