It will do the job but seems not as sturdy as my other Tire
I have other Tire irons as well as this one and they seem to be a bit sturdier. This one would most likely work better with dirt bike tires than it does when I use it with my street bike. It seems to bend with some Force easier than my other tire
Have use this a bunch of times because it helps when changing your tires but you can easily Knick a tube, so in the case you can get the spoon in I'd rather use that. Oh also it has bent after a few uses. Just bent it back and should work fine next time.
the black phosphate finish is a terrible choice of finish as it makes the iron very hard to slide in or out when under pressure and chews on painted rims pretty bad. outside the poor finish choice its a great iron and makes short work of stiff tires.
I got this along with the tusk 17" mega tire iron and they work great together. This one is more slim to get the tire started and the tusk better for finishing the job. They make a great team, changing tires has never been so easy
I have had many tire irons and this is the best by far that I have owned. In fact I have one at home and another at work that I use almost daily for over a year. Works great installing tubes in mower tires and dirt bike tires and I have even used it on a trailer tire one day when I was in a pinch. The curved part of the tire iron makes it the best I have had for installing the tires. I use it along with a regular spoon type tire iron. This one installs while the spoon type assist and just the opposite for dismounting a tire.
Great product to change your tires quickly work awesome I recommend buying 3 to make the job simple and easy and if your worried about scratching your rims use rim protectors because you should never use bare metal against painted rims and if you scratch them your doing something wrong. These are very good levers especially for the price you should never bend one as long as you make sure you break the bead on the tire and keep the tire in the drop center of the rim, Remember tire lube is your friend and don't use soap as this can cause the tire to spin on the rim and destroy your tubes and don't use them as pry bars or a hammer these are a specialty tool with clear purpose use the right tool for the right job simple as that.
-Off road racer with 10 years experience and currently apprenticing to be a journeyman motorcycle mechanic.
If you are breaking them you need to take a step back and look at how you are going about changing your tires. You won't EVER need more leverage than these provide. I have changed many tires for street and dirt with these, on the garage (no stand). If you are breaking a sweat, take a break and watch a few good Youtube videos on tire changes. We all were there once. If you are worried about scratching your rims use a piece of milk jug or plastic juice jug between the rim and lever.