Clever Releases New Multi-Function Tire Lever

Jun 10, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

Clever Standard claim to have released the world’s thinnest multi-function chain hook with the new Flat Out Tire Lever.

The Flat Out from Clever Standard looks like a basic tire lever at first glance, but it features a whole load of different functions, one of which is, of course, a bottle opener. Among the many different uses of the Flat Out tire lever is its function as a chain holder.

The lever itself is able to hold 2 sets of quick links (compatible with KMC, SRAM and Shimano links) while also offering plenty of different options in fitting quick links and fixing you chain either using one or both of the levers. You easily loop you chain back onto your chainring with the chain hook, remove tension from the chain and remove your tubeless valve core with just a single lever.

We originally spotted Clever Standard's quick link pliers at Interbike in 2017, back then they were claimed to be the world’s first patented portable quick-link pliers although unlike the Flat Out they were only able to either be tire levers or quick link pliers.


The Flatout tool can be used as a:

- Tire lever
- Chain Hook
- Chain Lifter
- Tubeless valve core remover
- Bladed spoke holder
- Quick link storage
- Bottle opener

Currently Clever Standard offers the Flat Out tire levers for just $7 for a pair putting them at a similar price to other companies standard tire levers. You can find out more about the Clever Standard Flat Out Tire Levers here.


48 Comments

  • 19 1
 Who drinks bottles while biking..?
  • 11 3
 A more important question? Why hasn't a pothead turned his plastic Bic lighter/bottle opener into a tire lever?
  • 3 0
 Social distance drinking game - like an egg drop/five finger fillet game. If you have bottles left to open, and no glass lodged in your back you win a warm beer...and get to open it.
  • 7 0
 I agree. Leave the bottle opener in the car, with your bottles. Cheapest weight savings trick around.
  • 8 0
 @jason-at-specialized: I bet every time you post on PB, you get resumes in your private messages.
  • 3 1
 People seem to have different definitions of mountain biking. Mine is a bit on the long and hard side (wait, that's not what I meant!). But others like a guy I saw not long ago rode 2 short miles, then drank a tall can, then rode back. Barely more than a a fireroad.

I guess this is intended for people like him.
  • 2 0
 @JSTootell: Haha, yah but he drank a can! Not a glass 40oz! So still a dumb tool haha
  • 9 1
 But is it carbon?
  • 3 0
 The "chain hammer" seems like a way harder method than the Clever Lever Original pliers. I guess you could buy both and then use the "chain hook" and the pliers to take off your chain. The Topeak Power Lever seems like a better option.
  • 1 0
 the Topeak ones are out of stock everywhere. I just bought these before realizing they don't do the clever lever function, dangit. The chain hammer doesn't work on narrow-wide chainrings. I suppose you could do it on your cassettte.
  • 3 0
 this looks like the KMC tool?

kmcchain.us/extra-products/chain-aid

KMC is sans a few things like the missing link hammer
  • 2 0
 I agree... looks nearly identical @dtax:
  • 2 0
 good luck with this hammer on narrow wide ring...
  • 1 0
 For my next chain, I think I'll go back to Shimano with the breaker pin. All those missing links say they're for single use anyway so that kind of misses the point I liked them in the first place. On 9sp chains they were quite easy to open and close by hand, but I feel they're harder to work with (without tools) if you've got the 10sp or 11sp ones. And you need a chain breaker anyway, obviously. When working with those Shimano breaker pins, all you need is such a pin and the chain breaker. And maybe pliers to break off the excess/tip of the pin, I don't recall whether these were needed. But then again small pliers (or as part of a small Leatherman kinda tool) could come handy for different stuff so it doesn't hurt to carry them along anyway.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: Most chain breakers should have a hole on the opposing side to snap the remaining pin length off. Just stick it in there and give it a twist!
  • 1 0
 @DirtbagMatt: Oh yeah, good one. I've got the Park Tool CT-5 so I should be good Smile !
  • 1 0
 @vinay: those old clever leavers are for 1.5$ on ali. they open 11sp with no problem. When you wear chain for about 400km they work as 9sp. i thing this one use only is just marketing. why 9 could be reusable and now those not? For me it is better to wear missing link and brake it than make the outer plate's hole bigger and being unable to install breaker pin. Missing links are easier to remove while cleaning chain. im installing the same link every 80km when re lubing chain. it is 500km and everything is ok by now.
  • 7 2
 I wasn't convinced about this tool until I saw : "bottle opener". Definitely worth having.
  • 3 1
 If you can't find a way to open a brew with out a key there is no hope for this planet. Or you could go screw cap, shout out to Canada
  • 1 0
 If you’re running SPDs, you literally have 4 bottle openers on the bike at all times.
  • 1 0
 Ok so I am not clear on the use or the chain hook, you need a tool to get slack in the chain to repair a link. Me I just drop it off the chainring and I have all the slack I need, and My chainbreaker can open bottles, but then again can't you open a bottle on anything.
  • 5 0
 don't need if you have a Sram derailleur!
  • 3 0
 I don't see why you would possibly need a chain hook or chain lifter on the trail.
  • 2 0
 I have the original clever lever and they can't actually remove a quick link from a chain. Now they are selling a tool that mimics your own fingers. Wow.
  • 1 0
 i use a plastic clothes pin with the spring removed giving you two tire levers that are strong ,lightweight , and can easily slide
on your rims . the ends are rounded over slightly so there’s no pinching of the new tube .
  • 3 0
 Did the second tire lever come out of his mouth?
  • 3 0
 no bottle cage? unsubscribe
  • 4 1
 I just bent an old spoke to do the same thing.
  • 3 0
 Beer bottles ain't cool in the back country anymore
  • 1 0
 A tirelever with bonusfeatures for everything i dont have a tool for (or cant find) -nice
  • 2 2
 TAKE MY MONEY!

Seriously, just bought one. We will see how durable it is (i've broken many tire levers in my career)
  • 5 0
 @hamncheez Is it because you're "ham" fisted?
  • 2 0
 @blowmyfuse: ok thats pretty good
  • 1 0
 ..
  • 1 0
 Obviously, made of recycled carbon rims?
  • 1 0
 Video made me want to kill myself.
  • 1 0
 7 bucks, seriously?!! Of course I'm getting one!
  • 1 0
 Massive fail on missing the rhyme..."the clever lever"?!?! ????
  • 1 0
 Clever video and marketing. Done
  • 1 0
 2020 is the year of the tire lever.
  • 1 1
 The chain hook bit is simple and neat...reconnecting a chain on the trail makes me wanna scream.
  • 1 0
 can it remove the cork out of a bottle?
  • 1 1
 what's wrong with the conventional bra pin method?
  • 4 0
 unfamiliar with the term...
  • 4 0
 wat?
  • 1 1
 i have the original standard levers. not sure i need these though.

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