The Kool Stop tire bead jack is your secret weapon against tight tire beads. The approximately 8-inch handle provides much more leverage versus a standard tire lever. Clever design actually lifts the bead up and over so you are less likely to pinch a tube during tire installation and most riders know blowouts can happen when part of the tube remains outside the tire bead. When used properly, this tool makes tire installation easy eliminating hand strain and frustrating experiences with tight tire beads.
Works great! Seems a little spendy, but worth it the first time you pop on that stiff new tire without breaking a sweat or worrying about pinching the tube.
Alas it's a tad expensive, but gee whiz it makes tire installation a breeze: a truly ingenius tool. Even works on those super hard to instal tires. Forget the kevlar gloves or any other arduous method and use this tool!
Pros: Makes tire installation a breeze.
Cons: A tad expensive.