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Unpack This: Why OneUp EDC Tools & Pumps Are The Best Bike Tools

OneUp EDC tools might be the most ingenious bike multitool. The EDC Lite and EDC V2 can be stashed inside your bike’s steerer tube or OneUp’s EDC Pump. We take a closer look at all the features and explain why we love using them on our own bikes.

Written by: Bruce Lin

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Posted in:MTB

OneUp is a Canadian brand based out of Squamish, BC made up of clever engineers who are passionate about solving the problems they experience on their own bikes. They make some of my favorite handlebars (super comfy!) and dropper seatposts (maximum drop!), but I think the coolest and most useful products they offer are their EDC Tools. 

EDC stands for “Everyday Carry.” These nifty multitools can be stashed on your bike in convenient hidden locations. The EDC Lite and EDC V2 are the most popular versions, and they’re designed to tuck away neatly inside your steerer tube. If you don’t wear a pack while riding it’s a handy way to always have a tool with you, and it looks much sleeker than strapping tools to your frame with velcro. 

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OneUp EDC Lite 

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  • 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm hex 
  • T25 Torx
  • Flat Head Screwdriver

The EDC Lite screws straight into the star nut in your steerer tube, replacing your top cap (you need to hammer your star nut a bit deeper into your steerer to fit it). This allows you to preload your headset as you would with a normal top cap, but there’s space inside the EDC Lite carrier to fit OneUp’s multitool. The carrier itself comes in multiple colors to match your bike. 

OneUp EDC V2

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  • 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm
  • T25 Torx
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • EDC Top Cap Tool
  • Tire lever
  • Chain breaker 
  • Spoke Keys
  • Presta Valve Core Tool
  • Spare Rotor Bolt
  • Quick link holder
  • Storage for CO2 or tire plug kit

The EDC V2 is OneUp’s kitchen sink tool. It has a tool to handle nearly every trailside repair, and it’s all contained within an impressively compact package. To the bottom of the EDC V2 you can add small or large storage capsules to carry tire plugs or quick link pliers, or you can thread an extra CO2 cartridge into it. 

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Like the EDC Lite, the EDC V2 is hidden inside your steerer tube, but since it’s longer, you will need to knock out your star nut to fit it. 

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To preload your headset without a star nut, you will have to tap threads into your steerer tube. OneUp’s tap kit includes a tap and guide that makes it super easy. 

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Then, preloading your headset requires OneUp’s top cap. This top cap is tightened using a standard cassette lockring tool or the EDC top cap tool included in the EDC V2. It comes in multiple anodized colors to match your bike. 

The EDC V2 takes a bit more effort to set up, but if you want to be ready for anything out on the trail, I think it’s the ultimate multitool. 

OneUp EDC Mini Pump

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What if you don’t want to hide your multitool in your steerer tube? Well, the EDC V2 can also fit inside OneUp’s EDC Mini Pump. This is a high-volume hand pump that will easily inflate mountain bike tires. It comes in 100cc and 70cc versions and the EDC V2 fits right inside the pump, keeping it nice and hidden. 

The 100cc pump will fit the EDC V2 plus the large storage capsule or a 20g CO2. The 70cc pump can fit the EDC V2 plus the small storage capsule (enough to fit the OneUp tire plug tool). 

The pump comes with a bottle cage mount so it can be bolted under a bottle cage or to any accessory mounts on your frame. 

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OneUp EDC V2 and Mini PumpMy EDC Mini Pump mounted to my top tube accessory mounts

We carry OneUp products at TPC because we like using them ourselves! Personally, I think EDC tools are the slickest way to stash a multi-tool on your bike. I use the 70cc EDC pump attached under my top tube. I’ve had to bust out my EDC V2 in the field a couple of times to help other riders and they’re always impressed with its packaging. It’s so handy, I plan to add another EDC V2 tool and Mini Pump to my gravel bike for endurance gravel racing.