Press Release

(Scotts Valley, CA - October 21, 2019) Blackburn Design, the cycling industry leader in bicycle accessories, today announced the addition of three new tools to their Spring 2020 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 can be used in either the ratchet mechanism or handle. It also comes with the Wayside chainbreaker, 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. Retail price is $45.00 / €50.00.

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.

Retail price for the Pro Plugger is $40.00 / €40.00; the Pro Plugger CO2 Inflator Kit is $60.00 / €65.00.

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About Blackburn Design

In 1975, Jim Blackburn looked at the emerging cycling culture and knew he could make a difference. That meant thinking from the end-user perspective and showing respect for materials and their functionality while offering purpose-built design and innovation. Since its founding, Blackburn Design has honed those principles to build quality gear that allows people to go further, do more, and be better prepared for everyday and extraordinary adventures alike. Join the adventure on social: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.