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Park Tool Tire Lever Set - TL-1

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    Make tire changes easier.

    We have learned the hard way the things that do not substitute for a tire lever: Metal spoon, screwdriver, fingers, floor pump thumblock, prayer and much more. The humble tire lever, in this case the Park Tool TL-1 Set-of-3 Tire Levers, is something so simple yet so vital for happy & self-sufficient bike riding. They're good for helping you fix countless flats thanks to their durable nylon construction. They are tough to bend and even tougher to break, but likewise they peel back the bead of your clincher tire without doing a whit of damage to your rim. Don't leave them behind because if you do and you flat you are totally screwed.

    The TL-1 is a 3-pack of levers. You can loan one and lose one because you really only need one to fix a flat. There are a few wheels out there (Campagnolo rims come to mind) where the tire fit is so tight you may need 2.

    • Item #PAR0030

    Tech Specs

    Other Tools
    plastic tire levers
    Recommended Use
    changing a flat
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    prefer the TL-4

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    pros: skinny, light and fit in your bag. plus you get 3 of them.
    cons: more prone to breaking than others.

    I personally prefer the park tool TL-4 which backcountry/cc don't seem to carry. Harder to break, and they seem to work better for me.

    prefer the TL-4

    Great tool for the price

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Keep some in the pack for trailside changes but I've also used these in the shop.

    Good tool for the price, but they are on the flimsy side. I haven't had one break on me yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if one did.

    Like the hook for attaching to the spoke and the fact that they stack together for compact storage.

    Ben
    brabinowitz@backcountry.com
    801-746-7564

    Staple

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    It seems like this is the one tool you can never have enough of. The price is right, and they are light, portable and pretty strong provided you don't try to use them as a crowbar. Keep a few extra on hand as they tend "to walk."

    Function well, good price

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    These tire levers work quite well for almost all tires. I had some struggles mounting a wire bead 2-ply downhill tire but that's not surprising, you almost need metal reinforced tire levers for that. These are not reinforced with metal but they are still quite strong and work well for most tires out there. It's a good price for a three pack so even if you break one you still have two left.

    Basic lever but a little soft

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have a set of these for a few years now and they function fine. Until I tried a pair of Pedro's levers which are even stiffer, I found that these are a little bit on the soft side. Especially when mounting or dismounting a pair of newer GP4000S, I found these a little bit on the soft side.

    Not as good as the Pedros ones

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    But they sure are cheap.



    Pedros' have better hooks for the spoke, they're thicker overall, they stick together better, and they definitely feel stronger. These are a little flimsy for trying to mount a tubeless tire.



    But again--cheap.

    Really, Reviewing A Tire Lever?

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I think the fact that these things have so many reviews is a good indication of how good they are. They are cheap, strong, and hassle-free. They may be a bit more bulky than other options but they are small and light enough for me. And sure if you really crank on them, they'll snap, but I've snapped fewer of these levers than any other brand.

    Great to have around!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I bought these as a back up set of tire levers. I'm very happy with this purchase. I take this set with me on the road. They are very light, durable, economical and compact. Plus purchasing an extra set won't break the bank.

    Best tire levers I've ever used!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    They are economical, light weight-and they work great. I can usually change a tire with one lever but sometimes need two. They fit nicely in my small saddlebag. Work so much better than the aluminum I had before. A set of these, spare tube, and a CO2 pump and you're golden out on the road when you flat.

    Best tire levers I've ever used!

    Value Levers

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I look at tire levers as consumables... The main reason is because I always lose them! These work just fine -- they aren't amazing, but they don't snap after a few uses like other plastic levers I've used. And with three levers that snap together, you get a lot for your buck. Break one, and who cares? Break a second (or lose it like me!), and you have time to order some more!

    Works, kinda

      I'd look for another set of more robust levers if you are looking for something to use on a daily basis. This will snap when working on tighter beads, like performance road tires or downhill casings. Or you can order a bucket full and be sure to wear eye protection.

      good value

      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      For the price, these are great, especially the wide/flat end of them. Easy to wedge under the bead of the tire without pinching the tube, and easy to separate the tire from the rim with 2 of them. 2 has been sufficient for all the jobs I've had to do, I just leave the third at home, it's not any more useful to me on the road or trail.



      One drawback is the skinny end of the lever. They get shredded if you do anything substantial with them. Not really worth it. They should have just left that off and saved the plastic. For the other end though, worth getting some.