Lezyne V Pro-11 multi-tool review

Lezyne’s new V Pro multi-tools are compact and seriously stealthy but what are they like to use?

Lezyne V Pro 11
(Image: © Guy Kesteven)

BikePerfect Verdict

Expensive but a comprehensive range of really good-looking, high-quality rust-resistant compact tools

Pros

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    Stealthy looks

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    Top-quality tools

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    Compact sizing

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    Decent reach

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    Rust-resistant

Cons

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    Understandably premium price

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The Lezyne V Pro 11 multi-tool is one of six options in the brand's V Pro range. Alongside the 11, there's also the 5, 7, 10, 13 and 17, with those numbers denoting the number of tools included on each model. 

They all share the same stealthy matte black Chrome Vanadium tools and slim alloy sidebars, although the premium style does cost you extra, especially when compared to some of the best multi-tools for MTB, which come with the same functions.

Design and performance

The V Pro-11 is the third cheapest of the V Pro family, retailing for $29.99, but includes all the Hex key, Torx head and Phillips screwdriver tools you’ll need. For comparison, the cheapest V Pro 5 is $17.99. The crisply accurate CNC-machined parts mean your tool will fit snugly and help stop your bolts from getting ruined. They’re anti-corrosion coated as well to stop rusting, so if you get soaked, the tool won't go rusty in your bag, pocket or tool roll. 

While the compact length means leverage is limited, they’re long enough to reach into awkward spots. The flush flat arrangement also makes them very pocket/crash-friendly should the tool come between you and the ground. 

You’ll need to get the V Pro-10, 13 or 17 to get a chain tool and other features like tubeless kits, though. However, while that ramps up the price ($35.99, $37.99, $39.99 respectively) those options are still on par with similar premium tool ranges from other brands, whereas with the V Pro-11, the spread of tools you get are obtainable for less. 

Lezyne V Pro 11

Lezyne V Pro 11 folds neatly flat and can be easily slipped into a bag or pocket (Image credit: Guy Kesteven)

Verdict 

The V Pro tools are compact with slick stealthy looks and top-quality rust-resistant tools, but premium feel and performance comes at a cost.

Tech Specs: Lezyne V Pro-11 multi-tool

  • Price: $29.99 / £31.00 
  • Weight: 93g
  • Tools: 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm Hex keys, T10, T25, T30 Torx heads, Phillips screwdriver
  • Size: 7.8cm x 4.5cm x 4cm

Guy Kesteven is Bike Perfect and Cyclingnews’ contributing tech editor. Hatched in Yorkshire he's been hardened by riding round it in all weathers since he was a kid. He spent a few years working in bike shops and warehouses before starting writing and testing for bike mags in 1996. Since then he’s written several million words about several thousand test bikes and a ridiculous amount of riding gear. To make sure he rarely sleeps and to fund his custom tandem habit, he’s also penned a handful of bike-related books and talks to a GoPro for YouTube, too.


Rides: Pace RC295, Cotic FlareMax, Specialized Chisel, Vielo V+1 gravel bike, Nicolai FS Enduro, Landescape custom gravel tandem

Height: 180cm

Weight: 69kg