Some properties:

  1. it is good to have it plastic so it won't break the inner tire
  2. it is size is about 10cm*2cm*0.5cm at maximum, a small thing
  3. you will attach them to spokes so you can change tire
  4. you usually need them two pcs

Since I miss it, I work with spoons to remove tires but I really need the item. So I am just looking for the word of the tool to buy them from Ebay or some other shop online.

Please, create a label 'definition question' or equivalent.

  • 2
    Perhaps the terminology tag is the one you were looking for?
    – zigdon
    Commented Nov 1, 2010 at 7:31
  • Agreed plastic on the outside, but metal cores are good if you have tight tires, otherwise cheaper plastic ones will snap in half and then you're SOL.
    – Chinasaur
    Commented Jan 19, 2011 at 11:21
  • Chinasaur: What is "SOL", lost? How do you know you have tight tires? Where can you get tyre levers as plastic-outside-and-metal-cores?
    – user652
    Commented Feb 5, 2011 at 23:54
  • "SOL" means "Sh*t Out of Luck", as in you are in a very bad situation. Commented Feb 6, 2011 at 4:29

4 Answers 4


Tyre lever (in the UK anyway - WP redirects that to tire iron but to me that sounds more like metal fatigue. After all, they're not made of iron).

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    Same name in the states, with the American spelling for Tire :)
    – zigdon
    Commented Nov 1, 2010 at 7:31
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    And the wrong pronunciation of "lever"
    – mgb
    Commented Dec 28, 2010 at 18:33

There is now an entry in the Terminology Index for tire levers.

  • Not really an answer; this is more of a comment. (Nice entry in the index, BTW.) Commented Nov 2, 2010 at 14:56

Yep. Tire levers in the U.S. Pedro's are the best.


I actually call these devices, tire irons, but I have also heard them called tire levers. Don't use a screwdriver!

  • 1
    Remember when you were a kid and you used spoons - then got told off when you bent them ?
    – mgb
    Commented Dec 28, 2010 at 18:33

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