Topeak Shuttle 1.2 tyre levers  £7.99

8/10

Not cheap but you get your money's worth

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by Dave Atkinson   June 8, 2009  

Topeak Shuttle tyre levers

Tyre levers is tyre levers, right? Well, not quite. Some are better than others and the Shuttle 1.2 set are up there with the best. They're a clever and unique set that perform really well.

Made from 'engineering grade' plastic (so, plastic then) the set comprises two levers. The short yellow one has a narrow tip to grab the first bead section and a spoke clip to hold it in place. Once that's in you can work with the longer and wider black lever to unseat the bead the rest of the way round. The extra leverage makes even the toughest combinations simple to remove, and the bigger lever sits much easier in the hand than some of the more minimal offerings out there.

At eight quid a set they're not cheap but the Shuttle 1.2 levers are among the best I've tried. If you struggle with standard sized levers then this set is a definite boon, as the long lever means you don't have to lean as hard to make the tyre pop out. Even if you don't struggle, you'll still love 'em.

Verdict

Great quality and top performance. A lot to pay for tyre levers but you get your money's worth.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Topeak Shuttle 1.2 tyre levers

Size tested: n/a

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
9/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 190cm  Weight: 99kg

I usually ride: Schwinn Moab, urbanised with 700cs  My best bike is: Trek 1.5 with upgrades

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track

1 user comments

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I've had some of these for a couple of years and they're spanking brilliant. Definitely worth the money.

I'd give them my two-thumbs seal of approval. Big Grin

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posted by sponging-machine [108 posts]
8th June 2009 - 22:59

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