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    Best kinda of tire levers...

    ok, im not sure if its an operator error or these things just dont last that long. but seems like i can only get about 15-20 tire changes with my plastic levers. ive tried them all. the best ones thats ive seen were at walmart for like 1.97 and yeah i know at that price i cna replace them all the time. but what if im in the woods and they break... so i need something thats durable, i seen the park metal ones, but that would make me weary of pinching a tube. Any thoughts? thanks


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    for manly tires, i use the park steel.....i honestly feel they are far less prone to pinching tubes. Intense steel levers are nice too. ONLY downside is that they are heavy but so are the tires if you have to carry these with you so who gives an eff

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    metal is the only way to go...the pedros DH levers are pretty sick but kind of big to be carrying around.
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    Quick Sticks are nice. http://www.rei.com/product/1647.htm I've only broken these changing road tires, never had that much trouble with mountain bikes. Easy to use at least, and cheap.

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    I personally don't like the metal levers because they can scratch or damage your rim.....

    I do like the wide Pedro's levers.....have never had an issue with them

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    another vote for the wide pedro's. i have used the park tool ones and they snap

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    Pedros regular plastic levers work the best hands down. Metal levers never do me any favors.

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    Pedros work really well but my buddy broke one. He emailed them and they sent him a new set for free.

    I've found some really nice plastic covered metal ones. They are nice and narrow which makes inserting the second lever way easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I personally don't like the metal levers because they can scratch or damage your rim.....

    I do like the wide Pedro's levers.....have never had an issue with them

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    liked them too.....till they also snapped last week trying to put on (1 broke) and then removing (other broke)......needed park steel to do job. needless to say, those tires are WAY overkill and i am now back to using pedros with more "reasonable" tires.

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    From IRD-Soma?

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    These look like a good option. Coated steel ones to protect the rims sounds like a winner!

    I also use a piece of cut tube to place in between the Park steel levers and tire. Works pretty well, but just a bit more work.

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    Someone mentioned these above....Soma

    You cannot beat the Soma levers. They have a steel core, surrounded by plastic, so its not going to damage your gear, unlike any of the metal levers. I have seen rims damaged with those to the point where the tires seat wrong. I have used the majority of plastic levers at work...Quik stiks, park, intense, crank bros., etc. Nothing beats the Soma steel cores. Nothing. Easy to get into a tight bead, doesn't flex, and most importantly...never breaks. Get them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewpalooza
    Someone mentioned these above....Soma

    You cannot beat the Soma levers. They have a steel core, surrounded by plastic, so its not going to damage your gear, unlike any of the metal levers. I have seen rims damaged with those to the point where the tires seat wrong. I have used the majority of plastic levers at work...Quik stiks, park, intense, crank bros., etc. Nothing beats the Soma steel cores. Nothing. Easy to get into a tight bead, doesn't flex, and most importantly...never breaks. Get them.
    Those are the ones I have. Best levers by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    liked them too.....till they also snapped last week trying to put on (1 broke) and then removing (other broke)......needed park steel to do job. needless to say, those tires are WAY overkill and i am now back to using pedros with more "reasonable" tires.
    it sounds like you're pretty hamfisted haha.

    either way, sounds like you need metal.
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    quick release levers work swell

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    the new maxxis ones are sick as hell too

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    damn thanks all.

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    you're fingers

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    My friend uses butter knives......I wouldn't recommend that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover Nick
    you're fingers

    fingers are flipping off or most likely used tenderly caressing women...and women don't like dirty tire hands
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    i think ima go with the soma. not bad fo 5 bucks a shot.

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