You could probably argue that mountain biking reached peak multi-tool a while back, so it’s incredibly refreshing to see the scene get a shake-up with the All In Multitool. Flaunting serious Italian panache, technical precision and a dose of aestheticism, this multi-tool is simply too good to be chucked in your backpack or jersey – it lives in your bottom bracket!
A teacher by profession, Italy’s Giacomo Macoratti is forever tinkering with product ideas, and those hours in the shed are clearly paying off: at the final round of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, he proudly introduced us to his All In Multitool. Right now, it’s in a pilot run of 100 pieces, but there are plans on the horizon.
From the initial sketch to the first 3D-printed prototype, Giacomo can recount the six-month process, which then took another 18 months of early prototypes, continual testing and pain-staking refinement until he was finally satisfied that the model delivered a satisfying performance. Giacomo admits he’d originally conceived the idea for himself, without really considering a commercial usage for his invention. However, the overwhelmingly positive response to an early prototype by his friends from the X-Zone bike shop in Mels near Udine and Salvatore Abela from the site BiciDaMontagna.com prompted Giacomo to keep developing the product. Finally, the expo of the Enduro World Series round in Finale Ligure provided the optimal launch grounds for his All In Multitool, where all of the pre-production models sold out. Every single aspect of the multi-tool is manufactured in Fruili Venezia Giulia in North-East Italy, before Giacomo assembles them by hand.
While we were introduced to the pre-production model, the All In Multitool has already undergone even more refinement, making it now even easier to remove the tool from certain hollow axle cranks thanks to the presence of a new edge on the cap. The steel has also undergone a treatment to eliminate the risk of rusting. Plus, the choice of colour combinations has increased.
The All In Multitool is unlike any multi-tool we’ve seen before, and it almost seems like sacrilege to hide it in the hollow axle. In terms of its functionality, the All In Multitool has limited itself to the essentials – but isn’t that basically all you need on a ride anyway? The high quality bits can be exchanged for other ones upon request.
Price: € 65
Weight: 114 g
Included: 3 to 6 mm allen keys, a Philips and a torx T25 wrench
Cap colours: yellow, red, purple, green, black
For more info head to the All In Multitool Website
Words: Manne Schmitt Photos: Manne Schmitt, Valentin Rühl