Bicycle tire lever test: The Granite Talon Tire Levers are among the tire levers that are equipped with an additional feature. When put together, the two levers included in the set form a practical tool for loosening and fastening Quick-Link chain locks. A well-thought-out concept or ultimately too much of a good thing?
Granite Talon Tire Levers: First Impressions
The two Granite Talon Tire Levers included in the set are made of fiber-reinforced nylon. On the opposite side of the shovel, you will immediately notice the stainless steel tip, which is part of the chain tool. When plugged together, the two levers can be used to release and fasten Quick-Link chain locks. Of course, the main area of responsibility remains the assembly and disassembly of tires. For this purpose, the levers have a pronounced blade curvature. The tip is designed to be quite thin and therefore promises to be easily inserted under the tire bead. To make removing the tire easier, the Talon Tire Levers also have a one-sided spoke hook.
The bicycle tire levers in the test
Despite their compact size, the Granite Talon Tire Levers fit quite comfortably in the hand. The material provides a good, secure grip even with sweaty hands. In contrast to many plastic levers, this set impresses with its high bending strength, which enables very efficient work. We are thrilled with the shovel, which, thanks to its slim design, can be pushed almost effortlessly under narrow tire beads. The placement and fixation of the spoke hook also leaves nothing to be desired. Although the tire lever is extremely well thought out, we have to criticize the lack of a snap-together function. The levers fit together perfectly, but unfortunately this connection doesn't hold. However, there is a special storage option for a Quick-Link chain lock.
Granite Talon Tire Levers in detail
- Sales unit: 2 pieces.
- Weight / piece: 19 / 20 grams
- Length: 127 millimeters
- Material: Fiber reinforced nylon levers, stainless steel tips
- Spoke Hook: Yes
- Snap together function: no