Blackburn Designs launches three new on the bike tools

Introducing the Big Switch Ratchet Multi-Tool, Pro Plugger and Pro Plugger CO2 Inflator Kit.



Blackburn Designs launches new on the bike tools

Three new bicycle tools enter Blackburn Design’s renowned tool lineup: Introducing the Big Switch Ratchet Multi-Tool, Pro Plugger, and Pro Plugger CO2 Inflator Kit.

Blackburn Design, today announced the addition of three new tools to their line of bicycle tools and accessories: the Big Switch Ratchet Multi-Tool, the Pro Plugger, and the Pro Plugger CO2 Inflator Kit.

These items are now available to riders via authorized Blackburn Design retailers and online at “Every year we look at our products and ask ourselves: ‘How can we make these better?’ Our tool line is no different,” remarked Blackburn Design Marketing Manager, Daniel Powell. “The new Big Switch Ratchet and Pro Plugger tools were designed with the utmost attention to functionality. We also set out to make them look as good as they perform. There’s no doubt about it: no matter the ride or the adventure, these are the tools that we’d want to use ourselves.”

The Big Switch Ratchet Multi-Tool builds on the popularity of the current Switch and Big Switch multi-tools, by incorporating a two-way ratchet mechanism into the handle. It features extra-long 2.5 through 8mm Allen bits, as well as T25 and T30 Torx bits that work in either the ratchet mechanism or handle. It also comes with the Wayside chain breaker, 0, 1, and 2 spoke wrenches, a disc-pad spreader, flathead, and a Presta valve core tool. The entire set fits neatly in a 2.5” x 4.5” x .5” nylon carrying case for compact storage in a jersey pocket, pack, or bikepacking bag. The retail price is $45.00.

The Pro Plugger and the Pro Plugger CO2 Inflator Kit make fixing tire punctures a breeze. The Pro Plugger itself is made from sleek, CNC aluminum alloy and features a minimalist, clutter-free design. It comes stocked with ten double-wrapped plugs, incorporates a Presta valve core remover, and fits neatly into a rubber mounting kit for easy placement on a top-tube, seat post, or even handlebar. The Pro Plugger CO2 Inflator Kit adds in the popular CO2’FER inflator head, a 25g CO2 cartridge, and a universal frame-mounting kit that fits discreetly beneath the water bottle cage to keep everything within reach. The retail price for the Pro Plugger is $40.00; the Pro Plugger CO2 Inflator Kit is $60.00.


About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


  • C. says:

    I would never, and have never, mounted any–thing to my bike frame. Ever. Nor would I ever put any tools inside my headset, or handlebars, or any thing else, ever. Keeping the bike itself as light as possible makes it easier to manage as the wieght of tools I carry are in the lowest part of my backpack or hip pack. Plus all this ‘stuff’ mounted to the frame makes the bike look ‘junky’.

    • N. says:

      Congratulations… Regardless of where the weight is, it would not make a difference, unless it was on the wheels due to rotational weight. Other than that, attaching a tool to a bike would absolutely not make a difference than it would if it were in your bag. Doesn’t matter where this weight sits you still stay the same regardless.

      I’d rather have no bag attached to my back and my tools/water bottle on the frame. But to each their own. But I think your logic is inaccurate. And who cares how the bike looks with tools on it??? Mountain biking has become too much of a fashion statement. Just ride the darn thing!

    • Nic says:

      LOL congratulations. Doesn’t matter where you put the tool. Weight is weight regardless of it being in your bag or on your bike. Unless it is added to your wheels due to rotational weight it does not make a difference.

      Your logic is inaccurate. And who cares what the bike looks like with tools attached??? Mountain biking has become too much of a fashion statement. Just ride the thing! It’s about convenience.

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