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    tire lever tool recommendations?

    i have wtb vigilante 2.3 tsc in the front and moto 2.3 tsc in the rear. what tire lever tool do you guys recommend for these tubeless tires??

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    I like Pedros (non DH) tire levers.
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    +1. Bought a set on the recommendation of my local shop, and I'm quite impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zebrahum View Post
    I like Pedros (non DH) tire levers.
    ^^ These... cheap and works well.

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    I use the Park levers with the hooks if the tire/rim combo is REALLY tight. If you do it right, you won't need levers. Put the bead in the center of the rim opposite of the stem and remove the bead near the stem. You can just just your fingers to get the tire on and off most times. Same for putting it back on. Then seat the bead by pulling in place all the way around.
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    Quik Stik has never let me down.
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    But thumbs work most of the time if you remember to push the bead into the low center of the rim as stated by wmac.

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    Normally I don't use levers, but technique instead. If the tire is still too tight, I break out Pedros levers. I like the slim and wide profile as opposed to Park's, and I've only ever managed to snap the latter into pieces.

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    Been using the same set of these for almost 13 years - haven't broken one yet!

    Zefal Nylon Tire Levers - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available

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    Pedro's makes the best non-metal levers. Lifetime warranty on them, too. My choices after that are Minoura for aluminum levers with hooks, the PDW 3wrencho (steel core with a thin, broad lever), and finally Park's steel core levers, which have gobs of leverage.

    For most tires, even Pedro's levers are overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shibby View Post
    Been using the same set of these for almost 13 years - haven't broken one yet!

    Zefal Nylon Tire Levers - Mountain Equipment Co-op. Free Shipping Available
    You stole my name!! LOL.

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    My Novara tire levers have never let me down. $3 for 3 at REI... hard to beat on price.

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