Modern carbon rims and tires create a real challenge for traditional tire levers, and the new wave of tubeless setups have take the challenge to the next level. Tire fits are tighter than they’ve ever been, while carbon rims require non-metal levers to resist damage to the bead or brake surface during use.
Previous solutions to this problem have involved using a metal core inside of a plastic lever, however this solution has its own challenges as the core of the lever is where you can add the least stiffness and strength. This leaves metal core levers both less stiff and heavier than they need to be.
Tire Levers Premio were designed for safe use on carbon fiber rims if used properly and as intended. To ensure proper use on your specific set of wheels, you MUST refer to your wheel manufacturer's guidelines on using tire levers.
In the meantime, here's some general advice from us.
If you would like to learn more about features, functions and maintenance of Tire Levers Premio, please visit the SILCA resource center.
Who would have thought a pair of tire levers could be so sexy?
These tyre levers are well made and very robust indeed. Having used them to help replace tyres, they did not slip at all and made the job a lot easier to complete. I recommend them to anyone who is considering buying them.
The spoon end could be a little bigger
Lightweight - elegant and well designed. Had to use them the day after I bought them for my first flat tire of the year and they were awesome. The soft coating did not scratch my carbon rims and quickly removed a very tight Conti tire. Great purchase.