Tuesday, October 10, 2017 — INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – SILCA – silca.cc – Introduces top of the line Tire Levers optimized for carbon wheels & tubeless setups. A household name amongst competitive cyclists for over 100 years, SILCA continues to prove why they are one of the most innovative and beautifully designed bicycle inflation & tool makers on the market.

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, while carbon rims require non-metal levers to resist damage to the bead or brake surface during use.

Tire Levers Premio, pair a high strength forged aluminum lever with a semi-rigid Nylon Pad on the rim side of the lever only.  This allows the overall lever to be thinner, yet stiffer and stronger than either full plastic or metal core designs.  Even better, Tire Levers Premio utilize a designed in Flex-Core Zone which allows the Nylon Pad to conform to the curvature of the rim during use for maximum distribution of load.

Previous solutions to tight tire fits and carbon rims 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.

Due to the high strength full-metal blade, Tire Levers Premio are 25-30% narrower than other lever designs, making them ideal for very tight tires and tubeless setups where access to the tire bead is very tight.

Product Details

  • Forged Alloy blade
  • Reinforced Nylon Rim Shield with Flex-Core
  • Integrated spoke wing
  • 105mm x 25mm x 7mm