Crank Brothers Speedier Tire Lever Tools

4.09/5 (46 Reviews)
MSRP : $8.99


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Product Description

Crank Brothers Speedier Tire Lever : To remove even the toughest tire, just hook the end of the lever under the tire, extend the lever and snap the end on the axle, then rotate. It literally takes seconds! Better yet, to install a tire, hook the lever on the rim...


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jhilton a Cross Country Rider from Pittsburgh

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2010

Strengths:    Nothing

Weaknesses:    This flimsy thing won't even budge with a mountain bike tire

Bottom Line:   
This thing won't even move once I get it under the bead of a tire to change it. It make work on road tires, but for the aramid beads on my mountain tires, this thing is junk. Save yourself the hassle and buy a set of park levers.

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Favorite Trail:   United States

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Park Tire Levers

Bike Setup:   Vassago Jabberwocky Blinglespeed

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mddelaney a Weekend Warrior from Lincoln, NE

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2008

Strengths:    Lightweight, Easy to store, Easy to Use, Super Fast

Weaknesses:    Feels a little flimsy, and if you push on the middle of the lever while it's telescoped, there is a greater chance of it bending or breaking. Don't force the lever either, because there is a chance it could snap.

Bottom Line:   
I do a lot of triathlons, and this lever is so quick and lightweight. In an ironman, I had my tire changed and was back riding in less that 5 minutes. I've had the lever for about 5 years now, and I had to buy another one, only because my brother used it and won't give it back. It can be broken, so put pressure on the lever near the tire instead of the middle. I recommend this to anyone.

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Favorite Trail:   Road

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   Cycleworks

Similar Products Used:   Pedro's lever

Bike Setup:   Road bike

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mark a Weekend Warrior from Hertfordshire, UK

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2007

Strengths:    Real easy to use - does what is says it does

Weaknesses:    At $10-$12 in UK shops, I would expect this to last more than 3 times. Bent on the second, snapped on the third.

Bottom Line:   
Well designed but very poorly executed. If it was proven stronger I'd buy another as it really works. As it is, far too flimsy and useless bit of kit. $4 for each tire change sucks. Sort it out.
Maybe make a titanium one where the three individual parts detatch from one another to make 3 levers for use in intial difficulty of getting tire of rim.
Don't buy one yet - you'll regret it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Ancient metal levers that have been around about 30 years. Mum's spoons when i was younger (but don't tell her)!

Bike Setup:   '07 Trance 3, Juicy 7's & TALAS X forks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Matt a Cross Country Rider from San Luis Obispo, CA

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2007

Bottom Line:   
So far, I have removed and installed a 26" Primo Comet tire several times, and the Speed Lever has performed as promised! As noted by other reviewers, the Speed Lever looks flimsy, but it has held up so far, and it works much faster than traditional tire levers, with less risk of pinching your tube. Makes removing and installing tires a pleasure!!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Metal and plastic tire levers

Bike Setup:   Rans Screamer tandem recumbent

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Racer from San Jose, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2006

Strengths:    No risk of pinching the tube while struggling with tight road bike tires.

Weaknesses:    Maybe it will snap, but I'm buying two to put in my seat bag.

Bottom Line:   
I love this thing. Road bike tires are so (^#&#*! tight and I have pinched many tubes trying to get the tire back on with a regular lever. Then I would get even more impatient/frustrated and I got into a stretch where I pinched my way through all the patches and tubes I had with me on two consecutive rides. Had to call a taxi to get home.

With this tool, I slipped the tire on in just a few seconds with NO risk of pinching the tube. I love this thing! I love this thing!

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Favorite Trail:   trail? I ride road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Those #%@#$% yellow plastic tire levers. Pedros I think they were. Maybe they are good for somebody with skill and patience, but I ruined so many tubes with those.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale R1000 Road Bike with Ultegra stuff on it. Nuff said.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by CK a Cross Country Rider from Grass Valley, CA

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2006

Strengths:    One piece tire lever

Weaknesses:    Still need another tire lever to change a tire/tube. Broke after the third time I used it.

Bottom Line:   
This lever is just a money maker that doesn't have practical use...a gimmick. It may work on road tires, but Mountain bike tires need strength to change the robust tires. Mine warped on the second use and broke on the third. I'm going back to the standard levers and just replace them once in awhile.

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Favorite Trail:   S. Yuba Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   various plastic tire evers

Bike Setup:   26 inch, Rhino Lite Rims, WTB Weirwolf tires

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by anthony wilson a Weekend Warrior from 324 w whiting ave

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2005

Strengths:    Works great once . . .

Weaknesses:    . . . then it breaks

Bottom Line:   
The first time I used it on a tire I was thrilled at how easily it mounted the tire. To unmount, you still need to work with a standard lever. When I went to mount my next tire, however, the head snapped off. It is as flimsy as it looks. If you're mounting a regular tire, then this tool isn't necessary. When you are mounting a tight tire, which is when you would need the Speed Lever, it chokes.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   Regular levers


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brad Kattelmann a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2004

Strengths:    It works fabuously.

Weaknesses:    You have to make sure the tube doesn't get caught between the bead and the tool.

Bottom Line:   
I broke two tire levers and wasted 1.5 hours trying to put a tire on my road wheel. With this tool, it took me 3 minutes to install the same tire/rim combination. I just wish I'd had this before.

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Favorite Trail:   Apex Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Tire levers

Bike Setup:   Fixed gear road bike

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hal from Nashville

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2004

Strengths:    Easy to use, small and lightweight

Weaknesses:    Seems flimsy, but it hasn't broken (yet).

Bottom Line:   
The best tool in my kit! Works as well as a shop tool, but collapses down to something close to the size of a set of standard levers. I am infuriatingly clumsy with most lever sets, and I've always dreaded tire changes. This tool makes removing and mounting tires so easy, I almost look forward to it!

The plastic does seem kind of cheap, but the Speedlever is cheap, small, and light enough to justify carrying more than one.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Standard plastic tire lever sets


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Victoria, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2004

Strengths:    Light weight; adjusts to different wheel size; compact

Weaknesses:    Appears weak and flimsy

Bottom Line:   
I've used it 5 or 6 times; 4 for others' and 2 for mine. It takes tire off or on quicker than two shakes of a lamb's tail. Whether around town or around the world, this is a "must carry" item!

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Favorite Trail:   TransCanada Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   Neighbourhood bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Regular 3-pack tire levers

Bike Setup:   Touring single; hybred tandem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cameron a Cross Country Rider from USA

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2004

Strengths:    Does its job and does it fast.

Weaknesses:    None really.

Bottom Line:   
Looks flimsy but it's really not. Good simple design. Easy to use. Nothing better. Kinda expensive for $6.00 though.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Generic tire levers, screwdrivers

Bike Setup:   I don't like to brag.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by DEEK a Downhiller from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2004

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Broke the first time i used it.


Bottom Line:   
I got this for a gift for x-mas. I tried to take my kenda kinetic off of my rim, and the head of it snapped right off! I am going to take it in for warrenty. Do NOT buy this. It is a waste of time.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   MEC

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Brodie Bruzza. Trials setup

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike Uchacz a Cross Country Rider from Oakland

Date Reviewed: October 10, 2003

Strengths:    Does what the package says. I fear my Rhino Lytes no more. Riders with tight tire/rim combos will be pleased with this product.

Weaknesses:    I do have to use a second (traditional) lever to get started for removal, but the speed lever does expedite the whole removal/install process.

Bottom Line:   
This product does what it is suppose to do. I found it at my LBS, and decided to give it a try since the Rhino Lytes were killing me. I am now happy.

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Favorite Trail:   Depends on my mood.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Wheels of Justice

Similar Products Used:   Various tire levers by topeak, park tool & others

Bike Setup:   Rhino Lytes and Hutchinson Scorpions

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex G a Cross Country Rider from Wilmington, DE

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2003

Strengths:    Absolutely the best tool for tire removal/installation

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
After struggling and braking half a dozen of regular plastic tire levers I decided to give this one a try. I was amazad how well it works, especially considering that I have Rhyno Lite rims on my MTB -- they are a real b#tch to get anything on or off. I can't believe people are complaining about these.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   somewhere online

Similar Products Used:   Plastic tire levers


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James Taylor a Cross Country Rider from England

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2003

Strengths:    Works great, very light and was the envy of my mates, every one I know who rides now has one.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
For the money this must be the best buy ever made....so easy to use.

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Favorite Trail:   Wales

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   www.primera-bournemouth.co.uk

Similar Products Used:   Tacx simple tyre levers [no competition]

Bike Setup:   Cross country Specialized Epic...also great, and purchased from the same place

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