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I have three bikes, one road, one hybrid and one gravel. The Glider was great for the tight road tyre and also for the not so tight gravel and fitted both rims perfectly for putting the tyre back on. The rims of the hybrid were too thick for the groove on the Glider to fit properly but I managed easily all the same. (I have no idea how many variations of rim thicknesses there are out there but as far as I'm concerned two out of three ain't bad). Great to see an innovative product that also works!
Managed to fit some tyres that were too stubborn even with tyre levers. I am left handed and had to improvise a bit but still impressed, plus tool is small and saves space in saddle pack.
Fantastic from the first use. Great for tire removal, but more importantly, the install was like magic on tight road tires. Definitely plan to get one for each bike bag.
I sued the tool to install a pair of Conti 5000. A tire know to be difficult. I have had these tires on the shelf for a while as I couldn't get them installed with bare hands and I managed to tube pinches using tire irons. Observations: The install effort is pretty high. I needed to use the spokes for leverage to get the tool to slide along the rim. I considered a spritz of silicone but then decided slide on rim brake wheel wasn't a good idea! What did discover was move the tool along and push the tool along while keep an unmounted section ahead of the tool so I was essentially using the tool to "pre-install" or stretch the tire. I managed the 1st tire install OK. On the 2nd tire, I did get a tube pinch flat, driving the 4 star rating. Yes, I had the tube slightly inflated and was pretty sure it was tucked in the rim. Using more care, on the 2nd attempt I got the tire cleanly mounted.
the tool will go in the seat bag to replace the 3 metal tire irons.
Superb piece of equipment, love it and so simple to use
Recently used for first time ; cannot recommend highly enough!!
Tyre Glider is a game changer for sure. It makes tyre removal and replacement so easy, it’s fantastic! When you’re out on the road, especially in cold conditions and you have a puncture, your fingers are cold and those annoying tyre levers are the usual pain in the butt. Well say “goodbye” to those days because the ease at which the Tyre Glider works, is such a time saver, you will be telling all your cycling buddies about it. Honestly, just buy it!
5*, what's more to say? Brilliant little tool, already saw use out on the road in my case and worked a wonder.
Pretty much does what it says it will. Not perfect, but a big help. Will go with me on every ride.
I used mine for the first time the other day and it worked like a dream. I was able to easily zip the tire off and back onto the rim in seconds with none of the usual frustration. Highly recommended.