I've only replaced 3 tubes with these levers so far, but I can tell you they work. I'll just throw these in my jersey on my way out the door and forget about them because they're so light. Given the plastic I don't expect these to last forever, but they're so good for what they are it's hard to fault them. The way they stick together feels surprisingly sturdy, as well
Changing a flat tube yesterday and two of the levers had the small tips break off. Very disappointing on my second use of these tools. They items are typically quite tough and resilient but this set was a disappointment.
Here's a quick review on the Park Tool TL-1.2 Tire Levers - they're tire levers and they work! I like the smaller profile . . . not as bulky as others when storing in the saddle bag but yet they still perform well under stressful conditions. I've never had an issue with one breaking/snapping when using to remove a tire from the rim.
Do yourself a favor and buy a set of Park Tool TL-1.2 Tire Levers . . . you won't regret it!
I've already used them to dismountmount 3 tires. It's nice to have 3, an advantage on tight wire beads (mine). I like that they're light and snap together. Easy to fit in my seat pack and they don't separate. I'd buy again and recommend to friends.
Good deal, but these levers can be painful to use if you've got a tire that's tough to remove. The thicker, yellow ones are better in that scenario. But, if you've got a normal-to-easy tire to remove...these blue ones rock.
Thankfully they are inexpensive as they are not the strongest or most durable levers out there. I was changing out my rear tire for the indoor training season and had the tips of 2 of the levers breakchip when installing the trainer tire. The levers did last about 2 years and 4-5 tire changes, but having them break like that is still worrisome. Overall good levers, but be prepared to buy more after some uses.