It’s simple. It’s inexpensive. It gets the job done.
“The ultimate trailside companion” per Crankbrothers, and I agree.
I’ve had a bunch of different tools from super elaborate down to the M5. Honestly… most of the other junk that comes on the larger more elaborate tools will never get used by the average consumer, in my opinion. I’ve been riding for as long as I can remember and when I’ve needed to pull out a tool, it’s typically because my grips came loose, I hit a tree and need to realign my brake leaver/handlebars, or readjust my saddle/seatpost.
With that being said, for the long hauler touring type… never leave home without something that can break down/repair your entire bicycle… you may need it 100 miles from nowhere. But, for the local trail or road ride, the M5 is perfect. I refer to it as the pocket knife of multi-tools.
Go check out more at Crankbrothers. They have a magenta / black color option that’s pretty sick.