Granite Design improves upon the Stash with the Stash RT
Granite Design has spent over a year developing and improving the Stash multitool. The Stash RT now employs a two-way ratchet handle that lives in a spring-loaded dock which is designed to complete the cockpit-mounted tool ecosystem.
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This time around, the Stash RT finds its home within a spring-loaded container that fits into the steerer without the need to tap it. To unlock the container, all the rider needs to do is to push down on its lid, and twist it away. This allows the tool's carrier to pop out of the top for easy access. Because of the spring-loaded mechanism, Granite Design says that the new iteration of the Stash is much more secure than the old version, which relied on an o-ring for security.
As a neat bonus, the Stash RT's lid can be converted into a computer mount, claiming to be the only multitool of this type with the capability.
The Stash RT utilises a housing that's built with a smaller outer diameter which allows it to fit into a wider range of steerers. Even those with an oval interior.
Making this tool kit stand out from the rest is that it uses a ratchet wrench. This is said to offer more leverage against competing tools while making it easier to access those hard-to-reach spots on your bike.
The ratchet handle fits into a plastic carrier, which is also where you'll find 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and T25 bits. There's also a 50mm PH1 which can also be used to extend the ratchet by 14mm. These are all held in via magnets that are shaped to maximise the surface area in contact with the bits to keep them in place whenever it's knocked about while out on the trail.
Granite Design's new Stash RT is priced at £64.95 with the Scope RT computer mount costing an additonal £7.95. The fresh multitool comes in either orange or black.