Park Tool Tire Lever Set - TL-1
Park ToolTire Lever Set - TL-1

Make tire changes easier.

We have learned the hard way the things that do not substitute for a tire lever: Metal spoon, screwdriver, fingers, floor pump thumblock, prayer and much more. The humble tire lever, in this case the Park Tool TL-1 Set-of-3 Tire Levers, is something so simple yet so vital for happy & self-sufficient bike riding. They're good for helping you fix countless flats thanks to their durable nylon construction. They are tough to bend and even tougher to break, but likewise they peel back the bead of your clincher tire without doing a whit of damage to your rim. Don't leave them behind because if you do and you flat you are totally screwed.

The TL-1 is a 3-pack of levers. You can loan one and lose one because you really only need one to fix a flat. There are a few wheels out there (Campagnolo rims come to mind) where the tire fit is so tight you may need 2.

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To be expected.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These levers aren't designed to last forever in a shop, but they work great getting thrown in my pack every time I go ride. I like how they clip together, how light they are, and that the bright blue color makes them easy to see in my pack. Minus one star because they feel like they might break if I put too much pressure on them.

park tool tire irons

    these are very strong ,this the third set I bought very strong

    Decent backup levers

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    As many others have said below, these things are cheap and can do the job they're supposed to, but fall short on the tougher beads and are prone to breaking.

    Get some better ones for primary use and stash a couple sets of these in select spots just in case you need them.

    Better levers out there

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These aren't bad for a spare set in your car or office, but there are better options out there if you deal with tighter tire beads. I've also broken several trying to get tighter beads off rims.

    Work Well Enough For $3

      These work fine, nothing really to be too impressed or bummed on. They're plastic tire levers, never hurts to have spares laying around or multiple sets to leave in different packs, in the car, or around the house. That said, I have broken a few of these on rims when trying to get a tighter bead off. But I mean, for $3/set of three levers, pretty hard to go wrong. You can have like 8 sets for the price of what you'd pay for metal tire levers. I have a few tucked into my fanny pack that I rock during local rides.

      Work Well Enough For $3

      Save the day

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Pretty easy to use (even for a newbie) I received this set of tools and the next weekend I had to use them. It was my first time changing my road bike tubes and I made it thanks to this.

      Cheap and effective

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      My little brother manages to flat at least 2 times every time we ride. Despite the DH casings on his tires, he still manages to do it. So, I always end up fixing his flats. And since he has DH casings, his tires are a pain to pull of. Fortunately, these levers make short work of those tires.

      Multiple Sets

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These cost so little that its easy to have a few sets of these stashed all over the the car, tool kit, pack, etc.

      They work great and are easy to use. After I picked up a sheet rock screw on the trail one day, I busted out my set and was able to break the bead on my tire real easy and get to work.

      Effective enough

        These things are surprisingly tough work horses, they get the job done and hold up well. Two tire changes down and minimal signs of wear.

        work fine

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        this item works great and does what it is intended for

        Good for the Price

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Easy and light to throw into a backpack or saddle bag, but certainly easy to brake if you crank on them too hard. For just a few bucks, I always like having a couple of these on my bike or around the house

        Is what it is

          seems durable enough, I am happy with them

          They Work Well Enought

            I don't have any complaints about these little guys. They get the job done. They are replacing some old levers I got from Wal-Mart. Can't say there is a big different. The price point on these makes it easy to tack them onto a larger order.

            They work

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            It's really as simple as that. They get the job done.

            second pair

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Better for your rim than metal, lighter, and easier to pack around. These are my main pair now and I keep my metal levers for the real pain in the butt rims/tires

            Work great for a couple bucks

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Everyone needs tire levers. I keep a couple sets of these laying around just so I can find them when I need them.

            prefer the TL-4

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            pros: skinny, light and fit in your bag. plus you get 3 of them.
            cons: more prone to breaking than others.

            I personally prefer the park tool TL-4 which backcountry/cc don't seem to carry. Harder to break, and they seem to work better for me.

            prefer the TL-4

            Dont use a Screwdriver!

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Remember this old saying? Well, here you have a screwdriver stiff set of tire levers. Dont use them. They are the worst I have ever seen yet.

            Great tool for the price

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            Keep some in the pack for trailside changes but I've also used these in the shop.

            Good tool for the price, but they are on the flimsy side. I haven't had one break on me yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if one did.

            Like the hook for attaching to the spoke and the fact that they stack together for compact storage.



            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

            It seems like this is the one tool you can never have enough of. The price is right, and they are light, portable and pretty strong provided you don't try to use them as a crowbar. Keep a few extra on hand as they tend "to walk."