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Tell us what the product is for and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it? With a Cycling Weekly subscription you can improve your performance with our expert practical, nutritional and training tips These levers have a small but clever extra wrinkle that makes mounting tyres a breeze. They're also super tough and can deal with the tightest tyre/rim combinations. They're among the best tyre levers you can buy, and they're also compact so very easy to stash away.
LifeLine is Wiggle’s in-house component and accessories brand and usually it offers products with an excellent balance of performance and price. With these levers, though, that balance has tipped a little too far in favour of price, to the detriment of their performance. You can now take a second lever, place it under the lifted bead to the side of the first lever and work it a few inches along, before repeating the cantilever procedure. With both levers lifting the bead, you should be able to grasp the lifted section of the deflated tyre carcass between the levers with a firm jolting motion, and roll it off with your hands. Assuming you're happy with your tyre/rim combo, the next thing to consider is the material of your rims. Carbon rims need to be treated with a bit of extra care compared to alloy wheels, so it's definitely not a good idea to scratch or gouge them. To avoid this, we'd recommend avoiding the use of metal tyre levers if you can, on carbon rims especially. Metal tyre levers are largely a thing of the past, although thermonuclear like the Park Tool TL-5s are still sometimes the only way to remove really, really tight tyres. But nowadays, there are lots of tough plastic options that should remove all but the most stubborn tyres.While strong thumbs can be enough to pull the tyre’s bead over the rim, certain rim and tyre combinations will turn you red in the face, so we’d always advise having a set of tyre levers to hand. The crank brothers and BTL-78 have been pretty instrumental in helping me remove and replace tyres since i bought them earlier in the year and I can highly recommend them both. The tyre glider is an easy tool to use. As soon as you have the pinch point, any tyre will go on using your body weight. As described in the video. Deffo helps my mood when I've got to change tyres!
With the Schwalbe levers holding the tyre in place, I was able to push the last section of bead over the rim by hand – no lever required. It was still a time-consuming job and I still wouldn't risk this tyre/rim combo in the field, but that I could do it at all validates the usefulness of Schwalbe's little hook. They coped with every other tyre I tried, too, even one I expected to be difficult, the 16-inch (38-305) Schwalbe Marathon Racers on the BTwin Ultra Compact 1 Second Light. These actually turned out to be a relatively loose fit and the only reason I mention them is to wonder if Decathlon chose this size rather than the 35-349 16-inch that Brompton uses because they make for easier tyre changes.Next to consider are any extra features the tyre levers. Some are designed to hook onto your spokes, helping to keep the lever in place while you get onto the next portion of the tyre. Others have integrated valve core tighteners or clip neatly together for easier organising.
Not that they are available anymore, but I love my mid 90s Pedros Milk Levers, made from recycled plastic milk bottles. These substitutes carry a risk. The sharp edges have a tendency to damage inner tubes or rim tape if you ride a tubeless setup.This comment needs a lot more likes. I have them on my commuter and is one of the few adverts I have seen where they get a variety of people including a child riding over a sea of broken glass. Some of the best tyre levers incorporate metal into their design to ensure they’re strong enough to cope with extreme forces.