Park Tool TL-1 Tire Lever Set Tools

2.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $3.99


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Product Description

Packaged in sets of three, the Park Tool Tire Levers are made of glass-injected nylon to ensure long life and damage-free operation.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Cormac a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2012

Strengths:    light weight, work fine for mtb tires

Weaknesses:    not so good for reinstalling tire

Bottom Line:   
I grew up using a regular screwdriver to remove/replace tires/tubes. These are ok for removing mtb tires. They lock around the spokes which is nice, kinda like a third had. When you reinstall the tire you might still need a screwdriver to pry it that last little bit. These look and feel more like a toy than a useable tool. Though since they are light and small you can easily carry them with on a ride with no noticeable weight added.

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Favorite Trail:   Rum Village

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   Jensonusa

Similar Products Used:   regular screwdriver

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Trail SL4 29er SS

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by pmac225 a Weekend Warrior from Grand Island, NY

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2010

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Junk

Bottom Line:   
Come on!! I really would expect a company like Park Tools to make a tire lever that actually works. It immediately slips off the bead when trying to remove a tire. I had one Quik Stik that worked great for about 20 years until it finally broke. I have to find where they sell those.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Quik Stik


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by platyase a Weekend Warrior from Dedham, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2008

Strengths:    Nice shade of blue

Weaknesses:    Does not work on road tires. The tips of these levers bent the first time I used them.

Bottom Line:   
These levers are useless on road tires. I expected much better from Park. I've used many generic tire levers and never had problems with them.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4.00

Purchased At:   AEBike

Similar Products Used:   Nashbar tire levers

Bike Setup:   Bianchi road bike

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by NateTheGreat a Cross Country Rider from Rockville, MD

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2007

Strengths:    This lever really stinks compared to many I have tried.
OK ..most levers are fine for big MTB tires, but on nasty tight road tires these... levers are almost useless.


Weaknesses:    on nasty road tight tires these levers are almost useless. They do not snap...but bend. However they do not grip very well compared to koolstops and other brands.

Bottom Line:   
They are not very good, for a reputable tool company.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3.50

Purchased At:   jensen

Similar Products Used:   koolstop, english steel, skabs, various nylon types

Bike Setup:   cc rig set up for ld commuting.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 11, 2007

Strengths:    A total of 3 levers per pack, Has a hook on the other end to hold onto spokes, Strong and doesn't break when trying to put on a super tight tire.

Weaknesses:    Doesn't have a longer handle for better/extra leverage.

Bottom Line:   
I still use these levels to this day. I last used these levers in late January 2007 to remove a Michelin Wild Gripper City (26"x1.5") tire from my rear Rolf Dolomite Disk wheel. I'll use them next sometime in late February or early March 2007 just as soon as all the snow and ice have melted to mount an IRC Metro Duro (26"x1.5") tire onto a Sun Rhyno Lite rim (32H) connected via chrome plated brass nipples, DT Swiss Champion 14g spokes, Shimano Deore XT (M756) rear disk hub & a Michelin Transparent Green rim strip.
Bottom Line: The second set of tire levers I own, the only set of tire levers I use or probably will need to use.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $6.00

Purchased At:   D'Ornellas Bike Shop (1997)

Similar Products Used:   Slime Brand of levers.

Bike Setup:   2001 Trek Fuel 90 Disk

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