The tire lever, though seemingly one of the simplest and most basic of cycling tools, is one commonly used by almost every cyclist, and unfortunately, one often responsible for unnecessary frustration. Really, what is more fun than flatting far away from home, being thrilled you lugged that spare tube and pump, and then having your tire levers snap in two?
Pedro’s award winning, universally loved tire levers feature molded box construction and a proprietary plastic composite blend that makes them the strongest levers available. The unique chisel tip shape easily inserts beneath the tire bead and the slightly thicker shape keeps the lever securely in place. Additionally, the bold shape of the lever and helpful dual spoke hooks makes removal of even the tightest tires a simple task.
Pedro’s tire levers are available in bright yellow, pink, green, and orange making them easy to spot in the shop or in the woods making sure you don’t lose them. As long as your riding buddies don’t steal them from you, we are confident the Pedro’s Tire Levers will be the last levers you buy. Do yourself a favor and give them a try. You will love them! If you ever, somehow, manage to use your gorilla strength to break them, our levers are back by Pedro’s lifetime warranty, and we will happily replace them for you.
Award winning, universally loved, and available in bright yellow, pink, green, and orange colors
Molded box construction and proprietary plastic blend makes these the strongest levers available
Chisel tip shape is easy to insert beneath the bead and the slightly thicker shape keeps the tire lever from slipping
Bold shape makes it easy to remove the tightest of tires without bending or breaking
1. The number one tip is to make sure that you push the tire bead to the center of the rim all the way around the wheel. Most rims have a shape that makes the center a smaller diameter, so pushing the bead to the center means the bead will need to be stretched less to get onto/off the rim. This is useful for removal and installation of tires. On some tires with very stiff steel beads, the bead may creep back out of the center and you might need to push it back to the center.
2. Traditionally, it has been suggested that it is best to start removing a tire opposite from the valve. The same is true for installation. However, when dealing with tight tires, and especially tubeless tires, it works much better to finish at the valve for installation and start near the valve for removal.
3. The above techniques generally allows for removal of tires using one lever, prying the bead off the rim, then sliding the lever it along the rim to remove the rest of the bead. If the tire is still tight enough that I cannot slide one lever, it is time to use two. Insert two levers under the bead about 6 inches apart. Double check that the the bead is still pushed to the middle, then pry the bead off the rim using both levers at the same time. This will spread the load over the two levers and usually gets enough bead off the rim to allow the sliding technique to be used.