The traditional 6-way spoke key is still around, along with the much improved 4-sided key for improved spoke grip and less likely nipple damage. Then there are the Multi-Tools.
Multi-fit spoke key. Fits 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 gauge spokes.
Tool for checking that the wheel is exactly symmetrical. Folds for easy storage. This dishing tool will handle wheels as little as 18" and hub widths up to 140mm.
Minoura Item Number FCG-310. Shipping Weight: 370g.
The smaller end fits 7-spline nipples with a 6.4mm outside spline diameter. These are found on all R-sys wheels and on other Mavic wheels from 2011.
The larger end fits the 6-splines of the 9mm outer diameter threaded eyelets found on rims such as the Mavic XM819, EX823 and Speedcity wheels. (This is the same size as the Mavic M40630 wrench).
Shipping Weight: 78g.
Spoke wrench for Mavic wheel systems.
Comfortable, vinyl-dipped two-sided spoke wrench is designed to easily access Mavic fittings, including the Mavic SSC Ksyrium and Crossmax SLR wheels. The smaller end fits six splines of the integrated nipples with 5.65mm OD splines, and 7mm thread size nipple. These are found on the R-sys wheels. (This is equal to the sizing of the Mavic "M40652" wrench.)
The larger end fits six splines of the 9mm spline OD of the threaded eyelets of the "FORE drilled rim adaptors" found on rims such as the Mavic XM819, EX823 and Speedcity wheels. (This is equal to the sizing of the Mavic "M40630" or "M40494" spoke wrench.)
To use, just hang the head of the spoke in the obling hole and read its length on the scale. For crank cotters and ball bearings it works just like a gauge for drill bits. Has both metric and fractional spoke length markings. Anodized aluminium with embossed markings to allow easy reading and long life. Shipping Weight: 100g.
Dual-density ergonomically designed screwdriver handle. 3.2mm square socket. Outside shaft diameter is nominally 6mm. Weight: 86g.
Moruya Bicycles. ABN 27 559 728 517. 10 Ford St Moruya NSW 2537 Australia.