Pedro's Tyre Lever
Pedro's award winning, universally loved tyre levers feature molded box construction and a proprietary plastic composite blend that makes them the strongest levers available. The unique chisel tip shape easily inserts beneath the tire bead and the slightly thicker shape keeps the lever securely in place. Additionally, the bold shape of the lever and helpful dual spoke hooks makes removal of even the tightest tyre a simple task.
1. The number one tip is to make sure that you push the tire bead to the center of the rim all the way around the wheel. Most rims have a shape that makes the center a smaller diameter, so pushing the bead to the center means the bead will need to be stretched less to get onto/off the rim. This is useful for removal and installation of tyres. On some tyres with very stiff steel beads, the bead may creep back out of the center and you might need to push it back to the center.
2. Traditionally, it has been suggested that it is best to start removing a tyre opposite from the valve. The same is true for installation. However, when dealing with tight tires, and especially tubeless tires, it works much better to finish at the valve for installation and start near the valve for removal.
3. The above techniques generally allows for removal of tyres using one lever, prying the bead off the rim, then sliding the lever it along the rim to remove the rest of the bead. If the tyre is still tight enough that you cannot slide one lever, it is time to use two. Insert two levers under the bead about 15cm apart. Double check that the the bead is still pushed to the middle, then pry the bead off the rim using both levers at the same time. This will spread the load over the two levers and usually gets enough bead off the rim to allow the sliding technique to be used.