Designed specifically to work alongside expensive tubeless carbon wheels, SILCA is offering its new Premio tire levers, which are designed to be as delicate as possible when mounting and dismounting tires on your prized hoops.
According to SILCA, modern carbon rims and tires create a real challenge for traditional tire levers, and the new wave of tubeless setups have taken the challenge to the next level, wherein tire fitments are tighter than ever before, 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 mechanics and cyclists need the most amount of leverage, which is often not strong enough.
Yet, the Premio levers are made from 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. Moreover, the levers 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.
Additionally, due to the high strength full-metal blade, the Premio levers 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.
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