what tire levers?

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by durkie, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. durkie

    durkie Member

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    what are you guys using? i've got the michelin on a dx32 and it's a huge godamn bitch to get on and off. i have to use steel levers, but they regularly pinch the tube.
     
  2. willapaj

    willapaj New Member

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    I find park makes the best plastic levers... but for those pain in the ass tires, I use a Pedro's DH tire lever. Never pinched a tube with it... yet...

    Never tried one of those crank bros. style levers that you use with the hub...

    The Pedro's DH tire lever...
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  3. Lil RomEo

    Lil RomEo New Member

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    Any plastic ones. They are cheap so it doesn't matter if they break.
     
  4. bwagner

    bwagner New Member

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    Park also makes a nice set of DH ones. They're metal, so you have to take your time and be careful, but they definitely work very well
     
  5. TTownJon

    TTownJon New Member

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    I use the pedros hard plastic tire levers. They are a little bigger then the sandard lever, but way stiffer.

    They are very cheap ($3 I think) and have lasted me all summer of dhing and way un-smooth trials.
     
  6. oicdn

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    The Park Steel ones. You won't pinch your tube if you inflate it some......
     
  7. Pitote

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    Those yellow plastic michelin ones. Seems like they're gonna break at any point when you use 'em, but they don't :Sonic:
     
  8. Chris

    Chris Well-Known Member

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    the blue park tools are quite strong, that's what I thought :) But when I had to take off my rear tryall tyre I really went nuts..it was such a beast to take off.... I broke three park tools, an old one and two brand new ones! Wide rims and DH tyres are a pain.. Now I ordered two of the Pedros DH and a set of plastic ones for the normal tyres. That should be fine.

    I always thought the Michelin C24 was THE beast to take off, but now there is a different tyre on top: the tryall :D
     
  9. pav

    pav New Member

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    Me personally, I quite like the Flathead Screwdrivers and Cone spanners, they really do it for me!
    Worked fine on Mickeys Michelin too! Just gotta be a little careful.
     
  10. uownme

    uownme get high and eat her

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    Any tire lever and a screw driver gets my mich off. I hate taking that tire off...
     
  11. stocktrials

    stocktrials Mitch.

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    i hate using metal ones.. i use a combination of red plastic ones and strength. (Michelin on Alex/Echo rim)
     
  12. JK

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    TACX levers are the best, if you can find them.