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An innovative 13 function multi-tool and accompanying tool roll that offers a portable yet powerful alternative to folding bike tools.
The award-winning MODUAL range consists of an innovative bicycle multi-tool and tool roll that are comprehensive enough for use at home yet compact enough for the road.
The award-winning MODUAL range consists of an innovative bicycle multi-tool and tool roll that are comprehensive enough for use at home yet compact enough for the road.
405 backers pledged £18,997 to help bring this project to life.

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MODUAL | The Last Bicycle Multi-Tool You Will Ever Need

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The MODUAL range consists of MTS, an innovative 13 function multi-tool and MTR, an accompanying tool roll that provides an effective means of transporting a cyclist's essential items. Each are comprehensive enough for use at home but compact enough for the road. MODUAL seeks to offer a portable yet powerful alternative to conventional folding tools. 

Where MODUAL has been featured
Where MODUAL has been featured

 

MTS is a modular system that utilises individual tool bits rather than pivoting allen keys. Four of these can be held internally so the tool can be configured to match the specific requirements of any bike. Tyre levers snap magnetically to each side forming an ergonomic handle whilst the tool’s elongated body provides superior leverage. The head of the tool features two tool bit slots, one acting as a wrench and the other a screwdriver, allowing for easy access to any bolt.

MTS features and functionality
MTS features and functionality

 

The wrench option and longer handle provides superior leverage
The wrench option and longer handle provides superior leverage

 

A screwdriver alternative for tighter areas
A screwdriver alternative for tighter areas

 

 

Common spoke key sizes are positioned around the tool's edge
Common spoke key sizes are positioned around the tool's edge

 

 

The tyre levers are not just there to provide an comfortable grip
The tyre levers are not just there to provide an comfortable grip

 

 

MTS fits neatly in a jersey pocket
MTS fits neatly in a jersey pocket

 

Choose between 'Altum Orange' or special edition 'Kickstarter Green'
Choose between 'Altum Orange' or special edition 'Kickstarter Green'

 

 

MTR is a novel twist on the traditional tool roll and is constructed from hard-wearing Cordura. The top flap provides a workstation whether you are at home or on the roadside. It even features a hidden magnet so no longer is there a risk of tool bits getting lost. Internal sections are divided to store MTS (and its attachments) as well as other cycling essentials and there is an external strap for securing a spare inner tube. MTR is spacious when flat but when folded up forms a compact bundle that can be strapped under a saddle or sit perfectly in a jersey pocket.

MTR folds to form a compact bundle
MTR folds to form a compact bundle

 

A ripstop lined pouch for storing other cycling essentials
A ripstop lined pouch for storing other cycling essentials

 

A hidden magnet means you no longer risk loosing tool bits
A hidden magnet means you no longer risk loosing tool bits

 

MTR can be strapped under a saddle
MTR can be strapped under a saddle

 

MTR also sits perfectly in a jersey pocket
MTR also sits perfectly in a jersey pocket

 

 

 

To ensure the usability, performance and durability of each product in the range is of the highest order both have been through an extensive development process. During which prototypes would be produced, rigorously tested and the design tweaked accordingly 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To purchase something from the Add-On Menu you need to increase your pledge to cover the cost of the items you wish to add (e.g if you would like your MTS personally engraved you would need to add £5 per tool).

If you are yet to pledge then choose your reward as normal and you will be able to manually increase the amount you are pledging. If you have already pledged look for the 'Manage Pledge' button toward the top of the project page which will allow you to increase your existing pledge.

 

 

 

Any help we can get spreading the word would be greatly appreciated! You can access our social media pages using the links below:

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Whilst this is our first experience of manufacturing a product we have expended a huge amount of time and effort constructing our supply chain prior to launching this campaign.

We have assembled a group of highly-experienced manufacturing partners that have vast expertise in their respective fields. Each component has been de-risked as far as possible at this stage - even down to testing multiple adhesives to determine which is most suitable for bonding magnets. We have already made an upfront investment for the tooling for the tool body and commissioned production samples of MTR - therefore barring some minor tweaks the prototypes used in the campaign will be the same as the production versions.

If an external risk (unforeseen and out of our control) were to arise this could result in production delays. However, there is already an element of contingency included in the timeline presented above so we are confident of meeting our current delivery schedule.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.45

    1 | STICKER SUPPORT

    Every little helps and in return for your support we will send you two high quality vinyl Altum stickers that you can stick on your bike frame, laptop or wherever else you desire!

    [Stickers will also be supplied with all of the other pledge levels]

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    2 | EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    A price never to be repeated is on offer for those early adopters!

    1 x MTS (includes a tool, 9 tool bits and an extender)

    Personalised engraving options and additional MODUALAR attachments can be found in the Add-On Menu.

    Approx $27 / €24

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    Pledge £25 or more About $36

    3 | MODUAL TOOL SYSTEM

    1 x MTS (includes a tool, 9 tool bits and an extender)

    Personalised engraving options and additional MODUALAR attachments can be found in the Add-On Menu.

    Approx $36 / €32

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    Pledge £35 or more About $51

    4 | EARLY BIRD BUNDLE

    A price never to be repeated is on offer for those early adopters!

    1 x MTS (includes a tool, 9 tool bits and an extender)
    1 x MTR

    Personalised engraving options and additional MODUALAR attachments can be found in the Add-On Menu.

    Approx $50 / €44

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    Pledge £39 or more About $56

    5 | MODUAL BUNDLE

    1 x MTS (includes a tool, 9 tool bits and an extender)
    1 x MTR

    Personalised engraving options and additional MODUALAR attachments can be found in the Add-On Menu.

    Approx $56 / €49

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    Pledge £45 or more About $65

    6 | DOUBLE DOWN

    2 x MTS (includes 2 tools, 2 x 9 tools bits and 2 extenders)

    Personalised engraving options and additional MODUALAR attachments can be found in the Add-On Menu.

    Approx $65 / €57

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    Pledge £59 or more About $85

    7 | TRIPLE UP

    3 x MTS (includes 3 tools, 3 x 9 tools bits and 3 extenders)

    Personalised engraving options and additional MODUALAR attachments can be found in the Add-On Menu.

    Approx $85 / €75

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    Pledge £75 or more About $108

    8 | DOUBLE DOWN BUNDLE

    2 x MTS (includes 2 tools, 2 x 9 tools bits and 2 extenders)
    2 x MTR

    Personalised engraving options and additional MODUALAR attachments can be found in the Add-On Menu.

    Approx $108 / €95

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    Pledge £109 or more About $158

    9 | TRIPLE UP BUNDLE

    3 x MTS (includes 3 tools, 3 x 9 tools bits and 3 extenders)
    3 x MTR

    Personalised engraving options and additional MODUALAR attachments can be found in the Add-On Menu.

    Approx $157 / €138

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    Pledge £129 or more About $187

    10 | ALTUM AMBASSADOR

    Those pledging at this level will become beta testers and receive production-sample MTS units considerably sooner than the first production batch is available (expected to be Sept 16).

    Ambassadors will also be provided with a MODUAL bundle (including a personally engraved MTS) from the first production batch and whichever additional MODUALAR attachments are available at that time.

    They will also be invited to contribute to the design/development/testing phases of future Altum products.

    Approx $186 / €163

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