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Verdict: 
Effective tyre levers in funky green.
Weight: 
40g
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www.i-ride.co.uk
Birzman Wedge Tyre Levers
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Birzman Wedge Tyre Levers work well and come in searing green so they're easy to find in your tool bag.

These aren't just any old tyre levers, oh no, they are bright green. Ok, they are a little bit more from that. They come from bike tool specialists, Birzman who are fast making a name for themselves among the bike fettling fraternity.

These radioactive green nylon levers are rigid and their 110mm length offers enough leverage to get all but the most stubborn wire beaded tyre off without bending or snapping.

The nylon composite is kind on carbon and on painted or anodized rims and don't scratch the surface when running the lever along the beading of the tyre. Hooks on each lever help it cling to a spoke while you prise off the next section of tyre away from the wheel.

The set of three plastic levers neatly stack together to take up less space in your tool kit. The moulding also has a pokey bit (technical term) to help you deflate Shraeder valves, which is handy.

In use, they seem to be fairly robust and the hard plastic slides around the rim without much friction which helps you speedily get the tyre off. If you are looking for some effective tyre levers in a funky green colour to go with your other green items in your cycling attire, Birzman have them.

Verdict

Effective tyre levers in funky green.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Birzman Wedge Tyre Levers

Size tested: n/a

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

For home mechanics and roadside emergency repairs. Fits the bill and adds a bit of colour to your tool kit.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

It is made from a nylon composite which is strong and rigid and doesn't scratch your rims.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

Nicely moulded with no sharp burs

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

Can remove all but the most stubborn tyres.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

They kept surprisingly neat after changing a dozen tyres

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
9/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10

Long enough to fit your palm nicely.

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

They do their job reliably and they are a nice colour.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

They work effectively.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The colour, and that they don't scratch painted rims or carbon.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

They can't lever off really tight tyres.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Especially those who like the colour green.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 40  Height: 179  Weight: 79

I usually ride: Bike that I am testing at the time  My best bike is: Condor Pista fixed. Kinesis Convert 2 geared work horse, Look KG241 skinny whippet

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed, bare back

 

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joules1975 [380 posts] 3 years ago
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We have these in our shop workshop, and are yet to be beaten by any tyre, or snap a lever. In fact, we only managed to snap a wedge lever through deliberately trying to snap one, and even then it took some doing.

Some not mentioned in the review is that they are very thin, which is important given the you have to get he tyre over the rim AND the lever. A lot of tyre levers are just too think making it harder than it should be to get a tyre off.