The first CPR Tool was first developed in 1992 out of race necessity. While leading a World Cup XC, Thomas Frischknecht’s stem slipped, causing him to stop, tighten it and lose valuable time. Tom Ritchey knew he couldn’t afford to send his riders across the world to race and have them not finish due to simple mechanicals. Thus, the CPR9 was born to solve this problem. Lightweight and reliable, the CPR tool was the first multi-tool designed to aid a rider in need while out riding or racing.