Canyon Fix 3-in-1 multi-tool review – compact and practical bike tool

Canyon lightens your pockets by combining a ratchet tool, tire repair, and inflation into one small multi-tool

Canyon Fix 3 in 1 multi-tool review
(Image: © Graham Cottingham)

BikePerfect Verdict

Well-designed and super compact multi-tool that takes on trail fixes and tire repairs with ease.

Pros

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    Compact size

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    Durable alloy finish

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    Feature packed tool

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    Ratchet speeds up fixes

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    Lightweight considering functionality

Cons

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    Nowhere to store extra Dynaplugs

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    Double-ended bits limit small-space access

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    Sections can unscrew in use

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There are plenty of unique takes on multi-tools that cram all manner of trail-side tools for pocketable bike repair, with its unique design the Canyon’s Fix 3-in-1 tool stood out to us as soon as we saw it. The tool combines a useful selection of functions that are rarely packaged together on the best mountain bike multi-tools and manages to fit everything into a very compact package. 

Canyon Fix 3 in 1 multi-tool unscrewed into its three parts

The tool neatly integrates a ratchet tool, Dynaplug, and CO2 inflator (Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

Design and build

The Fix 3-in-1 tool unscrews into three sections, each featuring the three main functions of the multi-tool. The black zinc-coated upper half of the tool has a ratchet which is paired with four S2 steel tool double-bit attachments, featuring 2 / T6, 2.5 / 4, 3 / 5, and T25 / 6 combinations. 

Picture showing Canyon Fix 3 in 1 multi-tool has a ratchet head and four double ended tool bits

Canyon's Fix 3-in-1 multi-tool has a ratchet head and four double ended tool bits (Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

On the other end, the anodized lower half is a small CO2 inflator for quickly curing flaccid tires. Sandwiched between the sections there's a loaded Dynaplug tool that unscrews from the ratchet section and uses the CO2 inflator as a handle.

The Fix 3-in-1 tool comes with three spare Dynaplug plugs and a neat neoprene tool roll to store the tool and the double bits safely.

Picture showing Canyon Fix 3 in 1 multi-tool unscrewed with dynaplug installed

The integrated Dynaplug tire repair tool is very handy, but you can only carry one plug in the tool (Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

Performance

The combination of tools not only saves on having to carry a separate Dynaplug tool and CO2 inflator, but Canyon has also managed to integrate everything into an extremely compact tool. The all-metal construction feels very durable and the three sections screw neatly into each other.   

Using a ratchet tool makes working on the bike considerably easier and faster and the Fix 3-in-1 makes light work of most bolt tightening and loosening jobs. It maxes out at 30Nm though, so it's not the tool to be removing things like stubborn pedals, but will easily cover almost every other bolt on your bike with ease.

The Dynaplug is quick to access and simple to use, as is the CO2 inflator which is a simple push-on design for Presta and screw-on for Schrader valves. As the inflator is made from metal, be sure to wear gloves so that your skin doesn’t stick to the tool (from the chill caused by the out-rushing CO2) when in use.

While the selection of bits should cover most of your bike fixing needs, if I was being picky I would drop the T6 for a Phillips screwdriver or 8mm hex key as I don’t think I’ve ever had a need for a T6. While the CO2 inflator will get your tire inflated quickly, it’s a basic unit with no flow control or ability to save part-used canisters for later. Lastly, my biggest gripe is there's no extra Dynaplug storage if you want to take more than one on a ride.

Canyon Fix 3 in 1 multi-tool packed into its tool roll

Canyon includes a neat little tool roll  (Image credit: Graham Cottingham)

Verdict

If you are looking for a super compact multi-tool for minimal bagless mountain biking or bikepacking, then Canyon’s Fix 3-in-1 is a superb option. Ratchet tools make working on the bike much easier and quicker, especially in tight spaces. While the double-ended bits might not be able to get into the tightest spots, it will make classically fiddly jobs like bottle cage tightening and handlebar setup quick and easy. Including a Dynaplug tool means I always had one with me on a ride and integrating the CO2 inflator helps stop it from getting separated and lost in bags, pockets, or dropped along the trail.

When compared to other ratchet tools it's definitely on the pricier end, however, when you factor in that you are getting a Dynaplug tool, four spare Dynaplugs, and a CO2 inflator, then the value seems a lot more reasonable. Rather than needing to carry three different tools, the fact all three functions are so compactly integrated into each other is even better.

The tool is available directly from Canyon.com.

Tech specs: Canyon Fix 3 in 1 multi-tool

  • Price: $59.99 / £54.95 / €59.95
  • Tools: Hex 2/2,5/3/4/5/6, Torx T6, T25, Dynaplug, and CO2 inflator
  • Size: 10cm x 4cm x 2.5cm
  • Weight: 94g
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. Based in Edinburgh he has some of the best mountain biking and gravel riding in the UK right on his doorstep. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.


Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg