Monday, December 16, 2013

New Brompton tire levers for their toolkit

Brompton finally released their redesigned tire levers earlier this month.  I picked mine up from Portapedal this past weekend (I'll have more about that visit in a future post).  Here's some pictures for your viewing pleasure.



Here are some comparison shots with the older tire levers:



It may be difficult to see in the photo, but the profile of the new tire lever is a little thinner than the old one.

The "spoke lock" entry is on the opposite side on the new lever.




The redesigned set of tire levers have a mass of 58 grams.

The old set of tire levers have a mass of 34 grams.

The new levers are obviously much heftier, and should be pretty much indestructible.  Otherwise, they pretty much function the same as the old ones.  Nice polishing job too... not super shiny, but you can't see any tooling marks either.

3 comments:

  1. Thank for the report. Did you tried these now levers (including with Marathon Plus)?

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  2. Sorry, I haven't had a chance to use the levers yet.

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  3. The new Brompton tire levers are very well made and stylish, however they will scratch the rim. I would opt to use plastic ones

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