Tyre Removal & Fitting Tool (Martin Pounder)
I have had the park version of this tool sat in my tool box for around 10 years. I last used it when I was working on mass market bikes with wire beaded rims and it did the job perfectly.
However, we have had an occasion just before Eurobike, where a continental tyre was refusing to go onto a deep section rim.
Conti are renowned for making super tight tyres, almost as much as a pain as any UST.
We found that the tool quickly and efficiently fitted the tyre to the rim and seated properly first go.
So the tool gets a thumbs up, but it is not a tool I would use every day.
I look forward to using it to remove a fleet of MTB hire bike tyres in the next few weeks.