Changing a flat tube yesterday and two of the levers had the small tips break off. Very disappointing on my second use of these tools. They items are typically quite tough and resilient but this set was a disappointment.
They are sturdy enough and lighter than other levers. If I'm not mistaken they were good enough to install and remove my tubeless tires on my road bike. If you use tubeless tires you know what i'm talking about.
I've already used them to dismountmount 3 tires. It's nice to have 3, an advantage on tight wire beads (mine). I like that they're light and snap together. Easy to fit in my seat pack and they don't separate. I'd buy again and recommend to friends.
Good deal, but these levers can be painful to use if you've got a tire that's tough to remove. The thicker, yellow ones are better in that scenario. But, if you've got a normal-to-easy tire to remove...these blue ones rock.
Thankfully they are inexpensive as they are not the strongest or most durable levers out there. I was changing out my rear tire for the indoor training season and had the tips of 2 of the levers breakchip when installing the trainer tire. The levers did last about 2 years and 4-5 tire changes, but having them break like that is still worrisome. Overall good levers, but be prepared to buy more after some uses.
Here's a quick review on the Park Tool TL-1.2 Tire Levers - they're tire levers and they work! I like the smaller profile . . . not as bulky as others when storing in the saddle bag but yet they still perform well under stressful conditions. I've never had an issue with one breaking/snapping when using to remove a tire from the rim.
Do yourself a favor and buy a set of Park Tool TL-1.2 Tire Levers . . . you won't regret it!
Once again, BTD has delivered with the perfect combination for a tire lever. The Park TL - 1.2 is a eye pleasing shade of blue that will make your toolbox look even sexier than it currently is. In addition to being gorgeous, these durable little monsters will actually remove a tire from your rim if your hands are too weak from typing product reviews all day.
I cannot recommend these enough, buy 4 sets at least.