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The best tyre lever in the world?
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Bontrager tyre lever.
Ok perhaps not the most exciting peace of bike bling. But of all the tools iv ever used or owed this humble little peace of plastic redness, just seems to work so well. Of all the things when working on bikes to mad at changing tyres can just bring out the hulk in the most mild mannered of us >Sad tyre braking levers >Sad lossing skin on knuckles and bruising crushing fingers >Sad or simpley not being able to get the tyre on or off :B Makes me want to Hulk Smash >Sad >Sad >Sad
This is where this bad boy shines, now iv broken more levers than Andy has sworn at his dropper on a bike ride Wink but so far only only one of these has broken on me. they seem to have made it just right for smoothly sliding the bead off the rim and the skinny end is perfect to work the bead out the mid channel when setting up tubeless. Cant explain how but this thing does it, but it just works better than any other lever iv tried from putting on road tyres to the thickest DH ones.


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It must be really amazing if you felt compelled to write about it at 4.05am Wink
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#3
Park tool blue ones are good.
Have snapped tips of other ones they are super strong. Putting Marathon Plus on Brompton was a pain....
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Sleeps a wast of living, only saying that because I'm not very good  at it   :B
Have a couple of park tool blues in the garage and I'm afraid for me there not a spot on theses fellows. Strange thing is apart from mud x tyres Iv found all the rest of the bontrager products to be to tinny and probable great for light XC but feeble for anything else. As always just my opinion though  Wink
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"Skid" Wrote:Sleeps a wast of living, only saying that because I'm not very good  at it   :B
Have a couple of park tool blues in the garage and I'm afraid for me there not a spot on theses fellows. Strange thing is apart from mud x tyres Iv found all the rest of the bontrager products to be to tinny and probable great for light XC but feeble for anything else. As always just my opinion though  Wink

Try taking twice the recommended dose of extra strong pain killers...that'le help you sleep! And i am equally bad at sleeping Sad
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Never known a Bontrager product not to bend or buckle....   weird they make a tyre lever stronger than their rims!!!
Mei securis turpe meus vox<br />            
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&quot;Mbnut&quot; Wrote:http://www.topeak.com/products/Mini-Tool...leLever1_2

Never known a Bontrager product not to bend or buckle....   weird they make a tyre lever stronger than their rims!!!

Big Grin
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#8
I bought one of these

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and it snapped the first time I used it. Definitely not recommended.
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&quot;Skid&quot; Wrote:Sleeps a waste of living, only saying that because I'm not very good  at it   :B
Have a couple of park tool blues in the garage and I'm afraid for me there not a spot on theses fellows. Strange thing is apart from mud x tyres Iv found all the rest of the bontrager products to be to tinny and probable great for light XC but feeble for anything else. As always just my opinion though  Wink

Well said that man Wink
Chemically assisted sleep should only be via a plant based substance post fermentation, all other options are a potentially wasted opportunity Wink
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&quot;Tinc&quot; Wrote:Well said that man Wink
Chemically assisted sleep should only be via a plant based substance post fermentation, all other options are a potentially wasted opportunity Wink

The chemical assistance wasn't intended to aid sleep, more to dull the pain so that i could sleep! I've had some pretty good nights sleep recently though Wink If it weren't for the risk of stomach ulcers i would carry on taking them post teeth extraction.
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