Excellent Bead Breaker
At last someone has produced a lightweight bead breaker that actually works. It's by Motion Pro. My tubeless tires are always very difficult in breaking the bead but together with their Bead Buddy device it's very straight forward. Job done on first try just minutes after taking out of the box. Both tools only weigh 360 grams. I use glass cleaner as a lube and a rubber mallet always helps. The other end of the tools can also be used as tire levers which I used to successfully dismount the tire completely. A little, tiny bit short, though.
Cleverly designed, highly recommended for travel.
(yes, I know there's other methods - including the sidestand - but this seems so simple (and light). I can't do the sidestand trick when traveling alone)
Tim ('91 R100GSPD)
The only baggage you carry should be in the panniers
Last edited by Tim Wood; 27 Sep 2012 at 16:21.