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Gear Review

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Fine within limits...

I own a roadie w 700x25 tires, and a mountain bike on which I periodically change tire sizes. The roadie tires are a cinch - a gentle swipe with just one of these will do fine. But if your considering these for a mtn. bike bike tire size above 2.1", you probably want to get something more substantial. I had no problem getting 1.9" tires off the rim when needed, can just about manage on the 2.1", but these are absolutely hopeless on the 2.3" Kendas - can't get more than one lever secured. I am going to try some quality metal levers to see if that does the trick.

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Update: I correct as follows: nothing to do with the tire size but rather the bead type. the 2.35 Kendas mentioned before are wire bead which is what makes them hard to budge w. these levers. As long as your tires are foldable then you're fine. Had no problems getting 2.4" Nobby Nics (foldable) on and off with these!