Don't let Lezyne Power Levers' simple appearance fool you. They are specialists. There are literally millions of more complicated tools out there that can't do nearly as good a job of pulling a tire off of a rim. The Power Levers' fiber-reinforced Composite Matrix construction can stand up to the nastiest wire bead DH tire without breaking or dinging your rim. The large, rounded handle won't dig into your hand as you put your full weight behind the lever, and the handy spoke hook keeps the lever in place while you go to work on the next section of the bead.
Lezyne Power Levers come in pairs and are available in black.
- Item #LED0073
- Q & A
Not up for new tubeless MTB tires
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had a couple sets of these in the saddle bags of both my road bike and my mountain bike. They are nice and compact and a good option for mid-ride repairs on a tire that has already seen some miles to break it in. I've used these to fix a flat on my roadie and to take off worn tires from my mountain bike and they were really easy to use for those jobs.
That said, these really aren't up to the task of mounting a new tire with a tight bead. I had to replace the tires on my mountain bike this spring and bent and finally snapped two levers before switching to a sturdier set.
If you're looking for a set to have in your backpack or saddlebag for mid-ride repairs I think these are a great option, but you should definitely consider a sturdier set to have in the toolbox at home
Maybe I'm picky
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
It's not that these levers don't work well...They do, but they have some flex to them which concerns me when wrestling a tight tire bead. I prefer the Pedro's levers for their solid construction and confidence in using them over the years that the tire bead won't slip off. The Pedro's are a bit larger though, and these fit better in a saddle bag or emergency pack.