Arguably the first to market with a dual lever system to help you remove and install chain quick links, the all-new Clever Standard Flat Out now does all that with just a single tire lever.

Or, or accurately, a tool, since this does a whole lot more than just help you pry a tire off the rim. Here, watch (sounds starts at 0:16, so don’t turn it up too much)…

The Flatout tool works as a:

  • Tire lever
  • Chain hook
  • Chain Lifter
  • Chain hammer
  • Tubeless valve core remover
  • Bladed spoke holder
  • Quick link storage
  • Bottle opener (naturally)

clever standard flat out tire lever repair tool for chains and quick links

Between all the features, you’ll be able to keep your hands clean while looping the chain back on the chainrings, pop open a quick link, remove tension to break the chain (Clever Standard also makes a tiny chain breaker tool that’s worth a look), make sure that tubeless valve stem is snug, and pop a drink open after the ride.

Stack two together and you can use the slots to prevent bladed spokes from spinning while you’re truing the wheel, too. The molded quick link holders capture a set of links per lever and are compatible with SRAM, Shimano and KMC links.

A set of two levers retails for just $7, available direct, and US bike shops can get them through KHS.

CleverStandard.com

 

16 COMMENTS

  1. Pretty slick! Even if it had none of the other features, tire levers that just hole quick links would still be a useful tool.

  2. I’ve had one for a few months now, and can confirm, it works great! I specifically bought it for chain repair, using it to hold the chain together while I replaced a busted link. Can’t speak to the other features, but for $7, it’s a keeper.

  3. Great the chain hammer works on a 9spd quick link that was already sliding open…. does it work on a dirty 12speed link?

  4. Hey Clever, seems that your chain hammer may not work with a narrow wide ring. I saw you had some eagle quicklinks stashed In there though. Anyone here had some experience with it? Alternate method of use perhaps?

    • I was just about to say the same thing. I think I prefer the pliers to break the chain instead but I do love the ability to hold the chain in place, that’d be really nice.

    • Thought that at first, but I don’t see why you couldn’t just use the largest cog of the cassette the same way.
      As a trail/roadside tool, I don’t see that feature getting a ton of use; still no penalty for having it and if you need it, it looks like it would work.

  5. I ordered this item but never received my order and any attempt to communicate with the company failed! Very unprofessional!

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