Uncle Dick’s bead slip, which uses childish humor and a slippery wax base to help you get stubborn tires over the hump and seated on your rim, is going consumer direct. The benefit? Besides a nice conversation starter on your workbench, it means the price is cut in half.
The 3oz tin will now retail for $10.99, down from $20.99 MSRP when it had to go through a distribution channel to get to your local shop. Founder Rich Travis found that most of his customers where at the shop level anyway, using it to speed up tire setup to maximize efficiency in the service bays.