I got two of these, because you almost need to have two to take the tire off of the rim. Either that or a lot of large screwdrivers. And the edges on this are rounded, so as to not damage the tire, as you can quite easily do with a screwdriver!
So I bought these a few years ago and use them on occasion. I was putting on my new Shinko 505 today and one of them snapped, which in turn slashed my brand new Michelin Heavy Duty tube. I will now stick to the better brands for tire irons.
Great Tire iron with plenty of grip and leverage. The scoop on the tip is nice and thin so it reduces your chance of getting pinch flats. I tend to drop my irons a lot while changing tires and they have held up really well! IF you are going to go all HULK status and throw these in anger, while changing a tire you must want to look at their 17 inch long irons!
I got this spoon to replace some motion pro irons that I had been using at home for a long time....and dreading tire changes. These work a lot better for me and have made it less of a pita to change tires.
I bought two of these and they have already paid for themselves. I've changed two tires and they work great. Used some warm soapy water and sprayed it on the rim. Saved a ton of money from bringing my wheels to a shop.
First time changing tires and these make it easy. They also have a groove to make it hard to pinch your tubes. Love the handle as well.
They are way too big to take on the trail though. I used 3, you can probably get away with two but I think 3 is perfect, especially for $30. They’re super strong too, there was a time I thought I was going to bend my rim and break my iron (I stopped right there) and it just held up. Took my 10 year old tires off when it was cold as heck no problem.
first thing i noticed about this iron is the thin spoon which is perfect for squeezing in to tight beads. the tool is made of strong steel with a comfortable handle. if you get some lube on your hands you wont slip off ad easy and punch your sproket.
Has a very positive feel to it when prying a tire on or off. I also have the "no handle" types that work but this one has a very thin spoon that gets under the tire easily and just has a more positive grip.
Not good if you like keeping your rims looking nice.
Very cheap in every way. Got roughed up on a new tusk rim, and ended scratching the rim. It's cheap chrome. If ypu just need a spoon and don't really care if it may cause damage to tour rim's finish, then it's fine.
Awesome tire tools,. Every tool boxes needs at least two of these. I change a lot of tires and this tool is great for what it's made for. When used properly it doesn't pinch tube,. It's strong and durable
Great tire irons, long enough for good leverage, and have nice handles, albeit the handles are a little large and tough to slip under the brake disc to make it hold itself. They're heavy and big, definitely not for a trail bag.
Given their great price, I got 3, and don't have any problems changing tires!