I bought these levers with my first mountain bike 25 years ago and they're still going strong. I've snapped many other brands but these have never failed me.
A great tool that is simple, yet works well. Tire removal and replacement has been made easier and faster.
The tool holster makes it convenient to store and find in the tool kit.
I've used a lot of different tire levers, and most simply don't work very well. The Kool Stop levers are by far the best I've tried. The design secret that makes them so effective is a thin but strong tip, that easily slips under a tire bead, and then stays there. The shape works so well that I routinely use just one lever, and zip tires off the rim (and using a second or third lever makes tight tires easy to work with). An absolutely great product at a great price.
I was struggling for an embarrassingly long time at home trying to fit ridden michelin road tires on new SH rims- one of the Kool Stop levers snapped in the process, and another (my fault) dragged across the RS rim sticker marring the overall look of new wheels.
Dug out my old Zefal flips and bingo - tire on. The difference i noticed was the Zefals were about half as thick as the Kool Stops- which made a world of difference with tires known for being very tight when new.
Love these. I carry one in the saddlebag on all my bikes.
Slim enough and strong enough to get under new tires.
I use the older, more worn levers to help scrape glue off my tubulars as well.
I usually purchase an inexpensive set of tore levers. You just have to be more careful with these so as not to break them easily. If you're rough, then buy a more durable set.
These are okay for the price. My main problem with this are that the ends that go between the tire and the rim and this kinda sharp plastic edge You can kinda see it in the photo. I accidentally sliced my tube with it. Ended up sanding the edges and it works better. I would pay a few more bucks for some better levers
I've been able to change out a tube and a tire without tire levers, so for that reason, I but these because of the low cost. I do run into times when I need a tool, and for those occasions, this set works fine.
I have tried a variety of tire levers and had less than good experiences when they snapped in two.
Then I bought the SPORT levers (before Kool Stop bought them) and they perfect. No scratches on the rim, easy to use and pack into a convenient holder. They are made in Holland, which is a country of cyclists, so they had better be good.
Broke all three in less than three minutes. Iï¿½ve installed 50+ tubes and tires and am confident that these are poor quality. Some may say that Continentals are stubborn tires, but should that be an excuse? New levers did the job just fine. Canï¿½t recommend these.
have tried several kinds of irons and this one seems to work best for me. I carry one in my saddlebag and use it to quickly pry off the tire and slide it around the rim. I can get these under tires much easier than others I've tried. Not worried about it scratching carbon rims. I have broken a couple of these using them on brand new tires when on the road but for the most part they hold up well.
I own several of these sets. Over the years I have used a variety of levers. These are strong, sturdy and reliable. I have not broken one yet. I ride with one set and bought extras for each of my sons so they have there own cycling repair kits.
I have used many different tire levers over the years. The park tool ones I have broken on a stubborn tire, but the koo stop levers have done the job over and over and over. I carry them with me all the time in my commute bag and trust them that if I get a flat, they'll get the job done.