The Daysaver story began in 2020 with the ‘Original9’ multitool. The founders Daniel, Elam and Peter were bothered by the fact that as bikers they had to choose between a useful but heavy and bulky tool or a small and light but unworkable one.
We all know the common concepts based on foldable tools. And also their disadvantages: many screws are not accessible due to the bulky design and you don't feel the right lever when it comes to applying the right torque. Daysaver's multitool concept solved these problems in an unprecedented way and was launched on the market with great success with the ‘Original9’.
The Second Step
The new brand was rooted in the bike community from the beginning and quickly learned what the next product had to be through its customer-centred product development. In collaboration with their customers, Daysaver 2021 developed the Multitool Extension ‘Coworking5’, which is the perfect complement to the multitool with tire lever, chain breaker, valve tool, spoke tool and chain link holder.
And the Story Goes On
Encouraged by the extraordinarily successful Kickstarter campaigns and the enthusiastic community, the team has put everything on the line and is now working full time for the Swiss bike start-up. What started as an idea over an after-ride beer is now turning into the next chapter in their story. Last year, the founders invested a lot of time in further developing the multitool as well as expanding the product range. The modular product line is being relaunched with the ‘Essential8’ multitool as the core product and is now available on daysaver.fun.
Even more workshop quality on the ride
Proven features have been preserved. Of course, the form factor of a classic Allen key, which ensures ideal accessibility and with which - via the two different lever lengths - you can apply the right torque. And obviously the innovation of the nested bits. Two on each side that you can turn around and put inside each other. This makes the ‘Essential8’ a multi-talent with HEX 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and Torx 25 - everything it takes to save the day in an emergency.
With nested bits, the ‘Essential8’ offers eight tools at only 33 grams.
The bit concept is explained in a short video. https://youtube.com/shorts/N4fZUJE-Wvw?feature=share
Perfect accessibility, high or low torque as needed.
In keeping the tradition of Swiss obsession with quality, the Daysaver team was not fully satisfied with the already exceptionally high quality of the ‘Original9’ multitool. Accessibility, especially with SRAM rear derailleurs, is now optimized by the rounded end of the long lever. The torques, which were already beyond what a person can apply by hand, have been further improved. Safe is safe. At the same time, the weight of the corrosion resistant stainless steel multitool has been reduced to an incredible 33 grams - a tool/weight ratio that is without comparison in the market.
Optimized accessibility for all screws in any location. 8 tools, very high torques, and yet weighing only 33 grams - the Daysaver ‘Essential8’.
The novelty that will probably excite the most is probably the price. At CHF/EUR 45, the Daysaver ‘Essential8’ offers a value-for-money that is hard to beat for a tool in this function and weight class that deserves its name and offers real workshop quality on the trail.
More Useful Helpers
The multitool is still accompanied by the ‘Coworking5’ extension. With this combination, not only are the screws on the bike well taken care of, but also tire lever, chain breaker, valve tool and spoke spanner are included. In addition, the ‘Coworking5’ extension offers a chain link holder. The chain breaker is made of highly corrosion resistant and hardened stainless steel and can be used with any Hex3 allen key for 9-12 speed chains (SRAM flat top chains included). The tire lever is made of glass fibre reinforced polyamide which delivers the best possible flex-to-stiffness ratio for that application.
The ‘Coworking5’ offers 5 functions and offers together with the ‘Essential8’ 13 tools - compact and lightweight.
As before, the Daysaver products are modular, so that customers have complete freedom in the configuration of their solution. For those bikers who like to mount their tools on the bike, the mounts ‘Carrier’ for the multitool or the ‘Cradle’ for the combination with the ‘Coworking5’ are still available.
The mount ‘Carrier’, which holds the ‘Essential8’ multitool almost invisible under the bottle cage.
The mount ‘Cradle’, which attaches the Essential8/Coworking5 combination to the bike together with, for example, a spare tube. Securely held by the ‘Whip’, the new strap from Daysaver.
To ensure that riders who like their bikes clean can also carry their tools well protected in their trouser or jersey pocket or even in their backpack, the ‘Hug’ multitool protective sleeve and the ‘Guard’ protective case are now available.
The ‘Guard’ keeps the Essential8/Coworking5 combination well protected and still offers space for important small things, e.g. cash for the after-ride beer or repair kit.
The ‘Hug’ protects the ‘Essential8’ and bikers who prefer to carry the multitool in their trouser/ jersey pocket or backpack.
Also new to the product range of Daysaver is the strap called ‘Whip’. It replaces the strap that comes with the ‘Cradle’. In addition, the ‘Whip’ is also available separately, so that all those who like to attach equipment to the bike have a wide and high-quality strap at their disposal.
The ‘Whip’ lets riders attach pretty much everything to their bike.
Although the multitool 'Original9' is no longer available, Daysaver has of course not forgotten its existing customers. That would have been a serious violation of the modularity credo letting riders put together their tools and how they want to carry them the way they prefer. Therefore, all products are compatible with both the 'Essential8' and the 'Original9' multitool.
Daysaver Will Keep Up the Tradition as Innovator
Of course, this is not all that the Daysaver team has worked on in 2022. The product pipeline is full and a new product line is planned to be launched this year. Once again developed in close cooperation with the bike community, these products are intended to address and cover further needs of bikers in the multitool sector. More will be communicated soon, so it's worth keeping an eye on Daysaver.
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