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VAR VAR tire tool Tools

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $10.00

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VAR VAR tire tool

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Froze R a Weekend Warrior from Fort Wayne, IN

Date Reviewed: June 4, 2007

Strengths:    Makes putting on a tough tire sooo easy. Small enough that it fits into a standard seat bag.

Weaknesses:    Can't find a place to buy them at anymore. Plastic lever could break especially if one were to grab hold of the top portion of the lever to get a tough tire on. Comes with a seperate plastic flat tire iron, but I threw mine away since it's too wide for road tires and the main lever works so well you don't need the flat lever.

Bottom Line:   
This is the best lever for putting on stubborn tires such as Specialized Armadillos whose sidewalls are extremily stiff and thus difficult to put the last 2 or 3 inches of the tire on by hand or by regular tire irons. The way the lever works makes it impossible to pinch a tube, or damage a tire or rim. Of the weaknesses I mentioned, the greatest is the difficulty of finding a place that sells them anymore, thus not sure it their still being manufactured, if thats the case it's too bad because they work great.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Rivendell

Similar Products Used:   Crank Brothers SpeedLever that didn't work as good plus wouldn't fit into a seat bag; a product called Quik Stik, but it's really not entended to do the same thing.

Bike Setup:   Older road bike.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Z a Weekend Warrior from NY/NJ

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2001

Strengths:    Great for putting on tight fitting tires, particularly on road rims. The lever for unhooking the bead is ordinary, and does as good a job as any other tire lever (except Quikstik)

Bottom Line:   
If you have tight rims and/or tires, this is the lever to carry. It takes up a lot of room in a seat bag but is great to have as a shop tool and on tours.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   10.00

Similar Products Used:   Crank Bros, regular tire levers

Bike Setup:   Waterford 2200, Bridgestone XO-1, Richard Sachs cyclocross

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