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)
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.