|Crank Brothers Speed Lever|
In attempt to reduce the faff when removing tight fitting tyres I recently purchased the Speedlever manufactured by the Crank Brothers. This single tyre leave has been designed to provided an easy and quick means of both removing a fitting a tyre. I tried it out on a particularly troublesome combination of a Schwalbe CityJet 700x32c tyre fitted to a Rigida Sputnik Rim. Although the operation wasn't quite as slick as shown in this video, the basic concept of this lever does actually work and is an improvement on using a conventional lever and thumb combination. In terms of robustness the Speed Lever appears to be okay, Although the Speedlever comes with a Lifetime Warranty, I'm not sure how it would stand up to constant use in a workshop but as part of the basic tool-kit carried on the bike it can definitely be described as fit for purpose.
The Speedlever is available from Chain Reaction Cycles
|Verdict 4/5 Bolts|